If an enemy nation sending aerial surveillance balloons to spy on our bases across our country without our noticing it isn’t a major breach, what does a major breach look like?
I mean besides a crackhead who was occasionally in the pay of Chinese business interests being in the same house as mishandled classified documents taken home by a former vice president and stored haphazardly.
Biden, who has sought to maintain communications with China and not allow tensions with Beijing to get out of control, said in a Noticias Telemundo interview that he did not regret shooting down the balloon sooner.
“It’s not a major breach,” Biden said. “I mean, look, it’s totally … it’s a violation of international law. It’s our airspace.”
How would Biden define a major breach?
China hacking the Office of Personnel Management to account for the largest security breach in history while making off with the information of millions of federal employees under Obama?
Or hacking six state governments last year? Multiple defense firms in 2021? Stealing supersonic anti-ship missiles in 2018? Ripping off a whole lot of our weapons systems in 2013? The list goes on and on.
Maybe on that scale spy balloons are not as big of a deal, but that’s only because we allow China to keep doing this with no consequences so that the Communist enemy nation’s attacks on have to be graded on a curve.
Anything short of infecting us with a deadly virus that killed countless people and shut down the economy doesn’t count as a “major breach”.
So we can just keep letting them get away with it.