RETRACTION – Did China Fire Missile Off California Coast?

This reminds folks of the old Clairol commercial where people asked, "Does she or doesn't she?"

UPDATED:8:26 pm PST November 14, 2010

We have just received this message from our source on this story at 8:07 pm PST November 14, 2010:

“Sorry. My source, former high level backtracked on this report. Thought you should know.”

We apologize for the confusion and mistake. Please disregard this post.

Inquiring minds are reading a report that says Asian Intelligence reports show that a Chinese Navy Jin class ballistic missile nuclear submarine fired the missile seen off the coast of California Monday evening:

China flexed its military muscle Monday evening in the skies west of Los Angeles when a Chinese Navy Jin class ballistic missile nuclear submarine, deployed secretly from its underground home base on the south coast of Hainan island, launched an intercontinental ballistic missile from international waters off the southern California coast. WMR’s intelligence sources in Asia, including Japan, say the belief by the military commands in Asia and the intelligence services is that the Chinese decided to demonstrate to the United States its capabilities on the eve of the G-20 Summit in Seoul and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Tokyo, where President Obama is scheduled to attend during his ten-day trip to Asia.

What WAS it? WAS it, or WASN’T it?

Experts agree that this was a ballistic missile being fired off of Los Angeles. Pentagon insists it was a jet aircraft or model rocket.

There are no records of a plane in the area having taken off from Los Angeles International Airport or from other airports in the region. The Navy and Air Force have said that they were not conducting any missile tests from submarines, ships, or Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Navy has also ruled out an accidental firing from one of its own submarines.

Missile experts, including those from Jane’s in London, say the plume was definitely from a missile, possibly launched from a submarine. WMR has learned that the missile was likely a JL-2 ICBM, which has a range of 7,000 miles, and was fired in a northwesterly direction over the Pacific and away from U.S. territory from a Jin class submarine. The Jin class can carry up to twelve such missiles.

Will we civilians ever really know 100 percent what it was?


4 Responses

  1. If it was any kind of an SLBM it was a remarkably slow one. The “missile” was tracked for ten minutes. The Chinese JL-2 solid fuel first stage burns for slightly more than three minutes. Seven minutes short. By the time that solid fuel engine quits and separates its altitude is about 50 miles and it is over 400 miles downrange.

    Think about how long it take for the Shuttle to reach MECO and it’s limited to accelerations a human being can withstand. A missile isn’t

    • Please see our retraction. I completely agree. Until our source came forward I thought it was an aircraft.

    • Well I can tell from your comment that you have never worked in the missile fiels in saying that the missile was moving to slow because it was tracked for 10 minutes. I did work in the missile field and do know about these missiles and can tell you that even our largest missile can be tracked for 19 minutes and more. I will give no more details than that.

  2. It’s U.S. Navy exercises.

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