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.
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