Pentagon thanks social media for expert advice on Chinese military spy aircraft
WASHINGTON (The Egg) — The Pentagon released a statement Saturday thanking users on social media for their expert advice on Chinese military aircraft and strategy, in regards to the spy balloon that has been flying across the U.S. for several days.
In the statement, the Pentagon expressed their gratitude for the knowledge and sound judgment of social media users weighing-in on a complicated topic they had only just learned about a few minutes prior.
“We want to thank the thousands of people on Twitter saying we should ‘shoot it down.’ We had not considered this until it was brought to our attention,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “We honestly do not know if it’s even Chinese, we saw some tweets and we just went with it.”
The Chinese spy balloon was last spotted over Missouri before nightfall at approximately 60,000 feet (18,300 meters), where local residents have been firing their guns in the air at anything spherical, killing several birds and grounding air traffic in the area.
“We would also like to acknowledge the bravery and honor of a local Missouri resident who defended the homeland and expended hundreds of rounds of ammunition hoping to fend off an imminent Chinese invasion,” the Pentagon said in a statement.
“The object turned out to be the moon, but his actions were heroic nonetheless.”
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