How crazy is the Chinese spy balloon situation? Even Obama’s former defense secretary, Leon Panetta, says he should be intercepted or shot down.
This story is more important than you think.
The fascinating thing about this CNN segment is who is not mentioned. Joe Biden.
Both Panetta and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer know how bad this looks for Biden, so they left his name out of the conversation entirely, even though Panetta basically criticizes Biden’s handling of the problem.
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Breitbart News has the details:
Panetta: China’s spy balloon ‘gathering intelligence’ on US, ‘I’d be really worried’ if we intercepted or shot it down
On Friday on CNN’s “Situation Room,” former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that a Chinese spy balloon over the U.S. was “gathering intelligence” and that the U.S. should either intercept or shoot it down as a last resort and simply let it go. a balloon into the sea is not an option.
Panetta said: “I think the United States needs to take control of this bubble. There are two things that are of great importance here: one is that it has been determined to be a surveillance balloon, meaning that it is gathering intelligence. That is the purpose of surveillance.
So that’s what the Chinese use it for. And secondly, it’s maneuverable, which means that the Chinese essentially control the direction of that balloon. He invaded our airspace. Obviously, our sovereignty has been violated. I think it’s very important that the United States take control of this balloon, whether it’s intercepting it or shooting it down.”
He added: “I say either intercept it, have the Chinese land it so we can take control of it, or shoot it down, if that becomes the last alternative.”
Here is the video:
Former CIA Director and US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta explains to CNN @wolfblitzer why he believes the US should take control of a suspected Chinese spy balloon “either intercept or 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 isn’t being handled properly.
This is a threat to America’s national security and a political disaster for Biden.