“Forget the balloon, we are already at war with China,” writes Bart Marcois, deputy assistant secretary of energy for international affairs during the administration of George W. Bush. As evidence, Marcois cites the assault on energy independence, China’s biological warfare designs, Fentanyl, TikTok, and last but not least, “the Biden family.” The former foreign service officer makes some good points but one needs updating.
“The U.S. military has shot down four flying objects over North American airspace over the past eight days,”(emphasis added) the Epoch Times reported on February 12. On February 10 and 11, U.S. fighters shot down flying objects over Alaska and Canada’s Yukon territory. The latest flying object was shot down on Super Bowl Sunday, over Lake Huron.
That object had an “octagonal structure,” and according to the Pentagon the object flew in proximity to sensitive DOD [Department of Defense] sites. So did the spy balloon near Billings Montana, which overflew missile installations such as Malmstrom Air Force Base. From there the Chinese craft proceeded east, and the military did not shoot it down until it had crossed nearly the entire continental United States. At this point, the questions far outnumber the answers.
American spy satellites have a resolution of 10 centimeters, about four inches, possibly better, and the U.S. tracks everything in space and in the air. According to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the balloon was roughly 200 feet tall and carried a payload weighing more than a couple of thousand pounds, which is more than a ton.
This huge flying object was allowed to enter U.S. airspace unannounced. The Chinese craft was first spotted by photographers while overflying Montana. The Billings Gazette published the photos, quickly picked up by national media. Only then did American officials reach for the microphones.
Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder told CNN the US government has been “tracking the balloon for several days as it made its way over the northern United States.” The balloon’s flight path had passed over “a number of sensitive sites,” but does not present a “significant intelligence gathering risk.”
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had also advised against shooting down China’s balloon while it was over land. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley recommended against “kinetic action” to bring down the balloon, CBS News reported, because of the danger of debris hitting the ground, and because the “the U.S. government had determined the balloon does not pose a threat.”
Gen. Milley believed Donald Trump was the equivalent of Adolph Hitler, and Trump’s supporters were brownshirts. Back in 2020 Gen. Milley determined that President Trump was going to start a war with China. So Milley appointed himself commander in chief and told Chinese generals that in the event of actual hostilities, he would tip them off about what was coming down.
As those on the ground understand, the commander in chief of U.S. armed forces is supposed to be Joe Biden. The Delaware Democrat has a curious history with China.
Senator Biden was one of the strongest voices for bringing China into the World Trade Organization and giving the Communist regime access to U.S. markets. This was after the Tiananmen Square massacre, and after The Black Book of Communism exposed China’s Communist rulers as the worst mass murderers in human history.
As the Atlantic pointed out in 2012, vice president Biden “got China” through the efforts of longtime supporter Tom Donilon, who would serve, badly, as national security adviser under President Obama. Donilon sees no conflict between a “rising power and an established power” and contends that “a deeper U.S.-China military-to-military dialogue is central to addressing many of the sources of insecurity and potential competition between us.” (emphases added)
In similar style in 2019, presidential candidate Joe Biden went on record that the Chinese are “not bad folks” and not even competition for the United States. In reality, Chinese agents strip mine the USA for classified information, trade secrets and intellectual property. The Biden DOJ has dropped the case against some Chinese spies apprehended by the FBI. So no surprise that China deploys balloons to surveil the American mainland.
The first craft bore a “payload” weighing more than a ton, but at this writing those on the ground don’t know what the payload contained. Without that knowledge, Gen. Milley said the craft posed no threat. No word whether some Chinese general tipped him off that the balloons were headed stateside, and what they contained.
If embattled Americans saw China’s surveillance gear as a kind of “invitasion” it would be hard to blame them. At this writing, Biden has not issued an official statement condemning China for the four objects shot down over North American. For Bart Marcois, those objects are not the key issue.
“The Chinese don’t need balloons to attack us,” he contends, “they are already here,” with TikTok, Fentanyl, biological agents and the Biden family. As we now know, the Biden family’s financial entanglements with China are not a matter of “Russian disinformation.”
Embattled Americans could be forgiven for believing this administration is a China-occupied government (COG), with Joe Biden the primary cog.
Joe Biden believes China’s genocidal Communist dictators are “not bad folks.” According to the Delaware Democrat, the bad folks are those who want America to be great. Check out Biden’s September 1, 2022 hate speech, backdropped in red, with U.S Marines standing by.
As Inspector Claude Lebel told Madame de Montpellier in The Day of the Jackal, be in no doubt as to the seriousness of your position.