Wednesday, November 10, 2010

An Airplane? Gimme a Break

The apparent missile launch off the coast of SoCal is being touted officially now as an aircraft contrail. Of course that has got to be nonsense. I have seen numerous rockets "fired" while stationed in Cape Canaveral and this looks very familiar. It was probably a sub launched missile. I can think of no other explanation. I don't think the Red Chinese Navy could get this close to  U.S. shores without being spotted long before it reached the area. Nor the Soviet err Russian Navy. At least let us hope not. My money is on a submarine launched missile from a U.S. submarine. Unless of course it was the Taliban Navy.  Hadn't thought of that.


in the vanguard said...

Looks like it was a "message" to the Pentagon - from China, by all reports so far.

Heard about that incident on Nov. 10, where a Chinese submarine pops out of the water right next to the USS Kitty Hawk during some naval exercise in the Pacific? Then there was the G20 meeting. Then this missile - while the jerk is playing golf somewhere.

Somebody should be telling us something!

Bartender Cabbie said...

I agree. It is either a "Soviet" or Red Chinese sub. I read an article recently by a retired Navy Fire Control Tech which said that the plume was obviously not a product of western technology. It was a dirty brownish color while our missiles' plume is stark white. Interesting I thought.

Bartender Cabbie said...

I have since changed my mind on it being of American origin since my original post as you can see.