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Taiwan Navy Fired a Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile Toward China - By Mistake? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2016-7-2 14:47:42 |Display all floors
Yes, it could have been an accident.  But chances of that are quite remote.  More likely, it was to test China's ability to detect incoming missiles, and to intercept or shoot them down.  It was also a test of what types of defenses China has or does not have against a pre-emptive attack from beyond her shores.  It seems, China has neither.


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Post time 2016-7-2 15:01:48 |Display all floors
lets hope they dont 'accidentally' fire one back
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2016-7-2 15:03:11 |Display all floors
But China could see that they attacked their own fishing boat.
killing the Captain was just bad luck and they'll suffer for that.

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Post time 2016-7-3 01:27:18 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2016-7-3 01:30
emanreus Post time: 2016-7-2 15:03
But China could see that they attacked their own fishing boat.
killing the Captain was just bad luc ...

Supposedly, reports in the news suggest that the anti-ship missile, after having been "fired by mistake" was accompanied by a chopper to monitor its course toward the fishing boat, but did not self-destruct before impact.  Luckily, neither did it detonate on impact as the ship's hull was wooden and did not provide enough resistance, resulting in the missile going through the ship to the bottom of the sea, undetonated.  This scenario suggests the role of the fishing boat as a designated target, possibly without intent to harm it, but with the entire course of missile being monitored to detect any Chinese detection, readiness and capability or willingness to intercept and shoot it down.  The accident was in the missile failing to detonate before impact, and also in its not exploding on impact.  But it did lay bare the weakness of China's ADIF if there is one covering the Taiwan Straits.

As to how the missile homed in on just one person, who happened to be the captain of the vessel, one can only speculate that perhaps, he was the only one aware of the mission, and might he have the homing device in his pocket, believing the missile would never hit him, because it was only an exercise, and should have detonated before impact?  

Isn't that incredible, that a missile would travel that far and hit one person directly?



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Post time 2016-7-3 01:36:19 |Display all floors
The goddess Matsu was clearly displeased by the Taiwanese Navy's action that could have led to a senseless and needless war between the two sides of the strait, all because some leaders were carrying out orders from their foreign puppet masters.  It turned their display of technological prowess into a demonstration of their turpitude and toadyism toward foreign sponsors of full scale war for their peaceful people.

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Post time 2016-7-3 10:55:14 |Display all floors
abramicus Post time: 2016-7-3 01:27
Supposedly, reports in the news suggest that the anti-ship missile, after having been "fired by mis ...

As to how the missile homed in on just one person

The other three injured and sent to hospital didn't keep their distance to the captain.

"fired by mistake" was accompanied by a chopper to monitor its course toward the fishing boat
hmm, 'fired by mistake, BUT was accompanied by a chopper to monitor its course

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Post time 2016-7-3 10:57:31 |Display all floors
abramicus Post time: 2016-7-3 01:36
The goddess Matsu was clearly displeased by the Taiwanese Navy's action that could have led to a sen ...

foreign sponsors of full scale war for their peaceful people.

them foreigners can hardly stop giggling.

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