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

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Trident Nuclear Missile Over Southern CaliforniaWas 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.

DW.com 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…

  • lucy

    why is this happening? How did we get here? I have been in the hospital for 2 days with my son and catching up on the news is horrifying, It all seems so surreal. It’s like we all have to live 2 completely different lives….the one where we work and try to maintain some sense of normalcy and stability and one where we read about nuclear warheads, emp’s, economic collapse……..it’s actually maddening…

    • RTL89

      Couldn’t agree with your more, lucy! The “first” life you mention, however, is a fraud. A fallacy. Every day we wake up, we go on pretending that everything is ok in order to keep the illusion of normalcy alive. If everybody woke up from their ignorance, we as people could do a whole lot to remedy the situation. But nope. Mass layoffs mean people lose the high wages they used to have, so to combat this they work longer hours for less money… which makes them tired and irritable… which keeps them ignorant and asleep to what goes on around them. It’s all part of the plot.

      • James Godson

        I believe it all started with the FED causing inflation starting in 1913 and then the IRS in 1916 (the collection agency for the FED)starting to take 25 to 35% of everyone’s income causing the need for two-income families

    • Jim Davis

      Don’t worry about things you can not control. The politicians and unelected deep state scum in DC are psychopaths.

      • Chris Gerber

        Because they are psychopaths as you claim, and have power is a big reason why I am concerned.. not worried, but concerned. I’ve read a few of these comments.. I haven’t come across any that mention N. Korea. Could it have been a message to N. Korea as well?

  • K

    Yes I agree it was a message. To both the Chinese, and the Russians. That in spite of the age of our nuclear force, it still works. Also a further test of the American citizens. With landing approaches being shifted over populated areas, for an entire week. And it would seem so many people seeing the launch of an nuclear capable missile. How many will actually object. My prediction .0010%

    • ps4

      Our economy is dependent on China so they should not object. China needs a warning so they’ll put off on messing with our economy.

  • itz

    It was visible near Maricopa, AZ. Reminds me of that movie October Sky where the boys launch a rocket and everyone from miles around can see it.

  • MIchael in Chicago

    A large percentage of everything sold in grocery stores comes from China. No, not everything has the “Made in China” label but it is all shipped in a box clearly marked ‘from China’. I would know as I have spent almost 16 years in grocery retail. I know that just about all canned fruit (in cans and plastic containers) come from China. Pretty much all the cheap plastic toys and techno toys are also assembled in part or whole in China.

    I would really like to see a break down of what is officially imported from China. I would think such a bar graph would surprise a lot of people. What would happen to America’s shipping (ships, rail and over the road) if China stop shipping to us?

    • Dare Tuitt

      China will not stop shipping to the US. Their economy is on the verge of imploding, same as everywhere else. Any and all profit they can eek out before the massive reset happens is good for them. Our leaders, by constrast, WANT to collapse the economy and ensure the USA never rises again. Obama will go down in history as THE most evil man to ever occupy the White House.

  • RhooLyn

    I live on the Central Coast of California next to VAFB..it was spectacular!! But disconcerting as well. I don’t doubt it was a $31 million billboard warning China! Because as “normal” as launches are… This was NOT normal. I totally sense we are on the verge of something big. The Lord is our strength and shield!! MARANATHA!!

  • Greg

    The censorship on Natural News gets really frustrating.
    Claiming to support freedom of speech but rejecting & removing comments on a regular basis.

    • YellowFruit52

      We don’t want to read your B.S. Go to Huffington Post and be stupid. You’ll be welcome there.

      • Greg

        So I’m a liar? They do block comments that are on subject and remove others. Not just mine but other people complain about it.

        The censorship started sometime after Mike hid the heavy metals data for Garden of Life.

  • Paul F

    America is under the control of wicked people whose hearts are at war with the GOD of Israel—a war they will loose. The American people are too divided and preoccupied to understand the severity of tyranny america is under. With the presidential campaigns under way, everyone is focused on who to vote for believing their is an actual difference between democrats and republicans that their candidate of choice will better america. Let me make this clear: the wicked people in power are there because we allow them. It’s not the candidates that need to change, it’s the heart of every day American citizens, and then and only then, will america have enough wisdom given by GOD to vote for a president who will fear and serve GOD. I don’t believe america will see the election its aiming for, though. America has declined spiritually, ethically and morally and will fall.

    • Titus

      The god of Israel is Satan. Just read the Talmud and listen to Christ, “You belong to your father, the Devil…” There is nothing good about Israel just look at the four biblical curses on Israel.
      Desolation, disinheritance, deicide, and the fig tree curse.

