Smog Is the Best Defense Against Laser Weapons From the US, Chinese Theorist Says: Shanghaiist
Chinese news commentators say the damndest things. Military expert Zhang Zhaozhang was pleased to tell a news anchor on state-run TV that fog and smog can eliminate laser weapons’ effectiveness.
So, there’s a bright side to the excessive air pollution in Beijing — air so thick you can barely see 100 feet ahead. The USA can’t blast the Chinese capital with our laser cannons!
Zhang explained that the metallic particles in smog can obstruct laser, and when the air’s PM2.5 count reaches 600 microgram per cubic meter (which, as we’ve seen in the past, is not uncommon) it’s “almost impossible” for the laser to get through.
Zhang, a frequent commenter on CCTV, is known for his far-reaching predictions and commentary. He once claimed that “knowledge is not the most important thing” when it comes to being a good TV commentator.
On that last point, he’s absolutely right. We have ample proof right here in the USA.