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Pentagon's Chinese spy balloon explanation is not adding up: Former Navy SEAL

  • Жарияланды 2023 ж. 2 Ақп.

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  • G Hanna
    G Hanna Ай бұрын +526

    If I were flying a recreational drone higher than it's supposed to fly, I would probably be put in jail.

    • G Hanna
      G Hanna Ай бұрын +1

      @The Devil's Advocate it means you're only willing to read between the lines if it supports your ego.

    • Ren Hoek
      Ren Hoek Ай бұрын +1

      No no; you have to pay Hunter first so Daddy can get his. Then you can too.

  • Jessica Hursman
    Jessica Hursman Ай бұрын +320

    It is insane that we would even allow this to go on. Absolutely mind-boggling. Very disturbing.

      DAWN VAN HAAREN Ай бұрын

      It's very scary

    • For Australia
      For Australia Ай бұрын

      Would have lost the chance to monitor it ..

    • CDay Perry
      CDay Perry Ай бұрын

      As with all the insanity over the last 2 years

  • CAPE 1500j/kg
    CAPE 1500j/kg Ай бұрын +570

    Never thought I would see the day our leadership let a foreign intelligence gathering platform float freely across the U.S. . Other than the open skies flights.

    • Root Beer
      Root Beer Ай бұрын +1

      You must not have been paying attention. China owns land and naval bases in your country.

  • manofsan
    manofsan Ай бұрын +145

    *Biden govt: blows up Russian pipeline on other side of Atlantic*
    *Also Biden govt: can't even pop balloon in own airspace*

    • dannyo66
      dannyo66 Ай бұрын +1

      @Ryan Vetter it only happened a couple of times. 1 hit the edge of Texas and 1 hit the edge of Florida. Neither traversed a huge amount of the continental U.S. passing several Strategic Air Command Air Force bases along it's path.

    • Fish Bucks And Bullets
      Fish Bucks And Bullets Ай бұрын

      @Vicky Dupree tell us more

    • timeWaster76
      timeWaster76 Ай бұрын

      @Irene Zettler Can't... or won't? the difference is astronomical ....

    • Mark Russell
      Mark Russell Ай бұрын +1

      And to add ,it was the British Royal Navy (SBS) that shamefully blew the pipe line!

    • Ryan Vetter
      Ryan Vetter Ай бұрын +1

      @Mister X Yes- it happened several times during his presidency.

  • ralemc1960
    ralemc1960 Ай бұрын +66

    Remember when a President would come across every media channel at the same time to assure the citizens every thing was ok?

    • Grigorian
      Grigorian Ай бұрын +1

      @Gary Manis After all i finally found out that the Chinese said that those ballons are from them

    • Gary Manis
      Gary Manis Ай бұрын

      @Grigorian They saw the "Made in China" sticker on the side.

  • Neal Wright
    Neal Wright Ай бұрын +27

    The biggest question is definitely how such a massive balloon (they say this thing was 60,000 feet altitude) was spotted and reported by civilians before being spotted by the military. This thing should have lit up radars across the country!

    • eddie sanders
      eddie sanders Ай бұрын +2

      It was but nobody mentioned it. Same with the one that went down around Hawaii a few months ago

    • Mercedes Walker
      Mercedes Walker Ай бұрын +4

      As an airforce member i’m embarrassed mainly at the SPACE FORCE that’s their JOBBBBBBBB

  • Jim Hubbard
    Jim Hubbard Ай бұрын +487

    How embarrassed we should be of our leaders for allowing this to happen

    • Desertmaker
      Desertmaker Ай бұрын

      @Nathalie Sinovich someone should tell those miraculously lucky guys that ride that goodyear balloon 8)

    • Nathalie Sinovich
      Nathalie Sinovich Ай бұрын

      The Chinese said the US sent 10 balloons over China last year.
      Balloons are not directable. Slightly by altitude control. But not generally.

    • Big Papa Stovepipe
      Big Papa Stovepipe Ай бұрын

      @A1 Mi Learn how to write Einstein.

    • Desertmaker
      Desertmaker Ай бұрын

      @FAIR T.R My bad, you are right 8)

  • Freddy Racer
    Freddy Racer Ай бұрын +173

    Great to see our air is well protected !

    • Absolute Mad Lad
      Absolute Mad Lad Ай бұрын +1

      700BN military budget at work.

    • ThirdEye
      ThirdEye Ай бұрын +3

      9/11 ?

    • Rocket Mann
      Rocket Mann Ай бұрын +12

      Just another border OBiden couldn't care less about!

