Chinese Missile Strikes, Kills Caravan of American College Students

San Luis Obispo (GRN) — After a failed diplomatic attempt by the Chinese government to have the United States of America extradite a California college student, the Chinese government raised tensions between the two nations by ordering a military strike on him while on American soil.

Jeffrey Cox, a 25-year-old student at Cuesta College, was returning from a friend’s wedding in nearby Pismo Beach when a missile launched by a Chinese submarine off the west coast, in international waters, struck the van in which he was traveling. 11 others also traveling in the large passenger van were killed along with Cox. Authorities who arrived at the scene shortly afterward pronounced all of them dead.

Cox was accused by the Chinese in 2012 of being the hacker that had penetrated the government’s secretive computer network, locked behind what has been nicknamed the “Great Firewall of China.” Cox, a computer science major, disputed the allegation. After an FBI inquiry found no evidence to substantiate China’s claims, Cox defiantly told a reporter that, “China’s oppression of its own people deserves our attention—not their silly claims about some small-town hacker in California. These people are murderers!”

“Jeff’s words turned prophetic after his death,” said Adam Spryton, a longtime friend and Cox’s college roommate. “He always talked about how the Chinese government killed their own people, and now they’ve gone and killed him. It’s insane,” he said.

No representative from the People’s Republic of China would offer comment on the missile strike, citing ongoing, sensitive negotiations with the U.S. Department of State. However, the Chinese government in the past claimed that not only did Cox hack into their firewall, but that he downloaded state secrets in the process.

A high level source inside the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco, speaking on condition of anonymity, indicated that Chinese officials obtained intelligence that Cox was traveling with fellow hackers to a meeting of their local club, which Chinese officials believe was responsible for the hack and theft of state secrets.

“Satellite intelligence revealed that Mr. Cox was together with others responsible for this assault on our nation’s security, and decided that the opportunity could not be missed,” the source said. “The American government wouldn’t take care of this problem, so Chinese officials were forced to.”

Local officials allege, in contrast, that those in the wedding caravan were fellow college students, mostly friends of the bride, who barely knew Cox. “These weren’t a bunch of hackers,” said Sheriff Tom Petrison. “These were some innocent kids for crying out loud! What in the world could they have done to deserve this?”

The White House released a brief comment following the attack, saying that “we cannot stand by and allow an attack on our sovereign soil to go unanswered. The blood of innocent Americans cries out for justice, and we intend to hold those accountable responsible for their actions.”

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  • Cash Snowden

    “Is this a real news story or a prank?”

    It’s called the golden rule, get it? This is what it would be like if a foreign nation did on our soil what we routinely do to innocent people in other nations with our drone program. It’s intent is to get you to try to look at it from the perspectives of those being victimized in your name.

  • Tommy

    Obama: End Unlawful Killings Using Drones or Other Weapons

    If the U.S. government suspects individuals of criminal activity, it should charge and try them in a court of law, not put them to death on the government’s say-so.

    The Center for Constitutional Rights lawsuit Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta sues senior CIA and military officials for the killings of three American citizens by the U.S. government in drone strikes in Yemen in 2011, arguing that the killings violate the U.S. Constitution and international law. On September 30, 2011, U.S. drone strikes killed Anwar Al-Aulaqi, who had been placed on government “kill lists” for more than a year, and Samir Khan. Two weeks later, on October 14, U.S. drone strikes killed Anwar Al-Aulaqi’s son, 16-year-old Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi, as he was eating dinner at an open-air restaurant with his teenage cousin, who was also killed.

    The Center for Constitutional Rights suit seeks accountability for those killed. It seeks some modicum of justice for Abdulrahman, the boy who has never been alleged to have committed any harm, whose family could not give a proper burial because he was blown to pieces by a U.S. missile, and who the United States has stated was not specifically targeted. The Center for Constitutional Rights suit seeks to make sure that there are no more Abdulrahmans, that no one else is needlessly killed in dangerously expanding U.S. wars that must end.

