A Chinese fighter jet came within 10 feet of an American B-52 bomber flying over the South China Sea, nearly causing an accident, the U.S. military said, underscoring the potential for a mishap as both countries vie for influence in the region. pic.twitter.com/UbnktFRRRb
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 27, 2023
Hey, don’t forget – we’ve still got a front that’s supposed to open up with China.
The Russian front is open, they’re opening up the Middle Eastern front, but Brandon is in the process of popping off a war with China.
I think they also want an African front and maybe some other fronts, but the three main fronts are: Europe, Middle East, and Asia.
A Chinese fighter jet flew within a critically close distance of a U.S. bomber aircraft, prompting anger from military officials.
The Chinese Shenyang J-11 rapidly approached the US B-52 bomber on Tuesday over the South China Sea and came within 10 feet of contact, the U.S. military said Thursday.
The plane harassed the B-52 briefly, flying close at “uncontrolled excessive speed, flying below, in front of, and within 10 feet of the B-52, putting both aircraft in danger of a collision,” according to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
U.S. military officials said they were “concerned” by the Chinese pilot’s behavior, claiming China’s recent history of similar stunts puts peace in the region at risk.
“The U.S. military planes traveled thousands of miles to China’s doorstep to flex muscle,” said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning.
She added, “That is the source of maritime and air security risks, and is not conducive to regional peace and stability.”
Ning Mao, also known as Ning Milf.
I’m sorry. I know that isn’t funny to anyone other than me. But it is so, so funny to me.
Just let me have it.
(Btw, it’s not just the vulgarity that makes it so funny, it’s also a reference to Sino surname ordering conventions.)
#FMsays US military aircraft traveling halfway around the world to China’s doorstep to flex its military muscles is the source of maritime and air security risk. China will continue to resolutely safeguard its sovereign security and territory integrity, FM spokeswoman Mao Ning… pic.twitter.com/9pRzwEiloB
— China Daily (@ChinaDaily) October 27, 2023
Elvis Dunderhoff contributed to this article.