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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:03 AM

Russia's 'Evidence' That The U.S. Is Helping ISIS Is Footage From A 2015 Computer Game

Source: Newsweek Magazine




BY DAMIEN SHARKOV ON 11/14/17 AT 8:40 AM

Russia’s Ministry of Defense has provoked a torrent of mockery from its own followers after it published “irrefutable evidence” that the U.S. is in league with the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) that turned out to be footage from a 2015 video game.

Russia, which has backed Bashar al-Assad during the war in Syria, has often been critical of U.S. operations there, repeatedly claiming that U.S. forces are at best ineffectual at fighting ISIS or at worst in cahoots with jihadist groups. After a series of allegations, Moscow decided to publish video evidence which it claims shows how close Washington is to the group it is officially fighting.

“The U.S. are actually covering the ISIS combat units to recover their combat capabilities, redeploy, and use them to promote the American interests in the Middle East,” Russia’s Ministry of Defense wrote in a Twitter post, with attached images. The post also linked to a longer Facebook message accusing the U.S. of sympathising with ISIS.

Russians following the ministry on social media were quick to note that one of the stills was identical to computer generated footage from a game, uploaded on YouTube two years ago. The clip from 'AC-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron' subsequently started receiving dozens of sarcastic comments.





Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/russias-evidence-us-helping-isis-comes-2015-computer-game-710474

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DonViejo Nov 14 OP
IronLionZion Nov 14 #1
Ligyron Nov 14 #2
FakeNoose Nov 14 #3
kwalter66 Nov 14 #6
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emmett grogan Nov 14 #7
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:13 AM

1. What am I paying my taxes for, one Russian user exclaimed

more Russian taxpayers and voters need to ask this question.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:15 AM

2. They should stick to sabotaging elections.

They seem to be much, much better at that. I hear citizens of the country in question will often help.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:24 AM

3. The Russians had way better propaganda

... when they were colluding with the GOP. Oh for the good ol' days of 2016!



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:55 AM

6. LOL

The IT crowd!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:36 AM

4. LOLOL.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:24 AM

5. How Fox News of them

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:58 PM

7. They're trying to make a case that they were too inept to collude with Donnie Drumpf's campaign.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:03 PM

8. Can't be that great of a game

One of em' took a direct hit and kept running!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:16 PM

9. Russia got the idea from CNN...

... who misused game images to show how Russia hacked USA.


http://bgr.com/2017/01/02/cnn-hacking-fallout-screenshot/

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