Trump’s 9/11 ad said ‘support our troops’ — but featured images of Russian MiG-29 fighter jets

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Trump’s 9/11 ad said ‘support our troops’ — but featured images of Russian MiG-29 fighter jets

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The Trump Make America Great Again Committee drew more attention to the president’s relationship with Vladimir Putin after featuring Russian fighter jets in an ad that ran on 9/11.

“A digital ad released by a fundraising arm of the Trump campaign on Sept. 11 calling on people to ‘support our troops’ uses a stock photo of Russian-made fighter jets and weapons,” Politico reported Monday. “The ad, which was made by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, features silhouettes of three soldiers walking as a fighter jet flies over them. The ad first appeared on Sept. 8 and ran until Sept. 12.”

Politico discussed the ad with Pierre Sprey, who helped design America’s F-16 and A-10 jets.

“That’s definitely a MiG-29,” Pierre said.

Not only are the jets Russia, but one of the soldiers featured in the ad is carrying a Kalashnikov assault rifle, according to Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies in Moscow.
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Yup, AK-74 muzzle brake clearly visible.
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This is not a mistake. It is likely yet another attempt to normalize support for Russian among conservative Americans. To follow Dear Leader after he is forced to flee America and rule from Russia after the election.
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just pretend you didn't call our troops chumps and losers, your supporters will forget.

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Trump's ads steal images they use as fakes all the time. Remember the ads using mob violence--from other countries a few years, no, just a few weeks ago?
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From Politico: "After this story was published, the creator of the image, Arthur Zakirov, confirmed in a Facebook message that it shows a 3D model of a MiG-29, and that the soldiers were Russian models. He said it was a composite photo created five years ago and taken in three different countries showing Russian sky, Greek mountains and French ground."

Its not the first time it haa been used to represent US forces:
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wonder if they got permission? or did they just steal it like they do everything else?
i had reservations about this pic, it's an ar on the left. if it's from the 'stan or somewhere like that, they might be our guys with some locals.

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I jumped the gun on the original post, the book used the same image from Shutterstock as the ad, it just chopped off the planes. I wonder if Lt. Col Pinion knew they were putting Russians on the cover of his book?

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blarkk wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:53 pm
I jumped the gun on the original post, the book used the same image from Shutterstock as the ad, it just chopped off the planes. I wonder if Lt. Col Pinion knew they were putting Russians on the cover of his book?
assuming they are russians, i would guess the US Marine did not not. hard to tell who they are from the mix of hardware. the real question would be, does donny's crew know or care?

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