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The Video Of UFO Attacking A Taliban Encampment Is Fake
Is the war in Afghanistan not only an international effort, but an intergalactic one?
That’s what multiple news outlets would have you believe about a recent YouTube video purporting to depict a UFO destroying a Taliban encampment. I believe there is intelligent life out there in the universe, and I believe if they visited earth, they would hate the Taliban, but this is faker than that guy pretending to be an Army ranger.
The video shows a triangular aircraft slowly gliding in front of a convoy before shooting something and causing a really big boom.
The video says it was filmed a few days ago by U.S. Marines is Asabadad, Afghanistan.
Calling it now: Shenanigans.
First of all, those are humvees in the video, which aren’t used in combat operations in Afghanistan anymore. U.S. forces, particularly Marines, like the video claims to show, use Mine Resistant, Ambush Protected vehicles, called MRAPs.
Secondly, the video claims to be of Asadabad, the capital of Kunar province. That’s pretty far away from the Marine Corps’ principal area of responsibility in Helmand province. Also, the area in the video is flat, whereas Asadabad, and all of Kunar province, looks like this, seeing as it’s in the Hindu Kush mountains.
Lastly, Afghanistan is some of the busiest airspace in the world. Coalition forces fly drones, helicopters, fighter jets, and cargo or transport aircraft at an incredible pace. Had an extraterrestrial aircraft slipped in there, I think it would have been noticed by a few million people from nearly 30 different nations.
The other theory is that this is some top-secret drone technology. Huffington Post guessed it might be an X-47B, in an indication of how little that author understands about the drone program. The X-47 is an experimental Navy research aircraft designed to test drones’ ability to land on carriers. It doesn’t carry weapons and is sea based.
My bet is that this is an old video of an airstrike in Iraq and someone edited in that crazy spaceship.
Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments.
The Pentagon has identified the two soldiers were killed in combat in Afghanistan on Wednesday as members of U.S. Army Special Forces.
Master Sgt. Luis F. DeLeon-Figueroa, 31, and Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, both died in Faryab Province from wounds sustained from small arms fire, the Pentagon said in a press release. The incident is under investigation.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday of possible Israeli involvement in attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Iraq.
A series of blasts in the past few weeks have hit weapon depots and bases belonging to paramilitary groups in Iraq, many of them backed by Israel's regional foe Iran. The groups blamed the United States and Israel for the blasts on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that will make it easier for permanently disabled veterans to have their student loan debt forgiven.
Physical fitness tests were briefly suspended earlier this week and outdoor cardio testing will be curtailed for the remainder of the summer at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, after an airman died Saturday. She had completed her PT test on Friday.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has expanded a review of the Judge Advocate General Corps to include the Marine Corps, a Navy spokesman said on Thursday.
"There is value in applying this review and its subsequent recommendations across the Department of the Navy," Cmdr. Jereal Dorsey told Task & Purpose. "The review's purpose is to confirm the uniformed legal community is structurally and organizationally sound and best supporting the good order and discipline our integrated naval force."