China… Russia… the Muslims… they ain’t our friends.
(CNN) — A Chinese fighter jet made several “dangerous” and “unprofessional” passes — one as close as 20 feet — at a U.S. Navy plane this week, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday.
The incident occurred Tuesday in international air space in the South China Sea about 135 miles east of Hainan Island, Kirby told reporters.
He described a flamboyant approach by what he called an armed Chinese fighter jet that three times crossed beneath the Navy Poseidon patrol aircraft with “only 100 feet of separation,” Kirby said.
“The Chinese jet also passed the nose of the P-8 at 90 degrees with its belly towards the P-8 Poseidon, we believe to make a point of showing its weapons load,” he said.
It then “flew directly under and alongside the P-8, bringing their wing tips to within 20 feet, and then conducted a roll … over the P-8, passing…
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