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Like many events that have happened in our history, last Monday's "mystery missile," as Jack Cashill calls it, has received an official government explanation, though not a very good one in this case. Whether it was the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the explosion of Flight 800, and now the mystery missile launch, many of the "conspiracy theories" tend to sound as plausible, if not more, than how the government explains it.
In this column, Jack tells of various other scenarios that all have the plausible potential of being true explanations. It seems that the government came up with the optical illusion of a contrail explanation very quickly, and very few people have accepted it. So, now what? Well, I call on ALL media - mainstream media, Fox News, bloggers - I mean everybody, keep digging up information and force our government to tell us the truth.... for once. It would really help if the mainstream media quit being the government's public relations firm, and start being real journalists again. Just sayin'...
There was a time when the major media used to do the reporting citizen journalists now do. Today, the media content themselves with recycling White House press releases and dismissing real reporters as "conspiracy theorists."So whose was the L.A. 'mystery missile'?
As the truth reveals itself, stay tuned to WND. We will keep you posted.
By Jack Cashill
November 18, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern
On Monday evening, Nov. 8, a helicopter-borne Los Angeles news crew shot stunning footage of what appeared to be a missile rising out of the Pacific about 35 miles west of the city.
In the days since, competing theories have crowded the Internet as to what that news crew actually recorded. In a quick survey, nearly half of the technical experts with whom I corresponded were inclined to believe the jet contrail theory given tepid blessing by the Pentagon.
My own research into the destruction of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island in July 1996, however, has left me forever suspicious of official government explanations.
This is especially true when there is a Democrat in the White House, as there also was in 1996. On these occasions, the media can be impressively incurious.
One alternative theory for a missile scenario deserves attention if only for its compelling logic. In the dissection of any seeming conspiracy, logic precedes logistics. The why of an event matters at least as much as the what.
Try this logic on for size: Last week, President Obama wrapped up his Asian junket with a trip to the G-20 summit in Seoul.
There, as Bloomberg reports, Obama "attacked China's policy of undervaluing its currency." Continuing its military metaphors, Bloomberg adds that the gathering was "marked by clashes." Not without its own ammunition, China "took aim at the Federal Reserve's monetary easing."
Had the Chinese wanted to use more than words to show their ability to strip America of its creature comforts, they could not have chosen a more symbolic way than an EMP – electromagnetic pulse –attack on, say, a cruise ship like the Splendor.
As it happens, the Splendor lost its power early Monday, Nov. 8, some 44 miles offshore and roughly 200 miles south of San Diego. No media report that I could find questioned the official "fire in the engine room" explanation. It may even be true.
Later that same day, however, about 300 miles north, the news crew spotted the apparent missile launch. With the presumed missile launch might the U.S. have been saying to China, "You can take out our cruise ships, but we can take out your country"? Or might China have been saying to the U.S., "We have got you squarely in our crosshairs"?
"Andrew," a retired U.S. Navy fire-control technician platform-certified in the gun and missile systems on board Adams-class guided missile destroyers, argues for the latter.
"What I saw in the recent video concerning the object 30 miles off the coast of California," contends Andrew, "is blatantly a foreign-made, large Cruise or ICBM missile, being launched by a sub-surface aquatic platform."
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