The long-running Fox cartoon, The Simpsons, predicted the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine decades ago, just like it predicted many social and political events and some periodic tragedies.
Almost 5 days ago, Russia launched a military attack on the Eastern European country in its neighborhood, Ukraine. Russian President had asked Ukrainian armed forces to lay down their arms before launching the attack by land, air, and sea. As a result, thousands of people in Ukraine have been injured or displaced.
Apparently, the Simpsons had predicted Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine back in 1998 in the episode titled Simpson Tide.
The showrunner Al Jean feels that it was a sad revelation indeed. The showrunner spoke to a Hollywood Reporter in regards to the prediction. He said, “In terms of predictions, there are two kinds we have: The trivial, like Don Mattingly getting in trouble for his hair in Homer at the Bat, and then there are predictions like this.”
.@TheSimpsons Very sad to say this was not hard to predict: https://t.co/oC9LScSHrU
— Al Jean (@AlJean) February 24, 2022
He added, “I hate to say it, but I was born in 1961, so 30 years of my life were lived with the specter of the Soviet Union. So, to me, this is sadly more the norm than it is a prediction. We just figured things were going to go bad.”
He added, “In 1998 when this clip aired, it was maybe the zenith of U.S.-Russia relations. But ever since [Russian President Vladimir], Putin got in, almost everybody has made it clear that he’s a bad guy and bad things are going to happen.”
Pakistani Students Stranded in Ukraine Appeal PM to Arrange Evacuation. Read the full story here:
On the 24th of February, Pakistani students stranded in Ukraine Appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan to arrange an evacuation for them on an urgent basis. The clips of students stranded made it to social media after Russia launched a military attack on the Eastern European country in its neighborhood. Russian President has asked Ukrainian armed forces to lay down their arms before launching the attack by land, air, and sea.
Pakistani Students Stranded in Ukraine Appeal PM to Arrange Evacuation
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