by Chris Black
The rationale the balloon isn’t shot down is as a result of it’s not doable to take action.
The federal government is saying they’ll’t shoot it down as a result of it might create an excessive amount of particles.
At altitudes practically a 100,000 ft no US missiles in service like Patriots (24k ft ceiling) and even the THADD (93k ft ceiling) can attain it.
Fighter jets can solely fly as excessive as 50,000 and their air to air missiles can not attain a 100,000 due to the low air density.
The “balloon” is basically in area. You would want an antisatellite missile to shoot it down, which might flip into MASSIVE particles raining down over an enormous space, basically like a meteor bathe.
They need to get better it too.
Some fucking Chinese language spy baloon meandered over Canada and the USA to US nuclear weapons websites in Montana?
AND NOW THERE’S ANOTHER ONE?
IT WAS UNDETECTED FOR DAYS. WHAT A JOKE! pic.twitter.com/0qudOwRPa7
— patriotsmoothie (@rightblend) February 3, 2023
Each main energy on the earth has spy satellites, particularly the US and China. A few of these satellites can decide up warmth signatures from inside a constructing.
Stuff like this most likely occurs on a regular basis and doesn’t get coated. US, Chinese language, and Russian planes recurrently play “I’m not touching youuuu” with one another’s airspace and people routine incidents by no means obtain this sort of protection.
If “the balloon” issues in any respect, I’d wager that it’s simply hysteria-porn to attempt to mentally put together the general public for the inevitable army confrontation with China.