Video of what looks like a missile launch reported to have occured 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. A KCBS news chopper was in the air at the time of the incident and took this footage which has since gone viral. No one is claiming credit for the launch of any asset. Some are saying that it might be a jet or merely an optical illusion. Fat chance that.
Has anyone thought of asking these guys if they're missing any missiles?
Or these guys?
Meanwhile in the latest development surrounding the airborne anomaly, the Pentagon says the Mystery vapor trail is not likely from a missile. Pentagon spokesman Colonel David Lapan told reporters, "there is nothing at this time that leads the Department of Defense to believe this is a missile launch....The department and other U.S. government agencies with expertise in aviation and space continue to look into the condensation trail seen and reported off the coast of southern California on Monday evening," Lapan added.
Maybe the mystery vapor trail is from some kid's Fourth of July stash of bottle rockets, either that or somebody has a really fast weather balloon.
I've got to hand it to them for ingenuity, nothing to see here folks, just another mystery vapor trail forming a long arc in the sky and headed for space. I don't know, but that mystery vapor trail sure looks like a missile launch to my untrained eyes.
ZeroHedge has a good take on the official non-answer answer.
A. If you don't know what it was, how can you say it never posed a threat? Because it didn't hit a civilian aircraft?
B. No evidence it was a missile, but plenty of evidence that you have absolutely no intention of saying what it really was once you find out, that is unless you already know...