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  • North Korea accused of sending balloons of trash, poop into the South

    05/29/2024 9:38:06 AM PDT · by DFG · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/29/2024 | Olivia Land
    South Korea has accused the North Korean regime of sending balloons containing garbage and animal feces into its territory. Over 260 inflated balloons with plastic bags tied to them had been detected by Wednesday, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Some of the inflatables landed on the ground, while others were still airborne. Those that had landed appeared to have trash strewn around them, as well as animal excrement, the Yonhap news agency said. South Korea’s military explosives ordnance unit and a chemical and biological warfare response team were deployed to inspect and collect the mysterious objects. An alert...
  • Commercial Fishermen Find Possible Spy Balloon Off Coast of Alaska

    03/02/2024 11:45:30 AM PST · by bitt · 20 replies ^ | 2/2/2024 | CRISTINA LAILA
    Chinese spy balloon spotted over US airspace in 2023 Commercial fishermen found what is believed to be a spy balloon off the coast of Alaska. The fishermen were instructed to bring the debris ashore and meet with FBI agents waiting at the port. CNN reported: Commercial fishermen off the coast of Alaska have found what officials are concerned could be another spy balloon and are bringing it to shore with them, three sources familiar with the matter told CNN. FBI agents will meet the fishing vessel when it comes into port, which is expected to be sometime over the weekend....
  • Here’s what the mysterious high-altitude balloon that flew over US Friday really was (hobbyist device)

    02/25/2024 2:02:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/24/24 | Katherine Donlevy
    The mysterious high-altitude balloon spotted soaring the Western US Friday was simply a hobbyist device and has already left American airspace, according to a report. Federal investigators tracked the small balloon, flying at an altitude between 43,000 and 45,000 feet, until it traversed beyond US lines sometime during the night, the North American Aerospace Defense Command told CBS News. Fighter jets for NORAD, the nation’s airspace watchdog, intercepted the balloon shortly as it hovered over Utah Friday. Although officials were unsure of the balloon’s origin, they immediately determined that the balloon, which was not maneuverable, “posed no hazard to flight...
  • U.S. tracking balloon of unknown origin over American airspace

    02/23/2024 3:38:15 PM PST · by CFW · 29 replies
    Just the News ^ | 2/23/24 | Ben Whedon
    U.S. authorities are currently tracking a high-altitude balloon of unknown origin and purpose over American airspace. The balloon was over Colorado earlier in the day and is travelling east, CBS reported, citing "[s]ources familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity." The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) confirmed in a statement that "[i]n close coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) detected a small balloon at an altitude varying between 43,000-45,000 ft." "The balloon was intercepted by NORAD fighters over Utah, who determined it was not maneuverable and did not...
  • US Military tracking high-altitude balloon over western US.

    02/23/2024 2:34:20 PM PST · by Carriage Hill
    Fox News ^ | 2.23.2024 | Brie Stimson, Liz Friden
    A township ordinance that limits firing guns to indoor and outdoor shooting ranges and zoning that significantly restricts where the ranges can be located does not violate the Second Amendment, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The man who challenged Stroud Township's gun laws, Jonathan Barris, began to draw complaints about a year after he moved to the home in the Poconos in 2009 and installed a shooting range on his 5-acre property. An officer responding to a complaint said the range had a safe backstop but the targets were in line with a large box store in a nearby shopping...
  • U.S. is tracking an unidentified high-altitude balloon over the Western part of the country

    02/23/2024 1:17:01 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 106 replies
    JUST IN - U.S. is tracking an unidentified high-altitude balloon over the Western part of the country — CBS
  • BUSTED: Biden Administration Misled About the Chinese Spy Balloon Not Transmitting Data

    12/29/2023 6:19:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/29/2023 | Bonchie
    Stop me if you've heard this one before: The Biden administration misled the American people about a major foreign policy issue. According to a new report, the claim that the infamous Chinese spy balloon was blocked from transmitting data as it flew across the mainland United States was false. Astonishingly, the balloon was allowed to connect to a domestic telecommunications service. That connection was then used to send "burst transmissions" back to China, and it's unlikely it was transmitting take-out orders.The balloon connected to a U.S.-based company, according to the assessment, to send and receive communications from China, primarily related...
  • Confirmed: Biden Admin Sought to Conceal Chinese Spy Balloon from Public As It Crossed Continental United States – Mark Milley Involved

