According to the Pentagon, a fighter plane shot down an unidentified object above the icy waters in Alaska. John Kirby, National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications, stated that the object “posed an acceptable threat to the safety and security of the civilian flight.”
Kirby stated that the object was flying at 40,000 feet at the time and posed a reasonable danger to civilian flight safety at a White House press conference. “Out of an abundance and on the recommendation of Pentagon, President Biden ordered that the military down the object. They did so and it was within our territorial waters.
Kirby says that the military just downed in the last hour an object that was flying at 40k feet over Alaska airspace pic.twitter.com/A1tg8LCuhm
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Kirby stated that the object was about the same size as a small car, while the Chinese spy balloon was three times the size. Kirby stated that they don’t know if the object has a purpose.
Kirby confirmed that the object had not been manned by a military pilot and that surveillance capability was not an issue. Biden was the primary reason for ordering military personnel to shoot down the object, according to Kirby.
Kirby stressed the differences between this object and the Chinese balloon that entered U.S. Airspace last week. Kirby repeatedly noted the smaller size and fact that the object was above water when Biden ordered it to be shot down. Both Republicans and Democrats criticized the president for not shooting down the Chinese balloon in time. They waited for it to drift across the country from Alaskan to the coast of South Carolina before they sent down a fighter plane.
Given the failure of the spy balloon, it was obvious that the U.S. was on high alert. If we were able to detect an object as small as a small car and shoot it down, why not the ballon? Biden’s actions only make the administration seem more incompetent.
Although the Pentagon does not believe it was a balloon it would be quite plausible that it was.
It could be an alien spacecraft. I hope Biden doesn’t make a mistake by starting an interplanetary conflict.