  • WheelsAlwaysTurning
    WheelsAlwaysTurning Ай бұрын +30

    This proves our airspace is just as open as the southern border

    • Hulagu Mongke
      Hulagu Mongke Ай бұрын

      Parachute is a lot cheaper than digging a tunnel underground.

  • Ron Rehkopf
    Ron Rehkopf Ай бұрын +22

    It's funny how a Russian war ship is off the east coast of America at the same time

  • Bobme1Ga
    Bobme1Ga Ай бұрын +171

    You got that right! As a USAF Vet I’m embarrassed with this whole situation! Coral this object and reverse engineer the system!

    • Cindy Huffaker
      Cindy Huffaker Ай бұрын

      I'm sure amateur technology people could figure that out...

  • Larry Barnette
    Larry Barnette Ай бұрын +12

    It's a wonder they didn't go over Delaware and drop Hunter's and Joe's pay into his backyard for his "advisory" input.

    • FAIR T.R
      FAIR T.R Ай бұрын +1

      That would have already been paid well before they confidently launched the balloon.

  •  Ай бұрын +246

    They are testing our response, and we are failing the test.

    • Eazy Peazy
      Eazy Peazy Ай бұрын

      That’s right

    • My Roselle
      My Roselle Ай бұрын

      @canadian crackabarrel That was my thought as well. I was afraid to say anything but what if it’s full of some kind of biochemical or something. It’s scary.

    • Roger Cunningham
      Roger Cunningham Ай бұрын

      Are we ??? or are we letting them think we are 🤔

  • Steve Austin
    Steve Austin Ай бұрын +324

    When you owe them so much money they’ll do anything to you

    • Jonathan Mcniel
      Jonathan Mcniel Ай бұрын +1

      We're in stupid debt 31 trillion. The country with the second biggest debt is United kingdom and it's only 8 trillion. That's real sad and pathetic. Also, the dollar is collapsing right before our eyes. Most aren't even aware of the troubles ahead.

    • S L
      S L Ай бұрын

      Or they call in a favor?

  • Rigah Mawtis
    Rigah Mawtis Ай бұрын +333

    Will be interested to see what they’re releasing into our atmosphere. It’s obviously not an innocent weather balloon.

    • Space Monkey
      Space Monkey Ай бұрын +2

      yes what is the dust coming from the ballon? anthrax? smallpox? some new bio weapon ?

    • Roger Cunningham
      Roger Cunningham Ай бұрын

      @vintageexcellence 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Brenda Luu 054
      Brenda Luu 054 Ай бұрын +1

      Democrats party former pre person same thigh

  • dimsum1033
    dimsum1033 Ай бұрын +28

    We probably got our highest ranking officials on the phone with the Chicoms, apologizing to them for noticing their beloved balloon.

  • JD150R
    JD150R Ай бұрын +34

    He says you can’t see it with the naked eye. Apparently he didn’t go outside today because it was glaringly obvious you could see an object in the sky

  • Kennith Morella
    Kennith Morella Ай бұрын +28

    We are being laughed at and made out to be punks every minute that balloon continues to fly in our air space. With our trust in our countries leaders at an all time low this is no time for Americans to sit back And not be 100% concerned with why this balloon isn’t Immediately being disabled and brought down to the ground. 🇺🇸

  • Mason899
    Mason899 Ай бұрын +112

    Every day in every way we learn how incredibly corrupt and spectacularly inept our country has become!

  • Will Roberts
    Will Roberts Ай бұрын +206

    Isn’t Montana the location of many of our ballistic missile sites? Could China be gathering intel on those sites?

    • Majestic Mountain
      Majestic Mountain Ай бұрын +1

      We also have nuclear research labs in eastern Idaho , there's no telling what information they have gleaned from this and you can bet our military won't tell us anything once they recover the material.

    • Morpheus
      Morpheus Ай бұрын

      Yeah. I had a buddy of mine in the Air Force that guarded Nuclear Missile Silos at a base.

    • Electric Messiah
      Electric Messiah Ай бұрын

      Nah they just wanted to check the weather in Montana.

    • William Heinsinger
      William Heinsinger Ай бұрын +1


    • Donnie Bobb
      Donnie Bobb Ай бұрын +1

      @bleeone they didn't.

  • Bic3ps4Gunz
    Bic3ps4Gunz Ай бұрын +262

    Imagine if it was a EMP device?

    • Knitwit
      Knitwit Ай бұрын


    • William R Gutrich
      William R Gutrich Ай бұрын

      Was all the white smoke coming from the balloon, when they finally shot it down, the next coof variant?

