GLENN: I want to play some audio also from
The Blaze. This is from a news
channel in San Diego, and the pictures are pretty telling. I just want you to
listen to this news and tell me that you've ever heard, you've ever heard
anything like this on television or seen these pictures on local news before.
Here it is.
Mystery Missile Launched Near Calif. Has Military Speechless
VOICE: Carlo, we put in a lot of calls to the Navy and Air Force tonight about
this, an incredible missile launch off the coast of LA around 5:00 p.m. But so
far no one seems to know anything about this launch. So we showed the video to
ambassador Robert Ellsworth, a former deputy Secretary of Defense to get his
ELLSWORTH: And it's spectacular. It takes people's breath away.
REPORTER: Who launched this missile and why remain a mystery now.
ELLSWORTH: It is a big missile.
REPORTER: These magnificent images were captured from the KCBS News helicopter
in Los Angeles around sunset. The location of the missile, west of LA, north of
Catalina Island and approximately 35 miles out to sea.
VOICE: You are looking at the LA Harbor.
REPORTER: A Navy spokesperson tells News 8 it wasn't their missile. He says
there was no Navy activity reported in that part of the region.
VOICE: And we have liftoff.
REPORTER: On Friday night Vandenberg Air Force base launched this Delta II
rocket carrying the Kos moss SkyMed satellite but a sergeant at the base tells
news 8 there have been no launches since then.
VOICE: That's a pretty big contrail.
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REPORTER: We showed the video to Robert Ellsworth, former U.S. ambassador to
NATO and a former Deputy Secretary of Defense.
ELLSWORTH: It's not a tomahawk.
REPORTER: He said we should wait for definitive answers to come from the
military but when we asked him what he thought it could be...
ELLSWORTH: Well, I'm just speculating.
REPORTER: Ellsworth said maybe, just maybe with President Obama in Asia this
could have been a show of our military muscle.
GLENN: This is ridiculous. Listen to this.
ELLSWORTH: It could be a test firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile
from a submarine, underwater submarine to demonstrate --
GLENN: Overwater submarine?
PAT: Yeah. The airborne submarines.
ELLSWORTH: -- to demonstrate, mainly to Asia, that we could do that.
PAT: Oh. To demonstrate that we could do that because --
GLENN: Stop. Because we've never done that for, what, 30 years, 40 years?
PAT: Fifty or sixty?
GLENN: Okay. So we know that -- everybody -- the world knows that. You know who
doesn't know that? You know what a more logical -- and I'm not saying this is
it. I cannot believe -- I mean, let's just go through the logical explanations.
There is a -- there was a secret missile that was launched? Why would you launch
a missile at 5:00 in the afternoon, rush hour? Off the coast of Los Angeles? You
don't think anybody's going to see that? So you're not launching secret
missiles. That doesn't make sense. The next thing is somebody spilled coffee on
the submarine missile launcher and they are mopping it up and they are like,
whoa, I just hit -- sorry, captain, I just launched a missile. I've got to
believe, but I don't know, I've got to believe it's a little more difficult to
launch a cruise missile than just accidentally falling asleep on the switch.
Maybe I'm wrong. I don't know. I'm not willing to rule that one out. However,
with the redundancy, with the fact that it has -- I've never seen this before in
my lifetime? I just, it doesn't make sense to me. And I know the military. They
don't -- schmo is not behind the button: Oh, gee, wah, wah. There goes schmo
again launching another missile. That doesn't happen.
STU: NBC News does have an on-record -- on-background quote from a senior
official that says it is possible that the incident was an accidental launch by
GLENN: It's possible.
GLENN: You know what? Let me ask you this: Does this sound more feasible? We're
crippling the world's economies. The president is going to go over and meet with
the president of China. Thirty miles off the coast of California, a submarine,
not an American submarine, launches a missile as a show of force. Hey, by the
way, we just want you to know we can get within 30 miles of your coastline and
launch a cruise missile.
PAT: Who would do that? Norway? Mexico?
STU: Probably Norway.
PAT: The Dutch, Swedes?
GLENN: I mean, doesn't that sound more logical?
STU: Well --
GLENN: It's a show of force. How are we going to explain it? They are not going
to tell us.
STU: Yeah, but wouldn't they lie about that just as easily as they would lie
about another missile test? Just say, no, it was our test.
GLENN: They wouldn't have known in advance. So when the news media started
calling, they would all say, I don't know, there's no missile. We didn't launch
a missile. We don't know. It would take a while to go all the way up the chain
of command before -- you wouldn't know who launched it. And then China would
just say, we should find out. Did any -- was there any kind of alert? Did
America go on any kind of alert on the West Coast within a few minutes of that
STU: Yeah. Show of force or a test sort of run.
GLENN: I mean, we have a missile 30 miles off the coast of California go up into
the sky? Did we scramble planes? Did we do anything? Did we do anything? What
should we have done?
STU: The only thing I will -- just looking at the, from just journalistic
patterns right now, there are a lot of people writing about this story and
almost no one has any information on it. They all refer back to the same report
you just played.
STU: And they all refer to this one guy who said specifically don't listen to
what I'm about to say about the speculation, but here's the speculation.
GLENN: Well, his speculation is that the United States made a goof. Or that we
were showing --
STU: He's showing force, I bought.
GLENN: Yeah, that we're showing force.
STU: Right, but they --
GLENN: Why would we do that? They know we can do it. I've seen the pictures of
STU: Of course.
PAT: We've done it for 40 years or more.
STU: I'm just looking at the way these story are breaking with everyone writing
about nothing is that maybe we don't have an answer yet. They may have talked to
somebody quickly who didn't know and maybe we'll get more.
GLENN: I understand that.
STU: It looks like one of those stories.
GLENN: And I would imagine that we were going to get an answer. I'm just asking
you, he's speculating. I mean, I guess we --
STU: You are allowed to speculate, too.
GLENN: I'm speculating, which makes more sense? China does that off the coast as
a show of force, or we do it to China off our coast as a show of -- what?
STU: Those are risky games, though. China's going to come 30 miles? I mean,
you're talking about a possible international nuclear war by launching missiles
off of our coast. Who knows what that starts? Those are high level games. And
maybe they are confident enough to play that, but that's tough stuff.
GLENN: It doesn't necessarily have to be China.
GLENN: I don't know.
PAT: Back to Norway again. We're back to Norway.
STU: All roads end --
GLENN: Yah, sure.
PAT: I'm sick of their show of power. I get it. I get it. You guys were strong.
GLENN: It wasn't a missile. It was a Volvo. It was an Saab, shot out of the