Brother Of Jerry
Date: November 25, 2023 03:20PM
You managed to pack three major errors into two sentences, so you get points for efficiency.
For starters, 300 acres is a backyard garden by North Dakota standards. Three thousand acres is a serious farm.
The missile mission at the GFAFB ended in 1991 with the SALT (START II?) treaty. The last silo was emptied and imploded in 1998. The current mission of the airbase is drones/recon.
As far as I can tell from looking at a map of the flight path of the Chinese balloon, it came across British Columbia, the NE corner of Washington state, diagonally across western Montana to South Carolina in an almost straight line. I doubt it got within 700 miles of GFAFB.
It did pass fairly close to Malmstrom AFB near Great Falls, Montana, which does still have some Minuteman missiles. Whoever generated that glob of misinformation that you were apparently willing to swallow whole must have gotten confused.
As for the Chinese owning 300 acres near Grand Forks, there may be a hint of truth to that. A Chinese company was planning to open a corn processing plant in or near Grand Forks. The proposal was voted down in February of this year after the Air Force objected.https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/china-fufeng-north-dakota-corn-mill-project-halted-grand-forks-city-council
ETA: the 300 acres the Chinese company owns was going to be used for industrial production rather than farming, so the anti-corporate farming laws didn’t apply.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/25/2023 03:52PM by Brother Of Jerry.