    • Mr. Event
      Mr. Event Ай бұрын

      @mark garry us biolabs in Ukraine has that handled. Russia foiled it

    • Seifer Almasy
      Seifer Almasy Ай бұрын

      @Lex EMP extraordinaire

    • Seifer Almasy
      Seifer Almasy Ай бұрын

      @Witkowski's Fishing Sickness it, not it’s

  • MrMSBranham
    MrMSBranham Ай бұрын +1

    I'm really tired of having the government lie to me "for my own good".

  • Nathaniel Mason
    Nathaniel Mason Ай бұрын +33

    How the heck are we as Americans supposed to trust in our Intelligence agencies and NORAD if they can let this happen right under their noses??? The person who advised the president to not take action once we learned of it, should be fired IMMEDIATELY, in my opinion. I would incinerate that device right now!!

    • Uncle Randy
      Uncle Randy Ай бұрын


    • James
      James Ай бұрын +3

      greatest military and intelligence in the world, but you think they're just "letting this happen" ... they know what they're doing.

  • Lacy Laizure
    Lacy Laizure Ай бұрын +6

    China making a simple phone call before it entered US airspace would have went a long way. Just say "hey, a jet stream pulled one of our weather balloons way off course, it's maneuvering capabilities aren't strong enough to counteract it, and it is about to enter your air space. How can we go about solving this so as not to cause concern?"
    That is assuming it is actually a weather balloon and China was concerned about escalating tensions between us. They surely have tracking capabilities or recording weather in certain locations means nothing. I find it interesting they put out a statement after. We regret it, but it isn't our fault, and we didn't care to inform you. Really?

    • Android
      Android Ай бұрын

      This speaks volumes for both parties.

  • Careful Consumer
    Careful Consumer Ай бұрын +252

    The Chinese spy agency just wanted to see how stupid they could make Gen Milley, Austin, and Corn Pop look.

  • Timoci Qereqeretabua
    Timoci Qereqeretabua Ай бұрын +28

    Surprisingly the best fighting force equipped with its intelligence gathering hardware wasn't aware of this breach in US airspace. I believe this is the beginning of the first of many similar things to come.

    • Brian K
      Brian K Ай бұрын

      @Julian Walls yes it's called NORAD.

    • Brian K
      Brian K Ай бұрын

      @Julian Walls yes, it's called NORAD

    • Upside down Quarterback Center material
      Upside down Quarterback Center material Ай бұрын

      @Julian Walls ever hear of the SR-71... it can fly at a altitude of 85000 ft. Js

    • Hælgi
      Hælgi Ай бұрын

      Well, for example, in the fall, an old Soviet drone flew unnoticed for air defense through several NATO countries and fell in the center of the city.

    BEDTIME BIBLE CHAT Ай бұрын +33

    While watching the Pentagon presser, I got really bad vibes because they won't tell us where it is now. Why? Why is this not being handled? Too dangerous? What is really in that balloon. I have a big fear there is some really bad stuff underfoot and that's why they won't tell us anything or even where the darned thing is now. Also, if it's 60,000 ft up, how did a guy capture on his cell phone? Can a cell phone camera take that good of a picture that high up? Mine won't!

    • Uncle Fester
      Uncle Fester Ай бұрын

      @Jim Give Joe Biden time. Joe is just new to the job. He wants to build back better.

      VRVIP_MCLUSH Ай бұрын +3

      If You can see 60 thousand feet in the air it means the thing is huge massive object

    • David Jackson
      David Jackson Ай бұрын +1

      @Scot Mandel Even better send them back home. Four of them backed down to me alone in the dorm elevator. They were rude and disrespectful. But they are beatable. They knew I was prepared to take them on. No trouble after that.

  • cowluver96
    cowluver96 Ай бұрын +2

    Last time the government told us it was a weather balloon was Roswell

  • Jan Wells
    Jan Wells Ай бұрын +37

    Pentagon has certainly revealed their QUALITY and to whom they're loyal.

    • David Jackson
      David Jackson Ай бұрын

      The best thing is you can not do anything about your country, hahaha!

  • j b
    j b Ай бұрын +1

    Other countries are watching and taking notes of America's response

  • Benjamin Rodriguez
    Benjamin Rodriguez Ай бұрын +76

    If I launched a balloon this size from my backyard, the FBI would be kicking my door in and dragging me to prison!

    • Sailor Venus
      Sailor Venus Ай бұрын +2

      @James Biden doesn’t. As usual.

    • Kevin Pouch
      Kevin Pouch Ай бұрын +1

      Funny. I was actually thinking about what the reprecussions could be myself, pulling a stunt like that. Good thing i have no interest - but ya never know - this might start a new 'latest craze'. Would be funny.

    • MrMustangMan
      MrMustangMan Ай бұрын +2


    • James
      James Ай бұрын +1

      exactly. they know what they're doing. take a chill pill.

