This blog comes from all the articles so many of you sent me over the past week, concerning the shutdown of flights from Los Angeles International Airport (or LAX as it's less-than-affectionately known) westward over the Pacific during the night. Now, in case you don't know what all this is about, a few words of explanation are necessary in case you've never flown out of LAX. With prevailing winds from the west, most flights out of LAX in fact take off - regardless of their ultimate destination - west over the Pacific, and if they are eastbound, then turn east back over land to make for whatever destinattion they are headed for. Over the last week, the US military restricted the Pacific flight pattern as it claimed it was conducting military maneuvers, which issued, apparently, in the offshore test-firing of the SLBM(submarine-launched ballistic missile) Trident:
The US military says it was just a missile test.
However... many people were not convinced, and began to post YouTube videos showing something else may have been in play. Consider just this one(out of many):
In other videos of this sudden "blooming" of the alleged Trident missile, a strange low humming can be heard, immediately prior to the blooming, as in this example that was being "tweeted" on Twitter:
There were even allegations and videos about an explosion near southern California's strange "inland sea" known as the Salton Sea with accompanying videos (of a nature that to my mind are as suspicious as the alleged event itself).
Now what I suspect, in my high octane speculation of the day, is that this was not a UFO as some have suggested, but a US test of a missile defense system, designed to show Russia (and other interested parties, we'll get to that shortly) that the US is capable of knocking down missiles.Why would the US military test such a system in such a manner, over US space? Recall that strange missile a few years ago, off the California coast, which many to this day believe to have been a "Chinese demonstration of capability." With a US launch in similar waters, with a clearly demonstrated antimissile capability, one that indeed may be fairly exotic, one is dealing with a long conversation, one in which the participants are not really conversing in any normal sense, but rather, sending messages in the form of capability demonstrations.
This would place the events in the context of other "message sending," namely by Russia, when it blacked out NATO communications in Syria. Additionally, as all the excitement was happening over California, China was busy sending messages too (and this seems to have been forgotten by most people talking about the California story), in this article sent by Mr. J.H.:
Note that the Chinese test occurred two days after the alleged US Trident missile test. Note also the contrails from the Chinese missile test, which seem to imply, as Mr. J.H. suggested when he sent this article to me, that the Chinese anti-satellite missile has more than the standard amount of manueverability that one would think necessary to shoot down the typical satellite. Indeed, the Chinese missile test makes one wonder if, in fact, satellites are the real targets of such a system, or if in fact the system was designed for a very different, and much more maneuverable sort of target that one might encounter "up there." If so, then clearly China has demonstrated a capability the equal of anything in the public and openly known US arsenal, if not much more so.
Now to introduce one final element to this story, let us assume we are not playing gunboat diplomacy, but rather, a bidding card game like pitch or bridge, where the partners communicate not only to each other but to their opponents what the relative strengths of their hands are through the process of bidding for the right to be the initiator of the action of play. In such games, where the players reveal their hands through carefully staged hints and suggestions, there are always an even number of players...
... which raises the interesting question in our missile-tests-as-game-of-bridge analogy: who's the missing fourth player? Who is the real target of these messages, if not the three "players" themselves?
See you on the flip side...