    12/23/2023 11:50:14 AM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 23, 2023 | Jim Hoft
    The Administration knew about the spy balloon but sought to conceal it from the American public. The Biden regime did not even notify the Gang of Eight Congressional leaders about the security breach by the Communist Chinese. Retired General Mark Milley knew about the Chinese balloon but followed the lead of the Biden regime and kept it from the public. NBC reported: On a Friday evening last January, Gen. Glen VanHerck, the Air Force commander in charge of defending American airspace from intrusion, called President Joe Biden’s top military adviser, Gen. Mark Milley. U.S. intelligence officials had just notified the...
  • U.S. intelligence officials determined the Chinese spy balloon used a U.S. internet provider to communicate

    12/28/2023 6:55:54 PM PST · by Pete from Shawnee Mission · 67 replies
    CNBC ^ | Dec 28 2023 | Courtney Kube and Carol E. Lee
    "U.S. intelligence officials have determined that the Chinese spy balloon that flew across the U.S. this year used an American internet service provider to communicate, according to two current and one former U.S. official familiar with the assessment." "The balloon connected to a U.S.-based company, according to the assessment, to send and receive communications from China, primarily related to its navigation. Officials familiar with assessment said it found that the connection allowed the balloon to send burst transmissions, or high-bandwidth collections of data over short periods of time." More at link
  • Biden Admin Planned to Keep Chinese Spy Balloon News Secret From the Public — and Even Congress: Report

    12/23/2023 6:41:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | Dec. 23, 2023 | Mary Kay Linge
    The Biden administration planned to keep the Chinese spy balloon that traveled across North America this year a secret from the public and even from Congress — and only came clean after civilians saw the massive white orb over Montana, according to a damning new report. “Before it was spotted publicly, there was the intention to study it and let it pass over and not ever tell anyone about it,” a former senior US official told NBC News Friday, nearly 11 months after the balloon penetrated American airspace and began a meandering week-long tour of sensitive military sites. When the...
  • Blinken Says Spy Balloon Incident Is Water Under The Bridge

    06/19/2023 8:26:47 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 19, 2023 | Dylan Housman
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview with NBC News on Monday that the U.S. has moved past its spy balloon dustup with China from earlier in 2023. Blinken told NBC’s Janis Mackey Frayer in Beijing “that chapter should be closed,” referring to the deterioration of relations that occurred after a Chinese spy balloon was caught flying across the United States in February. Blinken’s trip to China to meet with top Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials had originally been scheduled around the same time the balloon was discovered, but was rescheduled as a result.
  • Pentagon tracking another mysterious aerial object: Report

    05/02/2023 8:01:26 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    American Military News ^ | 5/1/23 | Liz Lawrence
    The Pentagon is tracking another balloon that flew over Hawaii and is moving toward Mexico, U.S. officials said, according to NBC News. Three U.S. officials told NBC that the object did not fly over any sensitive locations. It’s unclear who is behind the mysterious aerial object. The U.S. military, which has been tracking the balloon since last week, said it is not a threat to national security or air traffic, one official added.
  • US Defense Department tracking another balloon traveling between Hawaii and Mexico

    05/01/2023 3:00:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    MSN via Fox News ^ | 05/01/2023 | Greg Wehner
    The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is tracking another high-altitude balloon that crossed over Hawaii and is heading toward Mexico. The DoD and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) detected and tracked an unmanned balloon off the coast of Hawaii on April 28, which was floating at about 36,000 feet, a DoD spokesman said. The ownership of the balloon is unknown and according to the spokesman, there was no indication that it was being maneuvered or controlled by a foreign or adversarial actor. When the balloon crossed into U.S. airspace over Hawaii, it did not float over critical infrastructure used for defense...
  • Chinese spy balloon gathered intelligence from sensitive U.S. military sites, despite U.S. efforts to block it