  • ATO
    ATO Ай бұрын +55

    First, the Afghanistan withdrawal mess, then the prisoner exchange mess, and now this... I'm guessing this situation will also not be resolved in a "clean" manner either. This administration is getting worse, month by month. 🤦‍♂️ (Speaking as a naturalized Vietnamese-American guy)

    • Roger Cunningham
      Roger Cunningham Ай бұрын

      @Jacob Magnuson maybe sarcasm was wanted,,,,,,why spill chuck ham 🤔 🙄

    • Jacob Magnuson
      Jacob Magnuson Ай бұрын +1

      @mike shr weren’t*

    • mike shr
      mike shr Ай бұрын +1

      You wasn't impressed with Joey performance ?

  • Space Sailor
    Space Sailor Ай бұрын +23

    Watching the pentagon spokesman was like watching a episode of South Park.

  • Datian Longan
    Datian Longan Ай бұрын +6

    Can this be the prelude to a full scale invasion? We watched the movie Red Dawn again last night and afterward my wife wanted to move the entire family to Montana. I reminded her that the balloon is over Montana, and now another one is over Latin America so Mexico is ruled out also. Time to stand our ground and fight!

    • TheVertigoalley
      TheVertigoalley Ай бұрын +1

      I lost all my guns in a boating accident🙄

  • Freedom One
    Freedom One Ай бұрын +38

    This feels like nothing more than a distraction.

    • getagrip
      getagrip Ай бұрын +1

      @Cosa24 exactly, 24/7 watch is what the US air force has, this was all on purpose and they knew about the balloon long before

    • Cosa24
      Cosa24 Ай бұрын

      We see the whole sky I’m surprised this got in

  • RAY T.
    RAY T. Ай бұрын +2

    You can trace the route from Northern China, around the arctic, around the ocean near Alaska, and then inland over where the missile sites are.

  • Richard Harpham
    Richard Harpham Ай бұрын +306

    I've always been disappointed in the current Commander and Chief, but the inaction of the Pentagon is even more scary.

    • Dana Johnson
      Dana Johnson Ай бұрын

      Wow! That's some sophisticated technology! LOL!

    • Pete S
      Pete S Ай бұрын

      @david vickers China said? Where’d you get that?

    • Dadpool
      Dadpool Ай бұрын +1

      It's "Commander in Chief", but thanks for your educated opinion

    • Too Tall
      Too Tall Ай бұрын +2

      Biden is no Comander in Chiff

  • Project Alice
    Project Alice Ай бұрын +20

    You guys already solved the problem from the title.
    It's the PENTAGON'S Chinese-MADE spy balloon, not actually the Chinese' using one over the state.

  • HomieDClown
    HomieDClown Ай бұрын +12

    The payload is the “Big Guy’s” 10% they’re just trying to find the drop zone, Jotato gave them the wrong coordinates

    • Mark
      Mark Ай бұрын +1

      Drop zone... University of Pennsylvania!

  • Brian Howard
    Brian Howard Ай бұрын

    Our government is seriously lacking and inept in almost every way possible.

  • Wild Bill
    Wild Bill Ай бұрын +3

    This Air Force General must be one of those woke people, take his stars for believing the balloon is no threat

  • Rebecca Bothwell
    Rebecca Bothwell Ай бұрын

    Amen to that 🙏🙏 I agree 💯 percent 👍🥰

  • Big Tony
    Big Tony Ай бұрын +34

    Milley is too busy studying “white rage” instead of doing his job

  • Gerry Gmail
    Gerry Gmail Ай бұрын +46

    This could be filled with one of the most contagious bio-weapons ever created.

    • Charles Grosche
      Charles Grosche Ай бұрын

      @Ching Vang That's not my problem. The three groups you named have layers of issues, all of which are in their own head.

    • Ching Vang
      Ching Vang Ай бұрын

      @Charles Grosche virus should be the least of concern for Trans, gAymerica, blm

    • John Horse
      John Horse Ай бұрын

      @Charles Grosche Show you? Just look up the balloons from 2019. many articles about them and many trump officials speaking on them.

  • Covid 20
    Covid 20 Ай бұрын +16

    I'm questioning if it's a disguised emp? Based on potential directions it could take and if it is an emp it could cause some severe damage. It has been described as being the size of three buses and is at a high height already. It is able to maneuver but how so is the question. And if it can maneuver higher up and get to the desired height close to that of other emp's tested by governments it would be bad for us in the states affected.

    • Robert Heinkel
      Robert Heinkel Ай бұрын

      All balloons are maneuverable to an extent. By changing altitude, it can get into the wind blowing in a different direction. It is done in balloon chases all the time. Different altitudes blow in different directions.

