The Pentagon has admitted that it has expended a great deal of ordnance and taxpayer money defending American airspace against what appears to have been not an alien craft but ordinary airships — balloons, in other words.
What’s more, defense officials also said that the balloons in question may even have served some commercial purposes and not for spying. Specifically, the intelligence community believes the objects, which differed greatly from the giant Chinese spy balloon Joe Biden finally ordered shot down after it crossed the length of the country on Feb. 4, “could just be balloons tied to some commercial or benign purpose,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said.
“We don’t see anything that points right now to these being part of the PRC spy balloon program or in fact, intelligence collection against the United States of any kind,” Kirby said, using the abbreviation of the formal name of China, the People’s Republic of China.
That determination will ease concerns that the US has become subject to an intensive and broad-based surveillance program orchestrated by the Chinese military. Those fears were stoked by the series of shootdowns over Alaska, Canada and Michigan starting Friday and raised pressure on the Biden administration to explain the nature of the high-altitude craft, their origins and whether they posed national security threats.
Signs are emerging that both the US and China are trying to figure out a way past the balloon dispute. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who canceled a trip to Beijing after the Chinese balloon was identified, is considering a meeting with China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, in Germany this week, people familiar with the matter said.
Now, let’s get to the heart of this matter: Why would the Pentagon shoot down ‘commercial’ balloons? Given this explanation, the Biden regime is expecting Americans to be stupid and gullible enough to believe that, with all of our technology and the ability of our fighter pilots to get a visual on these ‘targets’ prior to launching weapons at them, they have no firm idea what the craft actually were.
That, frankly, is just absurd. The fact that the regime even informed Americans that these objects were shot down — if they actually were in the first place — is, in and of itself, odd. The government is still hiding information about President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, but suddenly we’re going to be told about what normally would be legitimately highly classified military operations?
Why? Why now?
All of this sounds a lot like there is a narrative being constructed. Never forget that the government does not tell us anything it does not want us to know, one, and two, the government is adept at using its various agencies to create false narratives and push them off as legitimate in order to effect a certain policy. They did it to Donald Trump in 2016 and beyond with the “Russian collusion” lie; they also lie to us daily, using the apocalyptic claim of “irreversible climate change” and “global warming” in order to force us into inefficient, short-range, and expensive electric cars and big cities.
And then there is the Russia-Ukraine war: Why did we pick the Ukrainian side? Why did we pick anyone’s side? Americans who are very familiar with the Bidens, for instance, know Joe and Hunter made a fortune in Ukraine because the country is among the most corrupt in Europe. But the second a major nuclear power invaded, we came to the aide of Ukraine, risking a response from Moscow. Why?
These shootdowns we’re suddenly being told about, combined with the war in Ukraine, both appear as though another narrative is being created — Russia is ‘threatening’ America — to justify getting us into another major European war.