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Why Did the U.S. Launch a Nuclear Missile That Would Be Visible From L.A. Without Any Warning?

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Was the U.S. government trying to send a message to someone on Saturday night?  Just after sunset, an unarmed Trident II nuclear missile was fired from a ballistic missile submarine just off the coast of southern California that was later identified as the USS Kentucky.  It was the absolutely perfect time to attract the attention of millions of people living in the Los Angeles area.  If it had been fired during the day, the missile would have been far less visible.  If it had been fired in the middle of the night, most residents of southern California would have been asleep.  Those that planned the firing of this nuclear missile knew that it would be seen by hundreds of thousands of people and that it would make headlines all over the planet.  So why was this done?

When the U.S. military established a no-fly zone west of Los Angeles for a week, it raised the eyebrows of many.

But nobody expected this.

The unarmed Trident II missile that was fired from the USS Kentucky normally carries a nuclear warhead, and this launch was so visible that it could even be seen by people living in Arizona and Nevada

The event was seen in Northern California (Santa Rosa) and as far east as Nevada and Arizona (though it was very low to the western horizon from there). This shows just how high up the missile must have been; a couple of hundred kilometers at least, I’d think. It was seen west of Los Angeles, moving roughly south to north. That too makes sense; it was probably launched from the ocean hundreds of kilometers west of LA, sent to the north, away from populated areas. I’m not sure why they didn’t do this even farther west, where no one would see it, but I assume the military has their reasons.

Once the missile was launched, photographs and videos of this strange phenomenon were very quickly posted on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.  Others alerted law enforcement agencies and their local news stations.

Nobody knew exactly what was going on, but everyone seemed to recognize that this was not normal.  The following comes from a report that was posted on CNN

Panic and speculation spread Saturday night when a bright white light shot through the night skies in Southern California.

Residents posted a flurry of videos on social media, together with theories of aliens or meteors. Others made panicked calls to law enforcement officials.

Today the Navy is trying to assure all of us that this was perfectly “normal”, but very few people are buying that explanation.

Clearly this was done at a time and in a location that would create a massive amount of attention.

So what kind of message was the government trying to send?

Was this a message to the American people?

Some are suggesting this, but I tend to agree with Mike Adams of Natural News that this was likely a message to our enemies…

Last night’s test launch of the Trident missile over Orange County was staged near a high population area for a tactical reason: To have as many witnesses (and videos) as possible, sending a very visible warning message to China that says, “We can destroy you if you don’t back off.”

The Trident missile, built by Lockheed Martin, is a thermonuclear missile system (Fleet Ballistic Missile) with a range of at least 4,000 nautical miles. See the Trident missile page on the U.S. Navy website. Just one Trident missile launched from somewhere in the Pacific Ocean could devastate China with a nuclear strike on Beijing.

I also find that it is an incredibly strange “coincidence” that it was a “Trident” nuclear missile that was fired considering the fact that the largest NATO military exercise in 13 years named “Trident Juncture” is also coming to an end right now

The biggest military exercise NATO has held in 13 years, “Trident Juncture” will end tomorrow. claims that, even though 36,000 soldiers from various NATO countries including the U.S. have participated in the exercise to defend against “Russia’s military ambitions,” (or what other outlets are simply referring to as “Russian aggression”), the organization is actually at a big disadvantage against Russia, not only because its trying to coordinate 28 member states with different priorities, but Russia’s training events in the last two years have involved up to 80,000 soldiers, more than twice that of NATO.

This all comes at a time when our relationships with both China and Russia are going downhill very rapidly.  For much, much more on this, please see the following two articles which I published within the last month…

‘Mentally Unstable’ Obama Looking To Start A War With China?

Is Barack Obama Actually TRYING To Start World War III?

Most Americans don’t realize this, but there is a very real possibility that we could eventually go to war with China.  In fact, Mike Adams of Natural News believes that we are already “in an undeclared state of war” with China…

Right now, the United States and China are in an undeclared state of war. China stands ready to strike the USA with nuclear warheads or high altitude EMP weapons that would destroy the U.S. power grid and cause 90% casualties across the unprepared population. Legendary American journalist Ted Koppel has even written a book about this entitled Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath.

Let us certainly hope that World War III does not start any time soon, but without a doubt our “leaders” are becoming increasingly reckless, and at some point there may be an “accident”.