    • Stephen Kalatucka
      Stephen Kalatucka Ай бұрын +1

      At this time, it's over Missouri. Ideal location for EMP.

  • T-Bone
    T-Bone Ай бұрын +1

    Why is the media refusing to report on Balloon #2 over Latin America?

  • Jack Manders
    Jack Manders Ай бұрын +129

    The Chinese have police stations here, and in that new bill it states a non citizen can now arrest U.S citizens. Don’t give up your guns

    • Maranatha The Lord Cometh
      Maranatha The Lord Cometh Ай бұрын

      Your opinion of me means nothing!
      I bet I do know what assault rifles are & you would lose your 100$
      I was working in a place & he showed his ID,
      Again it said licensed to carry assault weapons.
      I just wondered if any military people could explain why Iranian would have that license??

    • Southern Charm and Sweet Thoughts
      Southern Charm and Sweet Thoughts Ай бұрын

      @Conspiracy Mane that balloon was over Southwest Missouri last night, we saw it

    • El Toro Loco
      El Toro Loco Ай бұрын

      Missourians, someone with a private jet take one for the team.

    • Gerry Gmail
      Gerry Gmail Ай бұрын


    • Conspiracy Mane
      Conspiracy Mane Ай бұрын +1

      @BanditKeef SOLD! Legit sounds like such a blast!! 😂. I missed my chance because now it is over North Carolina

  • R.A. Chadwick
    R.A. Chadwick Ай бұрын

    BAlloons are "controllable" in one way by going up or down in altitude to take the winds in whatever direction they are going at the different altitudes. I don't think this one is fully steerable in the way a blimp or derigible would be (with motors , propellers, and steerable thrust). It may or may not have had propellers or jets (thrusters).... they should discuss these capabilities in detail!

  • rnett0506
    rnett0506 Ай бұрын +711

    China has absolutely no fear of this administration.

    • Ted K
      Ted K Ай бұрын

      @José Delgadillo Trump put Tariffs on China, Dummy!

    • John Horse
      John Horse Ай бұрын

      @Skytower Gnome I didn't dig that deep. I just saw that it was all over the news so I thought I would see if it happened before.

    • Skytower Gnome
      Skytower Gnome Ай бұрын

      @John Horse good question. Possibly because these floated visibly over the US. I don’t remember hearing about them in 2019. Did they take the same path then?

  • Fred Perry
    Fred Perry Ай бұрын +68

    Sleepy Joe thinks it's a party balloon and the ice cream truck is on the way!

    • Scot Mandel
      Scot Mandel Ай бұрын +1

      @Fred Perry he is back at his beach house for the weekend. God knows what perverted things happen there.

    • Fred Perry
      Fred Perry Ай бұрын +1

      @RV Duo He's probably sniffing some unsuspecting minor's hair now !

    • RV Duo
      RV Duo Ай бұрын

      Don’t you care that it is past time for your silly little jokes?

    • Djilda Miteva
      Djilda Miteva Ай бұрын +3


  • fancyowl*
    fancyowl* Ай бұрын +6

    I feel the same way this guy does, but I'm trying to think it thru every angle. They say it can be controlled, but yet they retraced it's trajectory thru wind patterns. Anything's possible. Hell it might of been controlled but lost contact. I trust the Chinese as much as I can throw 100lb bag of rice, but it is possible. Unlikely, but possible.

  • LetsLearnThis!
    LetsLearnThis! Ай бұрын +2

    It is not a "spy" balloon. It is a weapons delivery system. But that would make the unanswered questions even more disturbing. Basically, it is China's big middle finger to adversaries.

  • fiily
    fiily Ай бұрын +22

    China: "Yeah, we are so (not)sorry for deliberately controlling a flying balloon into your airspace. "
    Big Guy: : "Keep those payments flowing, and you can smack my azz and call me sally"

  • william morris
    william morris Ай бұрын +1

    This should be concerning as hell!

  • Stay Mad
    Stay Mad Ай бұрын +140

    So we can fly drones wherever we want now and call it a Chinese weather balloon. Right?

  • Ethan S
    Ethan S Ай бұрын +21

    This thing is absolutely massive. Cannot imagine such an object being constructed by the Chinese for what magnitudes smaller satellites are capable of doing.

    • Ethan S
      Ethan S Ай бұрын

      @ChidiMarvels fair enough. Im sure there answer will be $800bn / year is not enough.

