How much worse can this get?
“The ships are definitely Russian,” said noted naval author Norman Polmar after reviewing hi-resolution photos from the event. “There’s no question of that in my mind.”
Naval experts concluded the background was a photo composite of Russian ships that were overflown by what appear to be U.S. trainer jets. It remains unclear how or why the Democratic Party used what’s believed to be images of the Russian Black Sea Fleet at their convention.
A spokesman for the Democratic National Convention Committee was not able to immediately comment Tuesday, saying he had to track down personnel to find out what had happened.
The veteran who spotted the error and notified Navy Times said he was immediately taken aback.
“I was kind of in shock,” said Rob Barker, 38, a former electronics warfare technician who left the Navy in 2006. Having learned to visually identify foreign ships by their radars, Barker recognized the closest ship as the Kara-class cruiser Kerch.
“An immediate apology [from the committee] would be very nice,” Barker said. “Maybe acknowledge the fact that yes, they screwed up.”
“The creation of a Palestinian state through final status negotiations, together with an international compensation mechanism [US taxpayers], should resolve the issue of Palestinian refugees by allowing them to settle there, rather than in Israel.”
“Additionally, though the new Democratic platform reiterates President Obama’s commitment to Israel’s security, a line denoting Israel as America’s “strongest ally” is also absent from the 2012 document.”
Do you remember the vote from the RNC, led by Boehner, that took power away from grassroots by allowing the RNC rather than local delegates to choose national delegates?
A same steamrolling vote occurred against grassroots Democrats for putting “God” back into the Democratic platform and, as you can see, it was predetermined with only the pretense of a vote.
By the way, Democrat leaders, way to stand firm on that whole God thing. Did the weathervane go in a different direction this morning?