Israel's Barak seeks three more Iron Dome rocket interceptors

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anarcurt wrote:

“Barak’s ministry said he wanted to draw from the $3 billion in annual U.S. defence grants to help pay for Iron Dome’s expansion.”

Israel is the ultimate welfare queen! Let them spend their own money on protection.

Nov 16, 2012 2:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
CochleaDoc wrote:

“Israel is the ultimate welfare queen! Let them spend their own money on protection.”

Israel is the only stable democracy in a violent region.
Even if we ignore the fact that fact as well as the fact that they’re an ally, they’re strategically important.

Save yourself some embarrassment and understand how things actually work before expressing your woefully ignorant opinions.

Nov 16, 2012 4:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
reality-again wrote:

This system and the ones that would follow will protect US, NATO and other allied troops, bases etc. in future wars.
It could also protect cities and populated areas in sensitive places around the globe.

Nov 16, 2012 5:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
CochleaDoc wrote:

“This system and the ones that would follow will protect US, NATO and other allied troops, bases etc. in future wars.
It could also protect cities and populated areas in sensitive places around the globe.”

Yeah, but that answer requires actual critical thinking skills.
Most people can only handle regurgitated soundbites and 4th grade snark.

Exhibit A: anarcurt

Nov 16, 2012 6:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

So now we know why Bibi started the war. I would bet he pockets a lot of commission on those new missile systems. He has proved to be a crook by Israeli authorities.

Nov 16, 2012 10:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
usagadfly wrote:

Now exactly why is the USA paying for the Israelis to develop weapons technology with our money and then sell it back to us?? This is more important to the country than feeding people with Food Stamps? Keeping promises about mandatory retirement programs? Says who? And what are they doing in our Government? What are they doing in our country?

Nov 16, 2012 10:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse

I see this Iron Dome interceptor as a very smart move. If the system shot down 192 rockets so far it means it’s working. 30 000$ for the possible save of a life is a very very small price. Also imagine if a rocket hits only one building, it is still more expensive to clear the area and reconstruct again. I don’t know if Israel is selling these but thy are perfect for so many areas around the globe. + nobody can accuse you of having any offense capabilities.

Nov 17, 2012 3:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
EthicsIntl wrote:

More military expenditures will not solve the root cause for this conflict. Israel’s creation has proved beyond doubt to be the worst blunder in recent history. Worse yet we the American tax payers are footing the bill for this conflict at a time when we cannot afford it.
It is high time to shake off all the pro Israel PAC’s & lobbyists from our government.
Enough is enough.

Nov 17, 2012 3:46am EST  --  Report as abuse
Omeer wrote:

more domes, and more domes. soon israel will be living in a big cage
Why do not be honest to your self and admit that occupying another nations territories is not paying off.
you are surrounded by all 4 sides ,and by air above you by formidable enemies who have no mercy for you.
This has been going on for many years and may never end.
Move to a place that may welcome you like New York, London or Germany if they let you in
Omer

Nov 17, 2012 4:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
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