A 2022 Air Force Report obtained by CNN uncovers the fact that in 2019, while the Diapered Don was busy extorting Ukraine to manufacture dirt on Joe Biden, a Chinese spy balloon circumnavigated the globe, including overflights of both Hawaii and Florida, undetected by our national security apparatus:
“A US military intelligence report from last year that focused on China’s use of high-altitude balloons mentioned sightings in Hawaii and Florida during the Trump presidency, according to an excerpt of the report reviewed by CNN.
The April 2022 report, titled “People’s Republic of China High-Altitude Balloon,” found a Chinese spy balloon “circumnavigated the globe” in 2019 – while Donald Trump was president – at an altitude of roughly 65,000 feet, and “drifted past Hawaii and across Florida before continuing its journey,” the US Air Force document states.”
And what is more, the only reason that the military and IC communities became aware of these incursions was new, more stringent measures put in place by the Biden administration to detect Chinese efforts to spy on the U.S.
“Every day as a NORAD commander, it’s my responsibility to detect threats to North America. I will tell you that we did not detect those threats,” Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of US Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command said when asked about the three other balloons.
“And that’s a domain awareness gap that we have to figure out, but I don’t want to go into further detail.”
VanHerck added that the intelligence community after the fact was able to gather intelligence “from additional means that made us aware of those balloons that were previously approaching North America or transited North America.”
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan also said on Monday that past surveillance balloons were discovered at the beginning of the Biden administration because Biden directed the intelligence community “to increase both our vigilance and the assets that we were deploying to be able to detect Chinese efforts to spy against the United States.”
Maybe if drumpf had had the inclination to – like do his freaking job instead of rigging his reelection, we might have found this out sooner.
But who am I kidding, even if he had possessed such an inclination, which he never would, his actual ability to do something productive to protect our country would still have been severely lacking…
Here’s what some others think:
Confirmed: Ron DeSantis AND Trump weak on Chinese spy balloon operations.
Clearly they are Chinese operatives
— Brubaker’s Muse (@lucifers_liege) February 7, 2023
I'm so tired of hearing about this damn ballon Grand-POTUS took care of this like on Saturday 🤦🏾♀️ pic.twitter.com/ocaVrULqcp
— 🤎⚜️DarkAveryMariah⚜️🤎 (@DarkAveryMariah) February 7, 2023
“Why so many ketchup packs?”
— Steward Beckham 🇺🇸🇺🇦 🌻 (@iTweetyNerd) February 7, 2023
But MGT said this was false.
— Richard Estrada (@LanceStryker6) February 7, 2023
As if she would know 🙄🙄🙄
Who was President then???? 🤔🤔
— TheYoungone (@Tragnarok19) February 7, 2023
Our exploration of the Trump-Xi bromance is just getting started.
Possibly an even bigger scandal than Trump-Putin – at least in national security terms.
— AngryAngel25 (@AngryAngel25) February 7, 2023
While the Orangeutan was selling out our allies to Putin, the Chinese were collecting our data while he was otherwise distracted.
Can we impeach the MFer again?