As Twitchy reported earlier, “Fusion Natasha” Bertrand reported for CNN that there had been three Chinese spy balloons that crossed the country while Donald Trump was president, but nobody knew until now.
This is how dumb they think we are: pic.twitter.com/2D9VHyIvN2
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) February 6, 2023
How is that possible? Karine Jean-Pierre obviously wasn’t prepared for the question, but what about Gen. Glen VanHerck, head of NORAD?
Gen. Glen VanHerck, head of NORAD, takes questions on Chinese spy balloon. Was asked about previous balloons administration says crossed US in Trump years. Has very little to say. Then asked: If you didn't know about them then, how do you know now? Has even less to say. pic.twitter.com/fA4Ri2Q1Up
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 6, 2023
So those balloons, so every day as a NORAD commander it’s my responsibility to detect threats to North America. I will tell you that we did not detect those threats. And that’s a domain awareness gap that we have to figure out. But I don’t want to go in further detail.
The intel community, after the fact, I believe has been briefed already, assess those threats to additional means and made us aware of those balloons that were previously approaching North America or transited North America. I hope that answers your question.
Actually, that doesn’t answer our question. At all. Is he confirming Bertrand’s anonymously sourced story?
“They’ll have additional fidelity at this time.” What in the world does that mean?!?
— Rick Long (@RickCLong) February 6, 2023
— Max (@Max76484497) February 6, 2023
He didn't answer the question. He was asked about balloons, not threats.
His job is to monitor all airspace intrusions, be there a threat or not.
— Mrs Malindo (@MrsMalindo) February 6, 2023
Look at the language. Domain awareness gap? Additional fidelity? What do these terms even mean? This is beyond parody.
Clear expression is the product of clear thinking. Muddled expression is the product of muddled thinking.
This reflects horribly on the defense establishment.
— Mike Farrell (@mfarrell142) February 6, 2023
Are they really going to throw the intel community under the bus because the Chinese spy balloon made Biden look bad?
So the agency responsible for tracking/eliminating those threats didn’t know a damn thing? But some other agency who doesn’t work that domain *totally* knows now? Wonder if we can get a letter saying that signed by 51 intel officials?
IC is making @NORADCommand look real bad rn.
— Abu Gat (@HillbillyPlato) February 6, 2023
We're spending hundreds of billions to develop spy planes that travel 10 times the speed of sound and China is floating $500 balloons that baffle our best minds and equipment. Perfect.
— fishdicks (@fishdicks4lunch) February 6, 2023
So just more lies from our defense and intelligence agencies. You know like WMD'S in Iraq. 51 Intel officials say Hunter Biden's laptop was fake, Russia colludid with Trump, what's one more lie. 🤔 You know like Trump was selling nuclear secrets to the Russians! Right?
— Miguel Martos (@walterm3607) February 6, 2023
— Stephen McLean (@sfm_42) February 6, 2023
Why is anyone assuming this ridiculous scenario is true? Because of one anonymous official?
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CNN pushes new hot talking point about ‘Chinese spy balloons under Trump’ (and look who wrote it) https://t.co/6ikLigmfL2
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 6, 2023
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