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US 'going to take care of' Chinese 'spy balloon', Biden says after new sighting
Washington and Beijing are at odds over the nature of the craft - US officials have described it as a "spy balloon", while the Chinese insist it is a meteorological surveillance device that has been blown off course.
Another example of why people think Joe Biden is weak.
Frankly the Biden administration has been lying through their teeth about why they have not shot down this Chinese spy balloon yet.
The story that they have been trying to pass off is that it would be too dangerous to shoot the thing down. This is complete bullshit - At the time the balloon was sighted it was over one of the least densely parts of the United States and the odds of falling debris actually hurting anyone if it was crashed was negligible. Face it - old satellites crashing to earth happen all of the time and where they crash cannot be determined to any great accuracy. With this balloon the government could have picked the location where to shoot it down fully knowing where it would fall. They haven't done this. I have no idea what this spy balloon is capable of accomplishing, it is true that low flying satellites can more accurately gather photos. This spy balloon is at the mercy of the prevailing winds and can't be directed very accurately so I wouldn't think that this thing represents much of a threat.
But regardless - it has invaded our airspace and Biden has not shot it down. His administration has put out a provably false excuse for why it hasn't done so. That's a sign of weakness.
Another piss-poor decision by Joe Biden.
OK, OK.... I know all of you Biden apologists will whine.... but.... but.... but..... @PNWest - You don't have all of the information that Biden has. Surely he's doing the right things. Well maybe that is true. But if it is Biden should be telling us more, standing up to the Chinese more firmly and actually leading rather than issuing this weak statement coming out days later that "we're going to take care of it". It makes him look weak..... AGAIN.
Hey Joe Biden - keep this up and watch what happens. Ask Jimmy Carter how America feels about wimpy Presidents who refuse to stand up firmly to our adversaries.