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Op Ed # 608 The Communist Chinese Spy Balloons Continue in Their Violation of US Sovereignty

  • Op Ed # 608 The Communist Chinese Spy Balloons Continue in Their Violation of US Sovereignty

By Capt Joseph R. John, February 18, 2023

US intelligence sources have reported that Communist China has been conducting High-Altitude Balloon and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drone surveillance missions globally in many countries and areas of emerging strategic interest, including Japan, India, Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Turkey, Brazil, Europe, Canada, the United States, and many other countries.  

When Communist China sent a High-Altitude Spy Balloon to spy on Turkey, the Communist Chinese Balloon was tracked on its way into Turkish airspace by the Turkish Air Force, and 18 seconds after it crossed the Turkish border, it was shot down.

In an unprecedented National Security Threat, and an “Act of War” Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloons, considered Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Offensive Weapons Platforms, were launched out of Hainan Province in Southern China by the People Liberation Army.   

Three follow on Chinese Communist High Altitude Balloons, (the Biden/Obama administration refuses to confirm they were from Communist China) were sent on dry runs to probe the US Air Defenses to test the US military responses to repeated surveillance incursions, and as dry runs in preparation for a future Chinese Communist small nuclear EMP Attack on the United States’ Electric Grid.  Out of an abundance of caution, we are classifying the three devices shot down over North America, as coming from Communist China.

Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Reagan, Bush I, Bush II, and Trump, would never have put up with four repeated violations of America’s sovereignty by a foreign country.  The above listed Presidents would have made a Presidential address to the nation soon after the January 28th incursion into Montana, and would have made another address to the nation on February 12th following the three additional violations of US sovereignty by Communist China.  

Those Communist Chinese high altitude spy balloons were serious threats to the survival of 20 US military facilities that were overflown in the United States.  The planned and repeated incursions into the United States began when the first balloon was launched from Hainan Province in the south of Communist China on January 21st.  US intelligence sources reported that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) began tracking the balloon on January 21st, when it left Communist China.

Biden’s failure to act or even speak about the four incursions of US protected airspace, exposed the weakness of the leadership of the US in the Oval Office to Marxist Russia, Communist Cuba, the Islamic Terrorist Regime of Iran, Communist Venezuela, and Communist China.  The American public, the US Congress, and America’s allies want to know why the Biden/Obama administration has not criticized Communist China’s repeated violation of US sovereignty, and why Biden has not made any comment about the free fire zone in the skies above North America for the first time in history, for the last two weeks? 

The first balloon departed Communist China on January 21, 2023, and was consistently tracked for “two weeks” by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the US Air Force Northern Command.  For 7 days the High-Altitude Communist Chinese EMP Offensive Weapons Platform flew over the North Pacific Ocean, over the US Aleutian Islands, through Alaska, and south over Canada.  On January 28th, the Communist Chinese Balloon left Canada and entered the sparsely populated state of Montana.

From Montana, the Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon was then was permitted to traverse, spy on, gather electronic intelligence, and target the entire Continental United States by the Biden/Obama administration.  It went on to Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina.  On February 4th, Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon flew out over the Atlantic Ocean, where it was shot down by an F-22A Raptor Tactical Fighter.  A map of the flight path of the Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon is posted at the bottom of this presentation.

At an altitude of 60,000 feet, the Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon’s sensors had the capability of collecting Top Secret intelligence from facilities hundreds of miles away on either side of its flight path, as it transited across the Continental United States.  Because the Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon carried such a massive payload, it was able to employ the latest powerful technology to scan hundreds of miles of ground.  The Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon had the ability to intercept information that was being transmitted technologically and digitally from US military bases, while being able to “pinpoint” and precisely target specific highly classified ICBM silos.

The below listed 20 US Military Bases were spied upon and targeted by the Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon, including three Top Secret Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Bases (where underground silos stretch across Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Nebraska), the Top Secret home of the Strategic Air Command, the Top-Secret B-IB Bomber Bases, the Top Secret Stealth Bomber Bases, and the Top Secret Oak Ridge Nuclear Weapons Facility, Fort Bragg-home of the Airborne and Special Operation Force, and Camp Lejeune-home of the II Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Division.

