Russian Embassy Posts Command and Conquer Bomb Trucks as News



/ 3 years ago

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Terrorist threats are something that should be taken seriously in the modern day where it sometimes seems like danger is at every corner. Unfortunately for the Russian Embassy in London, they had news, but no details or images, instead employing a cropped screenshot from some bomb trucks from Command and Conquer as an accompaniment to their tweet.

The tweet in question tagged the Russian Ministry of Defense and stated that “Extremists near Aleppo received several truckloads of chemical ammo.” Unfortunately, this left many questions unanswered, the most important of which is how this relates to Command and Conquer’s bomb trucks and why there were no images that were even slightly more relevant and appropriate.

Perhaps in an effort to acknowledge and dismiss the ridiculousness of their choice of image, the Embassy added a watermark to the image, stating that it was used for “illustration purposes only”, but this image it hardly difficult to find, starring on the page for “bomb truck” on the Command and Conquer Wikia and ranking highly on a search for the unit.

Of course, the internet proceeded to mock the mistake, with a large number of other Twitter users taking images and screenshots from games and movies, creating fake news “headlines” in the same vein as the original while linking back to the Russian Embassy and the Russian MoD.

https://twitter.com/dsic/status/730766353532096513

https://twitter.com/EliteRaspberrie/status/730835312839172096

https://twitter.com/chriseaters/status/730798199091408897

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