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IDF deploys Iron Dome missile interceptor in north

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posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 01:47 PM
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They don't do this for nothing. They are expecting something.

IDF deploys Iron Dome missile interceptor in north

An Iron Dome rocket interceptor was deployed near Haifa on Tuesday, a military spokeswoman said, highlighting its possible use in any future hostilities with Lebanese guerillas.

"Battery placement is determined by the appropriate authorities and based on ongoing assessment of the volatile security situation," the military spokeswoman told Reuters.

I don't like this at all.




posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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Of course they are expecting something. Expecting something is what the Israeli military do best. Often they expect something so much, that they take preventative action to cause what they are expecting to never actually take place. Thus in hindsight it can be quite difficult to tell whether they were ever right or wrong in expecting it to happen in the first place.
We shall see.(but most likely we wont).



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 03:41 PM
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What's wrong with defensive interceptor missiles? The Israelis often move things around just for the sake of moving them, kind of like how American carrier battle groups drift around the Pacific, there isn't a threat at the moment, but it lets others know we're prepared.

The implementation of Iron Dome in the north isn't new, they stated from day one that they were planning to set up a battery in the north to guard against incoming rockets.

Interestingly, in terms of comparative costs it's like shooting a used Ford sedan out of the air with a brand new BMW.



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 05:47 PM
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if we take a closer look at the evidence concerning the Iron Dome project we arrive at some clarity.
The U.S. helped with funding !

www.ynetnews.com...

April-11-2011 YNET

US to help pay for Iron Dome

Democrats, republicans slated to approve 2011 budget this week enabling Obama to increase security aid to Israel, transfer $205 million for development of anti-missile system.....

WASHINGTON – The United States is slated to provide Israel with $430 million worth of security aid in the near future which will include $205 million allocated for the development of Iron Dome batteries.

Democrats and republicans are slated to finalize the 2011 budget in the coming days. ....

[color=ffff000]The delay in the approval of the funds was caused by foot-dragging in passing the budget in Congress.

The budget was meant to pass five months ago but partisan conflicts delayed its approval.

According to an agreement between the US and Israel for the next 10 years, 2011 aid was slated to grow to $3 billion (from $2.77 billion) in addition to an extra $205 million for the development of the Iron Dome system.



and suddenly the next day from here we see:

www.strategypage.com...


Iron Dome Works As Promised

April 12, 2011: Israel has deployed two batteries of its Iron Dome anti-missile system near the Gaza border. One is near the town of Beer Sheva (the largest town in the Negev desert) and another near the coastal city Ashdod (the largest city within range of 122mm rockets fired from Gaza). On April 7th, a 122mm rocket was intercepted near Ashkelon, which is south of Ashdod. This deployment was prompted by an increase in rockets fired from Gaza, and the growing use of longer range (20 kilometers) 122mm rockets. Iron Dome proved that it could work under combat conditions, preventing the longer range, factory made, rockets from landing in populated areas.
This is a big turnaround for this system. Four months ago, the Israeli military revealed that its new Iron Dome anti-rocket system was not meant for defending towns and villages, but military bases. For years, politicians touted Iron Dome as a means of defending civilians living close to rockets fired from Gaza in the south and Lebanon in the north. [color=ffff000]But it turns out that it takes about 15 seconds for Iron Dome to detect, identify and fire its missiles. But most of the civilian targets currently under fire from Gaza are so close to the border (within 13 kilometers) that the rockets are fired and land in less than 15 seconds. This means that the town of Sderot, the closest Israeli urban area to Gaza, cannot be helped by Iron Dome.

This explains why, after Iron Dome was declared ready for action ten months ago, [color=ffff000]it was surprisingly placed in storage last year. The air force said they would prefer to save money and put the Iron Dome batteries in storage, to be deployed only for regular tests (and for training) and for an actual emergency (an expected large scale attack on southern or northern Israel.)



and then finally on April-18-2011 we get this miracle:

www.defensenews.com...



WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on April 18 thanked U.S. President Barack Obama for helping fund a missile defense system protecting the Jewish state from Palestinian rockets, the White House said.

Netanyahu "expressed his deep appreciation for U.S. funding for the 'Iron Dome' rocket and mortar defense system, which he noted has successfully intercepted several rockets aimed at Israeli communities," the White House said in a readout of the phone call.

Obama "congratulated the prime minister on this impressive Israeli technological achievement and expressed his pride that Israeli-American cooperation made it possible."

Obama called Netanyahu in part to wish him a happy Passover, the White House said.

The U.S. Congress approved $205 million - sought in May 2010 by Obama - to help Israel deploy a short-range anti-missile defense system called "Iron Dome." The aid became official when Obama signed off on a 2011 budget appropriation.


I have often wondered with all the "attacks" on Israel, why don't they just satellite photos every day and destroy the damn things !

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posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 05:48 PM
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Originally posted by Dnevnoi
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What's wrong with defensive interceptor missiles?

I'm not saying anything is wrong, I'm just saying this recent deployment could mean they have intelligence about something...


Interestingly, in terms of comparative costs it's like shooting a used Ford sedan out of the air with a brand new BMW.

Yep.



posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 01:32 AM
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I think I found why they deployed the Iron Dome in the north....

