a controversial Egyptian TV anchor, Ahmed Moussa praised the Russian military, which began conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Syria this month. The only problem... the footage he proudly presented is from "Apache Air Assault", a videogame developed by Gaijin and released in 2010!
This is what he says:
"Let me tell you about Russia, Russia does not play around. America was just playing, it wasn't trying to hit Daesh [the Islamic State]. If anything, they were patting Daesh on the back, funding and arming them.
The Russians did it. Yes, this is the Russian army, this is Russian weaponry, this is [Vladimir] Putin. Yes, they are countering terrorism, truly countering it. Now you will see a terrifying video, terrifying."
"Did you all see the precision?" he asked. "These are terrorists and militias and tanks, as you can see. These are Daesh fighters, and they have some weapons. And see there's this car, but in moments — gone."
Of course this caught steam on the internet and Ahmed Moussa became a bit of a meme:
Do not mess around with Russian E-Sports...