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reply to post by SLAYER69
I don't think that is 'blackwater' unless 'American mercenaries' carry ak-47's and dragonov sniper rifes.
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reply to post by SLAYER69
Shall we conspire via PM's to create an elaborate hoax with pics and everything and see if they try to scoop it up? Make them look really really stupid if we could make it work.
This image was not posted to ATS first, in spite of what the OP wants us to believe. The topic of "Blackwater in Ukraine" was not broken on ATS first, in spite of what the OP wants us to believe. So why does this post exist to mock Dailymail for stealing content from ATS?
The image(s) were out there, 4 days before anyone posted it here. Either the OP copied the image without giving credit where due, or made a screen grab that is nearly identical - the very thing the OP is mocking the Dailymail for allegedly having done (they did at least provide an image credit for AlexK, the uploader of the YT video.)
ATS has an excellent SEO, and often times outranks the original sources for content in search results. The OP did not create the content/headline claimed in the subject heading, so it's a moot point to mock another organization (the DailyMail) since they did at least credit the original sources, which is clearly not ATS. Put the Ego in check, you can't claim to the original source of someone else's content.
They took their screen grabs before yours. They posted their images to the Web before you. So apparently it is a "coincidence" - eerily so, as you say. So why does this post exist, insinuating that ATS (aka you) "scooped the Web," with content posted by you that wasn't original (including images)?