Under the “leadership” of Democrats, the United States continues to embark on a perilous foreign policy course, which apparently includes permitting spy balloons to traverse American airspace for more than a week before facing any form of consequences.
However, some more sensible individuals, including Democrat Senator Jon Tester of Montana, have been rather clear about their obvious edginess over surveillance balloons that just happen to drift over nuclear silos.
“I understand public health, I understand doing damage, I understand that could have been a nightmare, but the truth is I’ve got a problem with a Chinese balloon flying over my state, much less the rest of the country,” Tester declared.
At the time, a grand total of one balloon had been spotted and shot down more than a week later, though Tester quickly deduced that more could arrive.
“Do we have a plan for the next thing that happens and how we are going to deal with it? Because, quite frankly, I’ll just tell you I don’t want a d–n balloon going across the United States when we potentially could have taken it down over the Aleutian Islands … or in some of the areas in Montana,” Tester continued.
Ironically, within days of Tester’s remarks, not just one, but two more flying objects were shot down in North American airspace, after a mutual agreement between President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau.
A phone call transcript reveals that both nations decided the objects should be shot down “out of an abundance of caution,” caution that was evidently unavaible with the first surveillance balloon.
“Out of an abundance of caution and at the recommendation of their militaries, President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau authorized it to be taken down. Biden authorized US fighter aircraft assigned to NORAD to conduct the operation and a US F-22 shot down the object in Canadian territory in close coordination with Canadian authorities,” the readout notes.
At the time of the readout, which was released on Saturday, a total of three objects had been shot down; at the time of this writing, a total of four objects have been shot down, with the most recent reported incident occurring over Lake Huron.
Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin had a rather sarcastic response to the latest shootdown, remarking, “I appreciate DoD’s notification to my office of the actions they took in downing yet another ‘foreign object’ over Lake Huron.”
After his wry remark, Johnson proceeded to delineate all the ways in which the nation should take a much more proactive approach to national security.
“Maximum transparency on what they learn about these objects is essential. We need to preemptively take the necessary steps to keep our nation safe. Purchase of replacement Large Power Transformers is a must to protect the nation’s electrical grid,” Johnson said, clearly exasperated with White House incompetence.
Along with most individuals interested in preserving the United States.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia was even more forthright in her criticism, noting that the Biden administration’s sudden zeal for shooting down objects raises a few questions.
“There’s been space junk, weather balloons, spy balloons, and military advancements for years. All of sudden world super powers are shooting unidentified objects down. This looks like a testing of military prowess. Lack of evidence and briefings are extremely noticeable,” Greene declared.
Indeed they are. What happened to all the “transparency” promised by the administration during the campaign?
Then again, not much of a campaign really happens from a basement.
Fortunately, growing numbers of Democrats are likely realizing that their constituents are probably edgy about the absence of explanation from the White House regarding anything real, especially in terms of national security.
For instance, Representative Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, a Democrat, issued a tweet making it clear that she would be aggressively pursuing answers from the White House with regards to potential national security threats that literally keep floating above the nation.
“As long as these things keep traversing the US and Canada, I’ll continue to ask for Congress to get a full briefing based on our exploitation of the wreckage,” Slotkin asserted.
That’s assuming Congress is not provided with federal disinformation …
Author: Ofelia Thornton