    • Ethan S
      Ethan S Ай бұрын

      @Arceptor government says ~66ft, I suspect it could be much more

    • Ethan S
      Ethan S Ай бұрын

      @S Albro that's what they say.. not so sure about that. It is nearly 25,000ft higher than the jet stream reaches(!!!!). It has the ability to hold a stationary position, and then maneuver at will. The ''lines revolving inside it are what is most incredible to me.
      Not to mention, for China to not be aware of such an object being constructed or used by Their Own Citizens/Government (!!), then issuing a report of investigating (?), and later confirming our narrative of being responsible, while using language such as 'civilian *airship' is just... amazing

    • M Et
      M Et Ай бұрын +2

      @S Albro Oh good that's Kamala's expertise so maybe she'll have a report soon.

  • Arthur Stevens
    Arthur Stevens Ай бұрын +75

    Our Pentagon officials all need to be relieved or retired immediately!

  • Linda Wells
    Linda Wells Ай бұрын

    I honestly cannot believe DOF are doing nothing about this!

  • Deone forpeace
    Deone forpeace Ай бұрын +17

    A big balloon like that absolutely cannot stay stationary without any visible serious propulsion mechanism....nope THANK YOUUUU 💞 ♥️

    • Deone forpeace
      Deone forpeace Ай бұрын +1

      Maybe a UFO 🛸 🤔 💞 ♥️

    • Deone forpeace
      Deone forpeace Ай бұрын

      @Stick it says... stable unless subjected to external force...like the wind??....plus invisible!!??? 💞 ♥️

    • Stick
      Stick Ай бұрын

      Solar powered gyroscopic steering and drop anywhere with whatever results.

  • Dell Jackson88
    Dell Jackson88 Ай бұрын

    It’s amazing that this was not covered very well on the news. Acted like no big deal. Haven’t heard a public address from Brandon.

  • Ashlee Daff
    Ashlee Daff Ай бұрын +106

    We as a country are so weak right now and this proves China is watching and waiting! Shame on the government for putting us as citizens in this position 😠😤

    • Hælgi
      Hælgi Ай бұрын

      @Martin Gindulis That's right, but the «elitеs» won't allow it.

    • Paul Qruel
      Paul Qruel Ай бұрын

      @Hælgi if Biden keeps going in this direction you will be playing COD for real.

    • Paul Qruel
      Paul Qruel Ай бұрын

      @rcfnc and we know who they are.

  • B. H.
    B. H. Ай бұрын +18

    If this was over their (China airspace) how likely do you think they would be sitting around pondering what to do?

    • B. H.
      B. H. Ай бұрын

      @DavidJackson you mean different like Drones are different then Balloons

    • David Jackson
      David Jackson Ай бұрын +1

      That doesn't count. That's totally different. Your comparing chopsticks to silverware.

  • ChidiMarvels
    ChidiMarvels Ай бұрын +10

    He did his absolute best to say "Manuevarable Balloon" without sounding ridiculous. I feel your pain man.

  • Brad Yearwood
    Brad Yearwood Ай бұрын +2

    It's so obvious what's happening with this balloon. The balloon is headed for D.C. to drop off a load of Geritol for Joe so he continue to blow snot bubbles while drooling. It all makes sense when I look at the situation from that perspective!

  • Matt Wzientek
    Matt Wzientek Ай бұрын +26

    Could be a Chinese test to see if they can shoot it down from that height .And the pentagon will not admit to it because it makes it look vulnerable

    • Upside down Quarterback Center material
      Upside down Quarterback Center material Ай бұрын

      @Matt Wzientek SR-71 was decommissioned in 1990 no longer in use. So I guess I was wrong it couldn't do anything to the balloon.

    • Matt Wzientek
      Matt Wzientek Ай бұрын

      @Upside down Quarterback Center material sr71 is for reconnaissance

    • Upside down Quarterback Center material
      Upside down Quarterback Center material Ай бұрын

      But not for SR-71 aircraft! They can goal up to 85,000 feet. That's why Air Force pilots say they can see the face of God when flying one!... God's speed sir.

    • Matt Wzientek
      Matt Wzientek Ай бұрын

      @Upside down Quarterback Center material which is to high for f22s

    • Upside down Quarterback Center material
      Upside down Quarterback Center material Ай бұрын

      @Matt Wzientek on the NBC News brigadier-general Pat Rider said that the balloon was approximately 60,000 feet in the air when spotted in Wyoming and Montana.

  • Randy Webb
    Randy Webb Ай бұрын +1

    Who is to say they aren't dropping out another uncontrollable virus.

  • Precious Israel
    Precious Israel Ай бұрын +30

    Just dropping off a new disease

    • Denise M
      Denise M Ай бұрын +1

      That's hilarious 😂

  • mrryencoke
    mrryencoke Ай бұрын +3

    It's not about the payload, its about the flight pattern! Its about the response and ability to intercept!

