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Homeland Insecurity

Sunset in LA: Mystery Missile Launch 35 miles out to Sea

It’s Not Ours says the Navy

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A full size missile was fired off last night, west of LA and north of Catalina Island. A traffic helicopter caught the launch on videotape. This is clearly a guided flight: notice how the contrail goes up, then arcs over and continues to climb at angle. It is far too big to be from a model rocket, even the large scale kind. No launches were scheduled from nearby Vandenburg Air Force base, a site that launches satellites on a semi-regular basis. No FAA clearances were requested by anyone, so that rules out private space flight companies and law abiding model rocketeers.

And yet it happened. Just as bad, nobody seems to know where or if the thing came down. They aren’t even asking that question yet. Is anyone missing a small city?

Found: a massive ballistic missile streaking across the sky off the coast of California last night.

Anyone want to claim it? Because the U.S. military says it’s not theirs.

A news helicopter for CBS station KCBS captured stunning video of what appeared to be a missile launch 35 miles off the California coast, just north of Catalina Island. The video shows a giant streak across the sunset sky, leaving a column of white smoke in its wake.

For now, though, the missile’s origins and purpose are a mystery.

A Navy spokesman told CBS affiliate KFMB in San Diego that the missile did not belong to them and that there had been no Navy activity reported in the area.

Officials at The Pentagon also did not know any details about the launch and said that it could not have been a planned military action, NBC San Diego reported.

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Ellsworth told the San Diego station that the missile was “not a Tomahawk” but could possibly have been a test firing from a submarine to serve as a demonstration of American military might to Asia.

The U.S. Military is scrambling to find out what was seen in skies over Los Angeles last night after a local CBS news helicopter captured video that appears to show a major missile or rocket launch from the Pacific Ocean just north of Santa Catalina Island.

The video shows an enormous contrail following a brightly lit object, similar to images seen during a space launch.

Col. Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters the video is so far “unexplained” by anyone in the U.S. Military.

The Missile Defense Agency told Fox News it did not launch any test missile last night that could explain the dramatic images. The Navy and the Air Force were also unable to offer an explanation.

“It does not appear that this was a regularly scheduled missile test”, Lapan said. Before a missile test the military sends notifications to mariners, airmen, and air traffic controllers to stay clear of the area, and according to Lapan it doesn’t appear those warnings were sent.

At this point the military is working only with video taken from the KCBS news camera, and there is no indication that military agencies responsible for monitoring outside threats to the homeland, such NORAD or Northern command, were able to detect the apparent rocket on their own.

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Spokesmen for the Navy, Air Force, Defense Department and North American Aerospace Defense Command say they are looking into a video posted on the website of Southern California television station KFMB.

The video taken by the helicopter can be seen at all the above links.

So, either someone in government s really, really lying to us, or we just went through a trial run for the end of the world. Had that been a submarine launched ICBM MIRV fired by our enemies, we would be missing Dallas, Houston, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Raleigh, St. Louis, Buffalo, Washington DC, and Boston by now. From just one missile. And the DoD never even saw it coming. Had it been a real launch by real enemies, they wouldn’t have stopped at just one. Why not fire off the other 17 as well? In which case the entire nation would be crispy fried right now. And they got away clean too. At this point NORAD isn’t even saying that they were aware of the launch, or if they were even able to track it. Nor has the Navy, with its trans-oceanic undersea sonar listening net, made a statement that there was or was not a submarine or surface ship in the area.

So glad we spent trillions on this crap during the Cold War.

In the video linked to, some “expert” says it could have been a visual aide type of flight to impress the Chinese that we can do that kind of thing. I think he’s got the story on backwards. I think someone laid down a visual aide on us and caught everyone asleep at their posts.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/09/2010 at 12:35 PM   
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