China this week ridiculed the Biden administration for focusing its energies on harmless balloon objects in U.S. airspace while basically ignoring the giant chemical fire in Ohio that has thousands of residents worried about long-term health consequences.
Wang Wenbin responded to a claim from the White House that China was “deflecting” from the spy balloon incident by sanctioning U.S. companies this week, and accused the Biden administration of continuing to focus on China even at the expense of the health of its own citizens.
“Speaking of ‘deflecting,’ can the U.S. tell us why it is able to see the ‘balloon’ 18,000 meters above the ground, but seems to have been blind to the toxic mushroom cloud of vinyl chloride over Ohio?” Wang said.
The Biden administration has been criticized for downplaying the derailment of a train in East Palestine, Ohio, that was carrying toxic chemicals, including vinyl chloride. The crash, and the eventual controlled explosion created a thick, black plume of smoke. People reported illness and the death of fish and animals.
It took Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg 10 days to comment on the incident, and EPA Administrator Michael Regan visited the state 13 days after the derailment.
This week, Biden’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) turned down Ohio’s request for federal aid to deal with the environmental disaster.
Paul Plante says
We also have to consider that Joe Biden shot down three other “high altitude objects,” as well, besides the Chinese balloon, actually missing one with a rocket that supposedly landed harmlessly in Lake Huron, as we see in the Fox News article “China mocks Biden admin for being ‘blind to the toxic mushroom cloud’ over Ohio while obsessing over balloons” by Peter Kasperowicz on 17 February 2023, to wit:
After the Biden administration shot down China’s spy balloon, it shot down three other objects of unknown origin.
On Thursday, Biden acknowledged that none of these three objects were not likely to be connected to China’s surveillance efforts.
“These three objects were most likely balloons tied to private companies, recreation or research institutions studying weather or conducting other scientific research,” Biden said.
That admission prompted more goading from China on Friday.
“The U.S. also needs to explain: What exactly were the three high-altitude objects it shot down?”
“If the U.S. does not consider the appearance of these objects in U.S. airspace to be irresponsible, why jab its fingers at China?”
Has Biden gone “kill crazy” on us now – shoot first, kill the m***** f******, then ask them what they were doing invading our air space!”
We think that one of those objects might in fact have been a huge mass of frozen excrement from the Chinese space station that was released at a critical moment so that its trajectory as it was melting would have it splashing down right in the Rose Garden at 2 AM in the morning – SPLAT!
And the greatest lines to come out of KJP (Karine Jean-Pierre, Biden Propaganda Minister) to date, are with respect to the UFO’s and come to us from this Daily Mail story “White House says Biden hasn’t spoken about shot down objects because he doesn’t want to spark PANIC” by Rob Crilly on 14 February 2023, to wit:
President Joe Biden has not addressed the American people about mysterious objects being shot out of the sky because the White House does not want to spark panic.
That was the answer given by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday when she was asked why Biden had not made a televised speech on the issue.
‘We are sharing as much information as we can as possible … but we do want to make sure that the American people understand that there’s no need to panic.’
Earlier another spokesman admitted that the three most recent airborne craft — shot down days after a Chinese spy balloon was downed off the coast of South Carolina — could turn out to have a ‘commercial’ or ‘benign’ purpose.
Jean-Pierre faced repeated questions about the president’s silence and said she had nothing to say about forthcoming remarks.
She defended his handling of the apparent incursions.
‘The president took this action, as I mentioned earlier, because the objects were indeed flying at low, lower elevation, and they were in civilian airspace, and we wanted to make sure that we protected that airspace,’ she said.
‘But again, you know, we want to also make sure that the Americans do not panic during this time.’
Could it be, wondered another reporter, that an 80-year-old president with a history of gaffes was not the right person to deliver sensitive messages like that.
‘I will tell you this,’ said an irritated press secretary, ‘the president is the best communicator that we have at the White House.’
For now, the White House remains under intense pressure to explain why it allowed a Chinese spy balloon to traverse the breadth of the country, traveling over sensitive locations such as nuclear missile silos, before taking action.
And why since then it has scrambled fighter jets at the first sign of odd radar signals to obliterate unknown objects that could yet turn out to be weather balloons.
Repeated briefings have failed to yield key answers.
Earlier John Kirby, the White House national security spokesman, told reporters that the United States still had no firm grasp on the origin of the other three objects.
‘We know of no entity or individual coming forward to claim that they are responsible or that they own any of these objects,’ he said.
‘But as I said, one thing we have to consider, and we believe the intelligence community is considering as an explanation, is that these could be tied to, as they say, commercial or research entities and therefore totally benign.’
Paul Plante says
Joe doesn’t want us to panic?
That is reason enough to panic, right there, Joe Biden telling us not to panic, he has things well in hand, get back down in our basements and get our heads back in the sand!
If Joe is telling us not to panic, there has to be some real serious **** going on, like these really were Martian pods coming down as part of a Martian invasion fleet and they are going to take over Washington, D.C., and the WAR BETWEEN THE WORLDS is about to begin for real this time.
But don’t panic, people, Joe Biden is firmly in command, and if those invading Martians don’t take a hint from what just happened to their three scout ships, well then, for them, there is going to be some real serious hell to pay!