      • rmc9

        “I say then; did God reject His people? By no means!” “God did not reject His people that He foreknew…” Romans 11:1-…

      • Paul F

        Take your lies elsewhere, they fall on deaf ears. Who does the GOD of Israel make the New Covenant with (Hebrews Ch 8) and who is grafted in through the Jewish people (Romans Ch 11) and who becomes part of the common wealth of Israel through the MESSIAH’S HOLY BLOOD (Ephesians Ch 2).
        titus, you speak satans words, be gone in the name of MESSIAH YESHUA.

        • Heather

          Amen Paul! Thank you for standing for Israel. Things are happening so fast. The Lord is soon to return!

        • You are the liar and also a traitor putting israel above your own country.

  • VigilanteCaregiver

    Mike, this is definitely a message. Normally, Lockheed Martin tests missile engines and other engines at their site in Box Elder County, Utah. Sometimes they allow vetted folks to come in for test demonstrations – it’s a lot of fun!

    Anyway, it’s good to see that we’re testing these out in war game scenarios. Making sure they work from the sub is very different that the northwest plains. Sends a good message that we will shoot if needed.

    My concern is the old Soviet “Dead Man’s Switch”. In case Moscow and the leadership was taken out, a series of temperature, seismic, and Geiger counters would detect the strikes and automatically launch all ICBM’s at their preset targets. I haven’t seen any reports this system was dismantled. If we strike Russia or China could their missiles automatically launch against us?! Do we have an Iron Dome in place for this?

    If we’re doing these war games and actually preparing for WWIII – a US Iron Dome system, stocked shelters in populated places with individual homes having a shelter (I know I said bunker = mausoleum; NBC weapons… I know no alternative apart from missile shields, deterrents, and proper shelter), a return of decentralized Civil Defense organizations, duck-and-cover and all that.

    And finally, Ted Coppel’s book is quite good. He even came to Utah to see the LDS Church’s welfare program. Describes it well enough in his book. Even went so far as to say the US can’t come close to what we’ve built with the direction of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

    • GoldenGirl

      I’ve just started reading the Koppel book, and he seems to have done his homework, including investigating the LDS church’s disaster preparation programs. Who better to learn from? My Mormon friends have always been very helpful with information on how to prepare for the unexpected. Preparing for at least 3 months is prudent and in no way represents a doomsday mindset. We carry homeowners insurance in case of disasters, auto insurance in case of an accident, save for retirement (hopefully), etc. These are all forms of preparedness. Why we don’t extend that to being prepared for a natural disaster or an attack on our grid is beyond me. Too many credible people have told us that our grid is a weakness in our defense, and one of which our enemies are all too aware. Even NatGeo, which is hardly a right-wing prepper organization, aired a documentary a couple of years ago (now available on YouTube) on an attack on our grid. In their scenario, the power was only out for 10 days, but the chaos that ensued was catastrophic. Sadly, I think many Americans have lost a certain survival instinct and are plagued by a normalcy bias state of mind to pay much attention to, much less heed, any of the warnings, such as those presented on any of Michael’s blogs.

      • VigilanteCaregiver

        Very concise! Thank you! :)

    • Gay Veteran

      “…If we strike Russia or China could their missiles automatically launch against us….”

      and WHY would we strike them?

      a nuclear war can easily be the end of man

  • Captain Canuck

    Obama can do no right according to the Tea Party. If this were a Republican President authorizing this you would all be doing backflips.

    • Rudy V. Ramirez

      What are you talking about captain Canut?! So you think because gas prices are low that this fool is doing a good job!? What about telling the people Obama care would benefit EVERYONE! It’s causing small companies to go bankrupt because they cannot afford it. “If you like your Dr you can keep your Dr,” he says! “If you like your Healthcare company you can keep it,” he says! All a bunch of lies. He’s divided this country wth his racist talk. He’s anti-Christian and anti- Israel and I could go on but something tells me you’ve already drank the Koolaid! Smh

      • Gay Veteran

        anti-Israel? he sure doesn’t mind sending $BILLIONS of OUR tax dollars to Israel

    • Dare Tuitt

      If he knows what time it is, Obama is right twice a day. Other than that, he’s the WORST. PRESIDENT. EVER.

    • ort

      How can you be so blind ignorant as to support this muslim marxist manchurian president? Have you been living under a rock for the last 7 years?
      Your kind will take the Mark of the Beast willingly. How very sad.

  • Pen Pal

    We need this to WAKE UP the AMERICAN PEOPLE while they are sleeping on their iPhones and the internet.

  • rawhunger .

