The United States of America stirred global public opinion recently with news of detecting a giant balloon in its airspace, then shooting it down using a missile from one of its fighters, and the subsequent announcement that it detected 3 more mysterious flying objects, before shooting them down as well over the US and Canada.
This phenomenon of balloons and UFOs raises many questions about US-Chinese relations and its escalating tensions, which many observers worry will get out of control and turn from a cold war into a dangerous confrontation in any of the open fronts between the two competing powers.
However, the secrecy, ambiguity, misleading information, conflicting analyzes, mutual accusations, and talk about the possibility that these “objects” are from other planets, without any logical proof, indicate the existence of more serious matters than what is declared.
This is not the first time the world has seen the use of flying objects for military purposes and espionage, and it was a harbinger of major conflicts, as it was used before planes in the First and Second World Wars.
Despite the tremendous technological progress and the emergence of fighters, helicopters, missiles and satellites, it seems that there are some “flying objects”, including balloons, that are still specialized in some missions in the military field, after incorporating that technological and digital development enough to qualify them to play roles in the existing conflicts.
Espionage is a common thing among countries and it happens regularly, and it is no secret that China has programs for spying on the US and its allies, just as the US has its own spying programs on China, Russia and many countries.
The issue of flying objects certainly added more fuel to the fire, and raised the temperature and tension between China and the US, just as it motivated many countries to review some of their security measures to keep pace with changes in the ways and means of espionage.
Decades ago, the major international powers, including the United States, Russia and China, entered into a wide conflict over outer space, and on several occasions exchanged accusations about “the militarization of space”, and regardless of denials or affirmations, this militarization is already in place with some projects coming into use, and perhaps these UFOs are part of this war, which will reveal many of its secrets in the coming days, if it takes a turn for the worse.