    Under the Obama administration, U.S. targeted killings have escalated and expanded. Strikes have been carried out in Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Pakistan, and the Philippines. Thousands of people have been killed, including many hundreds of civilians. Just one December 17, 2009 strike in Yemen killed 41 civilians, including 21 children, and led to popular protest. In Pakistan alone, the Obama administration has reportedly launched six times as many strikes as the Bush administration, in fewer years in office. Our suit challenges the Executive Branch’s illegal and dangerous assumption of the role of judge, jury, and executioner.

    For more information, visit CCR’s Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta case page, and the page for our earlier, related case, Al-Aulaqi v. Obama.

    • Barbara Silano

      Doesn’t matter which party anymore they are both the same.
      Know your enemy by the Fuel project
      Do yourself a favor and watch it from the beginning.

  • 777Concerned777

    If this story is true, i see some trouble coming.

    • David Loper

      The story is true, only the names and nation-state’s identities have been changed to give you a sense of introspection. Does it matter who did what? Or is justice deeper? If you can feel love and concern for a fellow human from California, can you feel so for a fellow human from Yemen? If you can feel disdain for a sovereign country from Asia that violates the normal laws of a our country to which they have NOT declared war, can you feel the same when we do it to others?

      • Bob Delgaudio

        you probably voted for Obama so this is what you get

        • David Loper

          An interesting avatar picture. Do judgements and pronouncements like this come easy to you? Truth is I didn’t vote for Romney or Obama. But I did vote.

      • Barbara Silano

        You sound so mad because people are upset we were attacked and children were killed. Is there something wrong with that or is there something wrong with you?

        • lt brown

          Wasn’t aware that students and graduates of college were still considered children lol.

          • Barbara Silano

            The message above goes for you too!

          • Barbara Silano

            Are you serious???

        • Alan Reed

          You do know that we were NOT attacked right? This story is supposed to show the other side of a coin. Or did you even read more than the title? Read down to the bottom where it says Editors Note, click the links contained therein and make yourself a little less stupid.

          • Barbara Silano

            You are another nasty mad person who needs to belittle people to feel better about yourself. I read the story but your right I did skip the Editors note thanks for clueing me in. That one little oversight gives you the right to call someone stupid. Hmmm, there are a lot of ways to judge whether a person is stupid or not. Like, if you went to college or not or if you make enough money and pay your bills whether your successful or not and if you got that way on your own or someone helped you. I can honestly say I don’t owe one person in this world anything. If you can say that then maybe your smarter than me If you can’t then if I were you I’d take a look in the mirror before I call ever call anyone stupid!

          • Alan Reed

            Allright, I admit I was being a bit harsh. I’ve been a bit wound up recently, but that doesn’t make it right for me to snap at people. I apologize.

          • Barbara Silano

            SORRY, it took four months to see this (I could have lifted some stress) I feel better now and thank you! I do it too, just sometimes it feels personal. kisses

        • David Loper

          There is a lot of meanness in the world. We all need to repent and become better people. I know you don’t know me and I know that we are all just trying to be better people. All people are a created in God’s image and we are all brothers and sisters. If anything, this story and this form of news points that fact out. Love your fellow man as much as we love ourselves.

          43 ¶Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

          44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

          45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

          46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

          47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

          • Barbara Silano

            David thank you. We all have the same and different information input on our brains at the same time and different times. We are all smart. We only need to gather all the info.

  • Vapemans

    If this is a True Story, The Peoples of California should go and Disembowel the ENTIRE CHINESE CONSULATE… BY HAND. and then clear the land of any materials and turn it into a Sink Hole.

  • UguySareFunny

    wow, i can not believe some of the people commenting on this story lmao. this story is a golden rule story…. try reading the editors note at the bottom. the true story has been changed, the real people that did this attack was actually the U.S. you people need to wake up and pay attention to whats going on in the world instead of what happening in Hollywood or your favorite reality T.V show. we have been doing this since Obama was elected, and for your info, he also authorized and executed drone strikes on our own citizens living over seas. do some research, it was all over every news outlet in the world. don’t take my word for it, everything i said is online at all the major news outlets as well as local ones.

  • Jeddy Khan

    World War 3 would have started. This story is fake

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