In a recent episode of Steve Bannon’s War Room: Pandemic, former White House aide and current Fox News contributor Sebastian Gorka demanded that Americans be informed of the “nature, purpose, and source” of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) spy balloons.
The discussion was prompted by a recent report from the Wall Street Journal that Chinese spy balloons have been detected flying over the United States. The balloons, which are equipped with cameras, sensors, and other surveillance equipment, are believed to be part of a covert effort by the Chinese government to monitor U.S. military activity and collect data on American citizens.
Gorka, who served as an adviser to President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2018, argued that the American people have a right to know what the Chinese government is doing in their own backyard. He accused the media of ignoring the story and called for the U.S. government to provide more information about the balloons and their purpose.
“The American people have a right to know,” Gorka said. “What is the nature, purpose, and source of these balloons?”
Gorka also suggested that the U.S. government should consider taking action to counter the balloons, such as shooting them down or jamming their signals. He argued that the Chinese government should not be allowed to spy on Americans without consequence.
The discussion on the show comes at a time of increasing tensions between the U.S. and China. The two countries have been locked in a trade war for the past two years, and the U.S. has accused China of using cyber espionage to gain an economic and military advantage.
It remains to be seen what action, if any, the U.S. government will take in response to the spy balloons. In the meantime, it is important that Americans are informed of the “nature, purpose, and source” of the balloons so that they can make an informed decision about how to respond.