This is not meant to be a commentary on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
I am not taking sides (within in this thread.)
I simply wanted to pass on a video that shows Israel's 'Iron Dome' anti-missile defense system in action. This video was posted a few days ago on
I am not ever in favor of War, but I do believe (true) self-defense in common sense.
With that said, I wish every country had one of these systems. I wish the Palestinians had it too.
Not because it protects governments, but because it protects innocent life.
I'm tired of "civilians" being killed. (Civilians = another word for human beings: children, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, neighbors and
teachers and lovers and friends.)
I encourage everyone to say a prayer (or just send 'good thoughts') towards all of those involved in this conflict. I pray for the children who must
grow up in a world where sirens and bombs and gunshots and dead friends is commonplace. The stress and fear would be enough to make us all go mad.
edit on 20-11-2012 by eleven44 because: (no reason given)
I said this in another thread, and I'll say it again. The problem with all anti-missile systems, from Phalanx, to Patriot, to Iron Dome, is that
there are remnants. Those remnants are going to be less destructive than the rocket or missile would be if it was intact, but they're still going to
cause damage, and kill people.
That's exactly what happened with the Patriot system during Desert Storm. They actually hit a lot of the Scuds they were fired at, but they didn't
completely destroy them, and in some cases, the warheads were left intact to land and detonate, and the rest of the time the debris came down. With a
rocket it's not as bad, but there is always going to be some debris left.
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