Diplomacy, not Trump, results in return of drone

Posted by | December 17, 2016 13:13 | Filed under: Politics War & Peace

China will return the U.S. drone in spite of Trump’s early-morning, pugnacious misspelled tweet.

The drone was launched by the USNS Bowditch, a civilian crewed oceanographic ship that is operated by the Military Sealift Command, off the coast of the Philippines. These types of drones, called gliders, typically collect unclassified data, such as water temperatures and salinity levels.

According to Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook, the drone is not armed and is used for gathering weather and temperature data. The incident occurred Thursday.

The Bowditch was about to recover the glider when a Chinese Dalang III class Chinese warship approached within 500 yards of the Bowditch, launched a small vessel and snatched the drone out of the water, the Pentagon said.

The boat brought the device back to the Chinese warship, which then headed away.

The Bowditch contacted the Chinese vessel by radio and demanded the return of the glider. The Chinese ship acknowledged the radio transmission but ignored the request to return it, the Pentagon said.

The U.S. government had issued a démarche, or diplomatic protest, over the incident, demanding its return.

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14 responses to Diplomacy, not Trump, results in return of drone

  1. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker December 17th, 2016 at 13:45

    Yeah but network and cable news will quote his tweets and host his surrogates to muddled the truth.
    Reality no longer matters.

    • Mike December 17th, 2016 at 13:54

      We’re all the way down the rabbit hole and it’s not even January 20th yet…where the hell are we gonna be in 4 years…???

      • mea_mark December 17th, 2016 at 17:44

        In tRumpistan, in the grave, or in a country with a new president. I am hoping for the country with a new president.

      • The Original Just Me December 17th, 2016 at 21:25

        Passing through the Cervix. We Have been F***ed.

      • oldfart December 18th, 2016 at 12:29

        “where the hell are we gonna be in 4 years…???”

        …It appears to me that you may have answered that. :(

    • StoneyCurtisll December 17th, 2016 at 19:53

      Reality, facts, and the truth are no longer pertinent..
      We live in a new Trunp world where up in down and east is west…
      Hot is now cold, and the sky is any color our great leader says it is on any given day..

  2. The Original Just Me December 17th, 2016 at 21:23

    I was listening to one of the Idiot Right Wing Talk Show Hosts on the radio tonight while driving home. He was saying that the Drone was snatched out of the air by the Chinese. He was talking like it was a armed war drone. What a Lying Idiot.

  3. arc99 December 17th, 2016 at 21:56

    China won’t pull this stuff if Donald Trump is elected.

    oh, wait… what?

  4. whatthe46 December 17th, 2016 at 23:30

    if only this could happen over the S. China Sea.

  5. robert December 19th, 2016 at 05:53

    Our president elect told China to keep it.

    I guess trump intends to give away the country one item at a time even before he takes office

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