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The hot air of spy balloons
This week the diversion from the corruption and incompetence of the Democrat Party’s administration is UFOs. Our brave F-16 pilots are firing $400,000 Sidewinder missiles to shoot down unidentified flying objects.
This is in response to last week’s refusal by Biden to shoot down Red China’s surveillance balloon without Chairman Xi’s permission. Biden waited until it had safely crossed the United States of America.
The military said they did not want debris hitting anyone in Montana, where the population in 7.4 people per square mile.
Originally, General Milley — who promised to warn Red China if we would sneak attack Beijing — and Biden tried to keep the balloon from the public.
They would have gotten away with it, if not for the meddling Billings Gazette publishing photos of the balloon snapped by that pesky Larry Mayer.
This weekend, it was like a shooting gallery as an embarrassed Pentagon fired 4 shots to take down 3 balloons. Top Guns, our pilots are not.
They fired their guns but the balloons kept a-comin.’ There wasn’t as many as there was a while ago.
One of targets was over Lake Huron, which is next to Michigan and its population of 178 people per square miles (24 times Montana’s density). As Woody Hayes once said in a quote I just made up, “Michiganders are expendable.”
Chairman Xi said the first balloon was his but not the other ones. Xi is right because “the call was coming from inside the house!”
These were our balloons. On August 2, 2019, Lisa Kaczke of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader in South Dakota, reported, “Pentagon launching drug surveillance balloons over Midwest.”
Ah, the Santa Claus government. It gives you gifts in the form of food stamps and student loans, but it also sees you while you’re sleeping — and knows when you’re not woke.
Co-published in USA Today, Kaczke’s story said, “The Pentagon is testing the high-altitude, solar-powered balloons across six states, The Guardian reported on Friday.
“The balloons were launched to provide ‘a persistent surveillance system’ for narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission.”
I am not really sure how the FCC gets involved, but the filing tipped off the Guardian.
The British paper reported, “Traveling in the stratosphere at altitudes of up to 65,000 feet (12 miles), the balloons are intended to ‘provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats,’ according to a filing made on behalf of the Sierra Nevada Corporation, an aerospace and defense company.”
Sure, sure, sure. It was about drugs.
Our federal government is so concerned about illegal drugs that Obama’s third administration opened the southern border, giving fentanyl smugglers free rein.
But the story proves the anonymous Pentagon official who said spy balloons surveilled America under President Trump was technically correct. Except the military man left out the part where “the call was coming from inside the house!”
The Pentagon may not be good at many things any more. They are too busy transgendering troops, working on white anger and leaving weapons (and people) behind in Afghanistan. But the American military still nails that fog of war.
Now that Sean Hannity is coasting toward his retirement, only one man is willing to call them out.
Tucker Carlson said of the three UFOs, “At least one of these objects was a weather service balloon. If that’s true, (then) the Biden Administration used fighter jets to shoot down its own balloon and we really are becoming Fetterman Nation.”
His last line was a stroke of genius.
The rest of the media is doing “What we know so far” stories, which really mean “what we are allowed to say.”
CBS ran a story, “What we know so far about the Chinese spy balloon and the other objects shot down.”
It said, “At a briefing on Sunday night, Defense Department officials said the last three objects did not pose a kinetic military threat, but their path and proximity to sensitive Defense Department sites and the altitude they were flying could be a hazard to civilian aviation and thus raised concern.
“Assistant Secretary of Defense Melissa Dalton said in a briefing with reporters on Sunday that the U.S has been more closely scrutinizing airspace at certain altitudes, including enhancing the radar.
“The unidentified object that was downed near Alaska was the size of a small car, according to the Pentagon. The object shot down over Lake Huron appeared to be octagonal in shape with strings hanging off, but no discernable payload, a senior administration official said.”
The New York Times almost acknowledged the Pentagon explanation is BS.
NYT said, “There is still a lot we don’t know about the Chinese spy balloon and the three other objects the U.S. military shot out of the sky in recent days.
“U.S. officials have not explained what kind of information the spy balloon was trying to obtain. They have revealed little about the other objects, though they did acknowledge yesterday that the three objects were not sending out communication signals. But we have yet to learn what those objects were or what they were for.
“Red China’s role is another unanswered question. The U.S. has drawn a clear link between Red China and the spy balloon, though not with the other three objects. It’s not clear whether the balloon was a sign that Red China is getting more aggressive, or if the U.S. is simply now detecting a kind of surveillance Red China has been doing for a long time.”
Some in the clown car we call the media speculate that they could be space aliens!
The Daily Beast posed questions and answered them in an exclusive self-interview.
It asked, “Are these UFOs aliens from another planet?
It answered, “Probably not. National security officials told reporters on Sunday that objects flown over North America weren’t alien visitors. However, General Glen D. VanHerck, the commander of the U.S. Air Force’s Northern Command, said at a press briefing that ‘I haven’t ruled out anything at this point.’
“So, there’s a slight chance that they could be aliens from another planet. If that’s the case, don’t expect the government to outright say it anytime soon.”
Sure, aliens traveled trillions of miles from another galaxy by balloon. They are monkeys and hippopotamuses from the planet Hanna-Barbera.
We know the objects were American because the Washington Post reported, “Objects shot down in Alaska, Canada less advanced than Chinese balloon.”
I suspect the balloon target practice is over because its two-pronged mission is accomplished. It took the heat off allowing Red China’s balloon to pass over the nation unmolested.
The War Against Balloons also diverted attention from the imbecility of the imbecile-in-chief. Our Milley anti-Vanilli military finally found an enemy it could defeat.
They tired him out.
Disney’s ABC reported, “Red China on Monday accused the United States of flying spy balloons into its airspace without permission more than 10 times since the start of 2022, further escalating tensions between the two countries.”
Earlier, Whoopi Goldberg gave the Disney company line.
To the media, it is all Spy versus Spy as if life were a Mad magazine. Whoopi’s statement — “We spy on them. They spy on us. We find out stuff. They find out stuff.” — sums up best the American people’s response to an existential threat.
Red China bought off the politicians, planted spies in government and academia, and flooded our markets with cheap stuff to finance it all.
Chairman Xi is taking over the USA without firing a shot because “The call is coming from inside the house!”