In Thirst For War, Sen. Inhofe Releases Fake Photos Of Russian Troops In Ukraine

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Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee first viewed the graphic pictures in December. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.) then obtained the photos and worked to independently verify and confirm the authenticity of the photos, before providing them exclusively to the Free Beacon.

 

Inhofe said he hopes the images act as a wake up call to the Obama administration and American people, who largely have been spared from seeing the graphic violence inflicted upon Ukraine by the Russian-backed separatists…

 

Following publication of this story, serious questions have been raised about the authenticity of some of the photographs provided by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.). Several images of the Russian convoys appear to have been taken in 2008, during Russia’s conflict with Georgia. Given the similarities between the earlier images and those provided by the senator’s office, the Washington Free Beacon is investigating further and will update as necessary.

 

Sen. Inhofe said in a statement: “The Ukrainian parliament members who gave us these photos in print form as if it came directly from a camera really did themselves a disservice. We felt confident to release these photos because the images match the reporting of what is going on in the region. I was furious to learn one of the photos provided now appears to be falsified from an AP photo taken in 2008.

 

– From the Washington Free Beacon’s article: Updated: Provenance of Photos Showing Atrocities Questioned

Wondering just how similar the images were?

 

This is absolutely incredible. Incredible.

First of all, I don’t claim to have any idea about what is happening in Ukraine. Many people out there feel obligated to pick a side, but I can promise you that 99% of them don’t actually have a clue. I don’t think there are many “goods guys” on either side of this fight, and my assumption is that both sides are lying as much as possible. It’s a very sad situation, but very few people really knows what’s going on. That’s why I don’t comment on it much.

I wish I could say the same thing for United States Senators, you know, the people who actually play an important role in deciding when the country goes to war (that is, when Obama decides to consult them).

In his best attempt to impersonate war crazed Senator John McCain, Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma released photographic proof of Russian solders in Ukraine in order to push forward his bill to provide U.S. arms to Ukraine. Or so he thought…

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

Inhofe’s bill to arm the Ukrainians is sponsored by at least 16 other leading Republicans, including Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), John Cornyn (Texas), Marco Rubio (Fla.), and Tom Cotton (Ark.).

 

The bill would authorize the United States to send lethal weaponry and require Obama to provide Congress with a “comprehensive strategy” to support Ukraine going forward.

 

The new evidence could help bolster the case on Capitol Hill for a new piece of legislation that would enable the United States to provide lethal military aid to the Ukrainians, who have been asking America for such support for months.

 

The pictures were taken between Aug. 24 and Sept. 5 in the midst of a Russian-backed incursion into Eastern Ukraine. The fighting has only grown more bloody in the ensuing months, as hundreds more Russians enter the country, according to congressional sources briefed on the conflict.

 

Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee first viewed the graphic pictures in December. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.) then obtained the photos and worked to independently verify and confirm the authenticity of the photos, before providing them exclusively to the Free Beacon.

 

Inhofe said he hopes the images act as a wake up call to the Obama administration and American people, who largely have been spared from seeing the graphic violence inflicted upon Ukraine by the Russian-backed separatists.

There’s just one slight problem here. Some of the photos are totally fake, and are actually from Russia’s 2008 conflict with Georgia. More from the Washington Free Beacon:

UPDATE 3:11 P.M.: Following publication of this story, serious questions have been raised about the authenticity of some of the photographs provided by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.). Several images of the Russian convoys appear to have been taken in 2008, during Russia’s conflict with Georgia. Given the similarities between the earlier images and those provided by the senator’s office, the Washington Free Beacon is investigating further and will update as necessary.

 

Sen. Inhofe said in a statement: “The Ukrainian parliament members who gave us these photos in print form as if it came directly from a camera really did themselves a disservice. We felt confident to release these photos because the images match the reporting of what is going on in the region. I was furious to learn one of the photos provided now appears to be falsified from an AP photo taken in 2008. This doesn’t change the fact that there is plenty of evidence Russia has made advances into the country with T-72 tanks and that pro-Russian separatists have been killing Ukrainians in cold blood.”

This is simply unbelievable, and further proof that U.S. “leadership” has absolutely no idea what they are doing. Very dangerous. The Daily Caller put it quite well:

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) released photographs Thursday of what he says is confirmed Russian military action against Ukraine. He gave them “exclusively” to the Washington Free Beacon.

 

Except there’s just one problem — some of the photographs given to WFB from the 80-year-old senator date back to 2008 from the AP and aren’t exclusive at all.

 

The WFB points out that the photographic evidence could be pivotal in convincing Congress to back legislation that would give military assistance to the Ukranians. They say Inofe worked “independently” from Congress to verify the authenticity of the photographs.

 

Independently, meaning his office forget to do basic online image searches.

 

Inhofe, of course, bashes President Obama, saying he’s “slow to recognize” what is happening around the world.

