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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 12:07 PM
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Pentagon and FAA: No launches approved, still don't know where the missle is from
Pentagon spokesman on mystery missile: 'We've come up empty with any explanation,' but 'are not alarmed about this until we know more'

More on mystery missile launch off Calif. coast: FAA tells NBC it 'had not approved any commercial space launches in that area' at that time

Earlier thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 12:11 PM
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1. nothing to see hear---nothing to be alarmed about (Isn't their not knowing,
something to be alarmed about.)
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 12:14 PM
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2. They know. It was a military missile, launched in error.
If you watch the video, the missile was aborted, at the very end of the video. Someone made a mistake in an exercise and an actual launch was made, rather than a simulated launch. It happens. Somewhere there's a fire control officer on some Navy ship who's worried about his career. The captain of that warship is even more worried. The Pentagon knows what happened, but it's really, really embarrassing, so they're kicking around ideas with their information officers, trying to come up with some explanation that won't cause a real problem for them.

CYA...all around. What actually happened will probably not be revealed, but an announcement will come today or tomorrow sort of explaining it. That's how it works. The military says nothing until it has no other choice. Then it says whatever it thinks will fly.

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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 12:17 PM
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3. I think you nailed it. nt
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 12:20 PM
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4. Dang, someone snuck in there and fired off a missile.
:popcorn:
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 12:22 PM
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5. It was just a reflection of the sun off a weather balloon
works every time
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 12:27 PM
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6. Huh? Whadayknow?
And here I thought it came from a sub not far from Cali?

But if they don't know where it came from - what do I know?
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 12:38 PM
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7. Can't help but think about Flight 800 - July 1996. nt
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 12:51 PM
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8. China? nt
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 01:46 PM
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9. ''Launched'' from 35 miles off the coast.
We don't know if it was launched, let alone what it was or where it went.



Coulda been a toaster. Not likely, but we don't know.



This Thing Spirals, too -- like the Norwegian UFO.

Given the mass represented by that "column of smoke" represents a very large amount of possible propellant, I certainly would like to know, though.



And isn't the "right to know" my duty, let alone my privilege, as a citizen of the United States?

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