China sure is sending a lot of spy balloons. They must be testing our capabilities and the spine of dementia Joe.
Fox News just reported:
“The Biden administration said Saturday that it was actively monitoring an airborne object over Canada shortly before Canada announced it had been shot down by the U.S. military.”
NORAD confirmed in a statement to Fox News Digital on Saturday afternoon it had identified a “high-altitude airborne object” over Northern Canada.
“Military aircraft are currently operating from Alaska and Canada in support of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) activities,” the statement said. “NORAD confirms that we have positively identified a high-altitude airborne object over Northern Canada.”
“While we cannot discuss specifics related to these activities at this time, please note that NORAD conducts sustained, dispersed operations in the defense of North America through one or all three NORAD regions,” the statement said.
A spokesperson for NORAD told Fox News Digital it is monitoring “one unidentified airborne object over Northern Canada” but would not provide more details on a specific location or country of origin.
Shortly afterwards, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the object had been shot down.
“I ordered the take down of an unidentified object that violated Canadian airspace,” Trudeau tweeted. “@NoradCommand shot down the object over the Yukon. Canadian and U.S. aircraft were scrambled, and a U.S. F-22 successfully fired at the object.”
I ordered the take down of an unidentified object that violated Canadian airspace. @NORADCommand shot down the object over the Yukon. Canadian and U.S. aircraft were scrambled, and a U.S. F-22 successfully fired at the object.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) February 11, 2023
The United States shot down an unidentified object over northern Alaska on Friday that entered U.S. airspace before it was detected, the Pentagon said.
The United States also shot down a Chinese surveillance balloon off the coast of South Carolina last week after it had entered U.S. airspace in Montana and flown across the country for several days.
Video of the Chinese spy balloon reportedly being shot down. pic.twitter.com/yfejFCFH0t
— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) February 4, 2023
Another Fox report says that China is mocking dementia Joe:
“News outlets owned by the Chinese Communist Party say President Biden has only managed to make the U.S. military look weaker by pitting fighter jets against a surveillance balloon and an unknown “object,” and cast China as the responsible party in the relationship while blaming the U.S. for holding a “hysterical” position on China,” according to Fox.
“The Joe Biden administration’s handling of the Chinese balloon case last week was meant to showcase the United States’ strategic strength amid fierce attacks by Republicans and the low approval ratings of U.S. official,” said an op-ed that appeared in China Daily, the country’s largest news outlet. “But instead it has shown to the world how immature and irresponsible — indeed hysterical — the U.S. has been in dealing with the case.”
That op-ed, which also appeared in the People’s Daily — another state-owned media source — said Biden’s unpopularity in the U.S. and pressure from Republicans to get tough on China is what prompted Biden to “overreact” to the balloon incident.
“The U.S. should have dealt with the balloon case in a calm and responsible way without letting it being hijacked by the bitter domestic partisan politics because a conflict between the two countries would spell disaster for the entire world,” the op-ed said.
That op-ed appeared on the same day that the U.S. shot down a so-far unidentified object, which prompted Chinese hardline publication Global Times to accuse Biden of staging a “juvenile farce” in the skies in order to look tough on China.
“Less than a week after a U.S. fighter jet fired a missile and brought down a Chinese balloon, an utterly harmless civilian airship designed for meteorological use, the US shot down an unidentified object around Alaska on Friday at the order of President Joe Biden,” an op-ed in that paper said. “Stuck in typical partisanship and ‘political correctness,’ orders from the White House are getting laughably juvenile.”
On February 4th, the DC Enquirer ran an article titled “Trump Created A DOJ Task Force Protecting U.S. From Chinese Spy Balloons, Joe Biden Shut It Down Over Racism.”
Trump posted it on Truth Social.
The article states:
As the American people pay attention to a suspected Chinese spy balloon being shot down by a U.S. military fighter aircraft on Saturday after floating across the whole United States, it has been revealed that this has all been made possible by President Joe Biden.
In 2018, 45th President Donald Trump put in place a program that identified and prosecuted Chinese threats to national security just like the Chinese spy balloon.
In February 2022, The Biden administration ended Trump’s program, named the “China Initiative,” because it was called racist by Asian-American groups.
“We helped give rise to a harmful perception that the department applies a lower standard to investigate and prosecute criminal conduct related to that country or that we in some way view people with racial, ethnic, or family ties to China differently,” Biden’s Assistant Attorney General in charge of the National Security Division, Matt Olsen, said.
Trump responded to Biden admin claims that balloons flew over the U.S. during his administration.
“So “funny” to watch the Biden folks try to explain the Balloon episode with China and, as always, use Disinformation to try and bring me into it. In the midst of a heated exchange they say “this happened during the Trump Administration, that’s right, ya, ya, The Trump Administration, that’s it.” Just like Russia, Russia, Russia, and all the rest, it’s Democrat disinformation (lies!), IT NEVER HAPPENED!”