 

But maybe it’s a certain Oklahoma senator who needs to take a class at the local Apple store.

You can’t make this stuff up. Further proof to not believe anything the government says, and to not start anymore wars.

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For related articles, see:

Made in the USA – How the Ukrainian Government is Giving Away Citizenships so Foreigners Can Run the Country

Tensions Between the U.S. and Russia Are Worse Than You Realize – Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Video of the Day – John McCain Threatens Protesters with Arrest, Calls them “Low-Life Scum”

 

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kliguy38's picture

Charge!!!!!!! 2008  or 2015  "What difference does it Make?"....anyway close enough or gubernmin wurk.......

CrazyCooter's picture

I hope they all get shown for the frauds they are.

Bring our boys/gals home.

If you want to shoot shit, try the southern border and the drug lords that ruin it.

Regards,

Cooter

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

It's not on like Donkey Kong, it's on like Wrath of Khan!!

ZerOhead's picture

Wow... 2008 photos.

It's tough to field a half-competent team of propagandists these days when demand for them everywhere is off the charts.

Come to think of it the Ukrainian Navy didn't fare much better.

They need better people...

SamAdams's picture

Inhofe is a career politician.  Starting from mid-70's as mayor of Tulsa, to several terms as state senator.  The bible thumping, israel supporting morons keep reelecting this pos.  You'd think this guy would have a bit of sympathy for risking the children of his constituents.  Afterall, he lost his son in a plane wreck a few years ago.  

ZerOhead's picture

He's in a better place with God. He wants us all to be with God...

strannick's picture

Senator Info-Hoe

Spewing lies and BS for $,

to the highest bidder

El Oregonian's picture

Stanks for nutt'in Gubermint. Frikk'un cablist goblins...

Slave's picture

More lying from Ukraine?

WHO COULD HAVE FUCKING SEEN THIS CUMMING???

cossack55's picture

Uh.......unless those tanks are entering from the Romainian border,  I don't think there are any mountains that large (if at all) in E. Ukraine.  

Fractal Parasite's picture

The photo would be more convincing if they would photoshop out the mountains of South Ossetia for the steppes of Donbass.

winchester's picture
winchester (not verified) Fractal Parasite Feb 14, 2015 6:56 AM

smells like ww3 within 10 years.

 

at such speed of bullshit, someday  a side will push button just coz they can't endure anylonger such amount of crap on the desk.

Latina Lover's picture

Agreed. The USSA will find another excuse to arm the  Pro Americans Ukies to attack the Pro Russian Ukies.

TruxtonSpangler's picture

Georgia shelled Russian allie and Russia responded appropriately. This is not new news. Why do these parasites constantly lie? http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/64602/charles-king/the-five-day-war

A Nanny Moose's picture

Because they are otherwise unproductive individuals.

JamesBond's picture

Pump Monkeys arent always in the press. They roam the halls of congress as well.

GetZeeGold's picture

 

 

It's about 50/50.

 

So far only the bankers are committing suicide.

Hopefully it won't spread.

FEDbuster's picture

John McCain needs to be tied to the top of a tank with it's barrel between his legs (Slim Pickens style) either in Ukraine or Iraq.  Let that tank be the one to lead the charge.  He paid $26 million to keep his seat last election, paid in part by the MIC.  Now at 80 something he wants to run again, wtf?

mvsjcl's picture

Stop with this nonsense. There isn't one shred of scientific evidence that points to magical beams of energy or a nuclear detonation. However, there are mountains of evidence that conclusively prove that controlled demolitions using nano-thermite were the primary means of destroying the three World Trade Center buildings. You're either highly gullible, or you are a dis-info troll.

 

Which is it?

flapdoodle's picture

The whole "miniature nuclear device" or now (first time I've heard of it) "energy beams" is a planned misdirection by the ones who did 9/11, with the goal of tainting the 9/11 premise that it was an inside job.

The same semi-stupid people who believed the government 9/11 narrative when it first came out, but then started doubting, are probably the same semi-stupid ones that now believe these were "nukes", missing the point that the methods are basically  irrelevant to the intention and the fact that it was actually carried out.

It doesn't really matter whether the US Deep State used nail files, jackhammers or alien vaporization rays - the important part is that the US Deep State *did* it.

Son of Loki's picture

I hate to see a civil war in any nation and this is no exception. Usually, it's the little peeples who all get killed while the industry leaders and bankers walk away fatter then before.

 

See any banker with post traumatic shock recently? Or taking 8 or more meds for chronic pain from some part of his body blown off?

WarPony's picture

"See any banker with post traumatic shock recently? Or taking 8 or more meds for chronic pain from some part of his body blown off?"

Yes, in my more pleasant dreams!

GMadScientist's picture

"War: what is it good for? It's good for business!"

