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Britain buys Iron Dome for Falkland Islands
INN ^ | 11/24/17 04:13 | Ben Ariel

Posted on 11/24/2017 9:43:55 AM PST by Olog-hai

Britain has spent £78 million protecting the Falkland Islands with a new missile defense shield also used by Israel, Russia Today reported Thursday.

The Falklands’ new Sky Sabre defense system is part of a £280-million renewal package for the islands announced by then-defense secretary Michael Fallon in 2015. The Sabre uses radar to track short-range rockets and can predict a missile’s path and blow it out of the sky before it reaches its target.

The shield utilizes the same technology as Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system, which has shot down hundreds of rockets fired from Gaza. It will be fully installed by 2020, according to RT. …

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: argentina; falklandislands; falklands; irondome; israel; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 11/24/2017 9:43:55 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Interesting


2 posted on 11/24/2017 9:48:39 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Olog-hai

Does America have an Iron Dome?


3 posted on 11/24/2017 9:52:19 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Smart move. Thanks Olog-hai.

4 posted on 11/24/2017 10:03:00 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Olog-hai
"£280-million renewal package"

What?

To protect some sheep?


5 posted on 11/24/2017 10:03:07 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m telling you, if they just got rid of all the sheep on the Falkland Islands, the Argentinians would never come back.....looking for dates.

There.

I’ve insulted at least five countries and two of our states today.

That’s a good days work, and the day is only half over.


6 posted on 11/24/2017 10:06:49 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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BDS won't like this

7 posted on 11/24/2017 10:15:14 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: billorites

War brides for new residents of Londonistan.


8 posted on 11/24/2017 10:17:49 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....Dirty Bob Mueller)
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To: Olog-hai

What could be so important in the Falklands?

Mmmmmm? Could it be oil?


9 posted on 11/24/2017 10:30:53 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Burn. It. Down.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

John Lewis?


10 posted on 11/24/2017 10:31:50 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder
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To: Olog-hai

Heh. “It’s my empire, and I’m sticking to it!”


11 posted on 11/24/2017 11:44:11 AM PST by sparklite2 (I hereby designate the ongoing kerfuffle Diddle-Gate.)
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To: Olog-hai

https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2013/jan/03/falkland-islands-data-charts

SHEEP = half a million
PEOPLE= 3000


12 posted on 11/24/2017 12:57:48 PM PST by dennisw (Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it is enemy action.)
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To: dennisw

Why quote the Grauniad?


13 posted on 11/24/2017 7:19:40 PM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Olog-hai

Because it always has reliable numbers for sheep in The Falklands and elsewhere.


14 posted on 11/24/2017 7:40:11 PM PST by dennisw (Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it is enemy action.)
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To: dennisw

That seems to say something about the publication.


15 posted on 11/24/2017 8:14:38 PM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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