A ballistic missile was launched at sea about 35 miles off the coast of Los Angeles last Sunday, but the federal government is saying they have no idea who launched it!
The government has no idea who launched a ballistic missile off the coast of one of our nation’s largest cities? Gee, isn’t that comforting. Maybe I am overreacting, but that seems to be a bit of a national security issue – doesn’t it?
Here is the video of the missile streaking through the sky, caught by a local Los Angeles CBS news helicopter:
So far there hasn’t been any real answers about this missile launch from the government. According to CBS News, spokesmen from the military and the DOD are all stating they are not sure who launched it – but it wasn’t them!
Spokesmen for the Navy, Air Force, Defense Department and North American Aerospace Defense Command said they were looking into a video posted on the CBS News website that appears to show a rocket or some other object shooting up into the sky and leaving a large contrail over the Pacific Ocean.
The video was shot by a CBS affiliate KCBS’ helicopter, the station said Tuesday.
“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. “So far, we’ve come up empty with any explanation.”
Lapan said officials are talking to the Air Force, Navy and NORAD as well as civilian authorities who control and monitor air space.
“Right now, all indications are that there was not (Department of Defense) involvement in this,” Lapan said, adding that some object might have been launched by a private company.
At least NORAD ruled out it being a foreign missile:
The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, issued a statement jointly with the U.S. Northern Command, or NORTHCOM, saying that the contrail was not the result of a foreign military launching a missile. It provided no details.
“We can confirm that there is no threat to our nation,” the statement said. “We will provide more information as it becomes available.”
Comfortable about this now?