Ukraine blows up railway bridge to hinder Russian advancement in Luhansk
Retired four-star general and MSNBC contributor Barry R. McCaffrey tweeted what he assumed was footage of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia - only to realize it was actually footage from a video game.
On Monday night, McCaffrey, 79, wrote in a now-deleted tweet, "Russian aircraft getting nailed by UKR missile defense. Russians are losing large numbers of attack aircraft. UKR air defense becoming formidable."
And attached a video of what seemed to be missiles flying through the air and striking other objects.
However, viewers of the tweet quickly noted that McCaffrey had made a mistake, and the footage was actually that of video game ARMA 3, a realism-based military tactical shooter game.
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Realizing his mistake, McCaffrey deleted the tweet but did not address the mistake. People on Twitter took the opportunity to poke fun at McCaffrey's mistake.
"i, uh, have some concerns. of all people, you'd think a retired general with four combat tours and three purple hearts under his belt would have *some* idea regarding what this stuff really looks like. the video was clearly animated," Becket Adams wrote on Twitter.
Retired US General Barry McCaffrey releases previously unseen still of Russian frigate Admiral Makarov getting nailed.pic.twitter.com/97gkapDQcW
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Barry McCaffrey, retired 4star general, Clinton appointee and Trump Russia collusion hoax peddler tweets Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) video game footage and tries to pass it off as video evidence of Ukrainian Air superiority over Russia. (Deletes tweet)pic.twitter.com/5h2oLUY7hQ