Skip to comments.Gaza rockets aimed at Israel: What would you do with just 15 seconds?
Posted on 07/10/2014 5:48:22 AM PDT by SJackson
Imagine that wherever you live in the United States you have only 15 seconds to reach a secure place to avoid a rocket or missile. Seriously, count down from 15 to 1, and think about what you would do. For more than 3.5 million Israelis, Jews and Arabs, their mental stopwatch is ticking as Hamas extends the reach of its barrage from Israeli communities near the Gaza border to Hadera, 26 miles north of Tel Aviv.
Some of the hundred-per-day rockets have been stopped by Israels Iron Dome anti-missile system. Most have landed in open fields or in buildings that, by chance, were empty. But given past experience with Hamas, the deadly projectiles are likely to soon maim or kill.
A few years ago, I visited Sderot, the Israeli town that has borne the brunt of Hamas rockets for years. I stood next to a crater in a kindergarten playground where a Qassam rocket had landed the previous Saturday. Since that was the Jewish Sabbath, the 50-plus children were not on site. Then, as now, it has largely been good fortune that Hamas has failed to inflict mass casualties, but they have vowed to not give up.
The current Hamas offensive began shortly after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas refused to extend peace talks with Israel, and instead formed a unity government with the unrepentant terrorist organization on June 2. The frequency and reach of rockets fired into Israel increased after three Israeli teens, abducted and murdered by Hamas, were found on June 30. Hamas leaders, who earlier had encouraged the kidnapping of Israelis, now both celebrated and denied responsibility for the abduction.
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Build free-flight rockets and launch them at the Palies.
Those of us who grew up in America during the Cold War knew that we’d get at most 30 minutes warning ... there was essentially nothing we could do with it.
Iron Dome certainly vindicates our belief that active missile defense is a good thing.
ID the launch site and level the nearest village or neighborhood.
Listen to Obama and blame Bush.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Terminate the nearest muzzie.
I like that!!
Probably I’d keep on doing whatever I was doing.
Push the tac nuke launch button—problem zapped.
Can you even imagine Key West and Homestead AFB, FL. suffering daily rocket barrages from Cuba, year after year?
Civil Defense is better than just bending over and kissing your ass goodbye. “Duck and Cover” won’t help at ground zero ... farther away, it’s a good idea.
.....Proves Iron Dome is working.
The “neighboorhood bully” is being attacked by its so-called “victims” who are the REAL BULLIES.
The Palis are Arab Muslims & part of the Arab world. The Arab League consists of 22 states with a combined population of close to 400 million Arab Muslims.
There are 7 million Jews in Israel.
Would somebody in the lamestream media or the White House please do the fricking MATH!!!?
Time for Israel to rid the neighborhood of that bully.
Depending upon the bomb’s kt/mgt rating, ‘farther away’ is always better.
Before that 15 seconds, I would pull my jackhammer out of my bedroom and create a foxhole through the slab and prepare it.
Correct! Israel should respond it kind with the same kind of funky, inaccurate rockets and missiles. Send them exactly the same thing they bombard Israel with
Then Israel can say "We are only doing what the Paleostinians are doing". And have civilian Israelis fire the rockets, not the IDF