I have been watching this story all afternoon -- the visual reminds me of what people describe prior to flight 800 exploding in the sky.
We know that it is a dream of many of our enemies to get hold of these weapons and unleash them on US soil in order to create death and destruction.
We pay close to 40% in taxes and our government (who can see a frisbee being thrown from outerspace) can't tell us who or what.
Army, Navy, Air Force says it was not theirs. It other words, it ain't ours.
NORAD confirms "there is no indication of a threat to our nation." uh, nevermind.
Mysterious Missle Fired Off West Coast Storm'n Norman
(CBS) A mysterious missile launch off the southern California coast was caught by CBS affiliate KCBS's cameras Monday night, and officials are staying tight-lipped over the nature of the projectile.
CBS station KFMB put in calls to the Navy and Air Force Monday night about the striking launch off the coast of Los Angeles, which was easily visible from the coast, but the military has said nothing about the launch. KFMB showed video of the apparent missile to former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Robert Ellsworth, who is also a former Deputy Secretary of Defense, to get his thoughts.
Scroll down for KFMB video showing the launch.
"It's spectacular… It takes people's breath away," said Ellsworth, calling the projectile, "a big missile".
Magnificent images were captured by the KCBS news helicopter in L.A. around sunset Monday evening. The location of the missile was about 35 miles out to sea, west of L.A. and north of Catalina Island.
A Navy spokesperson told KFMB it wasn't their missile. He said there was no Navy activity reported in the area Monday evening.
On Friday night, Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California, launched a Delta II rocket, carrying an Italian satellite into orbit, but a sergeant at the base told KFMB there had been no launches since then.
Ellsworth said such tests were carried out in the Atlantic to demonstrate America's power to the Soviets, when there was a Soviet Union, but he doesn't believe an ICBM has previously been tested by the U.S. over the Pacific. Officially, at least, the projectile remains a mystery missile.
UPDATE: From an Atlas reader:
I was a test pilot out at Pax River, Maryland, and used to chase Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from subs, etc. in the 1990's. This is no Tomahawk. This is also not a jet contrail. Trust me one this; I flew 50 different types in my career. This looks a lot like an ICBM. I also flew out of Point Mugu, Ca for 3 years. I tell you, if we launched this, since it is such a populated area we would have NOTAMed the area (notice to Airmen) for aircraft and ships ahead of time. And we would admit it. No military in their right mind would not admit launching this, as it can rightly cause panic. All they had to say is "yes, we launched a test missile" and everyone calms down. They didn't do this. I believe the military is telling the truth in that they did not launch it. So the question is, who launched it, and why? If they wanted to obliterate LA they would have done so. Is this some type of nuclear blackmail?
UPDATE: Still no substantive answers: (hat tip Madeline)
According to one source within the Pentagon, many of the top brass were in unscheduled, high level meetings throughout the day. Although he was not privy to the information imparted during these meetings, he told me that “there was an air of deep concern among the officials,” and all participants had a DAWT policy (don’t ask because I won’t tell) policy. Surreal was just one of the adjectives amply used by my Pentagon source.
At the very least, according to this source, it was a missile. As to whether it was ours or theirs, he does not know. But he said “they do,” a reference to the brass. The rumors circulating “within the [Pentagon] rings” suggest that it was a deliberate launch of a missile from “Chinese property at sea” intended as a warning to the U.S. Although it was odd that he would not clarify the nature of the “Chinese property,” I can only assume that it did not originate from Catalina Island or U.S. military ships in the area, as we still own those, at least to my knowledge.
A domestic intelligence source speaking to me off the record acknowledged the event by his assurances that it was indeed “some type of large missile” and not an illusion or model rocket. This, according to information from his superiors, who are deeply rooted inside the beltway. He provided a lot of technical speak that amounted simply to this: the air traffic controllers were taken by surprise and clueless, there were no prior warnings of any scheduled military tests issued, and no one from the military has confided to his agency that “the missile” was ours and launched by mistake. In other words, it was not ours and it was no mistake.
It is sadly ironic that 47 years ago this month, the entirety of America and the world witnessed the murder of a U.S. president in broad daylight. To this day, despite video documentation and numerous eyewitness accounts of the incident, there is no reliable consensus about exactly what happened that day. There are those who believe our government not only lied about the murder of President John F. Kennedy, but some within our government had foreknowledge and were actually complicit. In 1993, it was the bombing of the World Trade Center; in 1995, it was the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City; and of course in 2001, it was the attack on America.
From my perspective as a career investigator, it is my professional opinion that government sanctioned lies have been woven into each of the official explanations offered for those incidents. One need not to believe in any wild conspiracy to recognize the deficiencies in the official investigations. The same goes for this missile “incident.” We are being lied to, either by commission or omission, or simply being told not to believe our lying eyes.
If you believe, like me, that there is a lot taking place behind the curtain of power in a world run by International bankers and the power elite, then you will likely have trouble sleeping tonight. I cannot offer any additional factual or authenticated details of this apparent missile launch in this report, but I have my suspicions. Things do not take place in a vacuum. We are in dire financial trouble as a result of the International banking cartel and the Federal Reserve, and the majority of people are just now starting to awaken to this fact.