Israel Threatens to Attack Lebanon if Situation ‘Deteriorates’

On Sunday, the Israeli radio quoted security sources as threatening to launch a large-scale military operation on southern Lebanon if the security situation continues to deteriorate in the region.

The sources claimed that the Israeli military has recently discovered new combat techniques and headquarters that belong to Hezbollah in the south. "We have recently discovered new military bases and equipment belonging to Hezbollah in these villages,” they went on to say.



posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 02:40 AM
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How many of you are aware that Israel really is the bad guy in this very complicated, geo political monopoly board??

Israel is attempting to starve Gaza, threating to sink a registered and instpected international aid ship. AGAIN!!

There are unfortunate elements at work in the zionist occupied territories, but do the Trans-Jordan people deserve what they are getting from Israel, this Iron Dome the latest in a long line of threatening provocations.

All this ahead of the UN summit to vote on a Palestinian state.



posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 08:28 AM
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Good find!

What new hardware are they talking about? I mean, 10 Strela rocket launchers went missing in Libya, but those aren't long range.

Methinks it's Soviet rockets from a garage sale...



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 01:45 AM
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That's the intelligence they were getting :

'Israel warns Assad: Attack us, we'll hit you personally'

Israel reportedly sends message through Ankara following intelligence reports revealing unusual troop, missile movement, Kuwaiti paper reports.

According to the report, the personal warning was sent through Turkey following intelligence reports of unusual Syrian troop movements, including the moving of long-range ballistic missiles that could be used to attack Israel.

The report added that the IDF has increased its preparedness on the northern border out of fear that Hezbollah may try to again kidnap soldiers or civilians along the Lebanese border.


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Strella missiles are anti-air missiles... I doubt the Iron dome can stop those, they are way too fast.
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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 01:51 AM
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It failed so well in southern Israel against Hamas rockets, that now they're moving it north to make sure it fails just as well against Hezbollah?

I guess the logic is "well, we spent all this money on it, we might as well at least PRETEND it's useful"



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 02:29 AM
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It failed so well in southern Israel against Hamas rockets, that now they're moving it north to make sure it fails just as well against Hezbollah?

how do you know it failed in the south? Haven't heard it anywhere else. It is operational only for 3-4 months and i did not hear about any rockets falling inside inhabited areas since. It is not designed to intercept every rocket since interceptor costs much much much more then the target. It is designed to prevent strikes in protected (aka inhabited or strategic) areas.
If you know something about its failures,i as a taxpayer will be glad to hear about it.



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 03:27 AM
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Failed?
A smart man once said: “ if you got nothing smart to say, STHU.

missiledefense.wordpress.com...


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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 05:45 AM
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Report: Hezbollah officials receive indictments in Hariri murder probe

UN-backed tribunal arrives in Beirut to issue four arrest warrants for Hezbollah officials, fifth arrest warrant due to be issued for non-Lebanese citizen.

The UN-backed tribunal probing the 2005 murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has submitted an indictment to Lebanon's prosecutor general, Al -Jazeera and Al Arabiya television reported Thursday.

Representatives of the International Court of Justice in The Hague arrived in Beirut to serve the indictments, which according to Al Arabiya, include four arrest warrants against Hezbollah officials.

Two of the arrest warrants are for a commander of Hezbollah special operations, and for a senior Hezbollah leader. The identity of the other two people is still unknown.

This could very well set things off. Israel was obviously given the information ahead of time that the indictment was coming.


Lebanon, according to experts, now has 30 days to serve out the arrest warrants. If the suspects are not arrested within that period, the STL will then make public the indictment and summon the suspects to appear before the court.

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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 06:51 AM
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Well done Vitchilo, you really are looking into "behind the scenes".

Again Isreal is choosing which international decisions to accept or reject, and they apparently want to see "justice done" on this lot. I'm still thinking mossad was behind the hariri killing, and with the blame on hezbollah command, the idf kill 2 birds with one stone.

Falsely throwing the blame on others, AND getting rid of opponents.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:43 AM
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How would you lessen the Israeli influence on global financial and political structures if you were say, Presdent of the US, or PM of Great Britian?

Im interested to know why so many people will discuss the Zionist controll of our lives in an almost awed and certainly apathetic manner.

It is a real problem, and I would challenge anybodys view that ANYTHING Israel does is legal.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 02:41 AM
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Hezbollah could also launch a war against Israel to ``rally support for Assad in Syria to face Israel``...

Also to get the world's/Lebanon attention away from the indictment against Israel.


Israel had good reasons to deploy the Iron Dome in the north... but Israeli generals said it... it's only for the Israeli military bases, not the cities.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:26 AM
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Strange question, but ok .....

It's all very simple. We have LAW, international law which is claimed to be recognised by everyone. But most of the time the law is overlooked in favour what the guy with the biggest gun wants. It was always Europe, It's been USA and Isreal for a while now, and we're seeing China step up too.

The only way for any society to operate, including globally, s for everyone to follow the rules equally. So, when the IDF over steps the bounds, it should be punished, when the USA drones another village to death, that's murder, find them, convict them, hang them (from the operators to the man who gave approval). This concept of "political expediency" has to end.

And when Barry stands up in front of the world and brags about murdering someone, we have to bay for his blood. Such an act should be an immediate criminal arrest. We're very good at pointing the finger at african despots, but until we apply the same standards, it's all a very macabre farce.



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