Is it a bird, a plane or a missile?
A vapor trail seen off the California coast on Monday has people asking a lot of questions and they’re not getting many answers. People, including a news helicopter camera, spotted what looks like a missile rising out of the Pacific Ocean just a mere 35 miles from shore but since then the military has been mum and people are speculating their IQ into the negatives. The Pentagon released the following statement on the issue, “While there is nothing at this time that leads the Department of Defense to believe this is a missile launch, the department and other US government agencies with expertise in aviation and space continue to look into the condensation trail (CONTRAIL) seen and reported off the coast of southern California on Monday evening.”
The above quote from the Pentagon should be enough for most to know they’re being lied to. I see quite a few people saying things like “well if the military say’s it wasn’t their missile then it wasn’t their missile” and that makes me cringe. If the military does not want to look bad or simply thinks you don’t need to know; well then you are not going to know. The simple fact that NORAD(North American Aerospace Defense Command) can confirm it was not a threat to the United States and that the Navy and Air Force are playing the it “wasn’t ours” game means it was a missile. Here’s a simple question for those of you who’re still skeptical: How can they determine it wasn’t a threat but not determine what it was or where it came from?
The people over at ContrailScience.com seem to think that it was an airplane rising from the Ocean and shooting straight up. They say that peoples eyes were deceiving them into seeing a jet contrail on an angle that would make it look like a missile. In all my years of staring at the sky I have never once seen such a contrail from anything but a missile. If you look at a jet’s contrails it is typically two lines,horizontal, in the sky and those contrails come from the wing tips or engines. This contrail, the missile, had only one vapor trail and I don’t know of any planes without wings as of yet. People were watching this rise out of the ocean and none of them saw an airplane mind you. What further debunks the airplane myth in my mind is if it were just a plane why couldn’t NORAD or the Air Force see it on its radar or just say hey it was one of our jets? While it is possible for it to be fighter jet performing some weird maneuvers; I don’t buy it.
One of the only explanations that I can come up with is a U.S. Navy submarine. Submarines frequently run missile launch drills and missile tests but typically never so close to shore so I also have come up with two possibilities for the launch.
- The Navy was testing either an ICBM(Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) or a Tomahawk Cruise missile and they had a specific reason for doing it so close to shore.
- It was an accidental launch on the Navy’s part.
I think both of those reasons are reason enough for the military to want to deny any involvement in the “mystery missile” especially the latter. It is rare for the Navy to accidentally launch a missile, let alone so close to shore, but accidents do happen and the military is even more likely to deny its involvement. However the first choice is the most likely considering where Obama is at the moment. Obama is currently in India, Pakistan’s Rival, making friends and gaining a very powerful ally but that has more than pissed China off. India is the only country in the world that can rival China on every level and better yet; they’re Democratic. China responded to Obama’s trip by announcing a new deal with Pakistan that will give them a 5th nuclear reactor so it is possible that this was the U.S.’s way of reminding them who’s who.
The biggest thing to keep in mind is when the U.S. military tells you that they’re not involved it likely means they’re. If it was the military’s goal to show China’s who’s boss then it was an epic fail on a grand scale. Inciting panic in your own people is never a good thing and its even worse when you boast the “best military in the world” and you say you have no idea what that thing was. Sadly this event has garnered more coverage in America than either of the key events I mentioned earlier but then again that may have been the goal after all.
See the video here: CBS