** Maelstrom Air Force Base – Montana, that controls a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) field; is also the home of the Strategic Air  Command, and is the home of a B-2 Stealth Bombers Base.
** Warren Air Force Base – Wyoming, that controls a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) field.
** Minot Air Force Base – North Dakota, that controls a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) field: is also the home of a B-IB Bomber Base. 
** Ellsworth Air Force Base – South Dakota
** Joe Foss Field ANG – South Dakota
** Sioux City ANG – Iowa
** Offutt Air Force Base -Nebraska
** Camp Ashland – Nebraska
** Lincoln ANG – Nebraska
** Whiteman Air Force Base – Missouri; is also the home of a B-2 Stealth Bombers Base.
** Fort Leonard Wood – Missouri
** St. Louis Army Human Resources – Missouri
** Scott Air Force Base – Illinois
** Fort Campbell – Tennessee
** Oakridge Nuclear Weapons Facility and the National Security Complex – Tennessee
** Nashville ANG – Tennessee
** Smyrna ANG – Tennessee
** Houston Barracks – Tennessee
** McGhee Tyson ANG – Tennessee
** Pope Air Force Base – North Carolina
** Fort Bragg – North Carolina; home of the Airborne and Special Operation Force. the XVIII Airborne Corps and the 82nd Airborne Division, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, the Corps Support Command, and the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade. 
** MCAS New River – North Carolina
** US Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune – North Carolina; home of the II Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Logistics Group and other combat units and support commands, it maintain combat-ready units for expeditionary deployment.
** US Coast Guard Station Fort Macon - North Carolina

Since that first entry of a Communist Chinese Balloon EMP Offensive Weapons Platform entered Montana on January 28th, NORAD announced the downing of three additional Chinese Communist “Devices” that were shot down in Alaska on February 10th, in the Yukon Territory of Canada on February 11th, and over Lake Huron adjacent to the State of Michigan on February 12th.  

It was reported by intelligent sources (that we cannot confirm), that a fifth Communist Chinese High-Altitude Balloon crashed off the coast of Hawaii four months ago, but that information was hidden from the American people by the Biden/Obama administration.  The Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has thus far failed to provide any details, “at all”, about what the three US F-22A Raptor Tactical Fighter pilots actually saw when they intercepted and shot down the last three devices, and refused to provide radar intercept tracks.   

The Biden/Obama administration have been well aware that Communist China’s military has been spying on and probing the US defenses on the ground and in the airspace above North America for the last two years, and knows that Communist China has been experimenting with High-Altitude Surveillance Balloons flights for penetration of North and South America air defenses since 2018.  Communist China’s potential High-Altitude Balloon for attack against the United States’ Electric Grid with a “small nuclear EMP” will most probably be launched from South America where US Air Force Air Defenses are not as robust as they are over North America.

Communist China’s state-owned television CCTV aired footage of a High-Altitude Balloon lifting three Hypersonic Glide Vehicles (HGVs) Weapons from the ground and then dropped those Hypersonic Glide Vehicle Weapons in a test in September 2018.  The stunning footage displays the High-Altitude Balloon, which is similar to the first Chinese Communist High-Altitude Balloon Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Offensive Weapon Platform, that traversed over the Continental United States from January 28 to February 4, 2023.  It had the capacity to carry three Hypersonic Glide Vehicles (HGVs) Weapons into high altitude, and had the ability to drop them on the United States.  That footage has since been deleted from Communist Chinese state-owned media, but photographs and short clips can still be found online. (NTD Andrew Thornebrooke, February 6, 2023)
China tested Hypersonic Glide Vehicles dropped from a balloon in 2018, according to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. (Screenshot via Chinese social media)

HGVs are launched by rockets in a similar manner to traditional missiles.  Upon reaching orbit, however, HGVs detach from the rocket and fly through the atmosphere using their own momentum.  Such weapons are much faster than other missiles while they are in low orbit but become much slower upon hitting the dense air of the atmosphere as they have no jets to power them.  The High-Altitude Balloon dropped HGVs are part of a Communist China’s effort to develop precision warheads for hypersonic weapons, which would give the Communist Chinese military an “unstoppable nuclear-capable weapon,” according to the South China Morning Post. (NTD  Andrew Thornebrooke, February 6, 2023)

Paul Crespo, President of the Center for American Defense Studies, said that the (Communist Chinese High-Altitude) balloons which traversed U.S. airspace could “absolutely” be a dry run for an attack using a balloon-mounted weapon, but that hypersonic missiles would likely not be a first choice for China’s Communist regime.  “While China has tested hypersonic missiles launched from balloons in the past, that isn’t a likely use for these airships,” Crespo told The Epoch Times in an email. (NTD  Andrew Thornebrooke, February 6, 2023)

“The biggest threat (to the US) is sending one or more of these high-altitude balloons over the U.S. with a “small nuclear EMP” (Electromagnetic Pulse) device.  Detonated at extremely high altitude, a “small nuclear EMP” devices could knock out power and communications across the US, creating widespread havoc for a year or more without firing a shot on the ground.”  (NTD  Andrew Thornebrooke, February 6, 2023)

