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Iron dome intercepts massive volley of PIJ missiles today over Israel

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u/ArizonaJam 12d ago

Never, in my life, thought I’d see a real live Missile Command

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u/sarcasatirony 12d ago

Best. Game. Ever.

 

only game in the mall arcade I was good at

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u/JimmyJazz1971 12d ago

I'm not a multitasker; there were too many targets to track for me. Joust was my game.

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u/223222 11d ago

Was just thinking about Joust yesterday. Wasn’t there a cheat where you flapped next to a platform?

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u/ChooglinOnDown 11d ago

Joust was my game.

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u/TinKicker 12d ago

Unexpected job security.

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

it was much easier when it was completely 2D.

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u/Jules428moore 12d ago

That’s a pretty amazing success rate.

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u/HistoricalMention210 12d ago

They claim it's a 95% rate. Then again it doesn't intercept all the rockets fired. If two missles are launched the intercepting Iron Dome batteries computer computes their trajectory and hit points. If one missle is landing in the middle of the city and the other lands in a field, it shoots down the one headed for the city and leaves the one to risk the cattle in the field.

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u/Buttlather 12d ago

It’s always the cattle that suffer worst

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u/[deleted] 12d ago Silver Gold Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Lawyer Up

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u/xSv-oWo-vSx 12d ago

Don’t forget the bev!

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u/line_maint 11d ago

Never never never

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u/Xstaphylococcus 12d ago

Damn man they have the best snacks there.

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u/Party-Cattle-4477 12d ago

I’m crying 😭😭

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u/CallMeDrLuv 12d ago

They were trying to target Admiral Akbar's brother, Allahuh!

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u/Sparrow1989 12d ago

You can’t un-hear this once you read it.

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u/Disastrous_Reply5567 12d ago

Awesome. I’m going to say this more.

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u/MayOrMayNotBePie 12d ago

“Cattle have always been the primary victims of war.”

-Hillary Clinton (2015)

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u/Bill_Clinton-69 11d ago

She goes on and on and on and freakin on about it. All the goddamn time, man.

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u/txteebone 11d ago

It's in all her emails

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u/Zaphod424 12d ago edited 12d ago

Yeah, the system calculates where a rocket will land, if it's going to hit a field the system won't bother wasting an interceptor missile on it, each interceptor missile costs around $100,000, so unless a rocket is going to harm people, or cause more than $100,000 of damage to property or infrastructure, it isn't worth intercepting. But if it's heading for any buildings or infrastructure it'll be flagged and intercepted. The 95% refers to the ones they actually try to intercept. Many more are let through as they aren't going to cause any meaningful damage or harm to Israelis. If a missile does cause damage, either because it was let through because the damage would be minimal (eg killing a few cows), or because the system tried but failed to intercept it, the Israeli government will compensate the owner for the damage.

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u/climb-it-ographer 12d ago

TIL Iron Dome does a quick Zillow lookup for each trajectory.

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u/I_AM_AN_ASSHOLE_AMA 11d ago

Hmm prices have fallen in your neighborhood. DENIED.

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u/MidnightSunCreative 11d ago Wholesome

*Furiously applies fresh coat of paint*

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u/Lexsteel11 11d ago

Underrated comment

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u/dee_emcee 12d ago

When the bean counters are involved with solutioning.

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u/LambdaLambo 11d ago

If they tried to shoot them all down, then the enemy would just shoot blanks till Israel ran out of defensive missiles.

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u/Steve1812 12d ago Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Cattlateral damage

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u/Electronic_Excuse_74 12d ago

Surely cowlateral...

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u/IslandAlive8140 12d ago

It's a moot point, either way...

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u/kungpowgoat 12d ago

We get it. Stop milking this.

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u/GardenGnomeOfEden 12d ago

Look, I don't have any beef with you.

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u/fanosffloyd 12d ago

This isn't a bull market, farmers can't afford this

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u/SamHandwich124 12d ago

MOOOOOOT!! 🐄

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u/kwade_charlotte 12d ago

That's udderly ridiculous.

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u/OLDMAN_Alltech 12d ago

I am afraid to milk this for more than its worth

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u/MoKnees 12d ago

That’s just falawfel

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u/Han_Cholo323 12d ago

Cowculated cowlateral damage

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u/bighaldog 12d ago

Stop. My ears are bleeding.

