BREAKING: US downs Chinese balloon over ocean, moves to recover debris [VIDEO]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Saturday downed a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America and became the latest flashpoint in tensions between Washington and Beijing.

An operation was underway in U.S. territorial waters to recover debris from the balloon, which had been flying at about 60,000 feet and estimated to be about the size of three school buses.

Before the downing, President Joe Biden had said earlier Saturday, “We’re going to take care of it,” when asked by reporters about the balloon. The Federal Aviation Administration and Coast Guard worked to clear the airspace and water below.

A spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry admitted on Friday that the balloon traveling across the United States is from their country, but claimed it was a “civilian airship” being used for meteorological purposes and simply drifted off-course.

“It appears the Chinese spy balloon has just been shot down over the Atlantic,” Fox News correspondent Lucas Tomlinson tweeted.

The takedown of the balloon was captured by several people on video.  WATCH below:

Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin tweeted, “Fox News broadcasting live video of Chinese spy balloon falling to earth after apparently being shot down over the Atlantic Ocean.”

The House Judiciary GOP blasted Biden, tweeting, “Joe Biden knew the Chinese spy balloon was coming. Tried to hide it from the American people. Let it fly across the ENTIRE COUNTRY. And only after the entire country begged him to act, our great military shot it down. Embarrassing. Scary. Sad.”

Retired U.S. Navy veteran Jarome Bell tweeted, “After it photographed every missile base we have and send the info back to the CCP, we decide to take it down.”

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  1. Should have did it as soon as entered our airspace, any and all photos taken by it were already sent back to china, and Biden knew it that’s why he waited

  2. There is no doubt the Chinese already remotely scrubbed the hardware and software on their spy blimp after China Joe let them fly for days gathering intel. I dont doubt for a second that Biden was going to let the Chinese do their dirty work; but some private citizens discovered the balloon.

  3. Oh yeah, sure Biden had the spy balloon shot down after it traverses all across America gathering intel for the CCP. Purely ceremonial after the fact to appear he’s actually doing something. FJB

  4. You can bet Biden knew what was going on, and made a profit letting it go across the 🇺🇸 Before dismantling it. How much do ya think they got on our Country transmitted back to China.

  5. Even if the ballon was chock full of sophisticated spy gear that could detect and record all of our defense capabilities the Biden admin will claim it’s only a weather ballon . All of our government agencies have demonstrated that they are totally corrupt. Even most of the local and state ones.

  6. This demented old bastard claims he wanted to shoot it down Wednesday??? But he let the military tell him to wait??? Who the hell is running the country??? If Trump was in office it would have been shot down over Montana!!!! Now it’s too late as China already has all the info it wants!!! Biden needs to be tried for treason and hanged immediately!!!! Wtf!!!!! We are in another pile of shit courtesy of Biden and the left!!! 🤬🤬🤬

  7. The dam balloon has been here for a month.If the private citizen had never noticed it we would never had known.Get this traitor put in jail.The Chinese has bought land here,have police here and now Joe is letting them do whatever they want.He knew dammit!!

  8. My local neighbors here in little area of Edgemoor, SC took s good zoom picture of it. There is nuclear power plants here in both Carolinas.

  9. Very important to gather the debris and examine what was the balloon was carrying. I won’t be surprised there will be surveillance equipment.

  10. And people wonder why they call him China Joe ??? Wake up people ! This balloon should have been shot down the moment it was noticed.

  11. China-compromised Biden gets another Gold Star from our enemy, China, for allowing their Spy Balloon to photograph our Military Sites all across our country before it was finally shot down off shore! We have a TRAITOR in the WH!

  12. Well I guess since joes document stealing has been exposed, it’s a lot cheaper to fly a balloon to get what they want.
    Joe cut his fee in half to just turn a blind eye to the balloon.

  13. BULL💩, if you think for one minute this is not more lies to the masses and you think it’s not been transmitting data back to the commies, f’n idiots. They will be kicking our woke ass in the very near future so you better enjoy you world of libTARDS while you can. Just remember you all have been asleep or sitting in a stadium supporting the thugs as your country was hijacked.

  14. We will never know what was actually in/on it. If anything; could very possibly have been a literal “trial balloon” to see what would happen. Launched by whom??

  15. It was spotted off the Aleutian Islands off Alaska first. Isn’t that what SAC is for? waited until the robot balloon tapped in to all MILITARY BASES. and oil fields, pipelines, power plants, power grids. waited until Joey and hunter got their “cut”! WORST President EVER!

  16. China was maneuvering the balloon around Montana’s military area, circling it around and around then it went on through Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and I on to South Carolina

  17. If it is a “Violation”, China has no right to create tensions! Whoever owed the balloon should have known there would be consequences if it flew into uncharted territory. You can’t believe anything China tells you because they will not even acknowledge Covid came to us because of them. It had to come down but we can bet there’s more to it than just drifting in the wrong direction.

  18. More surprising is Americans sit back & watch as our country is being hijacked. It’s being taken from us at every angle by this administration & more surprising is that people still trust the Blue Party! Take off the Rose Colored Glasses!


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