Mysterious Missile Launch Near L.A. Has Officials Stumped

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Military and aviation officials said Tuesday they are clueless who might be responsible for launching what appeared to be a missile into the sky late Monday approximately 35 miles off the Southern California coast near Los Angeles.

The projectile was photographed by a KCBS news helicopter streaking northwesterly across the Pacific ocean toward Catalina Island.

Video posted online by the television station showed a luminous point hurtling through the sky followed by a long contrail.

Officials with the Defense Department, the Navy, the Air Force and FAA said they did not have any details on the object or its launch site. Pentagon officials said that initial indications were that the military was not involved.

News8 reported the event. Watch it:

One naval official speculated the missile may have been launched by a U.S. Naval submarine as a show of strength to Asia. A peculiar remark considering the U.S. has good, working relationships with all Asian nations except North Korea.

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times

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13 Responses to Mysterious Missile Launch Near L.A. Has Officials Stumped

  1. Peace Nick says:

    Sounds like someone made a mistake and no one is willing to take responsibility for it.

    I guess we should feel fortunate the damned thing didn’t hit a commercial airliner with 400 passengers on board, a la, TWA flight 800 off Long Island.

    Oops, I guess I just outed myself as someone who didn’t buy the explanation of the FBI and the Fed.

  2. Big Hank says:

    It’s definitely military.

    The height and the contrail. Interesting how the military is playing deaf, dumb, and blind. Clearly, they’re hiding something.

  3. Woodcliffe says:

    Obama ordered the launch. It’s his way of showing the GOP and the world he’s still in-charged, even though he’s 9,000 miles away in Indonesia.

    I’m quite serious. Obama is a passive-aggressive type of guy and this is how he operates in the world.

  4. Estacada says:

    The missile should’ve been fired at Sarah Palin’s house in Wasilla.

  5. DMason says:

    I’m confused? The Pentagon says they have no idea who fired off a missile 35 miles from downtown LA but then say the event isn’t a security issue? WTF? If the Pentagon doesn’t know what it is, how can they be certain there’s no security issue? Make your mind up, boys.

  6. Bel Ami says:

    The Mormons and the Catholics will try to blame the gays. Rest assured.

  7. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    The intelligence community and the Pentagon won’t tell the media anything when the President is out of the country or incapacitated.

    If this is a mistake, expect mayor CYA protocols to be in place. If this is a test, no one will say anything until they get the go ahead from on high. The show of strength claim puts Obama in a bad light because it suggests we have something to fear militarily from the nations Obama visited.

  8. Massagatto says:

    I’m sure President Obama wasn’t even briefed.

    After all, he’s too busy in Mumbai telling Americans and his Indian hosts that “It’s a stereotype India is taking American jobs,” when in fact, India has taken tens of thousands of American jobs.

    But since it took Dear Leader 57 days to address the BP oil spill — arguably the worst environmental disaster the Gulf of Mexico has suffered, don’t hold your breath expecting him to weigh in on the Los Angeles missile mystery.

    If the subject doesn’t appear on his teleprompter, Dear Leader can’t speak.

  9. Chad Lebanon says:

    NORAD didn’t pick it up? Seriously?

    I guess this means Communist China should feel good about invading and occupying the USA at will since our national defense system is worthless.

  10. Jolly Roger says:

    Has anyone considered that maybe the DPRK is the owner of that missile? It is for certain our defense apparatus would never admit that they were capable of doing a launch that close to us.

  11. R.J. Lawson says:

    I remember some dude in L.A. got arrested for trying to buy Chinese missiles about a decade ago. That’s the first thing I thought of when I saw this. Or someone screwed up while doing exercises off the California coast and no one’s owning up to it.

  12. feminazi says:

    The spin by the corporate network news is pushing the idea this is nothing more than a commercial airliner climbing into the evening sky. But we have all seen commercial airliners and the contrails look nothing like this. The contrails resemble the space shuttle taking off from Florida. Or, a missile.

  13. bradfrmphnx says:

    This is just more “transparency” from the Obama administration.

    It’s a missile. College engineering students make missiles for competitions and also make the fuel to launch them. However, I have never seen even the biggest ones leave a contrail like this. We are being lied to by our govt on this one….yes, I know…it’s hard to believe our govt would lie to us…

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