U.S. HELPED CHINA BUILD THE SPY BALLOON?‘Very Disturbing Possibility’ US Manufacturing Helped Build Chinese Spy Balloon, Sen. Hawley Says

Does anything shock you anymore?

From theepochtimes.com

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee business meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, on April 4, 2022. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Republican senators raised concerns that U.S. manufacturing might have assisted in the construction of the Chinese spy balloon that flew over the continental United States for days before being shot down.

Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) took part in an all-senators classified briefing on Feb. 9, held by officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Pentagon, and the State Department. The agencies held a separate classified briefing for House lawmakers on the same day.

After the briefing, Sullivan told reporters that the question of whether American companies helped build the Chinese balloon was raised, but officials didn’t provide a conclusive response.

“American companies shouldn’t be helping build spy satellites that are used against their own citizens,” Sullivan said, according to Fox News. “Maybe there’s nothing to be said about that … but somebody asked about it, and nobody, nobody in that briefing said, ‘Oh, it’s not a problem.’”

Hawley later confirmed to Fox that the question was asked by a senator during the briefing. The Missouri senator added that he was “concerned” about the possibility of the balloon being built with some form of U.S. help.

“I don’t think there was any definitive answer on that,” Hawley said, before adding it was a “very disturbing possibility.”

The Chinese spy balloon, 200 feet tall and weighing a few thousand pounds, entered the U.S. air defense zone north of the Aleutian Islands on Jan. 28 and flew over Alaska and Canada, before reentering U.S. airspace over Idaho on Jan. 31, according to the Pentagon.

The balloon floated over Montana and several Midwest states, before being shot down by an F-22 fighter jet about six nautical miles off the South Carolina coast on Feb. 4.

While the U.S. military is still trying to recover debris from the balloon, the State Department has already said that the balloon had multiple antennas that could monitor communication signals.


President Joe Biden has been under heavy criticism from Republicans, saying he should have taken more swift action instead of allowing the balloon to stay adrift for days.

However, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said Biden made the right call to shoot the balloon down off the South Carolina coast.

“Just left the classified briefing on the PRC balloon. Everything I learned confirms Biden made the right choice,” Murphy wrote on Twitter, referring to the acronym for the People’s Republic of China. “Those that argue we should have shot down the balloon over Alaska are overhyping the threat and underappreciating the intelligence we collected.”

Hawley told Fox that the Biden administration and the Pentagon were not prepared for such an incursion.

“The other thing that it made was crystal clear from this briefing was how unprepared, totally unprepared the administration and frankly, the Pentagon was for this to happen,” Hawley said.

“They’ve already made it public that we’ve known that there have been previous balloon flights over U.S. territories and, of course, the United States in years past,” Hawley continued. “They knew that already, and yet they had nothing prepared to deal with this espionage balloon that came right over the United States.”

Hawley added, “I mean, it’s really it is, it is an incredible, incredible lack of planning. And frankly, I think major, major lapses of judgment.”

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) said he left the briefing with “more questions” than when he went in.

“It’s unacceptable & infuriating that the Chinese spy balloon was allowed to hover over MT & our missile bases & was then allowed to travel across the entire US before it was brought down,” Daines posted on Twitter.

Before being shot down, the balloon flew near Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, hovered near Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, and came close to Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

Malmstrom is home to some Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles, Offutt is the home of the U.S. Strategic Air Command, and Whiteman houses the B-2 stealth bomber.

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) said his concerns remain with China’s surveillance operations and that Beijing must be held accountable for its actions.

“After receiving a classified briefing today and as new details continue to emerge, I remain deeply concerned by the Chinese government’s surveillance activities and reiterate my call for accountability,” Peters wrote on Twitter.

“We must continue to have the resources and capabilities to detect, deter and intercept any and all incursions that threaten our airspace and national security.” Source

This has a surreal feel to it. I’m not sure if what we are being told is true, or if we are watching political theater being played out to deceive and confuse us.