  • Bless others
    Bless others Ай бұрын +8

    I love how everyone assumes it’s gathering intelligence and doesn’t already have a weapons system on it now. It could be immediate danger, or it could be gathering intelligence for danger at a later time

  • Anti- Social
    Anti- Social Ай бұрын

    I feel so safe with this administration’s competence. 😳

  • Peter Kent
    Peter Kent Ай бұрын +3

    How did this ballon even enter North American air space? given that NA is supposed to be “protected”?
    If this was an American or NATO balloon flying over China, how long do you think it would remain in the sky?

  • Bear Cat
    Bear Cat Ай бұрын +2

    Maybe the pentagon is worried about what that balloon is filled with. That might be why they let it across the whole country before shooting it down over the ocean.

  • Dean Gordon
    Dean Gordon Ай бұрын +236

    What if it’s full of a bio weapon just waiting to get to the right city and let loose ? Has anyone thought of that ?

    • Ashlee Lindsey
      Ashlee Lindsey Ай бұрын

      My thoughts exactly

    • Lost Cat9Lives
      Lost Cat9Lives Ай бұрын

      The Sky Is Falling! The Sky Is Falling!
      Help Me!
      I'm Very Afraid!

    • 10010100110 01101011001
      10010100110 01101011001 Ай бұрын

      @taco nacho
      Helium isn’t flammable. Your thinking of hydrogen. Completely different.

  • wahab ali
    wahab ali Ай бұрын +7

    Don't panic. The interception options will be complex and costly due to the height, slow motion of the balloon, and unconventional RCS. Simply, just fly another maneuverable balloon and attach to it (with the rogue one) and bring it down safely in an open area/sea.

  • houstonlady1
    houstonlady1 Ай бұрын

    There are two kinds of floating lighter-than-air or LTA craft: the balloon and the airship. A balloon is an unpowered LTA craft that can lift. An airship is a powered LTA craft that can lift and then maneuver in any direction against the wind

  • Gooner
    Gooner Ай бұрын +1

    It goes to show you that we can tell the difference between a balloon and a UFO even when it hasn't crashed...

    • ThirdEye
      ThirdEye Ай бұрын

      They do? Remember they are U.S. people…lol

  • Matt G
    Matt G Ай бұрын +6

    They said that the reason they didnt shoot it down is because they didnt want it to damage anything when it crashed down. So by that logic if it was Chinese bombers or fighter planes they wouldnt shoot those down either??

    • Richard Woods
      Richard Woods Ай бұрын +1

      They shot an airplane down in penn on 911 cant find safespot in montana bull

    • Kim Larso
      Kim Larso Ай бұрын


  • Megan Inwood
    Megan Inwood Ай бұрын +1

    One question they should have asked , and as a Canadian myself, is why didn’t we see it over our Canadian airspace and if we did, why did we not notify the US government… and not a word is being mentioned in our MSM about it ..

    • Megan Inwood
      Megan Inwood Ай бұрын

      @Scot Mandel true … so many questions as to what exactly is on that air balloon … I’m sure we will find out eventually… years from now lol

    • Scot Mandel
      Scot Mandel Ай бұрын +1

      It did fly over Alaska first and was supposedly tracked there before crossing into Canada. The US Air Force should have blown it out of the sky while it was over barren spaces of Alaska.

  • EstimatingONE DiscoveringTHREE
    EstimatingONE DiscoveringTHREE Ай бұрын +591

    No legitimate excuse for not shooting it down

    • John Horse
      John Horse Ай бұрын

      @EstimatingONE DiscoveringTHREE No arguments just a question. Do the left hand and the right hand work together?

    • EstimatingONE DiscoveringTHREE
      EstimatingONE DiscoveringTHREE Ай бұрын

      @John Horse we are tax slaves and this is the best we can do?!

    • John Horse
      John Horse Ай бұрын

      @EstimatingONE DiscoveringTHREE There were three during trumps presidency.

    • EstimatingONE DiscoveringTHREE
      EstimatingONE DiscoveringTHREE Ай бұрын

      @John Horse never heard of them

  • Michael Roberts
    Michael Roberts Ай бұрын +8

    I remember this episode..... My favorite part is when Chief Wild Eagle of the Hekowi tribe shouted "It is Balloon"

  • KJV_only
    KJV_only Ай бұрын +12

    It's okay...Joe has the nuclear codes safety locked in his garage 👍

    • Dark Brandon 🇺🇸
      Dark Brandon 🇺🇸 Ай бұрын

      No, Hillary didn't ask the Russians to help Trump.

