The Mystery of the All-Seeing Communist Chinese Balloon! (Now Deflated) By Charles Taylor (Florida)

There was last week an alleged communist Chinese spy balloon freely touring over sensitive US nuclear installations, apparent closer than satellites, so a good view could be had. There was an explosion of material on the internet about this, ranging from views that it was a false flag and was really a US balloon doing local supervenience (not consist with China saying it was an off-course weather balloon), to the idea that it could be an EMP weapon, having a small nuclear bomb as cargo. There were reports of other balloons, one down in south America, and others over the airspace of japan, the Philippines and India, all hot spots for China.

According to Senator Marco Rubio, China intentionally flew the spy balloon over the United States to send the message that America is in “decline.”

“They did this on purpose. They understood that it was going to be spotted, they knew the US government would have to reveal it, that people were going to see it over the sky. And the message they were trying to send is what they believe internally, and that is that the United States is a once-great superpower that’s hollowed out, it’s in decline.”  There is no doubt that this is a testing of the waters, to throw dirt at an opponent to see how they will react.

Beyond that the official narrative does not seem at all plausible. The Biden administration claims that they were aware of the spy balloon before it entered the US, but did not shoot it down, even though they could. Perhaps they wanted to see if it contained a nuke, and caused a disaster? Then they claimed to be jamming it, even though the balloon was still able to maneuverer, indicating hat this was a lie as well. Then once the public was anxious and demanding that it be shot down, they said that this could not be done as it might injure people below, even though it flew over remote, unpopulated lands. And, finally, it was easily shot down by one missile.

Probably the balloon was allowed to do what it did because the US government is full of communist traitors who work for the CCP, from the top of the tree, down. So, not just decline, but communist takeover is the moral of the story here. It is significant that communist china is now up in arms, and outraged that the US shot the thing down, even though that is what they would do. In fact, some nation ought to send on over their border to record the reaction.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2023/02/balloons_and_hot_air.html

 

https://nypost.com/2023/02/04/china-claims-right-to-respond-after-us-shoots-down-balloon/?&utm_campaign=nypdaily&utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20230205&lctg=6108aaaca7ec8c70750fd5a2&utm_term=NYP%20-%20Morning%20Report

 

https://gellerreport.com/2023/02/another-chinese-surveillance-airship-balloons-now-over-latin-america-previously-over-hawaii-japan-india-and-the-phillipines.html/?lctg=23533907

 

https://nypost.com/2023/02/05/rubio-china-purposely-sent-balloon-to-show-us-in-decline/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news_alert&utm_content=20230205?&utm_source=sailthru&lctg=6108aaaca7ec8c70750fd5a2&utm_term=NYP%20-%20News%20Alerts

https://nypost.com/2023/02/04/chinese-spy-balloon-reportedly-shot-down-over-atlantic-ocean/

“The US military has shot down the Chinese spy balloon that has floated across North America for the past week — with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin slamming the device as an “unacceptable violation of our sovereignty.”

Fox News video showed the deflated white balloon dropping down into the Atlantic Ocean, 10 miles below, shortly after the craft cleared the South Carolina coast near Myrtle Beach Saturday afternoon.

“I ordered the Pentagon to shoot it down on Wednesday as soon as possible without doing damage to anyone on the ground. They decided that the best time to do that was when it got over water,” President Biden told reporters as he stepped off Air Force One in Maryland, en route to Camp David, adding “They successfully took it down and I want to compliment our aviators who did it.”

The massive spy balloon was believed to be the size of about three buses.”

https://www.theepochtimes.com/another-chinese-spy-balloon-traveling-over-latin-america-pentagon-says_5033544.html

 

https://www.infowars.com/posts/dry-run-balloons-called-top-delivery-platform-for-nuclear-emp-attack/

 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/balloons-called-top-delivery-platform-for-nuclear-emp-attack

High-altitude balloons, such as the one China has floated over mountain state military bases this week, are considered a key “delivery platform” for secret nuclear strikes on America’s electric grid, according to intelligence officials.

Spy balloons, used by Japan to drop bombs during World War II, are now far more sophisticated, can fly at up to 200,000 feet, evade detection, and can carry a small nuclear bomb that, if exploded in the atmosphere, would shut down the grid and wipe out electronics in a many-state-wide area.

The threat of balloon-launched electromagnetic pulse attacks was warned about by a congressional EMP commission and inside the military several years ago.

In a 2015 report for the American Leadership & Policy Foundation, Air Force Maj. David Stuckenberg, one of the nation’s leading EMP experts, wrote extensively about the threat balloons carrying bombs pose to national security.

“Using a balloon as a WMD/WME platform could provide adversaries with a pallet of altitudes and payload options with which to maximize offensive effects against the U.S.,” he wrote in the report.

“A high altitude balloon could be designed, created, and launched in a matter of months. There is nothing to prevent several hundred pounds of weapons material from being delivered to altitude,” he added.

