Today’s advanced gaming technology with high-quality graphics can often play illusions on the non-gamer’s mind. Perhaps, that’s what happened with this Egyptian anchor who confused visuals of a video game with the ongoing Russian airstrikes on the Islamic State in conflict-ridden Syria.
Yes, according to Egyptian Streets, Ahmed Moussa, a well-known pro-government anchor, played visuals from a combat flight simulator video game in his news broadcast and mistook them for the Russian attacks in Syria.
The visuals from “Apache: Air Assault”, a game developed by the Russians, show a number of Apache helicopters shooting targets and dropping bombs.
Moussa, who is reportedly critical of the United States’ operations in Syria, appeared overly-enthusiastic of the Russian airstrikes and played them to the gallery accompanied by lavish praise of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
“See what the Russians are doing to them! That precision! Look at that car! Wait for the missile to come down! No one gets away,” Moussa is quoted by Egyptian Streets as the video plays out.
Moussa’s big goof-up did not go unnoticed on Twitter. Check out some of those funny tweets.
Tonight Ahmed Moussa will air a report on Cairo traffic pic.twitter.com/D167csZ5i9
— Basil El-Dabh الضبع (@basildabh) October 12, 2015
— Khaled Diab (@DiabolicalIdea) October 12, 2015
— شديد (@KShedeeed) October 12, 2015
— Rami Boraie (@ramsville) October 12, 2015