“Chinese spy balloon 2,” Monterey Herald – Feb. 8, 2023
The now famous heavily-loaded Chinese spy balloon that was first spotted over unpopulated Alaskan islands on Jan. 28 has been shot down. Why did the President wait for over a week? Why did a “top” general wait three days to brief him? We know this spy balloon has accumulated massive intelligence on a number of our military installations, missile silos and crucial electrical infrastructure. We also know it was steerable and hoverable. The balloon should have been deflated so the massive spying hardware could be retrieved and analyzed. Most of us know that Joe owes a large debt to China for Hunter’s payoffs; we just didn’t know the debt was so large to allow China to complete its spy mission and compromise our national security.
— Sharon Field, Salinas