It is highly likely that you are already aware that there has been a Chinese Spy Balloon hovering over our nation. Even if you think you know all there is to know about this incident. I strongly urge you to look at all the information, and video in this post. This is a VERY IMPORTANT ACT of WAR.
People in the United States are in for a great awakening. NEVER BEFORE has the USA been in peril from war. We have always been protected by the great distance between us and the rest of the world and the massive bodies of water that insulated us. THOSE DAYS ARE GONE.
There are very few countries now that are not capable of reaching our shores and inflicting serious damage. Not only that, most nations now have TECHNOLOGY or are connected with other nations that provide it.
This past few days we have seen the evidence. China’s “SPY BALLOON” is a much more serious threat than the elite would like you to believe. ANY foreign aircraft that invades our airspace without permission poses a threat to the citizens of the United States whether they intend to or not.
Before we even get into the military threat to our safety. THINK about this. Our skies are already overcrowded. Air Travel has ballooned into a massive industry. Air Traffic Controllers are stressed to the max. I happen to have a friend who was given that enormous responsibility and shared with me how freighting it is to be responsible for so many lives. Planes come close to crashing into each other on the regular. Closer than you would ever want to know.
Add to that the problem with the planes themselves as most of them are old and not well maintained. Add to that the number of pilots who are flying in various states of health and states of mind. Some dealing with health issues of which they are totally unaware, some flying drunk or stoned, some heavily distracted by personal circumstances or emotional issues.
Add to that the weather, which has been so totally unnatural and unpredictable even with our high tech weather forecasting. Tremendous storms and High Winds that break out suddenly.
Now, you can add the onslaught of drone technology… all sizes, shapes and forms. There are unknown numbers of military drones, corporate drones, police drones, spy drones and drones flown by individuals. Even thou most of the individual drones have been outlawed…people don’t care. They have no respect for the law. There is no telling how many drones are in our airspace everyday.
Add to that the number of sightings of very large birds, UFOs, dragons, etc. And the large number of incidents of entire flocks falling from the sky or even attacking planes.
Any of the above spell disaster if a craft were to barge into our airspace uninvited and without our knowledge.
But, the most important aspect of China’s current incursion is the very highly likely prospect that China is using this balloon to gather intelligence not only about our military bases and the location of our weapons and nuclear power plants, but also about the most strategic cities to target.
I have no doubt that this balloon was communicating with their satellite system , sending real time images to the CCP. Yes, they did finally shoot this balloon down, but only after it completed its navigation across our entire nation. Too little, too late. Any intelligence it acquired in the process is already in the hands of the Chinese.
China has been increasing their spying on the United States for years. They established Chinese police stations in our Country and many others. Ever since the Clinton days in the Whitehouse our government officials have been courting the Chinese government. The United Nations keeps telling us that CHINA is the ideal model for the New World Government. Wake up people.
I remember when I was in high school, based on bible prophecy everyone was convinced that the 200million man army in prophecy is CHINA. Of course, back then that seemed impossible because China was so backward, behind in technology and closed off from the world. LOOOK HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED!!
Our Government should have shot down that Balloon without hesitation, to make the message clear that no one can invade US airspace. China would have done that very thing. The reason that did not happen is that China already owns so much of the United States and we are so financially indebted to them that it seems inevitable that they will claim what is owed.
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So, They Are Letting A LITERAL Chinese Spy Balloon Just Chill Up There Huh?
The U.S. military is not ruling out shooting down the suspected Chinese spy balloon floating over the Upper Midwest. Another suspected balloon was spotted over Latin America.
The Pentagon’s rationale for not shooting down a suspected Chinese spy balloon while it was over Montana — out of concern for the safety of those on the ground — is bogus, according to a Montana lawmaker. Montanans would have loved for it to be shot down, the lawmaker says.
“What the Pentagon has said was we didn’t want to shoot it down because of the chances of civilian casualties. This is a balloon that didn’t get here overnight. It was over the Aleutian chain, which is one of the most sparsely populated places on the planet,” Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., told Fox News Digital.
Zinke said there is “no doubt” the U.S. military could have shot down the balloon without injuring civilians or posing a safety risk to Americans. Zinke also suggested that some Montana residents wouldn’t mind the balloon being shot down over the state.
