After Netanyahu says he would wait for a new U.S. president to reach a better military deal for Israel, American officials fire back.00:09 08.02.16 | 5 comments
As I have said in earlier talkbacks, the real value of Iron Dome lies in its ability to detect large numbers of launches and discriminate amongst them as to which will land in populated area and which will land in the countryside harmlessly (more or less). Now that IDF has acknowledged those attributes of Iron Dome, it is time to consider the other points I have made. Namely, that ID calculates the trajectory of the incoming rockets and can determine the launch point as well as the impact point virtually exactly. That means the rocket launchers canbe targeted within seconds of the launch and their destruction is virtually assured. Hamas obviously recognizes that now and is suing for peace rather than decimating its rocket launch teams and sending them to Allah to collect their 72 virgins as martyrs. Launching rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip is now akin to a suicide mission.