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- May 3, 2011
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This is what I was thinking. How do you know it is innocent when you first see it? People on Pearl Harbor thought the Japanese airplanes were innocent until they found out otherwise.ANY administration who allowed Chinese equipment to wander around above our country without it being removed, did the wrong thing, and I don't care which administration it is.
If it's a completely innocent weather balloon, it obviously doesn't matter, but we've learned a hard lesson that the Chinese government cannot be trusted to be honest about it's actions (ours too, I know).
If it's carrying spy equipment, but it can't get pictures any better than orbiting satellites, it doesn't matter. It shouldn't be allowed.
If it's leaking a new virus across the country and we don't find out about that until after it's been shot down a week later, it's way too late.
The problem is there's no way to know where on the spectrum of innocent to dangerous something like this could be, so why take a chance and not destroy it as soon as you're aware of it?
As for previous balloons, I'm wondering how many really appeared undetected. I would be surprised if the recent "target practice" balloon wasn't observed since it left its launch spot. Why it wasn't downed the first time it crossed out of international waters I don't know, it should have never traveled over any US land.
As for lying about balloons- how do we know if anything said by a politician is truthful? or anything said by a government official? or anything said by media? I'm not saying that they lie all the time but enough of them lie enough of the time to bring a lot into question.