Goes the same for our U2s, anyone has the right to prevent invasion/protect their airspace and their country.Well.... you don't invade OUR airspace without permission, at least. U2 planes and all that.
It's a standard practice for weather balloons, if they fail to ascend and self destruct, to request the data collection devices to be returned to the owner. There is nothing new about this.They are devices from known and unknown countries entering our airspace without permission.
There has been no confirmation on what type of ballon’s they are and it doesn’t matter though many seem to end up near military and ICBM sites.
You don’t invade airspace of other countries without permission.
Not taking your word for it that an adversary who sent a balloon with maneuvering capabilities carrying 2000 lbs of equipment flying over and spending time over strategic missile sites isnt new and/or its just a weather balloon.It's a standard practice for weather balloons, if they fail to ascend and self destruct, to request the data collection devices to be returned to the owner. There is nothing new about this.
How bad is the paranoia that now we are shooting down our own National Weather Service balloons?
You’re advocating shooting guns without being sure of where the bullets, or the target, will land.
I would have thought our military was not that incompetant that they can't bring down a balloon safely in a 10,000 mile path. Think about what you just said.
and we very well may have learned what exactly they are doing. It's easy to second guess actions, it is what it is and nothing bad came of it.The "thing" wasn't posing an immediate threat to life as far as we know. If it was an enemy bomber then sure.
Would be a hell of a story if one of those flaming debris just happen to hit a herd of cattle, an oil well on a rancher's property, or somebody's family member who's out biking. We're not at war, we don't need to take unnecessary risks.
and we very well may have learned what exactly they are doing. It's easy to second guess actions, it is what it is and nothing bad came of it.
(btw I am agreeing with you)
Sure now that it happened maybe we will shoot first next time before it enters the mainland. AS much as we like things to happen right away one has to look at the challenges of making the correct decision.
You need to ask exactly what we need to be distracted from. Certain pipeline 'splosion comes to mind.
Up north it‘s aluminumNo wonder why I couldn't find any tinfoil at the store. Y'alls are using it for making hats.