16. More on balloons and winds
As for why it should not be shot down over land ... there is a case that it does have nasties inside or else, as Gen Flynn indicates, the potential triggering of an impulse mechanism. There's also a case that the treasonous military brass know exactly what it's about.
In my long book, I used massed balloons which blew across Brittany in one case and over a fuel dump in another. The Chinese nicked my idea.
More seriously, why has no one asked where it launched from? Obvious question is where is the nearest Soy Boy CCP military base? Vancouver Island, is it not?
14. Lean pickings but here are a few