In His Thirst for War, Senator Jim Inhofe Releases Fake Photos of Russian Troops in the Ukraine

In His Thirst for War, Senator Jim Inhofe Releases Fake Photos of Russian Troops in the Ukraine

In His Thirst for War, Senator Jim Inhofe Releases Fake Photos of Russian Troops in the Ukraine (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Feb 13, 2015): 

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?

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Sen. Inhofe Releases Fake Photos Of Russian Troops In Ukraine

 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.

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”

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

9 thoughts on “In His Thirst for War, Senator Jim Inhofe Releases Fake Photos of Russian Troops in the Ukraine

  1. These fools are corporate owned, and they serve special interests, not those of the American people. Until or when Americans say they have had enough, it will continue to get worse.
    Wouldn’t it be ironic if the day comes when Americans look east for liberation?
    These creatures in the congress ought to be jailed, but they won’t be, and their ignorant fraud will continue until the world intervenes……..as they did in Germany in the early 1940s…….

  2. Friend Stanley, I have looked at some of your clips…….will get to the others after posting this lovely story. I have been raving about Fukushima for nearly four years………..four years next month……..adding nuclear weapons to the destruction is madness…..and the world has gone mad.

    This story, our friend at Infinite Unknown will want to know about as well.

    http://enenews.com/magazine-fukushima-catastrophe-changed-world-worst-nuclear-accident-history-like-having-chernobyls-poisoned-entire-landscapes-centuries-study-fukushima-overwhelms-peak-radioactivity-atmospheric-bom?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ENENews+%28Energy+News%29

  3. In reply to Stanley’s YouTube video, not only is it now permissible to shoot anyone who won’t instantly obey the cops, they handcuff corpses they have shot in the back. Put on paid leave while the cops investigate themselves?
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    Let me remind you what we did in our little town: We set up an independent group of civilians to question the cops and get to the truth. No known people such as the chief of police or the board of supervisors, outside people.

    As a result, police shootings have dropped down to nearly none. This has to be done by every town in America. The town next to our’s has dead people from cop shootings several times a week……….they let cops investigate themselves…………..

    No criminal has the right to do that.
    Also, the fact the first five shots totally missed the guy tells me the cops need training………..they could have killed anyone. It took the last few shots, in the back!!!! That has always been a no no in our history……….a coward’s way of dealing with things.

    Sickening, but essential the word does get out. Hopefully, someone from that town will read my post, and start work on developing a group of civilians, changed frequently to avoid any corruption, to do the real research.

  4. Another note to my friend online, Stanley: A friend of mine, a military historian, told me an interesting thing that fits perfectly with your news about nuclear weapons. I have been raving to him about the demise of the dollar for quite a while, and he also sees that a need for any world reserve currency is obsolete.

    He told me (more than once, I didn’t want to hear this) that a nation that has lost all its world power will use nuclear weapons…….they have nothing left but war, the last remaining strength of the US. He said the greatest fear he has is that nuclear weapons will be used……………looks like he was right.

  5. So they have been saying that Russia invaded the Ukraine without proof until these fake photos just came out a year later?! Wow our government is a bunch of power hungry idiots!!!!!!!

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