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  • China Demands U.S. Abandon Taiwan and Apologize for Shooting Down Spy Balloon

    02/20/2023 4:25:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/20/2023 | Catherine Salgado
    After claiming its spy balloon was a harmless weather balloon and angrily condemning the Biden administration for shooting the balloon down (after it crossed the continental U.S.), the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is now not only demanding that the U.S. take all the blame for the incident but also that the U.S. abandon its unofficial ally Taiwan. As usual, the genocidal CCP is uninhibited by any interest in truth or justice.CCP state propaganda outlet Xinhua News published a statement from a Chinese Foreign Ministry (FM) spokesman on Feb. 19. The spokesman said that China acceded to a U.S. request and...
  • What’s Going On? US Military NOW SAYS There Were SIX China Spy Balloons Spotted During Trump Years – BUT NO ONE WAS NOTIFIED

    02/07/2023 3:52:40 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 7, 2023 | Jim Hoft
    This story continues to change by the hour. The Pentagon NOW says there were SIX Chinese spy balloons spotted over US territory during the Trump years. But no one was notified in leadership in the Trump administration or the US intelligence department. And General Keith Kellogg, who was the Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the United States National Security Council in the Trump administration, says he was never notified!
  • Navy Releases Images of Downed Chinese Spy Balloon off the Coast of Myrtle Beach

    02/07/2023 4:42:07 PM PST · by bitt · 82 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 2/7/2023 | jim hoft
    The FAA on Saturday shut down air space near the Atlantic as the Pentagon gears up to shoot down the Chinese spy balloon. At 2:40 p.m. ET, just off the coast of the South Carolinas, the Pentagon shot down the spy balloon. On Tuesday, the US Navy posted photos showing sailors retrieving parts of downed Chinese spy surveillance. Images that were posted on Twitter by the United States Fleet Forces show sailors from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 recovering a piece of the balloon on Sunday. “US Navy Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 recover a high-altitude...
  • The Chinese balloon story is even bigger than it seems

    02/07/2023 10:32:36 AM PST · by conservative98 · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2.6.23 | Byron York
    A slightly different story emerged in the Washington Post, which reported that the Pentagon knew of "past Chinese surveillance balloons near Florida and Texas." Wait a minute: Near Florida and Texas? What does near mean? Were the balloons over those states? Were they offshore but over U.S. territorial waters? The Washington Post suggested the Pentagon was not being entirely clear. "The Defense Department was not specific about where in each state the previous incursions occurred," the paper reported, citing Rep. Michael Waltz, a Republican on the House Armed Services Committee. "[Waltz] added that officials did not say whether the balloons...
  • Developing: Biden White House Has NOT Briefed Gang of 8 Over China Spy Balloon Scandal – THEY’RE SLOW-WALKING THE DETAILS

    02/07/2023 10:06:24 AM PST · by bitt · 25 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 2/7/2023 | jim hoft
    It’s been a week since the China spy balloon started crossing over Alaska and the continental United States. The Biden regime has been aware of the Chinese spy balloon in US air space since Saturday, January 28th. The Biden administration initially ignored the threat hoping the balloon would not be detected. But after amateur photographers captured the balloon flying over Montana the Biden White House had to admit they knew about the balloon. Now we know that the Biden White House has not briefed the Gang of 8 congressional leaders on the border incursion by the Chinese Communists. Steve Scalise...
  • US shooting of Chinese balloon an overreaction, says Beijing

    02/05/2023 10:13:14 AM PST · by FarCenter · 33 replies
    Straits Times ^ | Nirmal Ghosh US Bureau Chief
    WASHINGTON – China on Sunday protested against Washington’s decision to shoot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon over North America, accusing the United States of overreacting and warning that it reserves the right to take retaliatory measures. But with bipartisan consensus in the US foreign and national security establishments regarding China as an existential threat, it was long clear that President Joe Biden did not have any choice but to shoot the balloon down. Shooting it down safely gave Mr Biden a chance to look confident and in charge, in the face of a chorus from China hawks in Congress....
  • BREAKING NEWS: Fighter jet shoots down China spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina after Biden vowed to 'take care of it' and the FAA closed airspace and three airports

