President Trump reacted to the Chinese spy balloon hovering over Montana with a simple message, “SHOOT DOWN THE BALLOON!”
Trump’s message on Truth Social was in stark contrast to Biden, who didn’t have the guts to shoot the balloon down.
Some Twitter users suggested Biden doesn’t want to upset his ‘handlers.’
Jack Posobiec said the Chinese surveillance sphere should have been blown “sky high” the moment it entered U.S. airspace:
“U.S. detects suspected Chinese surveillance balloon hovering over northern U.S. for days,” reported Upward News.
The Pentagon released the following statement:
“The United States government has detected and is tracking a high-altitude surveillance balloon that is over the continental United States right now.”
The U.S. Air Force scrambled to send three planes to confront the balloon not long after the revelation was made.
“It is appearing to hang out for a longer period of time, this time around, [and is] more persistent than in previous instances. That would be one distinguishing factor,” the official said.
As CNN reported: Beijing claimed the balloon was a “civilian airship” used mainly for weather research that deviated from its planned course. The statement, by a spokeperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, is the first admission that the airship originated in China since the Pentagon revealed it was tracking the balloon on Thursday.
According to Layton, the suspected Chinese balloon is likely collecting information on US communication systems and radars.
“Some of these systems use extremely high frequencies that are short range, can be absorbed by the atmosphere and being line-of-sight are very directional. It’s possible a balloon might be a better collection platform for such specific technical collection than a satellite,” he said.
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