Chinese Fighter Crosses Within 30 Feet Of US P-8, White House Blasts "Provocative Action"

Tyler Durden's picture

It appears China is as happy as Russia to show just how little respect it has for the US' superpower 'hegemony' status. In May China flew close to Japan's airforce; in June, Russia flew nose-to-nose with the US; and now The Pentagon reports a Chinese fighter plane came within 30 feet of a US Navy Poseidon 8 plane. The 'Top-Gun' move came after several passes across the nose of the P-8 about 220km east of China's Hainan Island. The US has registered "strong concerns" with the Chinese government about "unsafe and unprofessional" conduct and The White House called the incident a "provocative action."


As DPA reports,

The United States charged Friday that a Chinese war plane made a "dangerous intercept" of a US Navy aircraft over international waters this week in the South China Sea.


The US has registered "strong concerns" with the Chinese government about "unsafe and unprofessional" conduct by its air force that put the safety of the US crew at risk, said Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman.


The incident happened Tuesday, within 220 kilometres east of China's Hainan Island, Kirby said.



The Chinese war plane made several passes around the US Navy's Poseidon 8 plane, coming at one point within 9 metres of the P8's wing.



The Chinese plane passed the nose of the P8 at a 90-degree angel, showing its belly and most likely its weapons load, Kirby said, and conducted a barrel roll over the top of the P8 at 15 metres.


"This kind of behaviour is not only unprofessional. It's unsafe," Kirby said. "It undermines efforts to continue developing military to military relations with the Chinese military." Kirby said he was not aware of any radio communications from the Chinese plane before the intercept.


"The message we are sending back to China is that it is unacceptable," Kirby said.

This is not the first time...

In 2001 a Chinese jet collided with a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off Hainan Island, killing the Chinese pilot and forcing the Navy plane to make an emergency landing on the island. Washington severed military relations with China after that episode.

And The White House National Securty Advisor blasted:


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So if its not the military, what else is backing the USDollar's hegemony?

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digitalindustry's picture

faith and confidence?  "good will" ??

Latina Lover's picture

I was wondering what happened to Victoria "fuck the EU" Nuland/Nudelman, Reichsfurhrer of the Ukrainian fascist regime.  It seems the state department promoted her for incompetence and sent her off to start another war, this time with the Chinese.   I am willing to bet, however, it will be the Chinese passing cookies to her this time, and she won't like the messages.

General Decline's picture

Don't worry. President nancy-boy will issue a strongly worded letter.

Divided States of America's picture

Why the fuck are our planes in Asia?? I would say the US planes are intruding on China's territory more so than the other way around

Latina Lover's picture

Probably because to the US state department planners,  Hainan and Ukraine sound the same.  Wars is Gods way to teach Americans Geography.

COSMOS's picture

At least we have archeological record of Chinese cookies being around far longer than Nudelman's cookie receipes lol

General Decline's picture

What's the purpose of disclosing this incident in the media? It's not like this was a commercial air liner where 200 civilians witnessed it. This was a military plane and there really no reason to report this unless there is some kind of ulterior motive. A distraction? Saber rattling?

Troll Magnet's picture

This is like me saying, "So, I just kinda broke into his house and I'm wandering around, right? And this dude who owns the house shows up and flashes his gun at me! He was totally provoking me, right?!?"

max2205's picture

Don't they know they sell us 90% of the shit we throw away or die from evey year.


Wats lon?

Manthong's picture

This patrol plane has no props for administering haircuts to Chinese fighter pilots.

Taku's picture

Poseidon 8..

How dare you people challenge the White House narrative!


patb's picture

this aircraft may have no functional capability  maybe running into fighters is the only way it does anything.

A new Boeing Co. (BA) surveillance aircraft deployed to Japan last month isn’t yet effective at hunting submarines or performing reconnaissance over large areas -- two of its main missions, the Pentagon’s weapons tester found.

Flaws in the $35 billion program included the plane’s radar performance, sensor integration and data transfer, Michael Gilmore, chief of the Pentagon testing office, wrote in his annual report on major weapons, which has yet to be released. He said the new P-8A Poseidon exhibited “all of the major deficiencies” identified in earlier exercises when subjected to more stressful realistic combat testing from September 2012 to March 2013.

“Many of these deficiencies” led Gilmore to determine that the P-8A “is not effective for the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission and is not effective for wide area anti-submarine search,” he said in a section of the report obtained by Bloomberg News. The Navy plans to conduct additional testing “to verify the correction of some deficiencies,” he wrote.

Gilmore’s conclusions suggest the initial aircraft in the program -- which packs a modified Boeing 737-800 with radar and sensors -- aren’t ready for deployment. Among its primary missions is tracking Chinese submarines. Six of the planes have been deployed to Japan supporting 7th Fleet maritime patrol operations at Naval Air Facility Atsugi as part of the U.S. strategic pivot to the Asia-Pacific region.

