posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 07:54 PM
a reply to: Corruption Exposed
I'm afraid the days of Hamas being a simple terrorist organization have largely come to an end. They have graduated in technology and capability, so
they have earned the status of being treated like what they rightly are. A low tech, by our standards, but capable local military force with a very
real projection capability by missiles. Unless Israel gets every one of the M-302's, with absolute certainty, then essentially all of Israel is in
range of a warhead running over 300 pounds.
They used to have puny rockets. Very much so, in fact. Thousands of them. Apparently, they still do by the thousands fired. They are very effectively
wasting away Israels resources to feed very expensive interceptor missiles into Iron Dome for what I believe some have said aren't even fully loaded
rockets in warheads. Just something to draw off those resources then.
While at least a couple hits in this battle have shown by simple range of strike, they do indeed have the M-302 as had recently been seized in
transit, and ...well... Israel also has some explaining to do with their own people about it, frankly.
The range of Gaza's rockets demonstrated this week caught the Israeli public off guard. Israeli military spokesmen said military intelligence
knew the rockets had made their way into Gaza.
But security officials never made that knowledge available to the general public.
Yiftah Shapir, a weapons expert at The Institute for National Security Studies, a think tank affiliated with Tel Aviv University in Israel, said the
threat posed by the M-302 isn't only in the range of fire but in its accuracy. Though they are not guided, he said they are much more accurate than
other rockets in Hamas's arsenal.
Even a few years ago, Hamas was a very different thing than capability has made them today,