    How in the hell do you know it was a NUCLEAR missile? What evidence do you have, besides what someone else on another (conspiracy) site said? Trident missiles (if it WAS a Trident) also can carry CONVENTIONAL payloads too, you know. And it was a MISSILE TEST. Big deal! The military tests missiles and other ordinance/weapons all the time all over this country.

    • Illini Warrior

      Trident missiles AREN’T warheaded with conventional explosives …. ICBMs are only nuk equipped – this one SUPPOSEDLY had a dummy warhead ….

    • uyk7

      There are missile test ranges that the military uses. Why cordone off the coast of CA to test fire a missile instead of using one of their ranges (like the one near Pont Magu)?

    • RhooLyn

      The blue haze it left behind for several minutes says otherwise. I live in VAFB territory – I see/hear/feel launches all of the time. This was NOT a normal launch… it went very horizontal, like they do when testing for chemical/geo-engineering — yes this was an unarmed Trident missle, shot off near Catalina Island by the Navy – the airport traffic control were notified and planes diverted. It was shot over the ocean and went horizontal. But I absolutely believe this was a way of warning China and Russia. It was launched on a beautifully, clear Saturday night when MILLIONS of people would be outside – I was one of them – ready to film the spectacle. Media was instant!!

  • Randa

    This was not an American missile. It was a Russian test.


      A “test?” I think it was a warning. There is no conceivable reason for the US to fire this missile on the west coast. I don’t think the Russians found the “ISIS” bombing very funny.

  • RedSky

    It is not a time for any nation to be flexing their muscles for all to see. We all know what cha got as the super powers (China, Russia, Germany and the US) all have the same button they can push whenever, whereever and at whatever so why all the posturing? We are all in this together now so let’s try to deal with it rationally as human beings rather than acting like the bullies on the block with all brawn and no brains.

  • DJohn1

    Are they able to recover these missiles and reload them?
    31 million dollars is a lot of money to waste.
    Especially when Social Security people are tightening their belts with no raise this year once again.
    A war with China would be expensive.
    The message is you can hide all you want, but those missiles will find you no matter what. Both ISIS and North Korea make claims that they have nuclear missiles capable of reaching our shores.
    ISIS hates us so much it is pathetic. North Korea is run by a person raised on hatred of us.
    We have rockets capable of landing robotic explorers on the surface of Mars!
    So when push comes to shove, who has the biggest one? Who has the weapons capable of ending it all for both sides?
    Einstein once said something like this: “I don’t know what weapons we will use in World War III. But in World War IV, we will be down to using sticks and stones.”
    That is not a direct quote but one from memories past.
    He was right.
    No one actually wins a nuclear battle!
    Because everything is likely to be killed in the resulting fallout.
    In ancient documents from India, there are descriptions of a very advanced technological culture. One such description describes an army of soldiers dying with their teeth and hair falling out after experiencing clouds of rain over the battlefield.
    The very fuel mix used by the Nazi’s in World War II missiles is likely to have come from these same descriptive documents.
    Was there a nuclear war between China and India in times before written history? Were they capable of having flying machines run on jet fuel?
    If that actually happened then China might have been at war with India in the ancient past and had nuclear weapons to boot.
    We simply do not actually know. We do know about how these documents describe an ancient but sophisticated technological society.
    The Bible clearly states there is nothing new under the sun.
    Those that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
    Sodom and Gomorrah are often thought to have been destroyed by nuclear bombs.
    But those are people on the fringe of what we accept as science today.
    Some will survive a nuclear conflict maybe. But I think it is more luck than skill to do so and they will live a very harsh life after such a conflict.
    Today we listen to people all over the Earth and the words are they will destroy us.
    I think any nuclear war is a no-win situation for everyone.
    Are there people crazy enough to run that risk?
    Seems like it.

    • Bird Dog 01

      relax, nukes are obsolete. DEW’s are much more dangerous. Either way, none of us get out alive. It’s where you spend eternity that counts. You can have peace in your heart if you have peace with God through the cleansing Blood of Jesus Christ. This is a spiritual warfare. God wins, Satan loses. Amen

    • Heather

      Your comment has made me think of this;
      Revelation 6 : 4 KJV
      And there went out another horse that was red, and power was given unto him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

  • MaxRockatansky33

    Let’s play a global thermonuclear war.

  • uyk7

    What went through my mind while watching one of the YouTube videos was that something was being sprayed into the air. The guy taking the video even said that he thought it was a crop duster at one point. I’m waiting to see if there is an outbreak of something over the next month or so.

  • uyk7

    How do we know the US Navy fired this missile? Because they said so? What if another country fired the missile and to keep citizens nice and quiet, the Navy claimed responsibility.


