The United States military has shot down the Chinese spy balloon just off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Thursday. American F-22 fighter jets were seen circling the balloon before they eventually fired upon the the Chinese aircraft. When asked about the balloon on Saturday by a reporter, Biden said “we’re going to take care of it.” The Biden administration wanted to wait until the balloon went over the ocean to shoot it down. Watch the video below:
NOW – U.S. military has just shot down the Chinese spy airship over the Atlantic Ocean after letting it fly over the country for days.pic.twitter.com/1roYrb30uE
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) February 4, 2023
The balloon had made its way down to South Carolina after initially having been spotted in Montana. The balloon was initially speculated that it was heading toward the direction of the Carolina.
This comes following the second balloon having been spotted in Latin America, as well as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has indefinitely postponed his trip to China following the recently confirmed Chinese state-owned balloon flying in United States air space over Montana for potential spying purposes.
Currently, the second Chinese spy balloon in Latin America is being assessed as a second Chinese surveillance balloon, according to Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder – likely removing all credibility of China’s excuse for the initial balloon spotted in Montana.
The Pentagon has confirmed that the balloon spotted in Latin America hasn’t been examined, however, it is being reported that the belief is that this second Chinese balloon was with the intention of spying purposes. It is currently unclear what the Chinese government plans to do with these surveillance balloons, and what the balloon has access to, but there appears to be a significant concern within military and intelligence circles about their intentions for collecting information in this way.