Arens needs lesson in logic - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Voice of Reason
    • 31.10.07 | 01:13 (IST)

    On the other hand, he may just be intellectually dishonest in postulating that research and development of anti-rocket technology is somehow only related to qassam rockets. Israel faces many different threats from ballistic rockets, which vary greatly in size and range. The technology used to target and destroy these rockets is the same or very similar, whether they be short range qassams, the longer range rockets used by Hezbollah, or very long range rockets fired from Iran. Israeli cabinet officials would be as foolish as Mr. Arens if they did not push development of this technology as fast as possible. The same sort of faulty logic was used by US liberals who attacked the SDI as waste of money because it would never be effective against an all-out Soviet missile attack. This was true, but the same system has great potential to deter nuclear blackmail from minor powers like North Korea or Iran, and even against the level of attack of which China is capable.

    from the article: Intercepting Qassam rockets
    First published 00:00 30.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 30.10.07
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