I think that an incident that just happened up in Montana is a perfect metaphor for how reckless the U.S. has become.  An article posted by the Air Force Times is reporting that a vehicle that “may or may not” have been carrying a nuclear weapon was recently rear-ended by a security vehicle…

It’s possibly the most heart-stopping fender bender ever posted to YouTube: An Air Force tractor trailer that may or may not be carrying a nuclear weapon rear-ended by a security vehicle.

Great Falls, Montana, resident Aaron Tedford videotaped the convoy of at least two police vehicles, a security forces truck, a Humvee and six security forces BearCat vehicles escorting a white tractor trailer through Great Falls when the minor accident happened Monday afternoon. Tedford later wrote on Facebook that several helicopters were also flying overhead at the time.

The Air Force would not say what was inside the tractor trailer that was rear-ended, but Tedford believes it was a nuclear weapon. Malmstrom Air Force Base, which is located nearby Great Falls, is home to the 341st Missile Wing. Humvees and Bearcats from Malmstrom’s 341st Security Forces Group often escort nuclear weapons when they are being transported.

You can watch video of this particular incident right here.

I don’t know about you, but I have a really bad feeling about what is ahead.

Our government is acting very irrationally, and both Russia and China are becoming very angry with us.

So where is all of this ultimately leading?  Please feel free to tell us what you think by posting a comment below…

Michael Snyder is the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog, The American Dream Blog and The Truth. You can follow him on Twitter right here.


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    • Before It Was All Pop Ups

      Regardless, the scariest part is that the military does this without first alerting residents. They could’ve let the area know and still had the same chest beating effect towards BRICS.

      • kletus_ledbetter

        LOL, Yes, it could have caused 200,000 Mexicans to flee back to mexico.

        • Fake News

          I just want all of you hard working Americans, rest assured…you can trust me. I am here to protect you! Just like Christopher Stevens in Benghazi…why? because i make billions of dollars selling guns to Isis and Mexico and you Americans are my brain washed stooges.

          • Anonymous

            Hillary, close your legs, your breath stinks!!!!!

            God Bless anyway, though.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, “protect you” just like your beloved Bush did right???????????

      • TuffENuff

        It’s long past time for all Americans to get over the notion that our military is in the business of protecting us or that our welfare and well-being are any part of their job description. If that were the case, they wouldn’t be guarding poppy fields in Afghanistan. No, we’re all just here for the purpose of birthing and raising cannon fodder until they’re old enough to carry a gun and pay as much tax as possible while doing so. The more broke they keep us with taxation, the more desperate young people will become and will then readily sign up for the free gun and camo.

    • joeblow

      That wasn’t an American Missile it was the shot across the bow from Russia, We murdered his friend and he’s pissed. Missile landed in a very remote area. We must have see a sub on Satilite and knew something big was going down, so we closed Lax. This make a lot more sense? Thoughts?

      • John Doe_1

        It was a test of our missile defense system in southern California, which unfortunately failed to even take down one of our own missiles.

    • Real Expert

      Nuclear? I think not! Just a Trident II without a warhead. BIG difference!

      • Before It Was All Pop Ups

        Not really given that the only payload the Trident was conceived to deliver was a nuclear warhead at up to 4000 nautical miles.

        • Real Expert

          We know what it was designed for. Point was it contained no nuclear warhead. So wiithout that what makes it nuclear?

      • DefaOmega

        Correct. The author has clearly used the word ‘Nuclear’ purely as fear-porn click bait scare tactics.

    • Pink Slime

      I think what they are saying is just because we have a mahoo negro sodomite does not mean we will NOT defend ourselves. Pay NO attention to the negro sodomizing America. says the military. We got our backs covered.

      But if we are in an undeclared war with China as the racist MA says then this is quite serious that they did this. That means an all out war is brewing and bubbling under our noses.

      Let’s hope the negro is long gone by then AND the communist and insane Hillary is not president.

    • Cleareyes

      I kind of like to see where my tax dollars are going! That’s a bad ass missile, bad ass way to see it, for everyone in California! They got to test them somewhere, might as well let us see the show too! I just want to know what, and where the target was, how much did it cost? One photo I saw from public, shows like a UFO, and the rocket going for it, Maybe a known visit from E.T. and they fired at it! ??

    • Warren

      The launch was to impress U.S. citizens. What will Russia do to reciprocate?

