The Federal Aviation Administration on Saturday issued a temporary flight restriction off the coast of South Carolina banning airplanes from flying through the restricted area.
The action was interpreted to mean that the U.S. military is set to shoot down a Chinese balloon that drifted southeast across America this week.
An F-22 has a normal range of up to 50,000 feet, which would put it about 10,000 feet below the balloon, she said.
And missile systems “aren’t designed to attack balloons because balloons don’t look like the kind of valid targets that they were designed to attack,” she explained.
“It’s very difficult with what we have because what we have was not meant to shoot down balloons.”
On Friday, U.S. officials said a second balloon was flying over Latin America. According to CNN, reports have come in during the week of a balloon flying over Costa Rica and Colombia. Source
Folks, I can only speak for myself, but I think that we are being fed a boatload of malarkey! These commentators are painting the CCP as a political system which would not cause us harm. That’s RIDICULOUS! At one point, one of the men says that perhaps when this is over, the CCP will retaliate in some way.
WOW …….. JUST WOW!
If Trump was in office, that floating piece of cr*p would NEVER have been in our airspace – frightening the American people!
Our government is WEAK to the rest of the world, AND EVIL to its own people!
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Yeah. They wait until it has already taken surveillance across the country then shoot it down. whoopee.