Chinese Spy Balloons Fiasco: Are Biden, Austin, And Milley On China’s Side?

By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones | The American Report | February 15, 2023

The Biden Administration’s decision to allow a Chinese spy balloon to traverse the United States on a leisurely tour of sensitive U.S. nuclear triad military bases and nuclear facilities is a huge red flag, suggesting that Biden, his Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, are, at best, compromised by China, and at worst, have switched from holding their allegiance to the United States to holding their allegiance to the CCP and the PLA.

China Has No Respect For SECDEF Austin, Ignored Austin’s Balloon Phone Call, Threatened Austin With War Over Taiwan “No matter the cost”; General Milley Offered The Chinese Military Advance Warning Of Any Future U.S. Attack

One thing is abundantly clear: China has no respect for Austin.

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin with General Wei Fenghe, PRC Minister of National Defense

According to the Associated Press:

Within hours of an Air Force F-22 downing a giant Chinese balloon that had crossed the United States, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reached out to his Chinese counterpart via a special crisis line…But Austin’s effort Saturday fell flat, when Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe declined to get on the line, the Pentagon says.

Not only did China walk all over Austin in the wake of the Chinese Spy Balloon fiasco and Biden’s one-week-too-late balloon shoot-down, but China also, only a few months earlier, reportedly threatened Austin to his face by declaring that “if anyone dares to split Taiwan from China, the Chinese army will definitely not hesitate to start a war no matter the cost.”

France 24 reported that in Singapore, during the November 2024 Shangri-La Dialogue security summit:

[China’s Defense Minister] Wei [Fenghe] warned Austin that “if anyone dares to split Taiwan from China, the Chinese army will definitely not hesitate to start a war no matter the cost”, according to Chinese officials.

He also vowed that Beijing would “smash to smithereens any ‘Taiwan independence’ plot and resolutely uphold the unification of the motherland”, according to the Chinese defence ministry.

During the Chinese spy balloon incident, Austin, like Biden, once again displayed weakness and capitulation, if not overt loyalty, toward China, just as Biden and Austin did during former’s disastrous U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan which left Taliban-ally China with tens of billions of dollars in U.S. military hardware.

Milley, on the other hand, in a now-infamous display of ultimate insubordination toward the President of the United States and America’s civilian-to-military chain of command, placed a hotline call to China’s chief of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission to offer America’s biggest adversary advance warning in the event that President Trump ordered a military attack against China.

BEIJING — 2016 — General Mark Milley (right) and General Li Zuocheng

Bob Woodward and Robert Costa wrote in their 2021 book “Peril”:

And in a time of crisis, Milley knew he could dial up Russian General Valery Gerasimov or General Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army.

This was such a moment. While he often put a hold on or stopped various tactical and routine U.S. military exercises that could look provocative to the other side or be misinterpreted, this was not a time for just a hold. He arranged a call with General Li.

Trump was attacking China on the campaign trail at every turn, blaming them for the coronavirus. “I beat this crazy, horrible China virus,” he told Fox News on October 11. Milley knew the Chinese might not know where the politics ended and possible action began.

To give the call with Li a more routine flavor, Milley first raised mundane issues like the staff-to-staff communications and methods for making sure they could always rapidly reach each other.

Finally, getting to the point, Milley said, “General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be okay. We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you.

“General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise. It’s not going to be a bolt from out of the blue.

“If there was a war or some kind of kinetic action between the United States and China, there’s going to be a buildup, just like there has been always in history.

“And there’s going to be tension. And I’m going to be communicating with you pretty regularly,” Milley said. “So this is not one of those times. It’s going to be okay. We’re not going to have a fight.”

“Okay,” General Li said. “I take you at your word.”

According to Fox News:

Former acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, who led the Pentagon from the period after the 2020 election through Inauguration Day, said that he “did not and would not ever authorize” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to have “secret” calls with his Chinese counterpart, describing the allegations as a “disgraceful and unprecedented act of insubordination,” and calling on him to resign “immediately.”

In a statement to Fox News, Miller said that the United States Armed Forces, from its inception, has “operated under the inviolable principle of civilian control of the military.”

President Trump’s former Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News:

“My jaw dropped open today when I saw this reporting. I hope it’s not true because I don’t trust the reporting of Bob Woodward… I question it…but if this is true, that in the very Oval Office I was sitting in that General Milley was talking to the Commander In Chief President Trump and outside of those meetings was back-channeling to China saying ‘I’ll let you know if there is ever an attack on you,’ I’m paraphrasing there, if that was happening, that is aiding and abetting the enemy. There is a word we have for that, I won’t say it because I don’t want to get there yet because I don’t trust the reporting of Bob Woodward, but that is simply stunning in every sense of the word.”

USA Today reported:

Trump himself condemned Milley in an interview on Newsmax, calling the idea that he’d call for a nuclear strike on China “totally ridiculous.”

President Trump told his former Press Secretary Sean Spicer:

“So, first of all, if it is actually true, which is hard to believe, that he would have called China and done these things and was willing to advise them of an attack or in advance of an attack, that’s treason.”

Biden, Austin, And Milley Allowed Chinese Spy Balloon To Loiter Above And Near U.S. Nuclear Triad Bases

Biden, Austin, and Milley allowed a Chinese spy balloon to loiter above or near U.S. nuclear triad bases, including U.S Air Force Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) fields in Montana and Missouri’s Whiteman Air Force Base, home to all twenty of the US Air Force’s B-2 Spirit stealth bombers.

We previously reported at The American Report in a July 2, 2022 article titled “Biden WW3 Plans For Defeat Of US: Canceling B-83, Most Powerful US Nuclear Bomb That Can Destroy Underground Command Bunkers In China, Russia, Iran, North Korea;  Perestroika Deception Endgame”:

Joe Biden is implementing Barack Obama’s mission to guarantee that the United States is defeated in World War III by canceling the U.S. military’s most powerful nuclear weapon, the B-83 gravity bomb, the best weapon in America’s arsenal for destroying deep underground nuclear command and control bunkers of U.S. adversaries China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.