“In Montana, Petroleum County, for example… the least populated county in the lower 48, I guarantee you, the fine citizens of Petroleum County would enjoy having it shot down over their county, and probably there would be a line to shoot it down,” he said.
CHINESE BALLOON FLYING OVER US ‘INTENTIONAL,’ NOT WEATHER CRAFT THAT BLEW OFF COURSE, US OFFICIAL SAYS
The balloon, which China claims is a civilian reconnaissance airship that inadvertently drifted off course, has moved from Montana airspace into the central U.S., leaving many to question why the Pentagon did not take action to remove the balloon from American airspace while it remained over a sparsely populated region of the country.
Defense Department spokesman Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said Friday that the Chinese surveillance balloon, which was first reported to be hovering over Montana, had “changed its course” and moved to the central part of the country.
But he declined to get into specifics about its location. Ryder said the North American Aerospace Defense Command is closely monitoring the balloon’s location and that it is moving eastward across the U.S.
Hours before Ryder’s remarks, officials said the balloon sat above Billings, Montana, potentially giving the Biden administration ample time to act on the situation before it moved into more populated areas of the country. The Pentagon said that while it considered taking down the possible threat, it ultimately decided against any action due to “the risk to safety and security of people on the ground from the possible debris field.”
CHINESE SPY BALLOON OVER CENTRAL US WILL BE IN US AIRSPACE FOR ‘A FEW DAYS,’ PENTAGON SAYS
The balloon “no doubt has a limited steering capability because it’s a balloon, but they probably have a capability of deflating it,” Zinke added. “We should deflate it for them, and we will return it to sender, just like they did with our EP-3 a few years ago when that was operating in international airspace. They escorted it to a Chinese military base and disassembled it.”
Zinke, who said he finds fault with several of the “suspect” positions from the Biden administration relating to the balloon, said the main problem with it is “it shows the world that we can’t make a decision.”
“If we can’t shoot down a balloon, how in the heck can we defend Taiwan?” Zinke questioned.
Montana State Auditor Troy Downing also expressed frustration with the Biden administration’s inability to act, telling Fox that the balloon’s presence above the U.S. is “clearly an intended provocation” that China believes it can do what it wants in American airspace.
“As an Air Force veteran, we know the Chinese Communist Party has much more advanced surveillance equipment to spy on our nuclear sites,” Downing said. “Sending a spy balloon is clearly an intended provocation to show the American people that, under this administration, China can invade our airspace with impunity. President Biden must act now to defend our sovereignty and national security.”
The balloon, which Ryder said will “probably be over the United States for a few days,” is flying about 60,000 feet above sea level, higher than civilian aircraft fly.
The National Weather Service in Kansas City, Missouri, posted photos of a large balloon visible from its office in Pleasant Hill that appeared to be headed southeast.
“We have confirmed that it is not an NWS weather balloon,” NWS Kansas City said.
Senior State Department officials have called the incident “unacceptable,” and Secretary of State Antony Blinken has indefinitely postponed a planned trip to China to meet President Xi Jinping in light of the circumstances.
A spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry claimed the balloon was a civilian weather aircraft that was knocked off course, but U.S. officials dispute this claim.
Senior State Department officials said Friday it was a “statement of fact” that China has violated U.S. sovereignty with this surveillance balloon.
A senior U.S. Defense official told Fox News the balloon was launched from mainland China. The Pentagon does not believe that this was a weather balloon that flew off course. There was no “force majeure” that caused the Chinese surveillance balloon to enter U.S. airspace, as China’s foreign ministry spokesperson had claimed.
“This was intentional,” the senior U.S. official said.
Fox News’ Chris Pandolfo contributed to this article.
“It raises the question, why would the Chinese do something that is so easily detectable?” China’s use of a spy balloon over the United States is a case of Xi Jinping’s ‘wolf warrior diplomacy,’ explains Glenn Carle, former CIA officer. — Times Radio brings you the latest breaking news, expert analysis and well-informed discussion on the biggest stories of the day. 📻 Listen now – https://www.thetimes.co.uk/radio
Though US officials did not name any potential target sites, or give a precise flight path, Montana is notable for being home to Malmstrom Air Force Base, which houses nuclear missiles.
