By Ken Timmerman, 2-3-23
Fri, Feb 3 at 2:30 PM
If you’ve been watching TV today, you have heard about the Chinese weather balloon drifting toward a Minuteman nuclear missile base in Great Falls, Montana.
The Chinese claim, of course, that the balloon loaded with electronic spy gear just “drifted” 5,000 miles off course. Sure.
The U.S. Air Force sent up two F-22s, but decided against shooting it down, supposedly out of concern that debris would injure people on the ground.
This is Montana! You know how big Montana is? You know how many people live there? A whole family of Iraqis on a wedding night could empty their AK-47s in the air and not hit a cow. And there are more cows in Montana than people.
The Minuteman missiles the Chinese are ogling are located at the Malmstrom Air Force Face, home of the 341st Missile Wing Division. Their motto – “We are…. Wing One” – is a reminder of the Cold War, when they were buried tip of our spear in the event of global nuclear wear.
If you think Malmstrom sounds Swedish, well, it was named for Colonel Einar Axel Malmstrom, a U.S. P-47 Thunderbolt pilot who was shot down over Germany in 1944 and became the leader of Army air POWs in Germany.
Einar would have blown that weather balloon into confetti. But not our chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. No, General “Mee-Lee”, as I call him, was too worried such violence would upset the Chinese.
One piece of good news is that Sec/State Tony Blinken called off his upcoming trip to China because of this outrageous bit of Chinese gamesmanship. What are the Chinese up to? Testing our resolve. And General Mee-Lee showed we have none, apparently.
I talk about this as well as the upcoming Congressional investigation into Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the fate of the 2010 “New Start” Treaty with Russia, on this week’s Prophecy Today. If you miss it live at 1:05 PM Saturday on 104.9 FM or on the Jacksonville Way Radio app, you can listen to the podcast anytime by clicking this link and scrolling down to the “Prophecy Today Weekend” tab on the right.
By the way, the New START treaty lapsed into the no-verification zone in August 2022, without a word of protest in the media. Since last August, we have NO IDEA how many nukes the Russians have. But let’s just whistle past that graveyard for now….
Yours in freedom,
Ken Timmerman’s 12th book of non-fiction, AND THE REST IS HISTORY: Tales of Hostages, Arms Dealers, Dirty Tricks, and Spies, is now available from PostHill Press.
AND THE REST IS HISTORY can be ordered directly from Amazon by clicking here or by viewing my author’s page, here.
– Republican nominee for Congress, Maryland District 8 (2012)
– National Security and Foreign Policy Advisory Board, Trump for President 2016
– President & CEO, Foundation for Democracy in Iran, www.iran.org
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