Prize winning Israeli defense and aerospace engineering expert Dr. Moti Shefer stated, during a recent interview with Radio 103, that the infamous Israeli “Iron Dome” security system was one of the biggest bluffs that he’d ever seen.
Palestinian rockets are believed to be a desperate means used by the resistance movements in Gaza to respond to the Israeli aggression, according to a recent report by Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency.
So far, mainstream media has reported no fatalities caused by home-made rockets fired by Palestinian resistance. In addition, the harm inflicted by these rockets, upon Israel’s colonial settler community, amounts to only a dozen or so cases of mild injury and panic.
The rising death toll of Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip runs parallel to reports of well over 200 civilian houses being bombed and completely or near-completely destroyed, as of the time of this report, with Al Ray’s latest reported incident occuring in the Al-Shate’ refugee camp, west of Gaza City.
Dr. Shefer was recently quoted by Israeli media as saying:
“There is no missile in the world today able to intercept missiles or rockets. Iron Dome is a sound and light show that is intercepting only Israeli public opinion, and itself, of course. Actually, all the explosions you see in the sky are self explosions. No Iron Dome missile has ever collided with a single rocket. Open spaces are a myth invented in order to up Iron Dome’s current interception percentages. The rockets announced as intercepted by Iron Dome either never reach the ground, or are virtual rockets invented and destroyed on the Iron Dome control computer. To this day, no one has ever seen an intercepted rocket fall to the ground.
“What lands here is what’s launched. The parts we see on the ground are from Iron Dome itself. We’re shooting at ourselves, mainly virtually. The virtual rocket was invented in order to increase the vagueness surrounding Iron Dome. Assume that a real rocket arrives. What does the command and control system do? It creates nine more virtual rockets, and transmits their paths on computer graphics to the rocket launcher operators. The launcher operators see 10 rockets and launch 10 Iron Dome interceptors. People hear 10 booms, one rocket enters, and you get a 90% success rate.”
According to Dr. Shefer, the “Iron Dome” system is but a component of a widespread conspiracy, in which two interested parties afraid of peace are participating: the defense industries and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Al Ray further reports.
Dr. Shefer’s ideas for developing interception systems were universally rejected before “Iron Dome” was developed.
U.S. Senate Doubles Funding for Israel’s Iron Dome
A U.S. Senate subcommittee approved a spending bill providing $351 million for Israel’s Iron Dome program, double what the Obama administration requested.
“It works,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, chairman of the appropriations subcommittee.
The missile defense system has largely been credited with helping prevent a single Israeli casualty in the country’s ongoing conflict with Hamas, shooting down an estimated 1,000 rockets fired into the country from Gaza with over 90 percent accuracy.
The Iron Dome is made up of ten batteries, or locations equipped with rocket intercepter missiles and advanced radar tracking devices, and each missile fired costs around $50,000.
In previous wars with Hamas in 2008 and 2009, Israel sent ground troops into Gaza, something that dramatically increased the death toll on both sides of the conflict.
“If we did not have it and the rockets were falling in Israel, killing people, then the Israeli army would have little choice but to enter Gaza on foot to get rid of the place where the rockets are coming from,” former Israeli defense minister Amir Peretz and architect of the Iron Dome program told The Washington Post on Tuesday.
The defense bill will provide $549.3 billion for the fiscal year beginning October 1, investing in development within the military as well as preventing the elimination of weapons programs the Pentagon proposed cutting including the A-10 Warthog, the close air support aircraft and the USS George Washington aircraft carrier.