Paint two balloons under the cockpit of our F-22s
Good gawd, apparently another balloon fell victim to a missile launched from an F-22, this time over Alaska.
Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a Chinese war balloon!
Details are sketchy, but what’s clear is that the Biden administration is touting decisive action against what was apparently another balloon/surveillance instrument, most likely from China.
This is all about domestic politics. About the Biden administration “looking strong” by shooting down Chinese balloons (assuming the latest UFO was indeed another balloon).
The question is: Have these balloons truly been threats to U.S. national security? To my knowledge, they are not threats.
I’ve heard these balloons could be used for signals intelligence, but even if true, it seems a very crude method. The U.S. military has far more sophisticated techniques for SIGINT.
(An aside: China could mass produce balloons, release them toward the U.S., then watch us exhaust our limited F-22 fleet and our air-to-air missiles. Would we be that stupid?)
I never pictured America’s most sophisticated air superiority fighter, the F-22 Raptor, chasing and shooting down floating balloons in the sky, but here we are.
I love this quotation, courtesy of NBC News: “Do we have a plan for the next time that happens and how we’re going to deal with it?” Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., asked defense officials testifying Thursday on Capitol Hill about the alleged spy balloons. “Because, quite frankly, I’ll just tell you: I don’t want a damn balloon going across the United States.”
No more “damn” balloons floating over America! Mister President, we cannot allow a spy(?) balloon gap!
When you think about it, why is this even news? This could easily have been kept quiet.
Again, I come back to domestic politics. Biden was criticized for not acting fast enough on the previous balloon, so now we must shoot down all balloons as soon as they enter U.S. air space. And we must announce it too, as if it’s a great achievement.
Hooray, America! Paint two balloons as “kills” on the side of our F-22s. Airpower!
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Reblogged this on Unorthodox Truth and commented:
I see a new DOD weapons contract coming to Raytheon for anti-balloon drones with a whole fleet to be deployed by robots in Aleutians. eehaw!
Jet Stream Bloviating
Joe Biden the Buffoon
has shot down a balloon
and then, maybe, another UFO.
He had the Air Farce do it
but now he can’t unscrew it:
the mighty U.S. eagle eating crow.
In Washington, D. C,
where all sit down to pee
the “Hollywood for Ugly People” show
commences in Prime Time
preempting news of crime
and homelessness about which none must know.
So “jogging Joe” trots out
on stage to veer about
from South to North and West to East, aglow
with threats to ban the sky
from letting aircraft fly
to demonstrate how hard hot air can blow.
Michael Murry, “The Misfortune Teller,” Copyright © 2023