That system, then-Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten said, appeared to be intended for a “first-use” nuclear strike against the United States.  “They look like a first-use weapon,” Hyten said.  “The pace [Communist China is] moving and the trajectory that they’re on will surpass Russia and the United States if we don’t do something to change it. (NTD  Andrew Thornebrooke, February 6, 2023) 

Communist China has actually been at war with the United States for the last 30 years, and fully hopes to be able to eliminate 200 million Americans with a series of biological weapons and with an “small nuclear EMP” attack.  The first Chinese Communist High-Altitude Balloon that traversed the Continental United States from January 28 to February 4, 2023, could have been easily pierced with air lasers, that would have created pin hole leaks in the skin of the balloon, the piercing would have slowly brought the balloon down safely, within a one mile square landing site in the Aleutian Islands, or in Alaska, or in Montana before it traversed the Continental United States.  

Instead, the Biden/Obama administration allowed the Communist Chinese High-Altitude Spy Balloon considered EMP Offensive Weapon Platform, to transit Continental United States, and transmit highly sensitive Top Secret intelligence back to Communist China; that sensitive intelligence is the rope that Communist China hopes they can use to hang and kill American military personnel.   

At the same time Communist China has been violating the sovereignty of US Air Space, they have also been violating US sovereignty of the US Southern Border for two years.  The Biden/Obama administration has allowed over 5 million unvaccinated Illegal Aliens from 160 countries to violate the sovereignty of the United States by entering across the wide open southern border (any American Citizens returning from an overseas trip must prove that they have been vaccinated, before they are permitted to get back into the United States).  The US Border Patrol reported that there was a 719% increase in apprehensions of Chinese Communist Illegal Aliens from mainland China, who have been flooding across the wide open southern border in 2023, compared to number of Chinese Communist Illegal Alien apprehensions in 2022 by the US Border Patrol.  

The Biden/Obama administration has plans to increase the number of 5 million unvaccinated Illegal Aliens who have already entered the US over the last two years, to be increased in numbers to 10 million unvaccinated Illegal Aliens by to illegally enter the US by the 2024 national election.  During the last two years, an estimated one million got-aways have escaped detection by the US Border Patrol, including hundreds of Radical Islamic Terrorists listed on the “Terrorist Watch List” and on the  “No-Fly List”.  To date, over 100 terrorists on the “No-Fly List” have been captured by the US Border Patrol while trying to illegally enter the US through the Southern Border.  The convicted “Got-Aways” criminals will continue to commit major crimes throughout the US, and the thousands of Chinese Communist Illegal Aliens will subvert the US Constitutional Republic from within.  

The Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff continue to display their continued ineptness, in how they allowed the Communist Chinese High-Altitude Spy Balloons to gather critical Top Secret intelligence and to target 20 Top Secret Military bases in preparation for a future “small nuclear EMP” attack on the Republic as it traversed the Continental United States.  

Previously the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff continued their ineptness by how they vacated Afghanistan and allowed Bagram to be turned over to Communist China, in how they forced thousands of highly trained senior conservative white members of US military out of the US Armed Forces, and how they are now doing enormous damage in Unit Cohesion by indoctrinating the dwindling number of military personnel in the US Armed Forces, and the Cadets and Midshipmen in the five Service Academies to be brainwashed in Transgender Indoctrination, Wokeness, and Critical Race Theory.  

Most recently, over the last two years, the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff have effectively disarmed the US Armed Forces by sending $110 Billion of America’s weapons, equipment, and munitions to Ukraine while failing over the same last two years to immediately reorder sufficient numbers of replacements weapons, equipment, and munitions (the US’ highly sophisticated weaponry cannot now be produced and restocked for at least 5+ years).

Throughout the last two years, the US Constitution has also been under attack by Socialist Democrats, the Biden/Obama administration, Domestic Enemies, Progressives, Marxists, Communists, and Communist China.  The four incursions by Chinese Communist High-Altitude Balloons/Devices into the US and Canadian airspace must be a “Wake-up Call” for American Citizens.  It demonstrates just how much disrespect Communist China has for the occupant of the Oval Office.  We hope American Citizens will fully understand, once and for all, that Communist China has been “at war” with the United States for 30 years.

The majority of American citizens who love their country are unaware that they are in a life and death battle to save the Republic from the poisonous tenacles of Communist China, because the Communist Chinese controlled Socialist Media/Leftist Press continues to keep Americans in the dark about the Social Democrat, Progressives and Marxist initiated massive Voter Fraud during the last three national elections.

America’s Freedoms, outlined in The Bill of Right and in the US Constitution will ultimately be “retained” or eliminated as a result of the 2024 election.  A competent Commander-in-Chief who has not been compromised and is not feared by Communist China, must be elected so he can protect the Republic and oppose Communist China.  

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