The B-83 gravity bomb is a megaton bunker-buster nuclear weapon that serves as a fearsome deterrent to enemy leaders burrowed in deep underground bases.

The mere existence of the B-83 is enough to strike terror into the hearts and minds of enemies who might consider launching a preemptive nuclear strike or EMP strike against the United States and her NATO allies.

Not only is Biden planning to cancel the B-83 nuclear bomb, the US Air Force also plans to retire the B2 Spirit stealth bomber by the early 2030s. The B2 Spirit is the only U.S. military aircraft currently configured to deliver the B-83 onto targets such as deep underground bases protecting leadership and unconventional weapons of China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.

Biden is ensuring that while America’s enemies will be capable of striking U.S. nuclear triad bases, the U.S. won’t be able to counterstrike enemy nuclear command and control bases located deep underground.

490th Missile Squadron Combat Crew, Malmstrom AFB, Montana

Minuteman ICBM test launch

B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri

Chinese Spy Balloon Also Could Have Been Executing Dry Run For An EMP Attack: USAF EMP Expert

Two former Chinese military Colonels wrote a book called “Unrestricted Warfare” in which they outline the use of multiple domains of asymmetric warfare, including information warfare, economic warfare, technological warfare, terrorism, biological warfare, lawfare, and cyberwarfare.

High-ranking retired U.S. military officers became alarmed that the Chinese balloon that Biden allowed inside the Continental United States (CONUS) was not only a sophisticated imagery and signals intelligence (SIGINT) surveillance airship, but also, potentially, a delivery platform for unrestricted warfare payloads including, but not limited to, chemical or biological weapons, swarms of tiny drones, and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) bombs.

EMP bombs could take down large swaths of the U.S. power grid and disrupt U.S. military command and control systems.

One possible scenario, the Washington Examiner wrote, is that China was conducting a “dry run” for future electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks on the United States:

High-altitude balloons, such as the one China has floated over mountain state military bases this week, are considered a key “delivery platform” for secret nuclear strikes on America’s electric grid, according to intelligence officials…

…The threat of balloon-launched electromagnetic pulse attacks was warned about by a congressional EMP commission and inside the military several years ago.

In a 2015 report for the American Leadership & Policy Foundation, Air Force Maj. David Stuckenberg, one of the nation’s leading EMP experts, wrote extensively about the threat balloons carrying bombs pose to national security…

…On Friday, he told Secrets, “China’s recent balloon flyover of the United States is clearly a provocative and aggressive act. It was most likely a type of dry run meant to send a strategic message to the USA. We must not take this for granted.”

Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) director and President Trump’s former national security adviser, replying to a tweet from General Robert Spalding, arrived at the same conclusion as Major Stuckenberg’s assessment — that Chinese balloons could be used as a delivery system of EMP weapons:

Nothing to see here. Only a giant bus-sized pool toy floating over the United States big enough to carry an EMP device. All Lems can go back to what you’re doing.



You should ask DOD if they’re actually using that space program of yours. Appears not.

Obama’s Communist Military Coup: In Just Five Years, Barack Hussein Obama Purged At Least 197 US Military Officers, Including USAF General Who Maintained Control Of 450 ICBMs and Vice Admiral Who Was Number 2 Officer At US Strategic Command

President Barack Obama addresses the nation from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

According to an October 20, 2013 editorial published by Investor’s Business Daily:

What has happened to our officer corps since President Obama took office is viewed in many quarters as unprecedented, baffling and even harmful to our national security posture. We have commented on some of the higher profile cases, such as Gen. Carter Ham. He was relieved as head of U.S. Africa Command after only a year and a half because he disagreed with orders not to mount a rescue mission in response to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi.

Rear Adm. Chuck Gaouette, commander of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, was relieved in October 2012 for disobeying orders when he sent his group on Sept. 11 to “assist and provide intelligence for” military forces ordered into action by Gen. Ham.

Other removals include the sacking of two nuclear commanders in a single week — Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, head of the 20th Air Force, responsible for the three wings that maintain control of the 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, the No. 2 officer at U.S. Strategic Command.

From’s Facebook page comes a list of at least 197 officers that have been relieved of duty by President Obama for a laundry list of reasons and sometimes with no reason given. Stated grounds range from “leaving blast doors on nukes open” to “loss of confidence in command ability” to “mishandling of funds” to “inappropriate relationships” to “gambling with counterfeit chips” to “inappropriate behavior” to “low morale in troops commanded.”

Nine senior commanding generals have been fired by the Obama administration this year, leading to speculation by active and retired members of the military that a purge of its commanders is under way.

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, an outspoken critic of the Obama administration, notes how the White House fails to take action or investigate its own officials but finds it easy to fire military commanders “who have given their lives for their country.” Vallely thinks he knows why this purge is happening.

“Obama will not purge a civilian or political appointee because they have bought into Obama’s ideology,” Vallely said. “The White House protects their own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into Fast and Furious, Benghazi and ObamaCare. He’s intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.”

U.S. Army Major General Paul E. Vallely (Ret.)

Obama’s purge of the U.S. military was only one step in his communist transformation of the United States of America. Biden and his master Obama pushing for Critical Race Theory (CRT) instead of military readiness, while America is facing a two front war with Russia and China, is with purpose.

No one has ever seen anything like this in America before, much less imagined it.

Presumably, legendary World War Two heroes General Douglas MacAurthur and General George Patton, if they were alive today, would ask Presidents Obama and Biden, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley, “whose side are you on?”


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