Pentagon says Chinese military fired lasers at U.S. pilots

Now that North Korea seems ready to fly the straight and narrow, China is starting to become a problem again.

New reports have revealed a laser attack by the Chinese against U.S. pilots.

Laser Attack

On Thursday, the Pentagon confirmed lasers were fired at U.S. pilots by Chinese nationals.

The attack happened near an East African military base.

Dana White, Pentagon press secretary, said a diplomatic protest has already been filed with the Chinese government.

White stated, “These are very serious incidents. There have been two minor injuries. This activity poses a threat to our airmen.”

She also stated the U.S. government has made a formal request to the Chinese to investigate these attacks.

The Chinese have already called the accusations “groundless,” so there is not exactly a high hope something will actually be done with the request other than it being tossed into the garbage can.

History Repeated

In April, a formal warning was sent by the Federal Aviation Administration regarding lasers.

The warning expressed concerns over reported high-power lasers near Djibouti, close to the Chinese military base.

Pilots were told to approach the area with caution and to report any incidents to the FAA.

Dialing back things a bit further, something similar happened in 1997 when Bill Clinton was president.

At the time, a Russian merchant ship allegedly used a laser to attack a Canadian surveillance helicopter.

The two men injured in that attack were U.S. Navy Captain Jack Daly and Canadian pilot Captain Patrick Barnes.

If you don’t recall hearing about it, you are not alone.

The Clinton administration did everything it could to keep the attack quiet so as not to disturb the “peace.”

Considering what we now know about the Clintons involvement in the Uranium One deal and the excessive speaking fees Bill Clinton gets, he was actually looking after his own bank account.

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China best be careful, though, because Clinton is no longer in the White House.

Trump has already proven he is more than willing to take both economic and military action to squeeze any country bold enough to mess with the United States of America.

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