This was so fucked up. I'm surprised nobody killed him/herself out of panic or in an accident.
The conspiracy theory is that there was no accidental text alert. That was a real missile. And a real alert. And now it's all been covered up.
....but that's silly.
That means someone up the chain screwed up.
If this could be dumped on a lackey, it would. And it explains why the guy at the center of it all wasn't talking.
. . . an accidental incoming ballistic missile alert. In America.
It was a close call. The missile landed directly inside a volcano and evaporated.
This could have just been a top secret test to see how a modern population would react to such an alert in real world conditions.
and i always figured 'missile-gate' would involve a penis.