On Friday, he told Secrets, "China’s recent balloon flyover of the United States is clearly a provocative and aggressive act. It was most likely a type of dry run meant to send a strategic message to the USA. We must not take this for granted.”

Now in the private sector, Stuckenberg, a national security expert and scientist who led the Defense Department’s EMP Task Force and chairman of the American Leadership & Policy Foundation, pointed to Japan’s World War II “Project Fugo” that targeted the U.S. with balloon bombs as an example of the threat. “Not since WWII has North America faced a threat of this nature. Project FuGo in Japan used balloons to float bombs on the trade-winds across the Pacific to the U.S. and Canada,” he told Secrets.

EMP experts have warned that China, North Korea, Russia, and Iran have programs to hit the U.S. grid with electromagnetic pulse weapons that would cut the cord for a year or longer. A congressional report has warned that a blackout that long could result in millions of deaths.

Stuckenberg cited the research of the late Peter Pry, who headed a congressional commission on EMP and reported on the potential of a balloon-launched attack.

He wrote in the report, “Peter Pry, a former CIA analyst and member of the Congressional Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from EMP Attack, stated, ‘Imagine the consequences of a balloon EMP attack that damages and destroys electronic systems at the speed of light within an EMP field with a radius of hundreds of kilometers. The Eastern Grid generates 75% of U.S. electricity and supports most of the population.” Pry also notes, “Virtually any nuke detonated anywhere over the Eastern Grid will collapse the entire Eastern Grid, not just the area within the EMP field, because of cascading failures that will ripple outward.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/02/pentagon-balloons-surveillance-midwest

“The US military is conducting wide-area surveillance tests across six midwest states using experimental high-altitude balloons, documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reveal.

Up to 25 unmanned solar-powered balloons are being launched from rural South Dakota and drifting 250 miles through an area spanning portions of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri, before concluding in central Illinois.

Travelling in the stratosphere at altitudes of up to 65,000ft, the balloons are intended to “provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats”, according to a filing made on behalf of the Sierra Nevada Corporation, an aerospace and defence company.

The balloons are carrying hi-tech radars designed to simultaneously track many individual vehicles day or night, through any kind of weather. The tests, which have not previously been reported, received an FCC license to operate from mid-July until September, following similar flights licensed last year.

 

Arthur Holland Michel, the co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College in New York, said, “What this new technology proposes is to watch everything at once. Sometimes it’s referred to as ‘combat TiVo’ because when an event happens somewhere in the surveilled area, you can potentially rewind the tape to see exactly what occurred, and rewind even further to see who was involved and where they came from.”

The tests have been commissioned by the US Southern Command (Southcom), which is responsible for disaster response, intelligence operations and security cooperation in the Caribbean and Central and South America. Southcom is a joint effort by the US army, navy, air force and other forces, and one of its key roles is identifying and intercepting drug shipments headed for the United States.

“We do not think that American cities should be subject to wide-area surveillance in which every vehicle could be tracked wherever they go,” said Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union.

“Even in tests, they’re still collecting a lot of data on Americans: who’s driving to the union house, the church, the mosque, the Alzheimer’s clinic,” he said. “We should not go down the road of allowing this to be used in the United States and it’s disturbing to hear that these tests are being carried out, by the military no less.”

For many years, Sierra Nevada has supplied Southcom with light aircraft packed with millions of dollars’ worth of sensors, which then flew over Mexico, Colombia, Panama and the Caribbean sea. But planes require expensive crews and can only fly for a few hours at a time. In a report to the Senate armed services committee this February, Southcom’s commander, Admiral Craig Faller, wrote: “While improving efficiency, we still only successfully interdicted about six percent of known drug movements [in 2018].”

The new balloons promise a cheap surveillance platform that could follow multiple cars and boats for extended periods. And because winds often travel in different directions at different altitudes, the balloons can usually hover over a given area simply by ascending or descending.

Neither Sierra Nevada nor US Southcom responded to requests for comment on this story. However, the rival balloon operator World View recently announced that it had carried out multi-week test missions in which its own stratospheric balloons were able to hover over a five-mile-diameter area for six and a half hours, and larger areas for days at a time.

“The very nature of [these balloons] is that they can operate for weeks and months,” said Ryan Hartman, the CEO of World View. “The challenge is how to harness the stratospheric winds to be able to create a persistent station-keeping capability for customers.”

Raven Aerostar, the company that is supplying the balloons for Southcom’s tests and launching them from its facility in South Dakota, told the Guardian that it has had balloons remain aloft for nearly a month. Raven also makes balloons for the Alphabet subsidiary Loon, which uses them to help deliver internet and cellphone service from the stratosphere.

The FCC documents show that Southcom’s balloons are carrying small, satellite-like vehicles housing sophisticated sensors and communication gear. One of those sensors is a synthetic aperture radar intended to detect every car or boat in motion on a 25-mile swath beneath the balloon.

The balloons also have advanced mesh networking technologies that allow them to communicate with one another, share data and pass it to receivers on the ground below.

 

 

 

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