Could The Balloon Be The Beginning?

We all are well aware of the balloon incident….the media, the Pentagon and the right wingers got lots of print over the balloon violating our space….but did you know that this was not the first time it had happened?

Just to keep you in the loop….

…a senior Pentagon official briefing reporters was more specific, saying it happened three times under the Trump administration and at least once under Biden.

The official said that Chinese balloons “transited the continental United States briefly at least three times during the prior administration and once that we know of at the beginning of this administration, but never for this duration of time.”

Fox News reported that at least one Chinese balloon flew over Florida and Texas during the Trump administration, but President Trump and former top officials in his administration strongly denied the claim.

Later, an unnamed senior Biden administration official claimed to Fox that the balloons that transited over the US during the Trump administration were only “discovered” after he left office. “They went undetected,” the administration official said.

The Triad, Pentagon, media and right wingers, are making hay out of this situation….but why?

Could it be to help the prediction made by a Pentagon official?

A four-star US Air Force general thinks a war between the US and China is only two years away and has ordered his forces to start preparing for the conflict.

In a memo obtained by NBC News, Gen. Mike Minihan, the head of Air Mobility Command, said of a war with China, “I hope I am wrong. My gut tells me will fight in 2025.”

AMC is a major command of the US Air Force and is responsible for transportation and refueling. Nearly 50,000 airmen are members of AMC, and the command oversees about 430 aircraft.

Rep. Michael McCaul, the new chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said that he believes Minihan’s prediction is right. “I hope he is wrong. … I think he is right though,” McCaul told Fox News on Sunday.

But China has stepped up its military activity around Taiwan due to increasing US support for Taipei. Despite Beijing’s warnings, the US continues to boost ties with Taiwan, including by providing unprecedented military aid. At some point, this support could become intolerable for China, and Beijing could take actions short of an invasion, such as a blockade or attacking small islands that Taiwan controls off mainland China’s coast.

A war between the US and China could also be sparked in the South China Sea, where the US has increased its military presence in recent years. US and Chinese warplanes and warships occasionally have close encounters in the area, and with US-China relations at such a low point, an accident could spiral into a wider conflict.

Minihan told the officers he commands to report all major efforts they take to prepare for war with China by February 28. He said during the month of February, all AMC personnel should “fire a clip into a 7-meter target with the full understanding that unrepentant lethality matters most. Aim for the head.”

Minihan also called for his personnel to get their affairs in order as they prepare for war. He said in the month of March, they should “consider their personal affairs and whether a visit should be scheduled with their servicing base legal office to ensure they are legally ready and prepared.”


Now I know that there are those out there that will have strong opinions on this developing situation.

So let them fly.

Could this situation of the balloon be the beginning?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”


11 thoughts on “Could The Balloon Be The Beginning?

  1. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:
    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    Hope it is not like the war with Japan. We played in the play pen for goodness knows how long with them. Both sides knew they were going to bomb us and the Democrat politicians just waited and waited – just like now. Now that the Repub’s have the house maybe they will read between the lines to see what the chinks have in store for the future of their country. Is it time to start growing rice? Don’t think they eat steak and potatoes?

    Seriously, the Biden Admin is playing with “FIRE.”


  2. The Republican radicals are claiming that the story about Chinese balloons appearing over the USA during Trump’s time in office are all lies .. and The United States is nowhere near militarily prepared for a hot war with China .. their forces are so massively overwhelming, our Navy would not survive the first day of any conflict.

    1. Yeah, I’ve seen the denials online too. Hilarious how one-sided the posts are…no way anything bad could have happened under the Trump administration! And of course this is the media out to get Donald…sigh.

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