The American military had a "domain awareness gap" that allowed three other suspected Chinese spy balloons to transit the continental United States undetected under the Trump administration, the Pentagon general responsible for providing air and missile defense over North America said on Monday.
Oh, and the Chinese now assuredly know there's a gap. The Pentagon just admitted it
CNN in their brilliance also had this headline:
Chinese spy balloons under Trump not discovered until after Biden took office...
The official did not say how or when those incidents were discovered.
The transiting of three suspected Chinese spy balloons over the continental US during the Trump administration was only discovered after President Joe Biden took office, a senior administration official told CNN on Sunday.
I am shocked...
The most recent middle finger the Chinesse sent us was discovered by the people in Montana in what i can only imagine was a "Hey... WTF is that?"...moment...
Three of these under Trump.? Really..... Soooo..... in the four years Trump was President it was cloudy in Montana?.... Nobody anywhere in the continental US ever looked up? Does the Biden Adminstration expect us to beleive that they are not the only ones who let a CCP glorified weather balloon float about the country for over a week?
It smells like bullshit from an MSM who knows we were just humilated and as usual are circling the wagons for a guy they help install.
After all the Vindictive Corrupt dirtbag will be mumbling his way through his State of the Union Address tomorrow.... or as the sane refer to it must miss TV
There remains a possibility that this version of events is true. But the way this issue was dealt with by immediately pointing the finger at the previous administration, and then admitting the accusations that made it to the press were devoid of important context, is infuriating, less than reassuring, and difficult to believe.
As for how politics might enter into this transparently insulting and unserious media narrative, it’s probably worth noting that the aforementioned CNN story was written by Natasha Bertrand, a reporter so credulous that she earned the nickname “Fusion Natasha” because she wrote so many inaccurate stories about Trump-Russia collusion that appeared to be fed to her by Fusion GPS, the dodgy opposition research firm behind the so-called “dossier,” as well as other dishonest partisan sources.
Instead of uniting us around the threat of China's military provocations, the spy balloon episode produced misinformation and finger-pointing.
When it comes to the MSM facts actually don't matter.