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Fighter jets shot down the Chinese spy balloon over the Atlantic today after Joe Biden vowed to 'take care of it' and the FAA shutdown three airports in the Carolinas
The Biden administration confirmed the shoot-down order around 2pm after the President this morning vowed, 'We're gonna take care of it,' as he stepped off Air Force One at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, upstate NY.
The Federal Aviation Authority announced a 'ground stop' at Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Wilmington's international airports shortly after 1pm. That notice was originally in effect until 2.45pm but was extended to 3.30pm.
The Coast Guard advised mariners to immediately leave the area because of military military operations 'that present a significant hazard.'
Officials were aiming to time the operation so they could recover as much of the debris as possible before it sinks into the ocean. The Pentagon estimated the balloon was about the size of three buses and that any debris field would be substantial.
The balloon was seen bursting at 2.38pm and its payload - the metal structure carrying its cameras - appeared to have been separated as it plummeted towards the Atlantic off Myrtle Beach
Jets were seen flying close to the balloon around 1.30pm after a source revealed that defense officials were planning a shoot down and capture mission
Military aircraft have been spotted ripping around the Chinese balloon
Biden gave the order as it emerged that a Chinese spy balloon had been spotted over Latin America, passing over the Panama Canal and moving southeast over Venezuela.
The Pentagon confirmed the second Chinese aircraft Friday night.
'We are seeing reports of a balloon transiting Latin America. We now assess it is another Chinese surveillance balloon,' chief Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder said.
But the Biden's administration's attempts to hide the blatant US airspace violation from the public for almost a week and inaction over the threat to national security have infuriated Republicans.
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The balloon was probably a distraction nothing more or less and why would you shoot down a balloon without knowing what is inside they could have just released an unknown substance into the air. It should have been taken down whole.
Lol it took them that long to do all that after China already have every US citizens information, I am now a Chinese citizen, they have my social security and everything, thanks to b**** ass Biden always waiting for someone to talk him what to do, I wonder whose decision was it, Nancy Pelosi or the black lesbian spoke person? Just imagine if it was a US balloon over Russia or China, they would shoot it down the minute they see it, but than again that is what you get from a b**** ass president call sleepy Joe
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