Skip to comments.Vanity Military Selfies Are Spoiling Russia's Attack in Ukraine
Posted on 07/31/2014 5:47:06 AM PDT by elhombrelibre
We shelled Ukraine all night long. These are the words a young Russian soldier wrote on his social network page last week, where he published a photograph of military equipment in an open field. When the post went viral, the soldier removed the word Ukraine from the caption. Then his account disappeared altogether. Now he claims he was hacked and denies ever publishing the photos.
Vadim Grigoryev's original Vkontakte page, where the post initially appeared, is no longer accessible, as it was deleted shortly after his account started gaining the public's attention. The incriminating post can still be viewed in its original glory, however, thanks to another VK user, Vladislav Laptev, who reposted it onto his wall:
Screenshot of Vadim's original post reposted by Vladislav Laptev, with Vadim's original caption of the photo reading We've been shooting at Ukraine all night long. Vladislav comments above the repost: Don't forget to switch off geotagging when you post photos, soldiers:) This isn't the first time you fail:) UPD: The photos are being taken down, but they're preserved here:)
Grigoryev moved quickly, but it wasn't fast enough. Using the service Peeep.us, Twitter users made a complete copy of his VK account as soon as Grigoryev started revising his posts.
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Oh, and the column is moving through Luhansk region of Ukraine proper...
I would be willing to bet, they will give him a choice. Death by firing squad. Death by lethal injection. Death by radiation poisoning. Death by crematorium. Death by drowning, or death by burying alive.
Death by Unga-Bunga?
LOL. As I recall, they gave the first guy a choice, death, or unga bunga. The second guy chose death.
He only seems like one because that’s what he is.
Russia accuses Ukraine of destroying evidence of dead Ukrainians killed by Russian military.
His hard drive crashed.
A Russian military spokesman this morning expressed sadness over the recent death of Grigoryev in a convoy vehicle accident. When told there had been no accidents, he corrected himself and said , "What day is it? Oh sorry.... Tomorrow. We regret the death of comrade Grigoryev in the convoy accident tomorrow."
No kidding. All the young troops are doing this type of thing. Now, it’s so much harder to run a covert mission with amateurs. One report indicates that a communist minister to the Russian Duma wanst a harsh law to punish these types of posts on social media. Interesting, eh? If the whole thing is false, why woudl they want to punish the poor hapless lads off building the neo-Soviet Empire?
I always wonder about these “selfies” and videos. Are thet authentic or are they fabricated in an effort to change or influence one side or the other??
The older I get the more cynical and suspicious I get.
He did. But first.... Unga bunga.
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