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Weapons Experts Raise Doubts
About Israel’s Antimissle System

New York Times, by William J. Broad

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/20/2013 11:51:27 PM

After President Obama arrived in Israel, his first stop on Wednesday was to inspect an installation of Iron Dome, the antimissile system hailed as a resounding success in the Gaza conflict in November. The photo op, celebrating a technological wonder built with the help of American dollars, came with considerable symbolism as Mr. Obama sought to showcase support for Israel after years of tensions over Jewish settlements and how to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Unstated amid the good will, though, was an intensifying debate over whether Iron Dome’s feats of warhead destruction were more illusory than

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Obviously, Bibi wouldn´t either sell or give one to 0bama to protect the White House since he has angered the Norks. Well played. Let the little community organizer play fundraiser while Washington may burn someday for his failure of leadership.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: brownshoepogue, 3/21/2013 12:54:32 AM     (No. 9236123)

I have no doubt that the nyt is not a reliable news source and is a propaganda outlet for the national socialist party of America (aka: progressive democrat regime)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/21/2013 4:49:27 AM     (No. 9236192)

Leftists like at the Slimes will never give up their hate for missile defense,for one reason it´s known as a Reagan success story.I don´t doubt that Israel´s missile defense has a some flaws and there really aren´t enough launchers.But the program was more than adequate before obamas arab spring over throws in the region and now Israel has to play catch up. The question is will Obama/Hagel give them the new batteries they need.

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