How do you think you’d feel if someone a couple of neighborhoods away decided to fly a camera-carrying drone over top of your house, all the while snapping pictures? Certainly, as soon as you were aware of the privacy-invading, picture-snapping snoop, you’d want it gone. Perhaps, enlist the aid of a few neighborhood kids with slingshots to take the sucker down.
Well, what if it were an entire nation full of strategically sensitive military bases designed to protect that nation from its adversaries? One would think that nation would immediately become rather ticked off. But that’s not how the U.S. responded when a giant “picture-taking” balloon was discovered floating over top the country.
In fact, Joe Biden and his liberal cronies tried to “look the other way.” It wasn’t until someone outside the administration spotted the high-flying balloon that they came clean. Ironically, the United States’ most dangerous adversary, China, launched the balloon. Despite claims that it was a “weather balloon” that accidentally drifted off course, the balloon was shot down.
It was not. The balloon that was allowed to traverse all the way down from Alaska, cutting the United States in half, was a Chinese spy balloon. Certainly, following the direct flight path, it’s no coincidence that it passed over nearly two dozen U.S. military installations. This wasn’t a coincidence. But odder is how China has responded after the U.S. military took out the balloon.
It would be pretty rich if the neighbor, who launched a spy drone over your house to secretly take pictures of you got mad when you shot it out of the sky. Let’s consider China’s response to its “weather balloon” being shot out of the sky. Beijing said that it expresses its “strong dissatisfaction and protest against the U.S.’s use of force to attack civilian unmanned aircraft.”
Seriously, that’s the response China is giving. The statement continued, “The Chinese side has repeatedly informed the US side, after verification, that the airship is for civilian use and entered the US due to force majeure; it was completely an accident.” Sure it was! How can anyone know what information this balloon has already sent back to the Chinese military? No one can.
And “force majeure” certainly followed a rather convenient flight plan, passing directly over the top of a suspiciously high number of U.S. military facilities. One might think that following “force majeure” would lead the balloon to fly over remote areas of the country, places filled with lots of “manure.” That’s a more accurate way to describe China’s insulting response. It’s “manure!”
China’s statement went on to claim that they “clearly asked the U.S. to handle it properly in a calm, professional and restrained manner. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Defense also stated that the balloon will not pose a military or personal threat to ground personnel.” We just wonder who that “spokesperson” was.
One “legitimate voice” for the U.S. military strongly suggested otherwise. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that the spy balloon was sent into United States airspace “in an attempt to surveil strategic sites in the continental United States.” This balloon wasn’t gathering weather-related data; it was taking pictures of sensitive U.S. military secrets.
But there are still more questions than answers about this suspicious incident. Why did Joe Biden allow the balloon to float around for days without saying a single word? Why wasn’t it taken down long before it flew over the continental U.S.? And finally, we wonder what kind of “manure response” Biden will have as an answer to China’s “manure response”?