      Good point.

  • Sandbagger

    My thought on the “unarmed” missile is that it’s the proverbial “shot across the bow” warning. There must have been intelligence that China and/or Russia was going to be in the Pacific that week (hence the no-fly zone order) and they came a bit too close for the Navy’s liking. They sent those missiles out as a warning to back off.

    • Q

      It was a Russian missile.

  • zezima

    why do people think an employee will be the end of it? It will be an employee and then nuclear strike. Utterly. I believe America is end times Babylon and she is about to be destroyed

    • Paul F

      I believe america is babylon, as well

  • Joshua Brandon Dorrill

    C’mon people. This is normal. They have to test launch these missiles from time to time to check the accuracy of them. I am sure the target of the missile was the Kwajalein Atoll. I have been to Vandenburg AFB before and seen all the silos there plus been in one after launching a Minuteman III ICBM. Don’t read too much into it.

  • greanfinisher .

    I’ve been hearing chatter that President Putin is going to launch tactical nuclear strikes against ISIS fighters inside Syria in retaliation for the bombed Russian airliner.

  • Arthur

    I don’t really have a worry in the world about America or other countries ambitions. This world already has it’s history recorded in the Bible and from God’s word I see that He still sits on the throne in heaven and has complete control over all of this! I know the end and it’s not going to be pretty. But fear not what man can do to you but rather fear God! The worst that could happen here is just death. Get your hearts right people. Ask Jesus into your life to be your Lord and Savior. REPENT NOW for any sin you have. Then look up for our redemption draweth nigh. This world is going to pass away but God’s word will never. So take peace in knowing God’s in control regardless of how bad mankind gets.

  • IHC

    I am convinced that desperation is part of this administration not having completed the orders given to them by their globalist/elite handlers who are setting the agenda in the US.
    An incident similar to this occurred very early on in this administration tenure when the president insisted on getting the codes to lodge a nuke.
    It was diverted by an enlisted ranking military member lodging that missile into the ocean rather than over a US city while the man in the white thought it to be interested what happened if it hit a city.
    That hero later on was discharged as well as his commanding officer after that incident.

  • merrileerj

    …and they did a second one last night didn’t they….i wonder too if it’s also to get our minds off of our horrible performance in the Middle East. Since people anymore don’t remember things very long, we jump to the next news item & forget the last in our fast paced society.

  • higgy01

    Both Russia and China, because of our backward and cowardly administration, have been basically walking all over us and we do nothing. We are or at least were the greatest nation in the world. Some might not have liked us but all respected us. Over the past seven years that respect has disappeared and most nations, especially our enemies, just laugh at us. I’m not sure what firing an unarmed Trident over our own soil was meant to accomplish but it is time we regained our self-respect and regained the leadership role we have had.

  • Danna

    See: Iron Mountain Agenda. Also, “Agenda…..Grinding America Down,” parts 1 & 2.

  • tacoma

    The firing of a sub-launch nuclear ICBM that carry a dozen multiple independently targeted warheads of yield 1 megaton each, that can hit across the ocean, and therefore the most lethal and stealthy of weapons, by the Navy in broad evening is of course intended to send a loud and clear message. But what is the message and to whom?

    1) To remind the world the the USA possess vast WMD, with the advanced capability to launch this WMD and destroy humanity. This is to feed the considerable egos of the top brass, who need to feel they are on top of the world.

    2) To remind China that if they build one more lousy island in the South China Sea without the approval of the U.S. government, it is war. After all, the South China Sea belongs to the U.S.A. Or any sea for that matter whenever the U.S. State Department designate so as it sees fit. This is called when you have the biggest nuke you can run the world. It is part of the American Dream.

    3) To tell the Iranians that the U.S. can do to it what it won’t let Iran do to the U.S. This is called Exceptionism.

    4) To remind the U.S. tax payers that their trillions of tax dollars that fund the Pentagon is money well spent. That sequestration is a very bad thing, it must stop, and more billions must be approved to restore the super military. After all, what’s a superpower with a super military? And who will respect America without fearing Pentagon? It is a strong hint to the politicians that any threat to the Military-Industrial Complex may result in domestic regime change. Kinda like what happened to JFK.

  • oldman67

    The US has been in one war or another throughout most of its history. Americans like war as long as not many Americans are being killed. War only becomes unpopular in the US when too many Americans have been killed. The war against Iraq shown continuously on tv was a huge success for the news media.Ratings went through the roof. America watched as the bombs fell and the missiles were launched against the forces of Saddam and the Iraqi people. The war was not only entertainment for millions of Americans but it gave them a reason to wave their little flags and say God bless America.