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Rockntractor
03-11-2012, 03:03 PM
The Iron Dome system has intercepted 90 percent of missile attacks on urban centers during the latest rocket bombardment from Gaza.

The expensive systems were inaugurated last year amid controversy over its worth. A primitive Kassam rocket costs terrorists only a few hundred dollars while each Iron Dome anti-missile missile costs $50,000.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated Saturday night, “We will continue to improve home front defense including by means of additional Iron Dome systems, the effectiveness of which was shown again over the weekend."

The Iron Dome system intercepted about 90 percent of the rockets fired at Be’er Sheva, Ashdod and Ashkelon, including three on Sunday morning.

Despite the rocket barrage, Israel kept open the Erez Crossing for passengers and employees of international organizations operating in Gaza. Kerem Shalom was open for the delivery of 200 truckloads to Gaza residents.

Its deployment this past weekend appears to have defeated Hamas, at least for the time being. The terrorist organization has been talking with the new regime in Egypt for another ceasefire after failing to inflict mass casualties or property damage on Israel.

The problem with the Iron Dome is its cost and the lack of enough systems to defend all of Israel. The United States is providing funds to Israel to buy more of the made-in-Israel systems, each one of which costs more than $100 million.Read More>http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/153623#.T1zoLHhBz2o

m00
03-11-2012, 03:47 PM
This is crazy. Israel should just be allowed to invade Gaza, install a puppet government, and subjugate the people. What other country in the world would be expected to restrain themselves if under constant rocket attacks by a smaller, weaker, neighbor?

noonwitch
03-12-2012, 12:15 PM
90% effective? I'm impressed.


Bibi's ambassador to the US was on Maher's show on Friday. He gave a great interview. Maher tried to compare the threat of Iran to that of the USSR, and the ambassador said, basically, that the USSR didn't consider violence to please their god to be a political goal. I wish I had the exact quote, because it was good.

fettpett
03-12-2012, 01:53 PM
90% effective? I'm impressed.


Bibi's ambassador to the US was on Maher's show on Friday. He gave a great interview. Maher tried to compare the threat of Iran to that of the USSR, and the ambassador said, basically, that the USSR didn't consider violence to please their god to be a political goal. I wish I had the exact quote, because it was good.

Maher can go fuck himself, just another example of his douchebaggery.


of course the USSR didn't have a god to appease, they were atheistic, part of the reason they were able kill so many people without remorse