Montana Senator Steve Daines said he was concerned by the risk to the US nuclear arsenal.
In a letter to the Department of Defense on Thursday, Daines requested a “full security briefing from the administration on this situation.”
“The fact that this balloon was occupying Montana airspace creates significant concern that Malmstrom Air Force Base (AFB) and the United State’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) fields are the targets of this intelligence gathering mission,” he wrote in the letter, published by Fox News.
“It is vital to establish the flight path of this balloon, any compromised U.S. national security assets, and all telecom or IT infrastructure on the ground within the U.S. that this spy balloon was utilizing,” the letter said.
Malmstrom Air Force Base is one of three such bases in the US to contain Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles, a strategic nuclear weapon. The other two are in Wyoming and North Dakota.
Malmstrom maintains 150 intercontinental ballistic missile silos across its 13,800-square-mile complex, according to The Telegraph. The three bases together house America’s full arsenal of 400 Minuteman III missiles.
Retired US Air Force Col. Cedric Leighton echoed the senator on CNN, saying that alongside spying on ballistic missile bases, the balloon could also be “looking at the strategic bomber bases that we have in the Dakotas.”
“This is something that gives them a chance to perhaps augment their satellite coverage and it is definitely a system that could be collecting a lot of data,” he said. SOURCE
By Michael Katz | Friday, 03 February 2023 03:56 PM EST
“China’s recent balloon flyover of the United States is clearly a provocative and aggressive act,” retired Air Force Maj. David Stuckenberg, who once led the Defense Department’s EMP Task Force, told the Washington Examiner. “It was most likely a type of dry run meant to send a strategic message to the USA. We must not take this for granted.”
Stuckenberg, founder and chairman of the American Leadership & Policy Foundation, wrote in a 2015 paper that high-altitude balloons would be the easiest to resource, equip, and launch a nuclear device in the atmosphere that would act as an EMP and dismantle the U.S. power grid.
Specifically, an EMP is a brief burst of electromagnetic energy causing interference that can disrupt communications, fry electronics, and, at higher outputs, even damage such things as planes and buildings.
“Using a balloon as a [weapon of mass destruction/weapon of mass effect] platform could provide adversaries with a pallet of altitudes and payload options with which to maximize offensive effects against the U.S.,” Stuckenberg wrote.
The paper referenced Andrew Baird, a competition balloon pilot and owner of Cameron Balloons USA, a global balloon manufacturer, who said it’s feasible for an individual to design, build and launch a balloon to reach altitudes from 35,000 to 200,000 feet carrying a payload of several hundred pounds.
“It’s not complicated to do,” Baird said in the paper, adding someone can seek commercial support to build and launch customized high-altitude balloons under the guise of scientific research.
Although “some aspects of balloon equipage are potentially difficult to resource, few elements required to create or launch designs are either monitored or regulated,” Stuckenberg wrote. “In fact, a high-altitude balloon could be designed, created, and launched in a matter of months. There is nothing to prevent several hundred pounds of weapons material from being delivered to altitude.”
Stuckenberg wrote that the U.S. needs a deeper understanding of the potential of adversaries to use low-tech strategic delivery options such as balloons.
“However, an unwillingness to explore novel and less technical approaches to WMD/WME [Weapons of Mass Destruction/Weapons of Mass Effect] delivery and/or a refusal to cast off Cold War dispositions concerning strategic threats could, similar to Pearl Harbor, allow an enemy to inflict deep trauma,” Stuckenberg wrote.
“In the case of EMP, the consequences of a failure to anticipate ALL delivery modes within the reach of an imaginative enemy could be immediate and widespread.”
‘Explosion in the sky’ above Billings Montana where Chinese spy balloon was spotted infiltrating U.S airspace – as residents report seeing jet zoom by after officials came under fire for refusing to shoot it down
- Resident witnesses in Billings, Montana, saw an ‘explosion in the sky’ after US officials warned of a Chinese spy balloon flying over the region
- Video of the aftermath reveals a trail of smoke in the sky where the balloon was
- US officials called the balloon a ‘clear violation of sovereignty’ while warning that it wouldn’t be shot down because it was hovering over ‘sensitive sites’
By RONNY REYES FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
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An explosion in the sky over Billings Montana, where a Chinese spy balloon has been flying over the region, was caught on camera Friday.
