I don't want to rain on any one's parade here, but if you were thinking that the PTB were willing and/or able to always protect you, then you may be interested in this story from the Chronicle!
It's bad enough when something like this happens and the government steps in to put a stop to this type of activity, but when they don't even know who it was or where the missile or object came from...then your concern for the safety of you and yours should really take a hit!
I would hate to think that anyone could fire off a missile so close to land and not be spotted or found by all the spy stuff the PTB have at their disposal, ya know? Seems a little strange that they don't know who it was or what it was! At least, it does to me!
Pentagon can't explain 'missile' off CaliforniaBy PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press © 2010 The Associated Press Nov. 9, 2010, 11:46AM WASHINGTON — The Pentagon Tuesday said it was trying to determine if a missile was launched Monday off the coast of Southern California and who might have launched it.
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 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.
Officials had no information to make them suspect that the action was taken by any U.S. adversary. "At this point, until we know more information about what it may have been, there is not alarm," Lapan said. "But that could change depending on what we find out."
___ Associated Press writer Jeff Wilson contributed to this report from Los Angeles.
Now, really! I wouldn't be surprised in the least if tomorrow or even sooner, some plausible explanation is given by the government! Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if the whole thing was just a government activity that went wrong, or at the very least, was staged! Stranger things have happened!
Do you think we'll ever know for sure what it was? Probably not! Are you comfortable in knowing that this type of activity is going on close to the coast? Probably not! Do you think there's a good chance that the whole thing will just go away for now? Probably so!
One way or another, you can bet that there are some government types in the mix somewhere! Of course, that's just my uninformed opinion, for what it's worth!
Now, let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside on the patio. Just keep one eye on the sky, OK?