Remember the White House’s insistence that the Chinese surveillance balloon effectively collected nothing of value during its rather brazen journey across the United States?
Well, as it turns out, like most situations with the Biden administration, that claim constituted yet another unfortunate lie.
Though what else is to be expected from a president who abruptly proclaims, “that’s not true” with regards to his family’s business dealings with China … when presented with direct evidence of Hunter’s antics?
At least some media outlets continue to report part of the truth, if only because it’s now so obvious what is really going on, especially with regards to Biden’s rather obvious subservience to Beijing.
NBC News, citing government officials, admitted that Biden obviously failed in preventing the Chinese surveillance balloon from gathering key data.
“The intelligence China collected was mostly from electronic signals, which can be picked up from weapons systems or include communications from base personnel, rather than images,” the officials stated.
In fact, the surveillance balloon also did apparent “Figure 8” moves to collect data as sufficiently as possible, transmitting in real time back to Beijing days before Biden shot the balloon down.
When pressed, Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh offered a pitiable response to the crisis.
“What we did do is take precautionary steps to limit the intelligence value that it would be able to collect … we took steps to protect our own military installations from foreign intelligence collection,” Singh remarked meekly.
Yeah. Beijing sure is scared by those “steps.” Not.
Needless to say, even Democrats aren’t amused.
At least Democrats who don’t identify as AOC.
Democrat Senator Jon Tester issued crisp commentary on Twitter, underscoring the extent to which the Biden administration dropped the ball on a massive surveillance balloon that just happened to fly over nuclear siloes.
“We knew all along that China’s invasion of our airspace was no accident. There’s nothing more important than keeping America safe, and I’ll keep holding the Biden Administration accountable to ensure Montanans’ freedom and privacy are protected,” the Montana senator remarked coolly.
Democrat Senator Mark Warner and Republican Senator John Thune also recently banded together to issue a plea for banning another form of Chinese surveillance, otherwise known as TikTok, which, unbelievably, may well spread more disinformation than devious Facebook.
“Under PRC law, all Chinese companies, including TikTok, whose parent company is based in Beijing, are ultimately required to do the bidding of Chinese intelligence services, should they be called upon to do so. Nothing we heard from Mr. Chew today assuaged those concerns,” the senators intoned gravely.
Mr. Chew is the CEO of TikTok, and, like most people who are effective business partners of the Bidens, his responses hardly inspired much confidence.
On the contrary, the responses have inspired a bipartisan effort to move even more aggressively against TikTok.
“It is vital for Congress to establish a process to review and mitigate the harms posed by foreign technology products that come from places like China and Russia. We are encouraged by the quick momentum and strong bipartisan support for our legislation and expect that it will only grow following today’s testimony,” the senators continued.
It’s especially vital that the executive branch gets its act together and follows through with what legislators on both sides of the aisle are now openly calling for.
If Biden refuses to honor even his own party’s wishes regarding TikTok, then it is extremely clear who Biden really takes orders from.
And that someone resides in Beijing.
Author: Ofelia Thornton