Biden says the ‘objects’/ ballons, seemingly were probably old weather, research or private company ones….
The latest were nowhere nearly the size of the first two, one of which was shoot down over the East Coast another traveled over South America when last seen….
Because of the intial hesitancy on the situation things have gotten bumped up to the President’s level…
Procedures and protocols are being put in place to deal with future situation…
This has moved from a national security situation to a political one….
US Sec. of State Blinken will have the job of reestablishing communicatiuion with an embrassed and resentful China, a country American needs to be talking to….
President Biden said on Thursday that intelligence agencies have no indication that three objects shot down over North America in recent days were surveillance craft from China or any other power but vowed to establish new parameters to guard American airspace.
The latest objects appeared unrelated to the Chinese spy balloon that was downed on Feb. 4, but instead were likely tied to private companies or research institutions, Mr. Biden said. Nonetheless, he announced that he expects to speak soon with President Xi Jinping of China to lodge his objections to the original balloon’s violation of American airspace.
The president’s televised statement from the White House was his first extended effort to address the furor over perceived possible threats in the sky since American fighter jets fired missiles at objects over Alaska, Canada and Lake Huron over the past week. American authorities were still trying to recover the debris from those objects but Mr. Biden said they did not appear to pose a surveillance danger to the United States.
“We don’t yet know exactly what these three objects were, but nothing right now suggests they were related to China’s spy balloon program or they were surveillance vehicles from any other country,” Mr. Biden said…..
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