On February 4, US fighter jets have finally shot down the Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast. The Pentagon declared that the foreign aircraft was spotted in the sky over the United States on February 2.
Washington called the aircraft a Chinese spy balloon. In its turn, Beijing claimed it was a civilian aircraft used for meteorological purposes.
The balloon was first spotted over the state of Montana, where the USAF base Malmstrom and the nuclear missile silos are located. As the Chinese spy balloon has been calmly drifting across US airspace, observing strategic sites in the US military for two days, the FAA has shut down three airports and closed airspace in parts of North and South Carolina.
It was finally shot down over the city of Kingston located near the Atlantic coast. An operation aimed to lift the wreckage of a balloon from the water is currently ongoing. The USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) with a 30 ton crane on board is reportedly heading south from Beaufort, NC. It may be used for balloon recovery efforts.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III released the following statement:
This afternoon, at the direction of President Biden, US fighter aircraft assigned to U.S. Northern Command successfully brought down the high-altitude surveillance balloon launched by and belonging to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over the water off the coast of South Carolina in US airspace. The balloon, which was being used by the PRC in an attempt to surveil strategic sites in the continental United States, was brought down above US territorial waters.
On Wednesday, President Biden gave his authorization to take down the surveillance balloon as soon as the mission could be accomplished without undue risk to American lives under the balloon’s path.
After careful analysis, US military commanders had determined downing the balloon while over land posed an undue risk to people across a wide area due to the size and altitude of the balloon and its surveillance payload. In accordance with the President’s direction, the Department of Defense developed options to take down the balloon safely over our territorial waters, while closely monitoring its path and intelligence collection activities. This action was taken in coordination, and with the full support, of the Canadian government. And we thank Canada for its contribution to tracking and analysis of the balloon through NORAD as it transited North America. Today’s deliberate and lawful action demonstrates that President Biden and his national security team will always put the safety and security of the American people first while responding effectively to the PRC’s unacceptable violation of our sovereignty.”
After the Chinese ballon was spotted over the US, the visit of Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to China was cancelled. The State Department accused Beijing of “violating US sovereignty and international law,” and also considered Blinken’s trip to China inappropriate at the moment. The Chinese Foreign Ministry called the “hype” unacceptable, and called on the United States to keep calm in the current circumstances.
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They violate Chinese sovereignty daily with the Taiwan issue. China needs to shoot down some VIP planes
You as a pan-izlamist seem to be more worried than the guppu Chinese no? Are you a paid bullshitter?
Oh boy, these globohomo crotch warning libtard elites are so into hypnosis and patronization. They got so good that they even infantilized themselves.
Usa discovered the spying baloon over (Montana), usa blew up the spy baloon over (North Caroline.)
How far is it from Montana to North Carolina? The distance between Montana and North Carolina is 1772 miles.1772mi= 2851.758km America’s air defense sucks
They were afraid to down the balloon in a state who is mostly populated with fields?
To be honest: they were in knowledge that this balloon is no threat to them so they just let it fly. But somehow later on they decided to attack it to show their force. => USA just an agressive power who does not want to keep pace in the world. Escalation is their manner. No matter if arab countries, Russia or China.
Before 2001 there were just 12 F-16 on duty. After 2001 – 16 F-16. The US has no full radar coverage, just 3 zones near the borders from western, eastern and northern directions mainly against intercontinental missiles. Southern direction has no coverage at all, because no missiles can fly from south till “Sarmat” was invented and submarines with cruise missiles came into service. Pentagon have purchased NASAMS from Norway to protect city of Washington from subsonic cruise missiles. AAD (against non-ballistic targets) of the US and Canada is quite weak, because there were no threats before. Full defense need a lot money and time to build, but if no threats – no need to spend huge resources. Plus that balloon posed no threat, that’s they had enough time to decide what to do before it flew to Mexico.
They could shot down only when the balloon descended in altitude to take advantage of the atlantic winds…but when was flying in the high stratosphere was a mission imposible.
They have missiles that are supposed to be able to shoot down satellites so they should have been able to shoot down the slow moving weather balloon. But of course it’s a stealth balloon that wasn’t discovered until it was over Montana. With zero IR signature and a radar cross section much less than a F-22 or B2 it was only detected visually. I wonder how much tax payer dollars was spent on this fiasco. The Chinese probably spent a couple of grand on the balloon and the USA spent millions to track it and deflate it after it crossed the whole of the continental USA. If it was a spy balloon it was money well spent by the Chinese. LOL!
