Is The Only A Coincidence?

On Sunday, The Gateway Pundit posted a list of military bases in the path of the Chinese balloon as it traveled across America.

Here is the list:

Malstrom Air Force Base – Montana – home of 341st Military Wing
** Ellsworth Air Force Base – South Dakota – home of 28th bomb wing
** Joe Foss Field ANG – South Dakota – home of 114th fighter wing
** Sioux City ANG – Iowa – national gard base
** Offutt Air Force Base -Nebraska – headquarters US strategic command
** Camp Ashland – Nebraska –
** Lincoln ANG – Nebraska
** Whiteman Air Force Base – Missouri – home of B52 bombers
** Fort Leonard Wood – Missouri – Army training installation
** St. Louis Army Human Resources – St. Louis, MO
** Scott Air Force Base – Illinois – home of the Air Mobility Command
** Fort Campbell – Tennessee – home fo Screaming eagles, the 101st Airborne
** Nashville ANG – Tennessee
** Smyrna ANG – Tennessee
** Houston Barracks – Tennessee
** McGhee Tyson ANG – Tennessee
** Pope Air Force Base – North Carolina – Air mobility command
** Fort Bragg – North Carolina – one of the largest military installations in the world
** MCAS New River – North Carolina
** Camp Lejeune – North Carolina – military training facility
** US Coast Guard Station Fort Macon

Based on where it was shot down, I am not sure how close the balloon got to the Coast Guard Station at Fort Macon or New River or Camp Lejeune. However, we have no idea what the range of the balloon’s information gathering electronics was. How close to a military installation did the balloon have to come to collect whatever information it was seeking?

The aspect of this that truly bothers me is the fact that what we saw with the Chinese balloon could easily be a dry run of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack. One EMP in the middle of the country would instantly transport us back to the 1800’s. Transporting food would be a problem. Electricity would be non-existent for an extended period of time. Just for the record, we have the technology to protect our electric grid from an EMP attack, but somehow Congress has never found the impetus to do it. The balloon trip across America is not something that should be taken lightly.