    04/03/2023 4:28:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | April 3, 2023 | By Courtney Kube and Carol E. Lee
    The Chinese spy balloon that flew across the U.S. was able to gather intelligence from several sensitive American military sites, despite the Biden administration’s efforts to block it from doing so, according to two current senior U.S. officials and one former senior administration official. China was able to control the balloon so it could make multiple passes over some of the sites (at times flying figure eight formations) and transmit the information it collected back to Beijing in real time, the three officials said. The intelligence China collected was mostly from electronic signals, which can be picked up from weapons...
  • The Sharks Are Circling - Russia And China Take Aim At The World's Undersea Cable Network

    02/28/2023 8:17:16 PM PST · by george76 · 76 replies
    AND Magazine ^ | Feb 23, 2023 | Sam Faddis
    We live in a world created in 1945. The United States is the world’s dominant political, economic, and military power. We treat those facts as if they are somehow immutable. They are not. We are standing on the brink of losing it all. The Biden administration continues to blunder forward with its reckless policy of escalation in Ukraine treating the entire enterprise as if it were a video game of some sort. There are in the minds of these men and women no consequences for their actions. Only the other side takes losses. Only the other side feels pain. ......
  • Pentagon releases pilot’s close-up photo of Chinese balloon

    02/23/2023 11:50:42 AM PST · by VanShuyten · 55 replies
    AP ^ | 2/22/2023 | TARA COPP
    A U-2 pilot flying high above the Chinese spy balloon took a close-up photo of the large white orb just a day before the Air Force shot it down off the South Carolina coast.
  • DEVELOPING: Pilots Spot ‘Large White Balloon’ Off Hawaii

    02/19/2023 5:54:14 PM PST · by McGruff · 111 replies
    BREAKING 911 ^ | February 19, 2023
    Air traffic control has reported the sighting of a large white balloon off the coast of northeast of Hawaii on Sunday. The Oakland Oceanic Air Traffic Control Center received a message stating that the balloon was observed over the Pacific Ocean, about 594 miles northeast of Honolulu. The object seemed to be flying at an altitude of 40,000 to 50,000 feet, according to reports. Pilots were advised to report if they spot the object. Further information about the sighting is currently unavailable. Multiple balloons have been shot down by American forces this month.
  • UFO shot down by $400,000 US missile may have been a $12 hobby balloon: report

    02/19/2023 3:09:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 02/17/2023 | Katherine Donlevy
    One of the UFOs shot down last weekend by the US Air Force with a $400,000 missile may have simply been a $12 balloon belonging to an Illinois enthusiast club, a report said. The Northern Illinois Bottlecap Balloon Brigade told Aviation Week on Thursday that it fears one of its diligently tracked gasbags that recently went missing was the mystery object taken out by the military over Canada on Saturday.The Pico Balloon — silver-coated, cylindrically shaped object — reported its last position at 38,910 feet off the west coast of Alaska on Friday.By Saturday, based on the balloon’s projected path,...
  • F-22 Raptor vs 12 Buck Science Project

    02/19/2023 10:45:10 AM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-19-23 | Larry Brandes
    A deadly air battle took place over Alaska on February 10th. That historical event was part of Biden's new, improved strategy to shoot down everything flying over America. Apparently, Biden is still embarrassed that citizens actually noticed a Chinese spy balloon floating "across 2,000 miles of American airspace untouched." Oops. We weren't supposed to find out-but we did and now the White House has declared zero tolerance for anything flying. On February 10, 2023, a UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) was spotted flying at 38,910 feet over Alaska. A USAF, F-22 was scrambled to intercept and destroy said target. The pilot...
  • Cruz responds after Biden allegedly authorized $200 million fighter jet to shoot down $12 science project

    02/17/2023 8:39:18 AM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2023 | Lawrence Richard |
    Small pico balloons typically range between $12 and $180 while an F-22 Raptor is estimated to be around $200 million ... Sen. Ted Cruz took to Twitter Thursday to criticize Joe Biden for ordering an F-22 fighter jet to shoot down what may have been a hobby club’s science project off the coast of Alaska earlier last week. Cruz, R-Texas, joked that Biden’s decision to authorize the $200 million fighter jet to use a $400,000 missile to shoot down what may have been a $12 balloon serves as a "powerful deterrence" to high school students interested in creating their own...