Skip to comments.China confirms balloon is theirs, as spokesperson claims it is civilian research airship
Posted on 02/03/2023 6:22:34 AM PST by McGruff
The People's Republic of China confirmed Friday that the balloon craft floating over the northern United States is Chinese.
"The airship is from China. It is a civilian airship used for research, mainly meteorological, purposes," a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson confirmed Friday. "Affected by the Westerlies and with limited self-steering capability, the airship deviated far from its planned course."
The spokesperson said China regrets the incident.
The statement continued, "The Chinese side regrets the unintended entry of the airship into US airspace due to force majeure. The Chinese side will continue communicating with the US side and properly handle this unexpected situation caused by force majeure."
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Yeah, and CCP wants to build a corn milling facility 12 miles from Grand Forks AFB for humanitarian reasons.
Right over a Minuteman site.
Yeah, because the Jet Stream originates over China. /s
Being as I was born and raised in Grand Forks, I know exactly where it is, and I do not approve. 👎
Well there you have it. A Chu-2 spy balloon incident.
The local/county officials who accepted the application in the first place should be (type your response here).
Biden refused to shoot it down because he was told it was headed to Delaware and was a new way for China to deliver him his cash without Hunter.
This is what happens when you have president, congress, and military bought off by China. Why hasn’t it been shot down?
Isn’t that what Picard always says to the Romulans when they get caught snooping? “I assure we are on a peaceful mission doing archaeologic research.”
How many USAF and RCAF fighters are based between Alaska and Montana? 100? 200? Is NORAD operative?
Are we defenseless?
It does not appear to have any steering or propulsion mechanism. That does not rule out a deliberate incursion. The U.S. used to, and may still, routinely launch weather and research balloons. This time, they could be on the level. Never know.
During WWII, Japan Tried To Kill People On U.S. Soil With Balloon Bombs — And Succeeded
They’re just surveying all the land they’ve bought up
Really no different than a spy satellite just a few miles lower.
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