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Washington - Israel's Iron Dome Defense System Gets New Backer: Barack Obama

Published on: May 13, 2010 03:41 PM
By:  Haaretz
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ird34Washington - The budgetary difficulty that has been delaying Israel’s armament with the anti-missile defense system Iron Dome has apparently been resolved. The Pentagon has issued a message to Israel’s Defense Ministry that U.S. President Barack Obama has approved the transfer of special assistance totaling $205 million for the purchase of more than ten Iron Dome batteries.

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The Iron Dome missile defense system aced a test run in January, and event that convinced senior defense officials that the defense system was on its way to becoming operational and that it will be able to effectively protect against short-range missiles, such as Katyushas and Qassams, which often hit Israeli towns.

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 May 13, 2010 at 04:01 PM Anonymous Says:

well, what do all the anti-Obamans have to say about this; he is misguided for sure when it comes to the "peace" process, but he is certainly no anti-semite as many try to make him out to be; see who's in the White House & who he just nominated to the Supreme Court & who he lunches with for that matter...

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 May 13, 2010 at 04:09 PM Anonymous Says:

What's it gonna help us against a nuclear Iran or against Suicide bombers entering Israel after road blocks are eased according to Obama's demands?

This is just wool over our eyes.

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 May 13, 2010 at 05:04 PM Anonymous Says:

I find it hard to believe that the Israeli government couldn't find an extra 205 mil lying around to pay for such an important system.

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 May 13, 2010 at 05:13 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

well, what do all the anti-Obamans have to say about this; he is misguided for sure when it comes to the "peace" process, but he is certainly no anti-semite as many try to make him out to be; see who's in the White House & who he just nominated to the Supreme Court & who he lunches with for that matter...

Only reason he is pushing this is so that he can continue to pressure israel to divide jerusalem and deflect critisism that he is anti israel

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 May 13, 2010 at 05:52 PM Anonymous Says:

The reason why the United States sells military hardware to the Arabs is to keep Israel dependent upon the United States. Like a heroin addiction.

This is just a little fix to stoke Israel's drug habit.

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 May 13, 2010 at 05:37 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I find it hard to believe that the Israeli government couldn't find an extra 205 mil lying around to pay for such an important system.

The system is overblown. With the pallies having 40,000 rockets in the north alone, and who knows how many in the South, the Iron Dome will be overwhelmed in no time at all.

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 May 13, 2010 at 05:34 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

I find it hard to believe that the Israeli government couldn't find an extra 205 mil lying around to pay for such an important system.

THE 205 MILLION IS IN THE POLITICIANS POCKETS AND OFFSHORE BANK ACCOUNT!

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 May 13, 2010 at 07:19 PM power up Says:

The israeli goverment, the father of all shnorrers

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 May 13, 2010 at 06:50 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

well, what do all the anti-Obamans have to say about this; he is misguided for sure when it comes to the "peace" process, but he is certainly no anti-semite as many try to make him out to be; see who's in the White House & who he just nominated to the Supreme Court & who he lunches with for that matter...

This is a stunt he's pulling so that he can "say" he's pro israel
Its not HIS money he's spending, its OURS!!!
If you want, "I" can spend your money very easily too......

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 May 14, 2010 at 12:14 AM Biger Bomes Says:

If israel would not care so much about the insidental casualties they can easaly stop the rockets by sending large bombes to that spot. Alowing terrorists closer by giving land is suisidal. We have to get these jumpers down.

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 May 14, 2010 at 03:20 PM jimmy37 Says:

What a waste of money. It would be better spent if the Communist-in-Chief would stop talking out of both sides of his butt and make sure that Hamas doesn't get any weapons. PERIOD.

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