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    I've been in Montana, to say we couldn't drop that thing without risk to life on the ground, I simply find that a little difficult to believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I've been in Montana, to say we couldn't drop that thing without risk to life on the ground, I simply find that a little difficult to believe.
    Yeah, it’s nonsense. The legislators from there are up in arms about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I've been in Montana, to say we couldn't drop that thing without risk to life on the ground, I simply find that a little difficult to believe.
    We could also of used the STARS system aka Skyhook to snatch it in air. It is actually how we recover our own balloons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    You can either attack the "inflated" part, the actual hardware, or both.

    Depends upon whether or not you want something leftover to look at. I thought because we waited for it to go over the Atlantic that we wanted it intact to look at and were going to just shoot it down in a way to keep as much of the tech as possible.

    But then I read that the Chinese might get to it first...and I just get angry all over again.

    I don't think it is any surprise it went over Montana and the plains states...gee, I wonder what we have there.
    How would the Chinese get it first if it lands in or near US waters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    So Biden just said he told them to shoot it down on Wednesday. Sooo what happened?

    Did Mao Tse Milley pull another one?
    I did read earlier this week that Biden wanted it shot down but that he was warned that the debris field would be large, and dangerous to civilians on the ground because the device was carrying a large payload of unknown content.

    Seems most prudent to shoot down something like this over an uninhabited area. Once it was shot down the debris field covered 7 square miles. Who knows what was in there,,,,biological weapons, dirty bombs ...could be anything

    Now they're trying to recover it from the shallow waters that they shot it down in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    I did read earlier this week that Biden wanted it shot down but that he was warned that the debris field would be large, and dangerous to civilians on the ground because the device was carrying a large payload of unknown content.

    Seems most prudent to shoot down something like this over an uninhabited area. Once it was shot down the debris field covered 7 square miles. Who knows what was in there,,,,biological weapons, dirty bombs ...could be anything

    Now they're trying to recover it from the shallow waters that they shot it down in.
    Unfortunately, too many people want bold and brash action over prudence. I'm glad prudence won the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    I did read earlier this week that Biden wanted it shot down but that he was warned that the debris field would be large, and dangerous to civilians on the ground because the device was carrying a large payload of unknown content.

    Seems most prudent to shoot down something like this over an uninhabited area. Once it was shot down the debris field covered 7 square miles. Who knows what was in there,,,,biological weapons, dirty bombs ...could be anything

    Now they're trying to recover it from the shallow waters that they shot it down in.
    If China was stupid or brassy enough to house *any* sort of potential weapon in that thing and let it fly over the US under any circumstances, it would basically be as bad as "accidently" launching nukes at us. It will be interesting to see and hear what kind of equipment was actually onboard once we recover and analyze the debris. If it is spy tech, the US will want to flaunt that fact in the face of China as a blatant example of their increasing hostility. If it's anything other then spy tech, such as even mockup weaponry, I bet the details will get classified and buried especially to save the current administration from further embarrassment.

    If you want to understand how China has handled US aircraft spy endeavors, read up on the Hainan Island incident from 2001 in which a Chinese fighter intercepted and collided with a US intelligence aircraft clearly in International waters destroying the Chinese fighter and killing the pilot and forcing the badly damaged US plane to land on a Chinese island resulting in China holding the crew for almost two weeks before the US "apologized." China held on to and disassembled the plane for study before we eventually got it back in pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    I did read earlier this week that Biden wanted it shot down but that he was warned that the debris field would be large, and dangerous to civilians on the ground because the device was carrying a large payload of unknown content.

    Seems most prudent to shoot down something like this over an uninhabited area. Once it was shot down the debris field covered 7 square miles. Who knows what was in there,,,,biological weapons, dirty bombs ...could be anything

    Now they're trying to recover it from the shallow waters that they shot it down in.
    All the more reason it should have been shot down before it made its way over land. It's been reported that government was watching it before it made its way over U.S. land. What if it had some type of weapon/bomb and was released once it got over a heavily populated area?

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    Fox News is reporting that the Chinese balloons were undetected while Trump was in office and was discovered in hindsight. So take from that what you will. Not sure it looks great that we didnít know at the time. At the same time, hard to fault someone for shooting something down they didnít know about.

    Unless you just think both the Biden administration and the Pentagon are totally incompetent, there has to be a reason they let this thing fly across the US with China panic dominating the news for several days. We knew it posed no threat. Perhaps you can shoot it down over Montana. (Though, the Canadian weather balloon story 20+ years shows that if you pierce it wrong, it could hover and drift for several days before falling.)

    There are some gaps in knowledge hereóand common senseóthat tell me that the administration/Pentagon felt the panic in the public sphere for several days was worth whatever the reasons where for this playing out as it did.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    Fox News is reporting that the Chinese balloons were undetected while Trump was in office and was discovered in hindsight. So take from that what you will. Not sure it looks great that we didn’t know at the time. At the same time, hard to fault someone for shooting something down they didn’t know about.

    Unless you just think both the Biden administration and the Pentagon are totally incompetent, there has to be a reason they let this thing fly across the US with China panic dominating the news for several days. We knew it posed no threat. Perhaps you can shoot it down over Montana. (Though, the Canadian weather balloon story 20+ years shows that if you pierce it wrong, it could hover and drift for several days before falling.)

    There are some gaps in knowledge here—and common sense—that tell me that the administration/Pentagon felt the panic in the public sphere for several days was worth whatever the reasons where for this playing out as it did.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chain View Post
    I'm just glad the experts at the Pentagon and our other various intelligence agencies don't consider what uninformed media pundits and their rabid worshiper's think when it comes to things such as this. And for what a previous poster mentioned about prudence. That is, that it won the day.
    Yeah we might have a China China China thing going against Biden that dominates the news almost 24 hours a day for more than 3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MD 5150 View Post
    Yeah we might have a China China China thing going against Biden that dominates the news almost 24 hours a day for more than 3 years.
    I mean you just have to shake your head in disbelief sometimes .

    Just fucking laughable. China won this one, folks. There is no polishing this turd.
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    We, of course, know that for sure with all of our collective security clearance.

    I believe our officials looked and pointed at each other for 3 days like the Spider-Man meme about as much as I believe it was a harmless, rogue, civilian weather craft


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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    Fox News is reporting that the Chinese balloons were undetected while Trump was in office and was discovered in hindsight.
    So this is how they're spinning the narrative:

    'While the current guy messed up, the last guy messed up too - worse than the current guy!'

    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    Unless you just think both the Biden administration and the Pentagon are totally incompetent, there has to be a reason they let this thing fly across the US
    Why did they let it into US airspace to begin with?
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