Were they, or were they not Chinese spy balloons?
The news cycle has been dominated by stories of alleged Chinese spy balloons and other UFOs over the last 2 weeks, and many believe that these stories have been embellished or entirely manufactured to distract from Biden’s scandals.
Everything from the ongoing classified documents investigation, the seismic revelations regarding the sabotage of the Nordstream 2 pipeline, and the recent toxic disaster in East Palestine have been put on the back burner to provide coverage on these alleged spy balloons.
Now, officials have reversed course and Biden is claiming that the objects tracked, and eventually shot down, were not Chinese spy balloons:
The Chinese government initially claimed that at least one of these balloons was a private research effort to study atmospheric phenomena and criticized the U.S. government for shooting down the balloon:
Joe Biden recently announced that he intends on meeting with Xi Jinping to ‘engage’ on the topic of the alleged balloons, but other U.S. authorities are still playing coy about the entire series of events:
I pressed White House's John Kirby on claim, without evidence, of Chinese Spy Balloons under @realDonaldTrump. WATCH and REACT. pic.twitter.com/V1pPLTo20a
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) February 17, 2023
According to The Epoch Times:
“I expect to be speaking with President Xi, and I hope we are going to get to the bottom of this,” Biden said during a Feb. 16 press conference.
“But I make no apologies for taking down that balloon.”
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which rules China as a single-party state, shut down top-level military communications with the United States after the incident, refusing to accept calls from U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Don’t let UFOs and Chinese spy balloons distract you from the fact a US President ordered Russian pipelines be blown up without notifying Congress then misled the American people about it, risking WWIII to defend a corrupt nation where his son Hunter raked in millions of dollars
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) February 12, 2023
2 days ago, NPR reported:
Echoing other officials, Biden doubled down that there is nothing right now that suggests that the other three objects are related to China’s spy balloon program or that they were surveillance vehicles from any other country.
He said the three aerial objects shot down by U.S. military were most likely tied to private companies, recreation or research institutions.
“We don’t have any evidence that there have been a sudden increase of objects in the sky,” Biden said.
“We are just seeing more of them partially because of the steps we have taken to narrow our radars and we have to keep adapting our approach to dealing with these challenges.”
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