    02/04/2023 12:51:30 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 78 replies ^ | Feb 4 2023 | Ross Ibbetson
    Fighter jets shot down the Chinese spy balloon over the Atlantic today after Joe Biden vowed to 'take care of it' and the FAA shutdown three airports in the Carolinas. A missile burst the balloon at 2.38pm and separated its payload - the metal structure carrying its cameras - sending it plummeting towards the ocean off Myrtle Beach. Footage showed a fighter jet screaming towards the spy aircraft before firing a missile which shredded the balloon as stunned locals watched from the coast. An operation was underway to recover the wreckage and retrieve any valuable intelligence before it sinks into...
  • U.S. shoots down Chinese balloon over Atlantic

    02/04/2023 11:54:48 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 99 replies
    Just the News ^ | Updated: February 4, 2023 - 2:46pm | Just the News staff
    The U.S. has destroyed a Chinese balloon that had been floating over the continental United States over the past several days. Footage on social media showed the balloon exploding during flight and beginning to fall toward the earth.
  • 'Explosion in the sky' above Billings Montana where Chinese balloon was spotted above U.S. airspace - resident witness jet zoom by followed by trail of smoke

    02/03/2023 5:06:41 PM PST · by abb · 237 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Februay 3, 2023 | ronny reyes
    Residents in Billings, Montana, reported an 'explosion in the sky' after US officials warned of a Chinese spy balloon flying over the region. Bizarre video of the aftermath shows a trail of smoke in the sky where the balloon was last spotted. Dolly Moore, who took video of the scene, said she 'saw a jet go by so fast and then explosion in the sky. '
  • Emergency Update: Chinese Spy Balloon

    02/03/2023 5:25:00 PM PST · by House Atreides · 85 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 3, 2023 | S2 Underground
    Edit: The primary balloon is allegedly over Missouri as of around 5:00pm Eastern time. By the time this gets out it will have moved on, probably to the east coast. Sorry for the delay, I recorded this on the morning of Feb 3 and it has taken 6 hours to upload because I'm currently in the middle of the woods working on unrelated content. Crises clearly don't like fitting into my production schedule as I would like. Edit 2: 1933 Eastern - picking up reports of a possible missile strike on a balloon over Montana. Developing right now, more information...
  • Pentagon says another Chinese spy balloon is traveling over Latin America

    02/03/2023 5:38:20 PM PST · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 3, 2023 8:17pm EST | Jennifer Griffin , Adam Sabes
    The U.S. government says that another Chinese spy balloon is traveling over Latin America. Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder told Fox News on Friday night that "We are seeing reports of a balloon transiting Latin America. We now assess it is another Chinese surveillance balloon." This is a developing story.
  • Panetta: Chinese Spy Balloon ‘Gathering Intelligence’ on U.S., I’d ‘Really Be Concerned’ if We Didn’t Intercept It or Shoot It down

    02/03/2023 6:19:54 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/03/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stated that the Chinese spy balloon over the U.S. is “gathering intelligence” and that the U.S. either needs to intercept it or shoot it down if that’s the last alternative and that simply letting the balloon go out to sea is not an option. Panetta said, “I think the United States has to take control of this balloon. There are two things that are of great concern here: One is that it’s been determined to be a surveillance balloon, which means that it’s gathering intelligence. That’s the purpose...
  • The China Show: EMERGENCY - Chinese Spy Balloon Explained

    02/03/2023 7:49:58 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 73 replies
    The China Show ^ | 02-03-23 | The China Show
    In this youtube video, SerpentZA and LaoWhy86 break down all the latest news on the Chinese Spy Balloon. Although I don't ordinarily post their show (though I highly recommend them), I did so this time because they do a good job in analyzing Chinese propaganda on this issue and the common tactics they use to deceive western people on twitter, Reddit, and the other locations they infest. Show is about 2 hours long, so a little too much for me to transcribe for those FReepers with crummy internet connections.
  • Suspected Chinese spy balloon could end up over the Carolinas later this weekend if Biden fails to take action

