Russian Diplomat Criticizes the Biden Regime for Reaction to Chinese Balloon Incident

On February 7, 2023, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova described the United States government’s reaction to the Chinese balloon incident on its territory as “hysterical.” She stressed that China’s explanations about this incident “were quite sufficient and straightforward” per a report by TASS. 

“We believe that the explanations given by the Chinese side about the country’s balloon entering US airspace as a result of force majeure are quite sufficient and understandable. China acted responsibly in this difficult situation, which cannot be said about the impulsive reaction of Washington and the US media: you can hardly call it anything but hysterical,” the diplomat stated.

Zakharova emphasized that the US has continued to lambast countries who do not comply with its universalist agenda, “and more often without any far-fetched reason”.

On February 2, US Defense Department Press Secretary Patrick Ryder announced that American authorities had detected and were actively tracking a high-altitude “reconnaissance balloon” that flew over the continental US. The US military shot down the balloon off the coast of South Carolina. 

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson claimed it was “a civilian airship used for research, mainly meteorological purposes”. The spokesperson added, “affected by the Westerlies and with limited self-steering capability, the airship deviated far from its planned course”. The Chinese Foreign Ministry lamented how a “force majeure” resulted in the balloon entering US airspace and highlighted China’s willingness to stay in contact with the US authorities to sort out this situation. 

China and Russia are clearly allies now. Thanks to the US’s fanatic foreign policy of constantly saber rattling against these two Eurasian powers they have come together to form a balancing coalition against the geopolitical excesses of the Collective West. 

China is by no means a benign actor on the world stage. It uses shady trade practices and weaponizes immigration to expand its influence in corporate and educational institutions in the US. However, these issues can be addressed through the passage of immigration restriction and decoupling of trade with China, not so much military confrontation. If this balloon incident teaches us anything, the US needs to focus more on its national defense and stop tryin

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