Mysterious video of the aftermath shows a trail of smoke in the sky where the balloon was last spotted.
Dolly Moore, who took video of the scene, said she ‘saw a jet go by so fast and then explosion in the sky.’
As the video spread on social media, Defense officials have said the balloon over Montana has not exploded.
It comes after the US State Department called the balloon, which was traveling over U.S. airspace at 60,000 feet, a ‘clear violation’ of U.S. sovereignty, but said it wouldn’t be shot down because it was flying over a ‘number of sensitive sites.’
Video of the aftermath reveals a trail of smoke in the sky where the balloon was when flying over Billings, Montana, on Friday
A US defense official said the balloon is the size of several buses – but doesn’t post an immediate threat to Americans. The balloon, pictured over Montana, has been tracked for several days but officials decided not to shoot it down over fears about debris. China claims it is a civilian airship used for meteorological research
The balloon flew over the Aleutian Islands in the northern Pacific Ocean, and then crossed Canadian airspace into the United States
US officials had said that the balloon is large enough that destroying it would rain down debris, risking the safety of people on the ground.
Analysts said the balloon is about the size of ‘three buses’ and could be fitted with high-tech equipment including cameras, sensors and radar.
F-22 fight jets were mobilized to track the device as it hovered over Montana, which borders Canada, on Wednesday.
A US defense official said it entered US airspace ‘a couple days ago’ but its exact location was not shared.
Montana Senator Steve Daines, however, warned that the balloon might have been targeting his state’s nuclear missile fields.
‘Montana plays a vital national security role by housing nuclear missile silos at Malmstrom AFB,’ Daines wrote to the Department of Defense.
‘Given the increased hostility and destabilization around the globe aimed at the United States and our allies, I am alarmed by the fact that this spy balloon was able to infiltrate the airspace of our country and Montana.’
A US defense official said the balloon is the size of several buses – but doesn’t post an immediate threat to Americans
China’s foreign ministry said the balloon ‘seriously deviated from the scheduled route’ and expressed regret that ‘the airship strayed into the United States due to force majeure’ and claimed it was used for scientific research ‘such as meteorology’ – something the Pentagon disputed.
The detection of the balloon, which triggered alarm in the White House and the Pentagon, adds to a series of recent controversies that have further strained the tense relationship between China and the United States.
Beijing had urged calm while it established the ‘facts’ before a statement on Friday morning said the balloon was a weather research device that had ‘deviated far from its planned course’.
The Chinese foreign ministry said it regretted that the balloon had mistakenly entered US airspace. Republican leaders and former President Donald Trump had led calls for the balloon to be shot down.
Deflating: Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Beijing of his decision to postpone his trip to China Friday morning over the balloon issue
The Chinese surveillance balloon is estimated to be about the width of three buses. The balloon is fitted with solar panels to power the on-board equipment, which could include long-range cameras and radar. It was traveling at an altitude of around 60,000ft on Friday afternoon, but the balloons can reach heights of around double that
Following the balloon’s sighting, the US canceled Secretary of State Antony Blinken‘s long-planned trip to China.
The trip was to feature a landmark meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, on a trip President Biden and Xi announced the visit during their own high-stakes summit meeting in Bali in November.
‘We do acknowledge, we note the PRC statement of regret,’ a senior State Department official said Friday when announcing the decision.
‘But again, the presence of this balloon in our airspace is clearly unacceptable and a clear violation of our sovereignty. And our clear assessment was that under these current conditions, it wouldn’t be constructive to visit Beijing at this time.’
Blinken ‘postponed’ his planned trip ‘following the detection of a suspected spy balloon over the United States, which Beijing has claimed is a civilian airship which blew off course.’
Why would China launch a ‘spy balloon’ over Montana? Beijing suspected of delving into the ‘Cold War playbook’
The detection of the suspected Chinese spy balloon over the United States triggered speculation that Beijing was mounting a concerted surveillance effort near sensitive military sites.
