Skip to comments.Washington Post complains Israel's Iron Dome missile defense is too perfect
Posted on 12/10/2012 8:16:19 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Israel strengthened its military deterrence during the recent clash with Hamas by demonstrating that its Iron Dome missile defense intercepted Israel-bound rockets from Gaza 84 percent of the time. Most media accounts of Iron Dome in action marveled at its precision performance in preventing most of the rockets from reaching their targets in southern Israel - although a few did get through its new defensive net. Iron Dome was widely credited with keeping Israeli casualties to a bare minimum.
But that's not exactly the view of the Washington Post in its Sunday, Dec. 9, edition. In a front-page article that spills over two pages inside the paper, correspondent Scott Wilson sees a decidedly darker side to Iron Dome. Its very success, he argues, could prompt Israel henceforth to go into a defensive crouch and lose interest in advancing the peace process ("In Iron Dome, an emblem of Israel's unmet challenges").
"Iron Dome has become an emblem of the unmet challenges that sit at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," Wilson writes. The key issue, he adds, is whether Iron Dome will motivate Israel's leaders to pursue peace with the Palestinians and the wider Arab world or insulate them from having to do so. "Israelis of various political leanings (not otherwise identified) see worrying evidence in the system's defensive nature that their country, rather than working to resolve its security problems through decisive military action or lasting peace treaties, is acquiescing to a siege mentality
"If only Israel's diplomacy could be as inventive, many Israelis (otherwise not identified) say, perhaps a solution to the Palestinian conflict could have been found by now."
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
“If only more terrorist rockets could blow up Jews in their homes and Jewish children in their schools, we would be closer to world peace, Allahu Akbar” /s
We need to quit looking at this as a war of ideas where we can sway these armchair jihadi socialists with reason, because they don’t care what truth is. They’re operating under the theory that any lie becomes truth if you repeat it often enough.
A nuke dropped on that rock in Saudi Arabia would send an even stronger message.
Remove the rock, erase islam.
If this isn’t a wah wah wah moment there has never been one! Gotta love it.
WELL DUH! imagine that horrible situation/sarc.
Is there something going on in outer space somewhere, is the moon full. All morning long has been thread after thread of some IDIOTIC idea by some "journalist" extolling the horror of such as this, or Dowd and her rant on Republicans being stubborn on not wanting to support the 47%'ers and such..
The only problem with the Iron Dome is how much its interceptors cost,it is expensive to stop rockets with that system.Apart from that,it is nearly perfect.It prevents terrorists from killing civilians,it takes no lives.....there is nothing wrong with that.
Of course, any such “decisive military action” would be roundly condemned by the Washington Post.
Yes, this article is the same as Soviet disinformation, because it comes from the same ideology.
Hamas leaders have said again and again that their goal is the complete destruction of Israel, and as Golda Meier said many years ago, survival is not negotiable.
IOW, “How DARE you duck when they throw things at you?!?” The writer of this op-ed should be dragged out of his office and beheaded by jihadists, and so should his editor. Thanks SeekAndFind.
This article is misleading. I read the Wapo article and it does NOT emphasize the disincentive to peace. The Wapo article was a good one, in fact. It talked about the siege mentality instead of a military defeat.
Read it for yourself —