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Saturday, March 24, 2012

'Expert' says we need twice as many Iron Dome deployments

Former defenseless defense minister Amir Comrade Peretz says Israel needs twice as many Iron Dome deployments as it has ordered in order to 'cover' the entire country. Peretz also reveals how well the Obama administration has Israel's back on Iron Dome.
While it is reasonable to acquire a total of only 13 batteries, as Israel currently plans to do, Peretz said, "If we want complete coverage we will need to get to between 20-26 batteries."
No, what we really need to do is to defeat the enemy around us so that they aren't shooting missiles at us all the time. Even with Iron Dome, people in the affected areas constantly have to seek cover. And that assumes that Iron Dome hits everything it's supposed to hit. You can't live like that. Ask anyone in the south over the past month.
Peretz also warned against using the Iron Dome system to defend military and strategic sites instead of population centers.

"With all due respect, the bases were not meant to be covered by the Iron Dome," Peretz said. "There's no way that bases will be preferred over civilians."

Last year, the United States warned Israel that it would have to review funding for the anti-rocket system if it were deployed to protect bases instead of civilians.
See how Obama has Israel's back? He'll pay for anti-missile systems but only if they're defending defenseless civilians and not if they might give Israel deterrence that would allow us to strike back. (I agree that Iron Dome should be deployed to defend civilians but that's a long way from threatening to cut funding if it defends military targets).

Then there's Peretz on Iran:
"We should prefer an outside actor does it because Israel doesn't need to be confronted by the whole Muslim world," Peretz said.

"We know that a minute after an attack, it will be comfortable for the Western countries to point a blaming finger at Israel. If it's an American actor, the crisis will be smaller. We need to think about the day after."
And now you know why he was a complete incompetent as defense minister. Why would anyone think that we won't be blamed and we won't be hit if the US carries out an attack? That's absurd!

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At 11:27 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Ambassador Oren wrote: "an additional 10 batteries, at least, will be necessary to protect the entire country."


Have a great week Carl.

At 4:08 AM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

The defensive iron dome is not the solution, A price must be paid for terrorists guised as a national government of palestine or gaza, my suggestion?

public annexation of gaza land for every rocket attack

At 11:10 AM, Blogger HaDaR said...

These guys aren't Jewish except by a mere birth accident.
Thinking that there is nothing wrong in using missiles worth hundreds of thousands of dollars every time someone throws at them a rocket worth a few bucks, is just plainly too stupid to be considered practicable by one of us...
Besides, hasn't anyone taught them that attacking is the best defense?
On the other side they'll think that our blood is cheap unless they bleed heavily every time they TRY to hit us.


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