Its come out now that the Yanks knew but hid it from the public so Blinken could go to China. But clear skies meant it was spotted and then it call came out. Biden is just a useless coward. Wants others to fight his wars but doesn’t have the balls to stop an invasion of his air space until the public found out. He is a joke.
And the real Putin was killed on the Red October submarine as well.
thats what you say to yourself so u can sleep in the night? lol
It is true. I’ve seen the trails of several missiles in previous footage, but they hadn’t even grazed the balloon.
So it was brought down by Osama flying in a UFO? Did he prick it with his thin mushroom peenus? And you got wet in the koon? Tokhme sag!
No mollah sulaimani did it.😁 from hell
You half chinese guppu man. Fat padded lips and cheeks. You just know how to suck dick and get prego. Nothing else.
Sorry you are wrong the US Airforce has airplane you can ascend to that hight and with the board gun they can easily destroy the gas Ballon. They even do not need air to air missiles.
They have jets/ships that can go that high but they are not fighters. Im pretty sure the new b 21 raider is a space ship able to dock with the ISS.
A Chinese spy ballon is the least of the problems. US born ethinc Chinese working in the US in all levels of the government and military is a bigger problem. Just like American Jews. Chinese Americans alligiance is to their respective motherlands.
So you are suggesting Chinese-Americans be rounded up into internment camps like they did the Japanese-Americans?
No. I’m saying Chinese, Jews, Hispanics, shouldn’t be in sensitive positions in the US government, the Intel, the military and defense industry.
What about muzlim cabby? Shud they be allowed in hillbilly countries? People who think China is all that but don’t wanna go there?
Most likely its because You cant be elected Yourself.
The problem with rounding up the Chinese-Americans is that half of Silicon Valley, the MIC and the pharmaceutical companies staff would be in these camps.
Half? really? What’s the other half? hendu? Is bombastic nervous exaggeration part of your muzlim culture?
Most likely You have counted them Yourself too
Hunters lap top would suggest they have plenty on the pay roll.
The Chinks are begging for a beating…USA is happy to provide it…heheheh
The Chinese Communists are writing checks their army can’t cash. Too bad we’re bogged down in Ukraine and Iran is quickly enriching enough Uranium for several nuclear weapons. Those two things need to be taken care of before any war with China and without defunding Social security, medicare and the Pentagon. I guess will have to print dollars until total collapse.
The USA couldn’t cash checks in Vietnam, Afghanistan, etc. LOL!
Russia failed in AFghanistan also. Hell on earth that joint.
Al-Baqistan too failed no?
Carry on playing with with your mollahs dick….
You mongol half caste guppu with Fat padded face and thick lips? All your world revolves round is sucking dick and getting prego. We want to gulag yous back to the East Torkestan of Xinjiang. And take the Azeri ugly with you. We don’t want them in our area either.
Ur a racist clown. Is this Zelensky?
Both the Russians and Chinese are eagerly waiting for Americans to come and give the “beating” as you say. The Russians are literally on the floor waiting.
Balloon if burst will release zombification virus, not that this would make much difference to Biden. Wow this will make a great flick, wheres Netflix when you need them?
More likely it had copies of Hunters lap top hard drive so they had to shoot it down where no one could get their hands on it.
Are You in it :)
The United States made a fool……… a large object flew over the entire country from the Pacific and was about to exit on the Atlantic. They only managed to bring it down after several attempts. Undoubtedly from that altitude the object recorded much more details of America that satellites. It is evident that if they fail to shoot down a large and relatively slow object……………. imagine if the missiles arrive……….. ……………………….
The US pilot who shot down the scary balloon can now paint a balloon on his fighter jet.
Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!! Very funny! Propaganda desperately does not shoot down enemy balloons! The Americans are in crisis.
The USA in in for a shock if anything faster than a drifting weather balloon is targeting it. They have no defense against such objects. LOL!
Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are very comical! America was messed up by one balloon, if there were two they surrendered! Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!
Settle down brah……I’m always around……like an omnipresent Magi. I’m watching you….not only here but at Press TV too where yous turned it all into a jihadi stronghold? No Iranian wants to go there now, thanks to you. When will you learn?
They have told why. It makes sense.
Very much as if You are a very slow object Yourself.
Yawn….just another CIA fearmongering psyop to keep fear flowing amongst the gullible American public….
Americans are really suckers for that kind of stuff. Brainless people.