The Blank Stare's picture

Meanwhile, Obama's trying to figure out how to draw a red line in the sky.

tonyw's picture

of courser according to the report it's a chinese WAR plane whilst ours is just a navy poseidon

as posts above a damn site nearer the chinese mainland than the US maninland

BKbroiler's picture

"Provocative action...220km east of China's Hainan Island"

makes sense.  How provocative of them to be 220K east of their own island.

champan250's picture

220km east of Hainan Island is an understatement, it is also 250-350km south of Hong Kong and Shenzhen, twin cities with 23M population.

sushi's picture

If it is unsafe for USSA planes to be in that location then it seems the commander is derilict in his duty to his crew to order them to proceed to that location. Simple/ No need for elaborate MSM news blasts to inform the world you are a chump for unneccessarily exposing your people to risk.

By, the way, on the topic of planes, what is latest on MH17?

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

It sounds like the commander or pentagram officer who ordered this unsafe maneuver of a P-8 should be court-martialed.

Roll Tide's picture

The people who bought the plane and put those pilots in it should be court martialed.

Flybyknight's picture

The latest on MH17 is that the Little bunch of suck up american Toadies who call themselves the Dutch government have said they won't release the black box information.

matrix2012's picture

"By, the way, on the topic of planes, what is latest on MH17?"


Check here if there's any update:

Dental Floss Tycoon's picture

Our plane was an electronic intelligence aircraft collecting information on China's air defense.  A necessary part of planning the air order of battle for our upcoming war with China.

y3maxx's picture

...USSA is being pricked and pinched...the first signs of a dying carcass.
...50 cents says Ukraine will initiate a Major False Flag Event.
...Very soon it will be time to pull out the bags Popcorn friends.

Joenobody12's picture

Shooting down a commerical airliner is not enough of a major false flag ?

FreedomGuy's picture

So, how would you distinguish between a real Russian event and a false flag event? Would you work backwards to assert any event was a false flag?

Here is where and why conspiracy theorists are worthless. Perhaps y3 does not work this way, most do. ANYTHING that happens is going to be called false flag. There are no real events anywhere. If a volcano suddenly erupts in Ukraine it is a CIA, Mossad, Zionist, etc. plot much less some sort of combat operation. There is no real judgement. It makes the perennial dedicated conspiracy theorist pronouncement just as reliable as the old Soviet Pravda or any other statist mouthpiece. It is just the mirror reflection.

False flags do occur historically and they are not hard to pick out. Look at the German and Soviet invasions of Poland and the Baltic states at the start of WWII. They were so false there was not even a pretense of analyzing them. I do not see that here except on the Russian side. Why? Because a false flag has long prep on the side of the aggressor, not the defender.

Let's wait and see how this plays out.

jon dough's picture



Commandel: "What did you do, comlade?"

Pirot: "I was giving him the BILD, SIL!"

medium giraffe's picture

no more frucking fry by, yu fry lubba dogshit!



Roll Tide's picture

Exactly, why are our multimillion dollar jets flying arounf the chinese coast.  Suppose they started that shit here.  We would not like it. 

Bring our people home!

newdoobie's picture

Intercept radio messages, test Tactical reaction time, monitor radar stations, blah blah blah. Was involved when I was in the AF. Nothin like having a fighter show his live weapons hit the afterburner, pull up right in front of your plane and roast ya. It'll raise the temp in yer plane 20 degrees in 5 seconds. what the US recognizes as open fly zone is not what other contries recognize.

IridiumRebel's picture

So many will pile on to this dying nation when we do fall it'll be fucked. I wish you all luck.

Uncle Remus's picture

So, global "smear the queer" then.

Van Halen's picture

See this red line ....

No! Not that one! THIS one!

I mean, no, not this one, that one there!

Nope, the one over there. That one.

Well, look! Here's one! How about this one!

Wait! I think I see another one...

Van Halen's picture

When you've got an America-hating dope-smoking Marxist muslim buffoon in the White House, your frenemies tend to do this stuff to your military planes...

Iwanttoknow's picture

Fuck off Van shit halen,

If you are so retarded to classify Obama as a muslim,you should go to Fox news,not ZH.

viahj's picture

so, the only issue you took from their statement was classifing Obama as a muslim?  get buthurt much?

JuliaS's picture

Excuse me, but what the hell are Chinese planes doing flying over South China Sea?! This is a blatant provocation!

suteibu's picture

Fight wars on 3 fronts.  Good plan America.

Jack Burton's picture

Yes no shit! Washington's Neocons are poking Russia in the eye with a hot poker daily. Washington is both fighting and funds radical Islamic Jihad in the Middle East. And Washington is pivoting east to challange China at sea in the air and on land with mass armed forces.

Lets see, war on Russia, war on China, war on Syria and Iran, all at the same time. Do you think this is bullish to go long on defnese industry stocks!?!?

Latina Lover's picture

Long on defence stocks, short on US real estate in major cities,  something to do with possible gamma radiation poisoning from nukes, etc