How crazy is the China spy balloon situation? Even Obama’s former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is saying that it should be intercepted or shot down.
This story is more important than you may think.
The fascinating thing about this CNN segment is who does not get mentioned. Joe Biden.
Panetta and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer both know how bad this looks for Biden, so they leave his name out of the conversation completely, even though Panetta is basically criticizing Biden’s handling of the issue.
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Breitbart News has details:
Panetta: Chinese Spy Balloon ‘Gathering Intelligence’ on U.S., I’d ‘Really Be Concerned’ if We Didn’t Intercept It or Shoot It down
On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stated that the Chinese spy balloon over the U.S. is “gathering intelligence” and that the U.S. either needs to intercept it or shoot it down if that’s the last alternative and that simply letting the balloon go out to sea is not an option.
Panetta said, “I think the United States has to take control of this balloon. There are two things that are of great concern here: One is that it’s been determined to be a surveillance balloon, which means that it’s gathering intelligence. That’s the purpose of surveillance.
So, that’s what the Chinese are using it for. And secondly, it’s maneuverable, which means that the Chinese basically control the direction of that balloon. It’s invaded our airspace. It’s obviously invaded our sovereignty. I think it’s very important for the United States to take control of this balloon, either to intercept it or to shoot it down.”
He added, “I’m saying either intercept it, have the Chinese land it so that we can take control of it, or shoot it down, if that becomes the last alternative.”
Here’s the video:
Former CIA Director and US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta explains to CNN’s @wolfblitzer why he believes the US should take control of the suspected Chinese spy balloon “either to intercept or to shoot it down.” pic.twitter.com/P6jqYIZjaf
— CNN (@CNN) February 4, 2023
As a Democrat, Panetta can’t come right out and criticize Biden by name, but he clearly thinks this matter is not being handled correctly.
This is a national security threat to America and a political disaster for Biden.