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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Uh oh... Israel not ready for chemical weapons attack

For the next several months, Israel is far more likely to (God forbid) face a chemical weapons attack than a nuclear attack. As I have discussed many times on this blog, and as the IDF Home Front Commander is now admitting, Israel is not prepared for a chemical weapons attack.
Israel is not sufficiently prepared for a chemical missile attack, a top IDF Home Front Command officer warned on Tuesday, in response to a report in The Jerusalem Post that the military lacked 40 percent of the gas masks needed to complete their distribution to the public.

“We are ill-prepared for a chemical threat due to the lack of gas masks,” said Col. Hilik Sofer, head of the Home Front Command’s Population Branch. “We have so far distributed just more than 300,000 gas masks, but there is what to improve.”

Kadima MK Nachman Shai slammed the government for not allocating to the Defense Ministry the funding needed to complete the overhaul of the gas masks that were collected from the public years ago.

“The threat on the home front is growing and we now know that the entire country is vulnerable to missile attacks,” the former IDF spokesman said. “Nevertheless, the government is refraining from allocating the billion shekels needed to complete the refurbishment and distribution of gas masks to the public.”
Some of you may recall that I posted information about how to get your gas masks here. My sense is that most Israelis are not aware that gas masks are available, and that unless they have been distributed at your work place (which was how we got ours), most people do not have them. Now we know why the government isn't encouraging people to go get them.

What could go wrong?


At 10:40 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

The Iranians have used various chemicals and gas on their own people, during the demonstrations against the stolen election. I have seen photos of special tankers the Iranians have bought from the Chinese. They can pour out boiling liquid and chemicals and probably spray them too.

They wont think twice about using them on Israel.

At 10:56 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

And the Stupid Jews sit and watch while the threat from Hezbollah and Hamas grows.

What could go wrong indeed

At 11:20 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Carl.
this is surprising to me,you would think that a country that is under a constant treat of attack would be ready for something like this.On the other hand the newspapers broadcasting from the rooftops "what you have no protection from" would not qualify as good tactics.

At 11:33 PM, Blogger g2loq said...

Nobody ever does anything unless a red hot poker is inserted ...


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