Peter Porteous – November 17, 2010
Last week a news helicopter videotaped what looked like a rocket launch off the coast of California. The news reported that it didn’t know what it was, but presented U.S. Ambassador to NATO Robert Ellsworth, who gave the following opinion “It could be a test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile from a submarine … to demonstrate, mainly to Asia, that we can do that” while making it clear that he was merely speculating.
Well, that “Ballistic Missile” ended up being a contrail from a daily flight over the same route. The very reasonable explanation and pictures of the flight leaving similar looking contrails again didn’t stop people from posting claims by “anonymous” people in the military who claimed it was very likely really a Chinese missile.
Today a post at scarlettwhore.com claims that:
” [it] can now confirm that a 2nd fighter jet had been shot down by a Chinese energy weapon… most likely a laser. This time it was an F18 from CFB Cold Lake Alberta.
The day before an American F22 loaded with a B83 Nuclear Weapon was brought down over Alaska. US and Canadian Surface vessels have been using live munitions hunting several Chinese submarines off the west coast of North America. The new cold war has begun. Last week China snuck right up the crack of the US and launched an ICBM from within US waters off the California coast. The US has been using their own bag of super secret technological tricks over China recently in the game of covert warfare. It was no accident the the story of Chinese cyber sabotage surfaced yesterday… this new Cold War is now in full swing.”
And that post is now going viral. I really hope that people can see that this is a distracting psyop, or just someone having fun at gullible readers expense.
The alarmist post continues:
“Do not underestimate how dangerous of a time this is. Get your money out of the banks into gold or silver. Get stocked up on everything. Get out of the West Coast Cities. I previously published about the 300,000 Chinese PLA immigrant/tourist that are in Canada awaiting orders to strike at essential infrastructure in the US and Canada. China disabled 50 US ICBMs 2 weeks ago using some amazing quantum technology. China has the upper hand…. and Russia has been too quiet of late.”
We say; Do not underestimate what a failing state will do to keep you entertained and distracted. Or at the very least, don’t overestimate what some people will do for fun. We would like to know who takes the time to write this absurd stories?
We would not post this if it weren’t because the story is starting to appear in more reputable blogs.
The real story as linked at on the post above: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20101118/fighter-jet-101118/