By Jeff Childers
Good morning, C&C! Welcome to the weekend edition. Today I got backed up trying to figure out exactly what is going on with the War Blimp, since our overpaid government can’t or won’t tell us, and cut through all the noise to roundup just what you need to know, so you don’ have to spend hours digging like I did. Then a little history lesson, plus the REAL story you should be paying attention to instead of War Blimps: Project Veritas’ second Jordan Walker video.
🗞*WORLD NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🎈 China’s War Blimp continued lazily surveilling U.S. military bases and nuclear installations all day yesterday and now wandering toward the East coast. According to top DoD officials, the war blimp was able to sneak over the line because all the surveillance cameras on the border malfunctioned and the soldiers fell asleep.
It can happen, just look at Epstein.
Just kidding. But late in the day yesterday, long after the blimp had passed by that area, reports emerged about an “explosion in the sky” over Billings, Montana, as shown on a phone video posted by alert resident Dolly Moore:
Later in the evening, Tucker interviewed Montana’s grumpy Governor who said he’d only just heard of the explosion and was “monitoring the situation.” Later, Montana officials denied that there was “any evidence” of an explosion. Newsweek quickly published a “fact check” rounding up the original video (plus a lot of crazy people talking about it) and denied there was “any evidence” of an explosion.
But alert citizen Dolly Moore doubled down:
We do live in Billings MT right below the airport where the balloon was spotted two days ago, so of course it raises suspicion, but we do not know what it was that I saw and recorded.5:54 AM ∙ Feb 4, 2023417Likes58Retweets
Local news followed up. They believe Dolly, but they couldn’t find “any evidence” locally.
Of course, credible “testimony” is considered evidence. Video of an event is also evidence. Just saying. I think KTVQ meant to say nobody reported finding the debris. Which is how the evidence shell game is played, you just move the evidence goalposts back past the evidence you already have, and then confidently declare there is NO evidence.
Given the overall competence levels our military demonstrated this week, not to mention how well they handled Afghanistan, the most parsimonious explanation is that the video shows an accident or a friendly-fire incident of some kind, which is now getting the official silent treatment.
So, we can pencil in the War Blimp’s first casualty.
The UK Daily Mail ran a blimp story featuring Dolly’s video. The Daily Mail didn’t debunk Dolly, and published this helpful infographic:
China noticed the fracas and excreted a formal statement yesterday, officially expressing its “regret” that its harmless research balloon veered thousands of miles off course due to “circumstances beyond our control” and instead mapped out our entire midwest nuclear and military infrastructure. Here’s the Chinese statement, as reported by CNN:
“It is a civilian airship used for research, mainly meteorological, purposes. Affected by the Westerlies and with limited self-steering capability, the airship deviated far from its planned course. The Chinese side regrets the unintended entry of the airship into US airspace due to force majeure.”
It’s for research all right. They didn’t even deny it, not really, saying that it was “mainly” meteorological. Those are lawyer weasel words that leave plenty of room for “military research.”
Last night, Tucker asked an excellent question: how different would this have gone had it been a RUSSIAN war blimp?
Liberals have been wildly amused by what they see as overwrought and unnecessary conservative angst and conspiracy theorizing about the War Blimp. After all, they chortle through their triple-layer N-1000 masks, China already has spy SATELLITES, so don’t you rubes think they already have all the intel they need? Who cares about balloons?
The Wall Street Journal checked in with the “experts,” who explained the difference between balloons and satellites in its story yesterday:
Balloons, according to experts, are far cheaper than spy satellites and have a longer “loiter time,” that is, they move more slowly and can watch a particular area for longer periods. They can be used to augment satellite observations.
The War Blimp is also a little bit closer to the ground than space satellites. Just saying. In fact, yesterday one pilot spotted it floating along as low as 50,000 feet — just above commercial traffic areas.
And of course, intelligent people have also expressed concerns about what kind of nefarious mischief China could pack into the blimp’s payload area. Here’s a quick clip explaining how back in 1958 the U.S. pioneered nuclear EMP attacks using … balloons.
Did You Know the U.S. Military Tested EMP Blasts in 1958 Under ‘Operation Hardtack’? “The first 16 [helium] balloons carried some instruments and dummy payloads. Attached to [the 17th balloon] was a 1.7kt nuclear warhead.” Full Video: practical.engineering/blog/2022/11/7…
For some reason, we can make a balloon-delivered EMP bomb, but in the 65 years since 1958 our military has apparently developed zero countermeasures against the exact same technology used against us. Did it not occur to the military that anyone with a bag and a bomb could also make the same thing? What do these people DO all day long?
