Smog is China’s top defence against US laser weapons, says PLA Navy admiral
China's thick smog is the best defence against US laser weaponry, a PLA researcher said in a state television interview, after the American navy recently announced it was preparing to deploy its first laser weapon aboard a transport ship.
Navy Rear Admiral Zhang Zhaozhong, a military expert at the National Defence University, said on CCTV's Haixia Liangan (Cross-Straits) current affairs programme last week that the lasers were "most afraid of smog".How long before the GOP starts to tout this as a reason to eliminate the EPA?
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Zhang's assessment immediately drew criticism on the popular Sina Weibo social media site, where the news was reposted and commented on more than 10,000 times.In other words:
In response, the rear admiral told the Beijing Youth Daily that his statements were taken out of context, and urged his detractors to watch the entire interview before passing judgment. Zhang noted that he talked about laser weapons on the show for 12 minutes, but the interview was edited into a two-minute clip, featuring soundbites that led to some "misunderstanding".
"I just stated a laser weapon's weakness," Zhang said. "I don't support smog."The bright side: LA is safe from the dirty Commies.