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Friday, April 18, 2008

Global Warming Greater Than WW II:Time Mag....

Time Magazine's use of the iconic Iwo Jima flag raising photo in the cause of climate change propaganda has caused a storm of protest from veterans.

For only the second time in 85 years, Time magazine abandoned the traditional red border it uses on its cover. The occasion – to push more global warming alarmism.....

Donald Mates, an Iwo Jima veteran, told the Business & Media Institute on April 17 that using that photograph for that cause was a “disgrace.”

“It’s an absolute disgrace,” Mates said. “Whoever did it is going to hell. That’s a mortal sin. God forbid he runs into a Marine that was an Iwo Jima survivor.”

Mates also said making the comparison of World War II to global warming was erroneous and disrespectful.

“The second world war we knew was there,” Mates said. “There’s a big discussion. Some say there is global warming, some say there isn’t. And to stick a tree in place of a flag on the Iwo Jima picture is just sacrilegious.”
Source: Business and Media Institute

Additional information about the flag rasing on Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima:

Photographer Joe Rosenthal is unfortunately no longer with us; he passed away in August 2006. I believe all of the men depicted are also deceased, three of them having been killed within days after the photo was made..

The Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima, was published throughout the world. Rosenthal was later accused of staging the photograph. In fact, this was untrue. "On February 23, having captured Surabachi, a small volcanic hill and the highest point on the island, some marines raised a small flag at its summit. They were photographed by Sergeant Louis Lowery for the marine magazine, Leatherneck. Rosenthal, having talked with Lowery, decided to get a shot of the flag himself. When he arrived, he found the marines raising a larger flag, attached to a pole so heavy it took six men to lever it into place in a small mound of rocks. He stepped just inside the volcano's crater and snapped the photo with his Speed Graphic."

Source: Spartacus Educational
See also: Jewish Virtual Library

Two flags went up that day. The above photo by Marine photographer Bob Campbell, shows the smaller coming down and the larger going up. For reasons unknown it was decided to replace the original flag with a larger one and for this reason Joe Rosenthal was dogged throughout his life with accusations he staged the flag raising, something he adamantly denied.

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