Retired U.S. Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey deleted “Arma 3” video game footage after receiving considerable ridicule online.
MSNBC is peddling fake news about the Ukraine-Russia conflict using stylized video game footage.
MSNBC “military analyst” and four-star General Barry McCaffrey on Monday shared a clip from 2015 video game “Arma 3”, claiming it to be actual footage of Ukrainian forces downing a Russian aircraft.
“Russian aircraft getting nailed by UKR missile defense. Russians are losing large numbers of attack aircraft. UKR air defense becoming formidable,” McCaffrey boasted on Twitter.
How does it make you feel that a former Army four star general is fooled by OBVIOUS video game footage?pic.twitter.com/XDw044wCCe— Rosie’s No Refund Policy (@DarnelSugarfoo) May 16, 2022
McCaffrey deleted the tweet hours later after considerable mockery online, but not before CNN propagandist Max Boot retweeted it.
And of course the self-styled military historian and so-called foreign policy “expert” @MaxBoot retweeted this fake video as well thinking it was actual combat footage. https://t.co/NlkcSkja4N pic.twitter.com/IshE2fiCVx— Dan Caldwell 🇺🇸 (@dandcaldwell) May 16, 2022
The footage even informed the viewer that it’s a short clip of “Arma 3” video game play, showing a Russian MiG-29 getting shot down by an air defense system.
MSNBC/NBC analyst and retired four-star U.S. general sharing video game footage, claiming it shows real-life combat in Ukraine.— Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) May 16, 2022
IT EVEN SAYS “ARMA 3” IN THE VIDEO DESCRIPTION. pic.twitter.com/fxVEeyK2Wk
I literally can’t believe a retired four-star general couldn’t identify a video game… This is ARMA 3, literally says it at the bottom of the video. But I will admit I have 2,819 playing it. Nonetheless, delete the tweet.— Mitchell Ulrich (@Mitch_Ulrich) May 16, 2022
Today on the internet a 4-star general seriously posted footage of Arma 3 thinking it was a battle in Ukraine— Auron MacIntyre (@AuronMacintyre) May 16, 2022
Sadly, this isn’t the first time the pro-Ukraine faction has pushed video game play as genuine Ukraine war propaganda.
The Ukrainian government released two separate video game clips for propaganda in recent months.
The first now-deleted video released by Ukraine’s MInistry of Defense purports to show Russian forces getting blown to smithereens, once again using Arma 3 video game footage.
Ukraine’s MOD posted another video game clip claiming that their air defenses shot down four Russian helicopters in Kherson.— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 24, 2022
They deleted the tweet (but you can search it if you type in their username and “arma 3” to see the replies). pic.twitter.com/XdB2SCDY6c
The other propaganda clip shows the Eiffel Tower getting destroyed by Russian fighter jets.
“Would the famous Eiffel Tower in #Paris or the Brandenburg Gate in #Berlin remain standing under the endless bombing of Russian troops?” said Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. “Do you think that does not concern you? Today it’s #Ukraine, tomorrow it will be the whole of #Europe. Russia will stop at nothing.”
Would the famous Eiffel Tower in #Paris or the Brandenburg Gate in #Berlin remain standing under endless bombing of Russian troops?— Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine – Ukrainian Parliament (@ua_parliament) March 11, 2022
Do you think that does not concern you?
Today it’s #Ukraine, tomorrow it will be the whole of #Europe. Russia will stop at nothing. pic.twitter.com/vi6z5UWV8q
Good thing the U.S. Congress just earmarked $40 billion in military assistance to Ukraine — now they can release nearly endless video game play trying to pass as war footage!
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