It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The Kremlin has denied widespread allegations that Russian President Vladimir Putin showed U.S. director Oliver Stone a fake video of Russian airstrikes in Syria.
However, a Russian video published Tuesday pointed out strong similarities between the clip Putin played and footage from 2013 of a U.S. Apache helicopter firing at militants in Afghanistan. The striking similarities led people on social media to call the clip “fake” and suggest that the Russian president didn’t realize what he was showing was not his own forces.
The Kremlin responded forcefully to the claims, which have gone viral in Russia. Talking to news site Meduza, one of the first to report on the apparent similarity between the two videos, Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov said of the apparent mistake, “This is not the case… [It is] total nonsense.”
Oliver Stone: He brought out a phone and he showed it to us and we filmed it, and he said this was [a Russian airstrike]. Why would he fake it? I mean, the Russians did very well in terms of damages to [the Islamic State] in Syria, they bombed the sh!t out of Syria. And they did destroy the financial ability of the [Islamic State] empire to run oil to Turkey. I think that was the main point.
“What do you say to people who say this is a fawning interview with a brutal dictator?”
Stone, who spent 20 hours with Putin for the project, that’s debuting on Showtime, insisted, “You have to be polite, because this was a two-year deal” and Putin is a very busy man, working 12 hour days “for almost 16 years now.”
“It’s politeness, and it’s curiosity, and it’s the way you ask the questions. I think he respected me and respected my work, and he knew I would give him a fair hearing. And it wouldn’t be chopped up to pieces,” he added.
In a clip shown to viewers, Stone explains to Putin his potential sway over the presidential election in the United States and Putin responds, “Unlike many partners of ours, we never interfere within the domestic affairs of other countries,” adding, “That is one of the principles we stick to in our work.”
originally posted by: ColdWisdom
This seems all too surreal, why would Putin show Oliver Stone a video of a US airstrike and say it was Russians fighting in Syria? The obvious answers would be, he's a liar, he's a hacker, he interfered in the US election, the Kremlin is colluding with Trump, etc.
When he said unlike many partners of ours we never interfere within the affairs of other countries, we knew he was a liar.
Yeah, that's not me but I will take another look when I get home from work and can actually watch them on a proper monitor.
originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: XxitsTtimexX
Well you can watch the videos in my OP, and you can see Putin showing the video to Oliver Stone.
I've tried to compare them, but they appear to be one and the same.
The version that the US claims is the video Putin showed has a different timecode on it. Otherwise they appear to be the same video.
Mayhaps someone with experience in video analytics can take a stab at it and report back in this thread with their conclusion.