Wow GS, just wow! Russian ships displayed at DNC tribute to vetshttp://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/09/n ... te-091112/
By Sam Fellman - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Sep 11, 2012 17:16:10 EDT
On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, a retired Navy four-star took the stage to pay tribute to veterans. Behind him, on a giant screen, the image of four hulking warships reinforced his patriotic message.
But there was a big mistake in the stirring backdrop: those are Russian warships.
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. 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.http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/09/n ... te-091112/
Mean while, Pastor Brian says this:http://www.pastorbrianroberts.com/
It's Biblical, and it is happening right before our very eyes. The world is focusing on Israel and their red lines, but Iran and the enemies of Israel are getting a pass. The United States is leading the charge by focusing on Israel's supposedly erratic behavior. Amazing we have gotten this far in such a short time. Most people, including Christians, are not aware of the prophetic nature of the current treatment of Israel. The burdensome stone is front and center in all of world politics. Israel is aghast at the treatment they are receiving.
Iran now has a missile which can reach all of Israel in a matter of minutes. Israel's hands are tied, and Iran is having a pass to develop their nuclear program. There is a time, and it is now, where Jerusalem will become a headache, or as God states a burdensome stone, to the whole world.
Again, I wish I could predict the outcome of the next several weeks. Will Israel attack Iran, or Iran attack Israel? If I was one who had to say one way or another, I would predict it is more likely Iran and its allies will attack Israel because Iran senses there is no one who is backing the Jewish state. Iran and its allies believe they can take care of Israel if the United States and the EU are out of the way. I believe the reports which stated Obama made a deal with Russia and Iran which the United States would not back Israel militarily if Iran and its allies would not attack American military is true. The despicable actions by the West prophetically line up with Scripture.
The world has turned against Israel, and the once trusted ally is becoming more of an enemy of the Jewish state. It will not be long before the armies of the world will surround Jerusalem. If you have not watched the Wailing Wall live ,then you need to watch it. One day the two witnesses of Revelation 11 will preach near or at this wall. The IPhone App is available. Friends, it can't be long now.
"It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely [a]injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it."
THE POINTLESS kerfuffle in Charlotte over whether the Democratic Party platform would contain a reference to Jerusalem obscured the fact that the Obama administration and the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu continue to have a real and dangerous difference of opinion. The issue is not the location of Israel's capital ? President Obama's position is identical to those of previous Democratic and Republican presidents ? but the question of what to do about Iran's nuclear program.
That there are differences between Mr. Obama and Mr. Netanyahu over the urgency of considering military action against Iran has been evident for some time. The White House has been saying that, despite Tehran's progress in enriching uranium and refusal to bargain seriously with an international coalition, there remains "time and space for diplomacy," a position we're inclined to agree with. Israel, suggesting that Iran is approaching a "zone of immunity" in which its program would be nearly invulnerable to attack, has been signaling that it could act unilaterally in the coming months.
The acuteness of the differences was reflected in comments this week by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House intelligence committee, who said he witnessed "a very sharp exchange" between Mr. Netanyahu and Dan Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, during a Aug. 24 meeting. "It was very, very clear that the Israelis had lost their patience with the administration," Mr. Rogers said in a radio interview. Though Mr. Shapiro and Israeli officials denied that an argument had occurred, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak repeated Thursday that "the clock is ticking at a different pace" for the United States and for Israel in judging the Iranian threat.http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ ... print.html