Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Mystery Missile was an Opps?
The Pentagon says it wasn't theirs, if not then someone fired off a missile, not just a over sized bottle rocket mind you but a full fledged ICBM sized rocket, that roared into the sunset just off the Southern California coast on Monday.
Spokesmen for the Navy, Air Force, and other military organizations said they were looking into a video posted on the CBS News that shows an object shooting across the sky and leaving a large contrail, or vapor trail, over the Pacific Ocean.
The video was shot by a KCBS helicopter, and was not the home made variety.
"Nobody within the Department of Defense that we've reached out to has been able to explain what this contrail is, where it came from," Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan said.
Cedar Says: Holy SHIT! Anyone who has been around Navy warships will tell you that missile was BIG, it wasn't an father and son weekend project. It was either an opps (so that's what that button is for), or a show of force from someone. The idea that it could be terrorists is doubtful after all most hodgies only get thier IEDs right about 50% of the time. So who else has the USA pissed off lately. The list is long and distinguished.
Another thought is a aircraft contrail, but I like the show of force from China way of thinking.
Below a Trident SLBM Looks pretty much the same to me.
VS a Navy Standard Missile Below
The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) launches a Standard Missile-2