Just listen to the retarded americans in the second clip lol
They are called dumb fu*Ks
Please not all of us. I’m American but not anywhere as dumb as the clown on video
These people were infantilized and patronized their whole life. Just listen how that imbecile groomer libtard propagandist talks on the first video.
Wooo, that’s my air force buddy! 🤣
🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂 Keep her and her similar types on the other side of the Atlantic, please!!!
How true!!!! Did you hear the North Carolina trailer park trash, howling “Yeah, that’s my Air Force, buddy”. The problem with the US is that there is way too much of this brain-washed, idiotic simpleton trash. 90% of Americans don’t even or have never possessed a passport and it’s rather obvious why.
Yeah, just imagine how they’d sound if something fast, metallic and lethal flew over their heads and struck it’s target.
After a thorough investigation was conducted, and after detailed analysis of debris from the craft, US authorities discovered what appears to be trace amounts of hot air.
LOL, very true.
The yanks have met their match now.
Beautiful, China now has the excuse to shoot down USA spy satellites above China.
Thats a very good point.
So they discovered it over Montana. I’d say their air defense is crap as they couldn’t detect a slow moving Chinese weather balloon until it got over Montana. Worst of all they thing they’re so great for shooting down a balloon. LOL!
brah, yous projecting no?……come on no?
They had to change dieper 3 times because of it.
It has been in very high altitude and not radarreflecting.
Be crap Yourself. It seemes You only know balloons from birthday parties.
My oh my these guys were whooping and cheering the shooting down of a balloon
A drifting balloon
“That’s my air-force” one gleefully declared Ahem* It certainly is!
Giant flying condom with premium graded fentanyl supplies for Hunter Biden’s 53rd B’day Party never quite made it… This year!
The balloon was drifting calmly, did anyone think a balloon could get excited??? Poor innocent, calm balloon got shot down, what kind of idiotic propaganda is this?? What did anyone think the Chi coms would say? O yes it is a spy balloon, please don’t shoot it down??? Like everybody doesn’t spy on everyone else?? Don’t you suppose our military was listening to and watching whatever was being sent back to China? Does anyone expect either side to be open and honest about spying? Why do you think the US government takes 50 years to release classified information?? Do the Chi coms ever release it?
Otro gran exito de eeuu contra blancos que no pueden defenderse, esto explica su miedo a rusia y china. Para espiar se usan satelites, no sondas que se mueven por el viento
Otro material de pelicula, para mentes débiles
Hahahahahaha….the Chinese already made it known to the whole world, the American oink oinks are a paper tiger. The Anglo Saxons cannot fight against China and Russia at the same time. Everybody knows it. They are are getting defeated in Ukraine. Their next defeat comes in East Asia. Afghanistan and Iraq we already know what happened to them there.
Time to kick out toxic American influence from Eurasian nations
You only want mare space because You spend more time making babies for fun, then trying to feed them well.
Hurrah, our mighty worriers shot down a Chinese weather balloon. We won war against China.
What a load of absolute shit. Its a fucking balloon. The Chinese military has spy satellites, just like the U.S. They have all U.S. military installations under a microscope in this country. Hell, Google has everyone under a microscope across the world, and yet nobody loses their shit about it. Then, to show what a lack of air defense the U.S. has, they waste god knows how many millions of dollars using an F-22 Raptor to shoot down a simple weather balloon. Fuck the U.S. government and the Military Industrial Congressional Complex. ONE TRILLION DOLLARS A YEAR, and this is the joke of an air defense we get in this country.
Toľká drzosť, len si to predstavte. Takto barbarsky zostreliť Číňanom ich meteorologický balón. Čína by mala na takúto provokáciu adekvátne zareagovať. Najlepšie ak by oslobodila Taiwan a zobral si ho späť pod svoju jurisdikciu. Treba už konečne tým basta_rdom z USA ukázať kde je ich miesto.
Now we know how the US is spending more than the next X countries combined.
America bringing down inflation
Meanwhile The Dragon continue$ flushing the worthle$$ IOU fiat filth Saudi Mercan toilet paper dollah….the real “balooooooooooooooon”. How long before the PonZi outhouse down in the Wall St sewer blows?
Successful weather balloon shoot down
high-altitude Chinese surveillance SPY balloon launched, It monitors America’s nuclear technologies.
No one else in the world can shut down an object so high. Our army is the superior force.
‘shut down’….? The Israeli’s use that lingo no? You ain’t American right? Yous a semite no?