Humint Events Online: Israel's "Iron Dome" Missile Defense System

Monday, July 14, 2014

Israel's "Iron Dome" Missile Defense System

Developed in collaboration with the US, supposedly it can block 90% of Hamas "missiles" (the crude missiles that are basically giant bottle rockets). There have been no Israeli deaths so far, despite up to 1000 missiles being fired.

I see two possibilities here.

1) this is serious propaganda, meant to show the Hamas missiles as far more dangerous than they really are, and that the Iron Dome system doesn't really work well at all.

2) this defense system really does work very effectively, and thus the Israelis are basically safe from the Hamas "attacks". This means Israel is murdering Palestinian civilians for no reason except to inflict suffering-- which I guess we knew already. This just makes it a bit worse.

Either way, it's just damn depressing and disgusting. I really hate the Israeli boastfulness about how superior they are in this conflict. Fuck them.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

israeli expert says iron-dome defense is a hoax

11:15 AM  
Blogger spooked said...

thanks for the link-- I really had a feeling it sounded too good to be true.

11:26 AM  

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