China Fired Missile seen over California Coast

Wayne Madsen Report

Pentagon and its embedded media covering up Chinese show of force off LA

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.

The reported Chinese missile test off Los Angeles came as a double blow to Obama. The day after the missile firing, China’s leading credit rating agency, Dagong Global Credit Rating, downgraded sovereign debt rating of the United States to A-plus from AA. The missile demonstration coupled with the downgrading of the United States financial grade represents a military and financial show of force by Beijing to Washington.

The Pentagon spin machine, backed by the media reporters who regularly cover the Defense Department, as well as officials of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and the U.S. Northern Command, is now spinning various conspiracy theories, including describing the missile plume videotaped by KCBS news helicopter cameraman Gil Leyvas at around 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time, during the height of evening rush hour, as the condensation trail from a jet aircraft. Other Pentagon-inspired cover stories are that the missile was actually an amateur rocket or an optical illusion.

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.

Navy sources have revealed that the missile may have impacted on Chinese territory and that the National Security Agency (NSA) likely possesses intercepts of Chinese telemetry signals during the missile firing and subsequent testing operations.

Japanese and other Asian intelligence agencies believe that a Chinese Jin-class SSBN submarine conducted missile “show of force” in skies west of Los Angeles.

Asian intelligence sources believe the submarine transited from its base on Hainan through South Pacific waters, where U.S. anti-submarine warfare detection capabilities are not as effective as they are in the northern and mid-Pacific, and then transited north to waters off of Los Angeles. The Pentagon, which has spent billions on ballistic missile defense systems, a pet project of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, is clearly embarrassed over the Chinese show of strength.

Likely route of Jin-class submarine from Hainan base.

The White House also wants to downplay the missile story before President Obama meets with his Chinese counterpart in Seoul and Tokyo. According to Japanese intelligence sources, Beijing has been angry over United States and allied naval exercises in the South China and Yellow Seas, in what China considers its sphere of influence, and the missile firing within the view of people in Southern California was a demonstration that China’s navy can also play in waters off the American coast.

For the U.S. Navy, the Chinese show of force is a huge embarrassment, especially for the Navy’s Pacific Command in Pearl Harbor, where Japan’s December 7, 1941 attack on the fleet at Pearl Harbor remains a sore subject.

In 2002, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice reportedly scolded visiting Chinese General Xiong Guankai, the deputy chief of staff for intelligence of the People’s Liberation Army, for remarks he allegedly made in 1995 that China would use nuclear weapons on Los Angeles. Xiong denied he made any such comments but the “spin” on the story helped convince Congress to sink billions of additional dollars into  ballistic missile defense, sometimes referred to at “Star Wars II.”

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8 Responses to China Fired Missile seen over California Coast

  1. Igor says:

    Lack of sources aside. Now with the revelation of N. Korea’s aggression with the shelling of that S. Korean island, and the downgrading of our credit rating by China to AA, & our President show boating in Asia all the while ignoring the fact his socialist agenda is dismantling the Dollar & our Economy, you can be pretty sure China is pretty angry with us. If you see the missile footage video, use your god given common sense and you pretty much know it looks exactly like a ballistic missile. Not a model rocket, not a commercial jet exhaust trail, but a real scary missile. Too many coincidences intertwined with overt political and military moves all within the same 3 or 4 weeks. Don’t look for exact sources, just look at world news and you can pretty much deduce for yourself what is happening. Massive Chinese Sabre Rattling, and they unleashed their N. Korean attack dog too. Let the numb and dumb stay dumb, keep looking for stuff to make you feel safe. Truth is this Administration is taking us down the wrong road to economic worthlesness, and the people we owe are letting us know it. Chinese Mafia tactics but in Communist clothing.

  2. Bob says:

    Jimc said, “But the big question in my mind, and something seemingly missed, is if it was a missile, where did it go?”

    Jimbo, the article said it went to the Chinese mainland. Try reading the whole article, not just speed reading it.

    • Jay says:

      Here’s the point… this article is more of a diagnostician attempting to understand what it is not, then stating what it could have been. Albeit, it is strongly suggesting a missile. But are there other diagnostics that suggest it was not a missile? Why did it take so long for the pentagon to come up with a lame explanation that it was a jet stream? Why is it the armed forces do not claim any maneuvers or “war games?” Why is it this occurred last week and this week someone in China breached our national security computers? – Fox News 17 Nov 2010. Why is these things occur just days after the Feds decide to print some 600 billion dollars out of thin air when the Russians and CHinese pleaded for us not to do it? Here’s another thing to ponder which many don’t know… In 2013, the Chinese Government will be turned over to a new regime. Guess who will be running the country according to their “charter?” No, it’s not the Muslims; it will be the Chinese Military – Source Glenn Beck. Could it be that plum of smoke just may have been a shot over the U.S. bow to make us understand the Chinese can reach our soil and there’s nothing we can do about it…

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  4. LeFever says:

    Oh, and I mean names, that’s NAMES, no “reportedly” and so on, no “asian intelligence sources,” no “missile experts.” Kindly name names.

  5. LeFever says:

    Sources? Any sources? I’m not going to take you boys through Journalism 101, but you need to reveal some sources for a story of this magnitude. Otherwise, it gets filed under irresponsible journalism. Now, how about some quotes and some sources?

    • Jimc says:

      Agree, name sources. But the big question in my mind, and something seemingly missed, is if it was a missile, where did it go?

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