Russian Warships used by Democrats as Backdrop at DNC

We’re not making this up! This photograph of Soviet-era combatants used at the DNC is a composite. As such, I find it impossible to believe that the inclusion of not one, not two, not three, but four Russian warships as the central figures of military power was a mistake. Right… Whoever compiled the different images into one photograph had to know the source of the warships photo. This was no mistake! Don’t let them tell you it was.

Retired Admiral John Nathman speaks on stage with military veterans during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6 in Charlotte, N.C. Experts say the ships in the background are Russian.

Sam Fellman of Navy Times wrote:

While retired Adm. John Nathman, a former commander of Fleet Forces Command, honored vets as America’s best, the ships from the Russian Federation Navy were arrayed like sentinels on the big screen above.

These were the very Soviet-era combatants that Nathman and Cold Warriors like him had once squared off against.

“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.
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“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.
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But the fact they are Russian ships is not in doubt. In addition to the ship’s radar arrays and hulls, which are dissimilar from U.S. warships, the photo features one more give-away: a large white flag with a blue ‘X’ at the ships’ sterns.

Polmar, who authored “The Naval Institute Guide to the Soviet Navy,” recognized the blue ‘X’-mark: “The X is the Cross of St. Andrew’s, which is a Russian Navy symbol,” Polmar said. (An anchored U.S. warship, by contrast, flies the American flag on its stern.)

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There is no way this is a mistake. The joke is on the American people! The photograph of Russian naval ships is obviously a stock image and as with any stock photograph, rights have to be purchased in order to use the image in any public forum. The person that procured the license to the image would have been completely informed of the source of the image. That is a fact. There is no doubt about that. Let’s watch how Obama’s team dances around this one! They are probably laughing about this.


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14 Responses to Russian Warships used by Democrats as Backdrop at DNC

  1. Fer says:

    Hello, I am a graphic designer. I have found the ships in question here:
    http://www.123rf.com/photo_8422210_row-of-military-ships-against-marine-sunset.html

    The DNC background is a Photoshop composit. The Sky has been changed to include airplanes instead of the sunset.

    You would think that the Party which includes the commander in chief would have access to better photos, and certainly photos of US ships!

  2. Fer says:

    Notice that the photographer is Pavlo Vakhrushev, from Ukraine. That should’ve been a hint right there.

  3. Frozone says:

    Another in a series of gloss overs as the left photoshops themselves a nice new alternate reality: one where everyone is doing well, fully employed, and the happily content.

    Not so much. Next…

  4. Frozone says:

    Not a big deal to TK and the liberal pushovers, but a VERY big deal to our men in uniform. Duh, and double duh!

    Obama campaign memo: let’s make sure we do everything to lose the military vote, including attacking their ability to vote early by absentee ballot.

    It’s just one senseless gaffe after another this time around for Team O.

  5. Jayde Wyatt says:

    After his hot-mic comment to Medvedev, perhaps this was coy Obama code to Vladimir Putin…

    “Comrade! In less than two months ve vill be drinking vodka and eating pirozhkis in Moscow, no?”

  6. Kathleen Fason says:

    It goes right along with Hilary’s deal with Russia, going on right now, that reduces paperwork and knocks off $100 in fees for Russians to obtain 3 year visas to the USA. Unbelievable! The Russians have made it harder for Americans to obtain visas but we make it easier for them!

  7. Cathy says:

    …and what other “subliminal” messages are they trying to inflict upon the American people. Maybe a window into what Obama said, having more “flexibility” when the election is over.
    Unbelievable, unacceptable, and UnAmerican.

    We need a man that loves America, Mitt Romney is that man.

  8. Cori says:

    I think the photo you linked was not the correct one but I did find it in that photographers group of ships.

    http://www.123rf.com/photo_7820222_row-of-military-ships-against-marine-sunset.html

  9. Cathy says:

    Thomas Kim…since you love to pontificate, don’t you have some long term paper you need to write for your liberal Poly Sci class. I’m sure you’d get an A from your Communist professor. You won’t get much respect here.

  10. Annette S says:

    Russian Warships?….just another step in Obama’s continuing effort to hold his hand out to our adversaries and enemies and snub our allies.

  11. ccr says:

    Are one of the PAC’s going to articulate this message to Americans who STILL love America through some effective ads??

  12. Victor Lundquist says:

    Fer & Cori: Thank you for the great research! SPOT ON! The photographer is from Ukraine. First clue!

    It is unbelievable that Obama gets a pass EVERY TIME from the mainstream media? Can you imagine if this happened at the RNC under Reagan?

  13. James Kennedy says:

    Putin must be loving this photo…

  14. Fer says:

    Cori, you are right. I think it’s a Photoshop composite using both. I see the large antenna on top of the closest ship in your link, and I also see parts of the other picture added in. Good work!