Russian embassy warns of chemical warfare with Command & Conquer screen


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The official account of The Russian Embassy in London tweeted an ostensible news report about, "Extremists near Aleppo received several truckloads of chemical ammo." Aleppo is the largest city in Syria, a country wherein 11.5 percent of the entire population has been wounded or killed since 2011. The last reported death toll is 470,000; 400,000 have been killed in violence, while "70,000 [deaths] came as an indirect result of the war."

And so perhaps when tweeting about a region, the UK's Russian Embassy might want to consider not using screenshots from EA's Command & Conquer: Generals just because it is, no lie, the first Google image search result for "bomb truck." Unless the US and China are about to team up to nuke Syria, then the Generals screenshot would make more sense.

The Embassy went on to explain that the, "image [was] used for illustration purposes only," even though a real-life picture of a truck seems more illustrative than a top-down, 3D render of a truck.

Regardless, folks are having fun in the responses.

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