      The missile, if that’s what it was, was launched where it was – off the coast of Los Angeles – at the time of day that it was so that it would have the maximum effect on the American media and people. To test a missile normally, it would be launched from the middle of the south pacific ocean and everyone else – the Russians and Chinese – would have got the message. No, it was launched off the coast of L.A. for maximum effect on the citizens of the U.S.

      Why?? Indeed. The reason can only be so that the American people see the power of their military. Perhaps this is to counteract the perceptions from the Syrian activity that Russia is par or superior to the U.S. militarily. If so, look for Russia to make a counter-demonstration. It should be interesting.

      • Anonymous

        Tell you what, launching a missile that’s been around since the 1970′s is one impressive demonstration. I know I’d almost forgotten that missiles fly.

    • Ideas Time

      The powers that be are all in the same game. Get it?

    • Ideas Time

      Time to get it. The guys are not going to nuke anything, they are all playing for the same thing. World domination of the The sheep. They are almost there.

    • TheJudge2009

      Hey Guys,

      Any video of this?


    • conscious soul

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    • A Freeman

      Please see the article at the link below that confirms there is a 100% chance of the U.S. going to war with both Russia and China SOON:-


    • Lucifer Morningstar

      anyone with a animal avatar is fake

      • Cornbeetle

        Look who’s talking, freak.

      • The Clucker

        I’m real.

    • How about a American Navy provocation to start WW3 with A “Chinese Submarine ” bombing with Nukes California !!
      It is the Second time since 2010 that a ballistic nuclear Missile flies over California and shut down !!

    • John 5:43 (KJV)

      The Bedford Incident 1965 is a great missile movie.

      Captain Finlander then orders Bedford’s ship crew to arm weapons and withdraw a distance, where he will wait for the Russian submarine’s crew to run out of air and be forced to surface. He reassures advisors Munceford and Schrepke that he is in command of the situation and that he will not fire first, but: “If he fires one, I’ll fire ONE!”

      A tired Ensign Ralston mistakes Finlander’s remark as the command to “fire one” and launches an anti-submarine rocket setting off nuclear war.

    • lego

      why do they need to tell any one in the first place dont they have the right to let one of if its not armed .

    • awakenow

      Obami has been at it for a while.
      God bless the loyal Americans

    • Anonymous

      John Titor: April 2015 was supposed to be “N-day” – which of course did not happen. It IS quite plausible to imagine a large conflict erupting in the middle east (think Syria proxy-war) which would draw in Russia and China vs. the US. Remember also that any surprise, first strike against the US would be done while the US was sleeping….probably around 3am EST. Good luck to us all.

    • Celt

      I Was On Board For The First Ballistic Tests Of Trident II… Green Preach Russian Trawlers Chinese Trawlers All Around Us… Hard To Test When The Waters Are Full Of Spies…

    • believer

      How do you know it was a unarmed trident missile from the Kentucky? Just because you say it we should believe
      it’s the truth! You are full of it.

    • Duke

      What if we didn’t fire that missile and we are being lied to. What if that was a warning from either Russia or China??? :roll:

    • BetoDeJuan

      Any time an event, such as the launching of a Trident (Neptune’s weapon) in such an “audacious” manner, you may rest assured, it is an attention getting device. Such garnered attention may either refer to the thing itself, something/someone else or to divert attention away from another person, place or thing. So it would behoove each concerned individual, to pay careful attention to contemporary events.

      Diversionary tactics are often used to hide misdeeds in plain sight. They are performed in much the same way as the wave of a magician’s hand, snapping of his fingers or shouting ALAKAZAM, can divert the audiences’ attention while placing/pulling a rabbit out of an upturned hat! Such activities are not any more magic or mysterious than false flags being used occupy the attention of a suddenly bewildered populace who have been snookered by nefarious actions of corrupt entities intent on the eradication of our substance.

      So, meanwhile, keep your eye on the bouncing ball, while watching the magician’s eyes and his hands. Then turn around quickly while dropping to the floor to observe the origin of the laser that was trained on the back of your head. :wink:

    • xenoverse

      This story was in Houston Chronicle newspaper in Houston, TX they said it was an “unarmed missile” . . . bullcrap!

    • underdog

      i friend of mine told me about it as well . u guys out there love wasting money don’t u ?

      • AllRoadsLead2NWO

        Well, it is just fake paper currency that isn’t back by anything and we can always have the jew bags at the Federal Reserve System print more.

    • 13

      u guys are way off. It was simply a test and being that it was executed in the west it was meant to communicate very clearly to Russia., as they would attack from the west.

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