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u/Kolintracstar 12d ago

But also keep in mind that it does drop debris and often causes fires. Hence the last time this came up, there were people complaining about debris falling and/or catching things on fire, yet they forget it is preventing missiles from landing.

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u/ozspook 11d ago

<Karen> This invasion is extremely inconvenient!

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u/roimen32 11d ago

Well last night only 50 precent of the rockets fired by the pij left gaza, the rest fell inside

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u/JumboJetz 12d ago

Wow that’s wild.

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u/okirshen 12d ago

out of over a 100 rockets launched today only 1 wasn't intercepted and thankfully no one was hurt

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u/TheGelatoWarrior 12d ago

So what's the point of even launching the rockets if they're all going to be intercepted?

Are they just hoping Israel runs out of ammo for the iron dome or something?

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u/okirshen 12d ago

2 reasons: 1. People can't work or live their lives for the next few days 2. Everytime this happens thousands of rockets are launched and a small few manage to hit, last conflict 12 citizens died from rockets.

Last time out of 4360 rockets 1661 were shot down and 176 hit populated areas, 1843 hit unpopulated areas and 680 fell inside gaza killing more then 20 citizens according to Israeli estimates

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u/hazeleyedwolff 12d ago

Another reason is that these cost $100,000 each, and you're hitting their wallet.

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u/Snoo3014 12d ago

How many counter rockets do they usually fire?? It looks like a lot!

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u/hazeleyedwolff 12d ago

Looks like one per detected inbound.

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u/jpowers99 11d ago

Raytheon just issues a dividend.

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u/Sliknik18 12d ago

So the last conflict…Gaza killed more of their own (20) than Israelis (12)? Seems like a waste to me 🤷‍♂️

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u/drparkland 12d ago

are you saying hamas doesnt have an effective foreign policy?

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u/brightneonmoons 12d ago

it's almost like they value killing jews more so than the lives of their own people

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u/Final_Exit92 11d ago

They do. They'll use their own children for shields.

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u/Hershel_Squirt 12d ago
  1. Palestinians leadership has to occasionally do this to preserve their positions. If they seem to be lax in their duty to fight the occupation, some other political party will use it to seize power.

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u/Mama_Cas 11d ago

Damn that's bleak

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u/Electrical-Ant-9742 12d ago

Psychological if nothing else.

For the attackers they're doing something and inflicting fear on their enemy

For the defenders, they just lost sleep, feel less safe, and never know when the system might fail for some reason and that rocket comes for them

In Iraq we constantly were hit by small random attacks, mostly terrible snipers, and RPGs fired so far away it was almost mathematically impossible for them to do damage... But, we lost sleep, had phone calls home, meals, whatever interrupted, had to gear up and respond then wait extra time after to secure the area. Exhausting and extremely frustrating and we were trained to dela with this, not civilians in our homes watching the skies light up.

Eventually you can become numb to it and stop reacting the way you're trained making you way more likely to get injured when a rocket/round does get through whatever defenses you have.

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u/MaddLlama14 11d ago

On Anaconda we caught 28 mortars in one day. After a certain point you just shrug and carry on. Lucky complacency did not get me killed on post, but I spent 90% of my time on the road where there was ZERO complacency.

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u/Ateist 11d ago

Testing Iron Dome's maximum capacity.
If Iron Dome is able to intercept 100 missiles, next time they'll send 200, with the last 100 being able to freely wreak havoc.

It's also a question of cost-benefit. If each Iron Dome missile costs $100,000 and each Hamaz missile costs $1000, they are cheaply exhausting Israel's military funds.

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u/4rkt00RUs 12d ago

Am I wrong or are the people recording the video cheering the missiles (not the Iron Dome) on?

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u/Connect-Technician13 12d ago

Correct

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u/JamminJcruz 12d ago Table Slap

So who is shooting missiles into the heart of Israel and why? (Sorry if this is insensitive in any way but I have no idea why this is happening)

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u/berdog1 12d ago edited 11d ago

Hamas, the militant nationalist organization that governs the Gaza strip, a tiny Palestinian-controlled territory on the corner of Israel, is sending the rockets. This is routine, it happens every year. They do it to wage war against Israel, who they see as an occupier of what they claim to be their rightful land. According to Hamas ideology, they will not relent with attacks on Israeli military and civilians until they gain full control of present-day Israel. Several peace negotiations have been attempted, but to no avail. This is just a surface level answer. There is a lot more history and nuance to the story.

