The China spy balloon reportedly carried explosives that could self-detonate, despite Joe Biden allowing it to traverse across the U.S., putting civilians a risk.
The spy balloon entered U.S. airspace over Alaska last Saturday.
Biden was aware of he surveillance balloon, yet he did nothing.
With president’s apathy allowed the spy balloon to travel across nuclear silos and military installations.
Eventually, the balloon was shot down over the Atlantic just off the coast of the Carolinas.
The China spy balloon carried explosives to self-detonate, according to the Pentagon.
The Daily Mail reported:
The Chinese spy balloon was 200 feet tall, weighed thousands of pounds, and its payload was the size of a jetliner, a top Pentagon official said Monday.
Air Force Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, commander of U.S. Northern Command, divulged new details about the downed balloon on a call with reporters Monday.
His description followed a briefing by National Security Council spokesman John Kirby, who defended President Joe Biden’s decision to wait and shoot down the Chinese craft until it was over South Carolina’s coastline on Saturday.
“Because the president decided they wouldn’t shoot it down until he could do so safely, and that meant over water, that afforded us a terrific opportunity to gain a better understanding, to study the capabilities of this balloon,” he told reporters on a call.
Biden later attempted to claim victory after the U.S. military shot down the Chinese spy balloon but was later slammed by officials.
As The Daily Fetched reported: The president claimed he ordered the Pentagon to shoot it down on Wednesday as soon as possible,” but they decided not to shoot it down over land because of falling debris.
U.S. officials were “well aware” that the balloon had crossed into American airspace but decided not to inform the public to protect Secretary of State Antony Blicken’s diplomatic trip to China.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said the Chinese spy ballon was sent to the U.S. “in an attempt to surveil strategic sites in the continental United States.”
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Greene (R-NC) slammed Biden, saying it was “indefensible that this threat was eliminated only after great public outcry and the damage to U.S. national security and American sovereignty was already done.”
“The fact remains that President Biden when faced with the opportunity to protect the homeland from our adversaries, chose yet again to demonstrate weakness on the global stage,” Greene added.
“From the Southern border to Afghanistan and, now, Chinese surveillance directly above our homes and sensitive military installations, this President shows he is not interested in protecting American interests,” Greene continued.