As the world continues to wonder just what sort of newfound fracas is about to develop between Beijing and Washington DC after a Chinese spy balloon was shot down off the coast of South Carolina, Vice President Kamala Harris has a rather strange suggestion about where this conflict goes from here.
Harris, who is still rather infamous for her unwillingness to perform her duties as “Border Czar” for the Biden administration, is taking a similar approach as it pertains to this Cold War-like espionage: Just let it be.
Vice President Kamala Harris told Politico during an interview Tuesday the U.S. military downing a suspected Chinese spy balloon should not impact diplomatic relations with communist China.
“I don’t think so, no,” she told the outlet while arguing the Biden administration seeks “competition” with Beijing and “not conflict or confrontation.”
China’s suggestion that this was nothing more than an off-course weather balloon appears to be a bit of a smokescreen.
Last Thursday, a senior State Department official said that newly declassified intelligence indicated that the equipment on the balloon was “inconsistent” with what would be aboard a weather balloon since it had “multiple antennas to include an array likely capable of collecting and geo-locating communications.”
The same person also claimed that the balloon was “part of a PRC (People’s Republic of China) fleet of balloons developed to conduct surveillance operations” with a manufacturer tied to China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and that the U.S. “will also explore taking action against PRC entities linked to the PLA that supported the balloon’s incursion into U.S. airspace.”
Meanwhile, angry Americans are demanding that Biden take some action, any action, against the intrusion, lest we wish to see other not-so-friendly nations follow suit.
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