), the current context to the Chinese balloon story and the question of cui bono is worth a deeper dive... I took a bit of time to dissect the “spy balloon” story - both how it is portrayed in the US and China’s response. China sent a “spy balloon” over highly strategic US sites. The story therefore being that China chose to disrupt a meeting with its own president and to sabotage its own efforts at détente in the US-China conflict... One alternative hypothesis, much less likely, is that it’s internal Chinese forces trying to do the same thing by sending this big balloon.
Source: Washington Post February 05, 2023 06:48 UTC