China has claimed the balloon is a civilian airship that blew off course, but analysts have said the balloon could be a Cold War-era espionage technique deployed in US airspace.
Balloons have been used as a spying technique – including by the US – since the 1950s. But technological advancements mean modern models are harder to detect and have much greater surveillance capabilities.
The balloon currently floating over the US is about the size of three buses. It is believed to have flown over the Aleutian Islands in the northern Pacific Ocean, and then crossed Canadian airspace into the United States.
One model suggests it’s likely to drift further into the Midwest and over Missouri by Saturday, but the nature of the device and changing weather makes an accurate prediction difficult.
The balloon is large enough that destroying it would rain down debris, risking the safety of people on the ground, US officials said.
The balloon’s path takes it over ‘a number of sensitive sites’, a senior Pentagon official said when asked about the presence of nuclear missile silos in Montana.
‘Clearly, they’re trying to fly… this balloon over sensitive sites… to collect information,’ the official added.
However, the balloon’s tech is not ‘revolutionary’ and its observations are not better than what China is capable of seeing through other means such as its spy satellites.
China’s claim that the balloon is a civilian weather-monitoring device are not totally baseless. Such balloons, which can appear similar to a surveillance device, are common tools for meteorological research.
China has sent such balloons over the United States in recent years, the senior Pentagon official said.
The official did not share details, but indicated the flights were detected as far back as the administration of the previous president Donald Trump.
However, the official added, this is the first time a Chinese balloon has stayed in US airspace for an extended period.
– In response to some US officials accusing China of sending a spy balloon near ICBM fields in Montana, the Chinese foreign ministry said the balloon was for monitoring the ‘weather’ and veered off course and entered into US airspace due to force majeure.
The ministry “regrets the unintended entry” and said Chinese officials would continue communicating with the US about the balloon. They added the balloon is for meteorological and ‘other scientific research.’
On the other hand..High-altitude balloons, such as the one China has floated over mountain state military bases this week, are considered a key “delivery platform” for secret nuclear strikes on America’s electric grid, according to intelligence officials.
Spy balloons, used by Japan to drop bombs during World War II, are now far more sophisticated, can fly at up to 200,000 feet, evade detection, and can carry a small nuclear bomb that, if exploded in the atmosphere, would shut down the grid and wipe out electronics in a many-state-wide area.
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US shoots down Chinese spy balloon off East Coast
By Kathleen Magramo, Andrew Raine, Matt Meyer, Adrienne Vogt and Tori B. Powell, CNN
US military has shot down the Chinese spy balloon off the East Coast, US official says
From CNN’s Kevin Liptak, Zachary Cohen and Oren Liebermann
The US military has downed the suspected Chinese spy balloon over the Atlantic Ocean, a US official says.
President Joe Biden approved shooting down the balloon, the same US official told CNN.
Navy assets and Coast Guard assets are on standby if required for any possible recovery efforts, a defense official told CNN prior to the balloon being shot down.
The balloon was first spotted in the sky over Montana earlier this week and traveled across the middle of the country, following weather patterns before it exited the continental United States on Saturday.
Prior to the balloon being shot down, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for airports in Wilmington, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The FAA also restricted airspace near Myrtle Beach “to support the Defense Department in a national security effort.”
Top military officials had advised against shooting down the balloon while over the continental US because of the risk the debris could pose to civilians and property on the ground, but officials had maintained that all options remained on the table.
Earlier Saturday, Biden had told reporters in Syracuse, New York, that his administration was “gonna take care” of the balloon when asked by CNN if the US would shoot it down. He had been discussing options with military brass since first being briefed on the balloon Tuesday.
On Friday, the Pentagon said the balloon did not pose a military or political threat.
China’s Foreign Ministry has said the balloon entered US airspace by accident. But the State Department has said the presence of the balloon over US territory was “a clear violation of our sovereignty as well as international law, and it is unacceptable that this has occurred.”
The discovery of the balloon prompted US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to postpone his highly anticipated diplomatic visit to China, saying the incident “created the conditions that undermine the purpose of the trip.”
CNN’s Pete Muntean contributed reporting to this post.