Iron Dome = Huge Mistake - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nick
    • 21.07.10 | 16:39 (IDT)

    Instead of initiating concrete steps to create a peace, one that ignores all of the BS propaganda about hollow peace talks and talking with Abbas, a non-player, Israel has placed a band-aid upon their gaping wound with this dome. Each gas-powered pipe rocket Hamas and Hezbollah create and fire for less than $10 and scrap metal will cost Israel at LEAST $40,000-50,000. If you know ANYTHING about warfare, you know that this sort of cost disparity will lose the war for Israel ultimately. If I were the opposing factions, I'd be initiating policies right now to expose the costs of this system for exploitation. I doubt the system is good enough to differentiate between ALL flying objects, such as those actually built to damage or those built just to fly in the air for a $50,000 rocket to shoot down.

    from the article: Iron Dome success excites, but army balks at the bill
    First published 01:36 21.07.10 | Last updated 01:36 21.07.10
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