Opening—I apologize for the late responses to comments from yesterday but my granddaughter was graduating high school and the day was about her.
Again I apologize.
WE all have an opinion about the recent conflict in Gaza…we know that Hamas fired a multitude of rockets into Israel and we are told the their defense system, the Iron Dome, destroyed about 80% of those rockets.
The Iron Dome?
It is a mobile all-weather air defense system developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries. The system is designed to intercept and destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells fired from distances of 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to 70 kilometres (43 mi) away and whose trajectory would take them to an Israeli populated area.
|Manufacturer||Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries|
$50 million per battery $40,000 per missile
The reason I gave you that boring background on the Iron Dome is because Biden has promised to send cash to replenish the rockets used…..
Under the current military assistance agreement with Israel, Washington will provide Israel with $38 billion in aid from the 2019 fiscal year to the 2029 fiscal year. Of that $38 billion, $5 billion is allocated for missile defense systems, including the Iron Dome.
After all the cash that flies into Israel from Washington and a system that they make and the taxpayer must pay them for using their own system…..why?
They already get about $3+ billion in aid and yet we still have to pay for their wars of destruction…..again…..why?
The US will replenish the missiles used in the latest conflict…..more waste of taxpayer money….time for this waste to end.
Here is an idea….since the threat of Iron Dome does not deter conflict…..why not give both sides the same weapons after a holding ceasefire….kinda of like the idea of “Mutual Assured Destruction”.
MAD was/is a holdover from the Cold War and was meant to mean nukes…..but it could be expanded….
For those scratching their heads….
Mutually Assured Destruction, or mutually assured deterrence (MAD), is a military theory that was developed to deter the use of nuclear weapons. The theory is based on the fact that nuclear weaponry is so devastating that no government wants to use them. Neither side will attack the other with their nuclear weapons because both sides are guaranteed to be totally destroyed in the conflict. No one will go to all-out nuclear war because no side can win and no side can survive.
To many, mutually assured destruction helped prevent the Cold War from turning hot; to others, it is the most ludicrous theory humanity ever put into full-scale practice. The name and acronym of MAD come from physicist and polymath John von Neumann, a key member of the Atomic Energy Commission and a man who helped the US develop nuclear devices. A game theorist, von Neumann is credited with developing the equilibrium strategy and named it as he saw fit.
I mean all other attempts to bring a cessation of hostilities in the Middle East have been dismal failures….why not try another approach?
Just A Thought.
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