Our government enjoys doing that.

TRUST GOD. Nothing surprises Him!

“How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” Sung by Fernando Ortega: Video by Timothy Ungurean

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us is a composition by an English Christian worship leader, Stuart Townsend (born 1963).

Stuart says he decided to write these hymns to try to shift the attention that modern worship style that focuses more on our emotions rather than on God. He says that the focus should be on our Lord more than on ourselves.

And to that I say AMEN.

Fetterman Hearing Voices Like Teacher in ‘Peanuts’ as He Struggles to Recover

Personally I feel sorry for this man. He is being exploited and used by the demoncrats. He should not be working – period.

From westernjournal.com

Democratic Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania is struggling with auditory processing issues during his most recent hospitalization and as he continues to recover from a stroke he suffered last year.

According to The New York Times, Fetterman says he sometimes hears voices as if they are muffled like the teacher from the “Peanuts” animated specials.

Annie Karni, writing for the Times, said Fetterman’s “most evident disability is a neurological condition that impairs his hearing.”

“Mr. Fetterman suffers from auditory processing issues, forcing him to rely primarily on a tablet to transcribe what is being said to him,” Karni reported. “The hearing issues are inconsistent; they often get worse when he is in a stressful or unfamiliar situation.

“When it’s bad, Mr. Fetterman has described it as trying to make out the muffled voice of the teacher in the ‘Peanuts’ cartoon, whose words could never be deciphered.”

Fetterman was hospitalized on Wednesday after he complained of feeling lightheaded.

Joe Calvello, Fetterman’s communications director, tweeted that the senator went in for an MRI and showed no signs of another stroke.

Fetterman was present for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
The now-senator suffered a stroke last May just days before Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate primary and received a pacemaker and defibrillator.

He ran away with the primary and later won a narrow victory over GOP Senate nominee Mehmet Oz in November.

Fetterman’s communication issues were evident during the race’s only debate as he struggled to process words and information with the help of closed captioning technology. Source

And while we’re on the subject of people who should NOT be working, there is a demented individual residing at 1600 Pa. Ave. in Washington DC.

He probably needs care around the clock, and intense therapy in a nursing home. But Deep State is exploiting him too.

That’s just the way they roll.


BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Military Shoots Down ‘Object’ Flying in Territorial Airspace Over Alaska

From Foxnews.com

The U.S. military shot down an “object” that was flying in territorial airspace over Alaska, National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said on Friday afternoon during a White House press briefing.

“I can confirm that the Department of Defense was tracking a high altitude object over Alaska airspace in the last 24 hours out. The object was flying at an altitude of 40,000 feet and posed a reasonable threat to the safety of civilian flight. Out of an abundance of caution and the recommendation of the Pentagon, President Biden ordered the military to down the object. And they did. And it came in inside our territorial waters,” Kirby said. Source

From independent.co.uk

US shoots down ‘high-altitude object’ over Alaska, White House says

The incident comes a week after a Chinese spy balloon was shot down over South Carolina

The US military has downed an unidentified object over Alaska “out of an abundance of caution”, the White House said.

National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said in a briefing on Friday that the “high altitude object” was tracked by the Pentagon over Alaska airspace in the last 24 hours. 

“The object was flying at an altitude of 40,000 feet and posed a reasonable threat to the safety of civilian flight. Out of an abundance of caution, at the recommendation of the Pentagon, president Biden ordered the military to down the object,” he said. 

Speaking at 2.30pm Eastern Time, Mr Kirby said that the object, which was about the size of a car, was shot down by fighter aircraft with the Pentagon’s Northern Command within the last hour. 

Mr Kirby said there was little information available about the object at the time it was shot down, but clarified that it was “much smaller than the spy balloon we took down last Saturday” and had “no significant payload.” Source

Sure seems like a Face-off is starting with China and the U.S.