There’s something in the air over North America, or make that some things in the air, and Ben Shapiro has an idea about what is going on.
As American earthlings were scratching their heads over reports of balloons, cylinders, and even an octagon floating high above us, President Biden ordered fighter pilots to shoot first and ask questions later. Shapiro, the best-selling author and host of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” told his audience Monday he believes Biden was embarrassed after letting a Chinese spy balloon float all the way across the country and now he is trying to prove he is brave and decisive.
“It turns out there’s an immense amount of junk floating around up there,” Shapiro said. “There’s weather balloons. There’s private companies that put things up to try to provide internet service. So my best speculative guess right now is that it was probably something like that. And they just said, ‘Given what we just all went through for a week, better to just take this thing down.’”
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In the week since the U.S. military shot down the Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina, officials say at least three other strange flying objects have been blasted out of the sky over North America, and there have been multiple additional incidents leading to temporary restrictions in airspace around the Midwest. The long delay in shooting down the Chinese balloon spurred criticism of Biden for what seemed like a tepid response to Chinese violation of our airspace.
According to The New York Times, the Chinese spy balloon incident prompted North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to adjust its radar system to make it more sensitive. That caused a big increase in the number of objects detected.
“In other words, NORAD is picking up more incursions because it’s now looking for them, spurred on by the heightened awareness caused by the furor over the spy balloon,” Shapiro said.
On Sunday, a U.S. F-16 fighter jet shot down a UFO over Lake Huron on Sunday, according to officials. The Defense Department (DOD) said in a statement that Biden ordered the strike on the recommendation of military leadership after an “airborne object flying at approximately 20,000 feet altitude in U.S. airspace” was detected over the lake.
“Maybe the aliens are here after all, or maybe they’re just adjusting over at NORAD all of their defense mechanisms because it turns out that after Joe Biden gets embarrassed, then all of a sudden you’re going to up the ante,” Shapiro speculated. “You’re going to shoot everything out of the sky so it doesn’t appear that Joe Biden is a weakling because Joe Biden, as it turns out, is in fact, a weakling.”
Actually, the military won’t say that what is happening is not an alien invasion. Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of U.S. Northern Command and NORAD, was asked Sunday whether the objects being shot out of the sky could be “aliens or extraterrestrials” during a briefing with reporters.
“I haven’t ruled out anything at this point,” VanHerck said.
Shapiro stopped short of ruling out a slow-motion alien invasion as well, but said he suspected a more earthly factor at play.
“The most likely thing that is going on here is that we are now, because the president is sensitive to being labeled a coward, shooting down everything,” Shapiro said.