Ahem

by Jonah Goldberg

Uh . . . Lord knows I don’t ask much of the government. Some fair courts, some good roads, sound currency: that’s the bulk of what I’m looking for. One thing that would be nice, however, and I hope I’m not asking too much here, is that it have some kind of inkling about missile activity in our airspace.

Found: a massive ballistic missile streaking across the sky off the coast of California last night.

Anyone want to claim it? Because the U.S. military says it’s not theirs.

A news helicopter for CBS station KCBS captured stunning video of what appeared to be a missile launch 35 miles off the California coast, just north of Catalina Island. The video shows a giant streak across the sunset sky, leaving a column of white smoke in its wake.

For now, though, the missile’s origins and purpose are a mystery.

A Navy spokesman told CBS affiliate KFMB in San Diego that the missile did not belong to them and that there had been no Navy activity reported in the area.

Officials at The Pentagon also did not know any details about the launch and said that it could not have been a planned military action, NBC San Diego reported.

Follow the link for the video.