Jack's Raging Bile Duct's picture

While I agree with you, you should look into "4th Generation Nuclear Weapons". They do no detonate like conventional explosives. Whereas with conventional explosives the blast plot forms a curve due to needing to heat the air before inflicting force, 4th generation weapons do not need to. Fourth generation weapons possess intense, highly localized blast zones with a "small" surrounding area of lethal radiation outside of the blast zone. They were designed in part to obliterate single structures without "much" collateral damage. These were not used in the 9/11 False Flag, but you should be aware of their existence. Knowing is half the battle! Go Joe!

nmewn's picture

We need a third party to properly investigate this matter. Some serious, sober journalist with impeccable credentials along with pearl handled Colt .45's strapped to his waist to show the world he means business!

These troubling times call for Dan Rather!!! ;-)

skepsis101's picture

Yeah!!!  And happy cowboy Ronnie Reagan, and for sure John Wayne, and all them uther great merikun western heros we been missin.

nmewn's picture

Well, they're certainly no "Jenjus" Khan or Peter the Great.

But yeah ;-)

e_goldstein's picture

If Dan Rather has to be around, shouldn't we hire William Tager to keep him in line?

http://murderpedia.org/male.T/t/tager-william.htm

Lost My Shorts's picture

Why not Brian Williams?  He is free these days, and I understand he was there at the time.

GetZeeGold's picture

 

 

Free Brian Williams!!!

 

Oh wait....he is.

Dugald's picture

These troubling times call for Dan Rather!!! ;-)

No, Peter Sellers would do a better job

Latina Lover's picture

The USSA needs a global war to deflate the derivatives bubble, and blame on everyone else.

Escrava Isaura's picture

 

 

Outstanding post on truthiness.

 

new game's picture

i am getting worried. these fuckers have no scrupples. 

we could have a productive healthy relationship with russia.

they could be a partner in world peace

arms length competion based on trust and honest money.

but no we are failing, so we resort to bully status

cold war 2

hot war 3

Joe Camel's picture

We did have a productve healthy relationship with Russia.  That was before George Bush Jr., Dick Cheney and all their neo-con pals decided they were going to place our weapons in the countries neighboring Russia.  The MSM completely ignores this and casts Russia the party escalating tensions.

fleur de lis's picture

Our relationship with Russia was in excellent health up to the early 20th century when the central bankers plotted its destruction, looting, and enslavement and using a planned world war and revolution to do it, followed by terror to control the huge population.

The Czars of Russia resisted the establishment of a Rothschild central bank, and by sending its navy to guard our Atlantic and Pacific coasts during the Civil War, they deprived the central bankers again by blocking any interference. For their absolute refusal to submit they were destroyed and remade as our enemies the Soviets, a NWO invention in itself. Nastiest. Fairy. Tale. Ever.

As for the MSM, if they don't talk stupid they're out of a job, so they spout whatever nonsensical script is put in front of them.

COSMOS's picture

But how could the bankers pass up on close to 1/6 the world's land mass and a shitload of resources.

fleur de lis's picture

That's why they destroyed the whole place then took control. The Czars wouldn't play along so they waited and plotted and got the Fed slush fund to finance the nonRussian Revolution.

Once the psychopathic central bankers covet anything they will do whatever it takes to get it, even if it means widespread violence and death and turning functional socities into a wasteland of terror. It's the only way they can make money, because they can't do any kind of honest work. 

Bendromeda Strain's picture

The MSM completely ignores this and casts Russia the party escalating tensions.

Who does the MSM take their marching orders from? (pull your partisan head out of your ass before you answer), and -

What happened to the glorious Reset? (with the mislabeled button).

For you to exclusively blame Bush & Cheney (with 21 approving non-historians), saying that everything was hunky dory before them is juvenile and asisine, unless you also think Brzezinski was a member of Bush's cabinet. You probably know him as "Mika's daddy". He wrote The Grand Chessboard in 1997. Obviously you are unfamiliar with it. Google is your friend. Learn something.


Dugald's picture

cold war 2

hot war 3

 

Nah! its really the music industry behind all the trouble, they urgently want to recycle all the old war songs gathering dust, huge potential profits just waiting for re-release.....

Up we zoom into the wide blue yonder...........from sands of Tangalooma to shores of.....

Oh yeah, bring it all back...

kill switch's picture

 

All of our spy satellites fell out of the sky last month. A.P.. Look I have the pictures here.

What a bunch of fucking morons trying to peddle this shit.

Maxter's picture

And also if there was snow in the background.

What I find hilarious is that they took the time to crop the image and slightly change the colors.

scrappy's picture

I am looking forward to us administering Justice to him and the like.

That day will come.

InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

not condioning inhofe but he did say he was upset when he found out they were fakes... he had enough ballz to admit his mistake...  lets see where he takes it from here before we drown him in hate.