Who just launched an ICBM 35 miles from SoCal coast?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by MohdSalleh, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. THE Pentagon said a missile launch off the southern coast of California remained "unexplained" and that its mysterious origins meant that it was not possible to rule out any threat to the homeland.

    Earlier yesterday, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) and NORTHCOM (United States Northern Command) officials told Fox there was no threat.

    However, Pentagon Spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan would not confirm that because the military does not know what the missile was or where it came from.

    Col Lapan added that the incident did not appear to be a regularly scheduled test, as no warnings to mariners or airmen appeared to be issued ahead of its launch.

    The contrail was caught on camera by a KCBS news helicopter at around sunset Monday evening, approximately 50km out to sea and west of Los Angeles.

    The missile appeared to be launched from the water, and not from US soil, Col Lapan added.

    The military was trying to solve the mystery using the video from KCBS as there was no indication that NORAD and NORTHCOM were able to detect it independently.


    Navy says they didnt do it
  2. Probably just the Chinese letting us know how pissed they are about QE2.
  3. interesting date nov. 10th 3am:D
  4. Australia I think.
  5. W4rl0ck


  6. I bet the guy flying that cessna changed his shorts shortly after he landed.
  7. Perhaps it was a Mythbusters taping?
  8. I'd look at the military contractors who have a missile defense contract on hold. Maybe a little motivation to get these contracts expedited and funding released by congress.
  9. bkveen3


    Genuinely not even a remote possibility. The Chinese navy has no where near these capabilities as they only have diesel electric submarines. They are extremely loud when running on diesel engines and only capable of going a few hundred miles when running on batteries. Furthermore, the Atlantic and Pacific coasts are littered with sonar nets and other instrumentation. It wasn't China.
    #10     Nov 9, 2010