Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Compounding the Offense, Fighter Jets Used in DNC Tribute to Veterans were Turkish, NOT American

How many times can one insult the U. S. Military and our veterans in a short video?  When it comes to the Obama administration and the 2012 Democratic National Convention, apparently not enough.
One week later, it has now become public knowledge that the fighter jets used in the same video are also NOT American.  They are Turkish.
"That huge image, visible in the Time Warner Cable Arena during speeches by Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry and retired Admiral John B. Nathman, also depicted a synchronized formation of jet aircraft that convention-goers assumed were American fighter planes.
But the F-5 fighter planes in the photo are part of the air force of Turkey, a nation whose government is now jailing journalists and establishing Islam as a state religion.
Brad Woodhouse, a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, did not respond when the The Daily Caller asked why the convention planners displayed Turkish-flown aircraft alongside Russian warships while seeking support from the American military community.
On Sept. 12, Democrats apologized for using the picture of Soviet-era, Russian-operated ships after the slip up was first reported by the Navy Times. The Navy Times also received a tip that the planes depicted may have been from the Turkish Air Force.
The vessels, with their distinct radars and blue-cross-motif Russian naval flags, occupied the center of the massive backdrop. The aircraft were depicted flying in a seven-plane formation on the upper right.
At least three of the ships in the image were designed and built by the Soviet totalitarian state that killed 20 million of its own citizens. Amid steady pressure from the U.S. military, the Soviet Union collapsed in 1989, marking its defeat in the four-decade Cold War. One of the warships may now be part of the Ukrainian Navy.
The Russian ships and Turkish aircraft were shown during the final night of the Charlotte convention on Sept. 6, shortly before President Barack Obama accepted his party’s nomination to serve a second term....
...Martin Rosenkranz, a military aircraft expert and editor-in-chief of a military aviation journal in Austria, revealed the fighter jets’ origin to The Daily Caller.
'The aircraft in this image displayed are not U.S. [operated] aircraft,” he told The DC...."

Turkish Jets Compared to those used by the 2012 DNC.  Image courtesy of the Daily Caller.
Turkish Jets Compared to those used by the 2012 DNC. Image courtesy of the Daily Caller.
With the White House full of Marxists, the secured endorsement of the Communist Party and their quest for globalization, these photographs are not only intentional but disrespectful.
It is an insult to Americans everywhere that Progressives would intentionally display Russian warships and Turkish jet fighters from nations guilty of oppression over those used by the United States.  It says a lot about who Progressives are along with the fact that they are a fraud.

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