    02/04/2023 1:49:09 AM PST · by conservative98 · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 4, 2023 | Lawrence Richard
    A suspected Chinese spy balloon that was initially discovered over Montana has sailed across the United States and could end up over the Carolinas later this weekend, according to a report. The Chinese balloon was discovered hovering at about 60,000 feet just north of Billings, Montana, on Thursday before it moved over Columbia, Missouri, Friday. It could make its way as far east as Raleigh, North Carolina, by Saturday afternoon, according to WNCN.
  • Expert: Chinese Balloon Could Be Dry Run to Deliver Nuclear EMP Device

    02/04/2023 5:17:23 AM PST · by srmanuel · 76 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/3/23 | Newsmax
    I have no idea who this retired Air Force Officer is or what his qualifications are in order to make these claims, I mentioned this possibility in another thread about the balloon earlier and most didn't think this particular balloon was capable of carrying a nuclear device, instead of launching an ICBM which would be detectable early in flight and taken much more seriously, a balloon which the USA doesn't appear to take seriously, could invade US airspace unopposed and be positioned over the middle of the USA and create real problems, evidently this particular balloon has the ability to...
  • Explosion Spotted In Sky Where Chinese Spy Balloon Was

    02/04/2023 6:00:48 AM PST · by Twotone · 42 replies
    Conservative Brief ^ | February 3, 2023 | Carmine Sabia
    An explosion has been caught n camera above Billings, Montana, the last place the spy balloon from China was seen. The person who shared the video, Dolly Moore, said she “saw a jet go by so fast and then explosion in the sky.” “Ok, so here’s what I just caught I few minutes ago out my window. I saw a jet go by so fast and then explosion in the sky. Holy crap! Billings MT,” she said. There is no indication that the explosion is related to the spy balloon. The Pentagon has responded to the Chinese spy balloon that...
  • Chinese balloon advanced, hard to shoot down: US expert

    02/04/2023 6:17:33 AM PST · by FarCenter · 252 replies
    .... Shooting down a balloon is not as easy as it sounds, said Kim. "These balloons use helium... It's not the Hindenburg, you can't just shoot it and then and then it goes up in flames." "If you do punch holes in it, it's just kind of going to leak out very slowly." Kim recalled that in 1998 the Canadian air force sent up F-18 fighter jets to try and shoot down a rogue weather balloon. "They fired a thousand 20-millimeter cannon rounds into it. And it still took six days before it finally came down. These are not things...
  • Dem Rep. Quigley: China Spy Balloon Isn’t a New Issue, They’ve Had Satellites ‘for Years’

    02/04/2023 7:05:55 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/03/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s “CNN Newsroom,” Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) stated that the Chinese spy balloon is a serious issue, but we should note that “the low orbit Chinese satellites have been there for years, they’re there all the time. I don’t want the American people to think this is something new and that all of a sudden we have a concern that we didn’t have before.” Quigley stated that Secretary of State Tony Blinken should not have canceled his trip to China over the balloon, and that “if you’re angry about something, don’t talk about it through the press, talk about...
  • CONFIRMED Hoax: Alleged Explosion In Montana’s Sky Allegedly From Chinese Balloon

    02/04/2023 7:22:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Action News ^ | 02/04/2023 | Alexander J. Williams III
    Breaking update: The latest reporting coming out of Billings, Montana are showing the previously reported and speculated alleged explosion in the sky to be a confirmed hoax, as no explosions have been reported in Billings. Initially, due to the Chinese spy balloon that was spotted in the skies of Montana earlier today, the reports were widely believed and panic grew as a result. However, the official word from local reporters in Montana is indicating that the alleged explosion did not occur. As reported by Aaron Flint, host of Montana Talks statewide radio show, upon checking with Yellowstone City County dispatch,...
  • China rehearses an EMP attack. Biden approves it

    02/04/2023 7:54:08 AM PST · by Starman417 · 81 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-03-23 | DrJohn
    Joe Biden is a China asset. There's no other way to interpret this. A Chinese spy balloon has been loitering over the US for several days now. It first crossed Alaskan airspace, then Canadian airspace and then back again into US airspace. It became public when civilians sighted it over Montana. The Biden regime was not going to tell us. Theres another one over Latin America. China initially claimed it was a weather balloon but the Pentagon confirmed that it was a spy balloon. Despite knowing it is a spy balloon Biden decided to allow it to continue on its...