    • KJV_only
      KJV_only Ай бұрын

      @Dark Brandon 🇺🇸 it was Hillary and you know it!!...end of discussion 👋

  • BillyDaKid 1980
    BillyDaKid 1980 Ай бұрын +1

    The world is worried about Yellowstone blowing up

  • Bo Huggabee
    Bo Huggabee Ай бұрын +2

    Looks like it’s carrying a satellite or something. Maybe they are testing lift of balloons as a way to put satellites into space or even just the upper atmosphere. I suggested that many years ago. I remember when they were talking about a space elevator. I suggested using lift and then thrust. Minimizing fuel and would allow the ship to come back to earth.

  • rickster213
    rickster213 Ай бұрын +1

    How could Trump not do or say anything about the 3 that flew over during him being in office?

  • Wag Nator
    Wag Nator Ай бұрын +176

    1947 : It's not a flying saucer, it's a weather balloon!
    2023 : It's not a weather balloon, it's a flying saucer!

    • Black Prince
      Black Prince Ай бұрын +1

      2023 it's Uber Chinese take away delivery.

    • Darren D
      Darren D Ай бұрын

      I love it 😂

    • Kyro Indigo
      Kyro Indigo Ай бұрын +1

      Someone knows what’s up. This reminded me exactly of 1947

    • Donald Jay Trump
      Donald Jay Trump Ай бұрын +1

      Deserve more likes!

    • LKN
      LKN Ай бұрын +1

      Demo spotted.

  • Vulcan1022
    Vulcan1022 Ай бұрын +34

    Good way to deliver a biological weapon…even if it is a meteorological weather ballon.

    • Acrobizer 123
      Acrobizer 123 Ай бұрын

      My thoughts exactly, a Trojan Horse

    • ruddersidedown
      ruddersidedown Ай бұрын

      I was thinking the exact same thing. Maybe that's why they don't want to shoot it down. Now they are in a pickle of a situation.

    • Ruby US
      Ruby US Ай бұрын +2

      Relax! The Big guy needs to buy another Corvette!

  • Billy Warren
    Billy Warren Ай бұрын +2

    let's just hope that balloon isn't spraying out some kind of biological weapon as it's traveling across our skies

  • Leslie A Harden
    Leslie A Harden Ай бұрын +1

    Best interviewee! Payload which you are uncertain of: could have contained anthrax spores, biological contaminants, or explosives.

  • Jody
    Jody Ай бұрын +13

    Maybe America's new improved woke military decided not to shoot it down because a) the balloon was signaling the proper pronouns, b) even though it looks and floats like a balloon and spectrometric data indicates it's made like a balloon, the object in question self-identifies as a cumulus cloud named Fluffy.

    • Ryan Pennywell
      Ryan Pennywell Ай бұрын

      Underrated comment lol

    • S
      S Ай бұрын +1

      Very clever

  • Cassie Shaffer
    Cassie Shaffer Ай бұрын +1

    How do they know what it is? Could be a weather balloon. Who knows where it's from?

  • John Taylor
    John Taylor Ай бұрын +421

    Money drop for "The Big Guy" This country is a laughing stock.

  • Jose brown
    Jose brown Ай бұрын

    Is it strange that the United States often flies stealth fighters and satellites to other countries in the world for investigation?

  • J Sansing
    J Sansing Ай бұрын +1

    Thank God you guys still think straight. Go Navy. God bless yal.

  • Sherrie Pereira
    Sherrie Pereira Ай бұрын

    There are too many questions and not enough answers. American is on her way to being handed over. 💔

  • Belisarius
    Belisarius Ай бұрын +52

    "I'm concerned about white rage" Milley said he would warn China if President Trump decided to make a move against them.

    • Belisarius
      Belisarius Ай бұрын

      @SupahPowers You're blathering. What message are you poorly trying to convey?

    • SupahPowers
      SupahPowers Ай бұрын

      What's Trump gonna do? Buy another one and park it on his tower?

  • Keisha Monk
    Keisha Monk Ай бұрын

    We can’t allow them to see we let this fly, we have to handle this the American way‼️

    II__JON_SNOW__II Ай бұрын +166

    81 million voted for it 😂

  • Bruce Kastel
    Bruce Kastel Ай бұрын +1

    Through social media and satellites they already know what we say, what we buy, and were we go. I suspect that this thing is just a psychological test to see how the idiot-in-charge reacts.

  • Antuane Franklin
    Antuane Franklin Ай бұрын +4

    To quote the great Judge Judy "if it doesn't make sense it's because it's not true!" Lies being told idk why.

  • MelHew
    MelHew Ай бұрын +1

    It was in Canada 1st, you would think they would have given us a heads up...