Currently nobody seems to know where the damned thing is. CNN reported late last night that the War Blimp is expected to depart the U.S. sometime this morning, assuming it doesn’t change its mind:
The balloon could exit the East Coast of the United States as early as Saturday morning, based off of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather model. Two US defense officials also told CNN that the balloon is expected to reach the East Coast and then pass out to sea in the southeast, near the Carolinas. One of the officials said it could exit the East Coast on Saturday.
Lest you think the U.S. is not doing anything about the possibly nuclear Chinese War Blimp, the State Department finally took dramatic action yesterday, and proactively sent Karen over to the Chinese Embassy to speak with the manager:
A U.S. official told The Wall Street Journal that the State Department summoned the top diplomat at China’s embassy in Washington to “deliver a very clear and stark message.”
And for your amusement, here’s my favorite blimp headline of the day, from North Carolina:
The real story about this distracting episode, of course, is that the military has (again) proved itself either incompetent or mendacious. They won’t say where the blimp is, how it got into the U.S., or provide any believable explanation for why they won’t capture it or shoot it down.
Who does the military work for again?
🔥 On May 1, 1960, the Russians shot down an American spy plane over the Soviet Union. It was a CIA project, and according to History.com, after they lost communications with the pilot, the CIA briefed Eisenhower that the spy plane, flying at 70,000 feet, could not possibly be captured and if it was shot down, it would just self destruct so that there would be “no evidence.”
So, relying on the CIA’s earnest assurances that he’d never get caught, President Eisenhower lied. He told American citizens that a U.S. weather research plane had been lost after “veering off course” somewhere near the Soviet Union while flying at around 70,000 feet.
Then, like a Vegas stage magician warmup act, the Russians dramatically produced not only the mostly-intact, not self-destructed wreckage, but they also had the pilot, Gary Powers, who was alive, well, and talkative, who’d survived the crash and not self-destructed either. The Russians swapped Gary back to us two years later for one of their spies.
So, first of all, don’t blame me too badly for being skeptical of the current pack of lies the government is peddling. Second, if the Russians can shoot down OUR spy planes, why can’t we shoot down a Chinese spy blimp?
Maybe in sixty years or so, History.com will publish a good article about THIS sordid episode.
💉 Just before the War Blimp popped onto media radar, Project Veritas dropped some new video clips of executive Jordan Walker. This time, he admitted that Pfizer has no idea what is going on with women’s menstrual cycles and it is worrying:
If you don’t want to watch the video, I’ve transcribed the important part. First the PV guy asks Walker if Pfizer will ever be held liable for injuries. Walker says he doesn’t think so, but allows there is much they don’t know. Like long-term effects. And like menstrual changes, which shouldn’t be happening and suggest something larger is at work.
Here are Walker’s comments, edited to remove the cross-talk, and based on the PV clip:
Yeah, or like [if] the next generation is like super f***ed up? Could you imagine the scandal? Oh my g-d. I would take Pfizer off my resume.
There’s something irregular about their menstrual cycles. We will have to investigate that down the line, because that is a little concerning. Because, if you think about the science, it shouldn’t be interacting with, you know… It’s called the hypothalamus, pituitary, gonadal axis. You know, the hormones that regulate their menstrual cycles and things like that. And, the vaccine shouldn’t be interfering with that. So, we don’t really know.
There is something happening, but we don’t always figure it out. I hope we don’t discover something really bad down the line.
I hope we don’t find out that somehow this mRNA lingers in the body and like … cause it has to be impacting something hormonal to impact menstrual cycles.
So somehow, the vaccine must be interacting with that axis, the HPG axis, to be causing problems with the menstrual cycles. But then we need to find out how it is impacting these hormones because the signaling starts in the brain, right?
I will admit, I will say, if it does come back down the line that there was something wrong with the vaccine, then obviously people will criticize the Big Push. Because there was a lot of social pressure, government pressure, job pressure to get the vaccine. Like, I had to get the vaccine or I would have gotten fired, right?
And if something were to happen downstream, and it was like, really bad, I mean, the scale of that scandal would be enormous.
Remember, that’s from Pfizer’s Worldwide Director of R&D, Strategic Operations and mRNA Scientific Planning. Pfizer has still neither confirmed or denied Walker’s employment. And while corporate media is ALL OVER the War Blimp story, it is as silent as the grave about Jordan Walker and Pfizer’s refusal to comment.
Here’s a darkly amusing mashup about the whole thing from Chief Nerd:
I’m running late, too much blimp research, so have a wonderful weekend and I’ll catch you back here on Monday to kick the week off right.
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