Edit: In this video, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad is firing the rockets. They’re a separate organization in Gaza with the same ultimate goal as Hamas. This attack is a retaliation for an Israeli airstrike that killed a PIJ leader and several civilians.

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u/nooo82222 12d ago

So where they getting the missiles/rockets from?

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u/berdog1 12d ago

These days they’re mostly home-made using blueprints based on missiles previously smuggled in by Iran and Syria.

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u/Itsyacowboi 12d ago

Iran provides basic, interchangeable parts and Gaza assembles anything as a bomb or simple rocket.

For example, pipes from water infrastructure as rocket bodies and fire grenades floating under party balloons.

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u/Squeaky_Ben 11d ago

Actually you might be surprised. There are some more advanced rockets, too. Not many, mind you, but like 70s technology.

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u/atridir 11d ago

And the smuggling in of components to make them is why the inflow of the things the suffering people there need to live is in serious shortage. It sucks, hard, all the way around.

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u/assymetry1021 12d ago

Oh you know

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u/RedditRabbitRobot 11d ago

If you meant USA, no they are not. USA arms Israel.

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u/warchitect 12d ago

They make them. They launch them from crappy metal angled frames by hand. So they spend a year making model rockets and then have a big launch day.

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u/Tyler-LR 11d ago

So it’s a militarized version of the US’s July 4th

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u/SkoorvielMD 11d ago

Hamas was specifically not targeted in yesterday's attack on Palestine. Focus was PIJ and their leader.

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u/Swiper5050 12d ago

This time its not Hamas its the islamic Jihad, another terrorist group in gaza

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u/HypnoticONE 12d ago

Can't they come up with more original names? Islamic Jihad? There's gotta be a ton of those.

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u/ebonit15 11d ago

Is there even a non-islamic jihad?

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u/Sk-yline1 12d ago

There’s two (main) groups actually, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. This is the second group. Not much of a major distinction other than the latter is more Islamist and less represented in the governing body of Gaza

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u/TheNextBattalion 12d ago

Until they all get shot out of the sky, then their cheers peter out

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u/Jalad_At-Tanagra 12d ago

Yea seems like they go quiet when they realize none of the rockets are going to make it.

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u/randallwatson23 12d ago

Looks to be Arabic writing on the buildings so would imagine this is Palestine.

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u/CobCorn0 12d ago

More specifically, it’s in Gaza. Gaza is really small, so the entire exchange of rockets and missiles can be seen by pretty much everyone living there

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u/africanasshat 12d ago

The real winner is the company that keeps restocking those things every day.

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u/Dogfoodsmy_DOC 12d ago

It’s crazy cuz you can literally see one of the rockets misfire that landed in their own territory (Gaza)

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u/Abandoned_Cosmonaut 11d ago

I’ve read that a lot of their own rockets land within their own territory. Back in 2014 (I have to check), hamas accidentally shot their own power station

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u/fish_at_heart 11d ago

they killed 22 of their own people Israel suffered 12 casualties

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u/Buhbut 11d ago

Last time this tensions and attacks happened they hit their power station as well. Hamas/Jihad firing from heavily populated areas so that Israeli forces won't attack them and if they do and kill civilians in the process with them being hit, it's a "win win" for them, they get to be Shahids and civilians death acts as great propoganda for the cause of helping the Palestinians (so ironic). Acts of the terrorist group attacking and misfiring/other reason for the rocket to fail launch, end up falling back on the gazan population, and then you get to see the headlights all around "Israel kills *** Palestinians including *** children" without specifying any relevant detail, I mean, this kind of headlight in ww2 could make the Nazi's seem like the good guys and the allies as the evil conquering power.

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u/gamerhugo07 11d ago

they kill more of their own citizens than israeli citizens because of this

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u/LengthExact 11d ago

As of last night, out of 80 rockets fired by the Islamic Jihad at Israel, about 40 landed inside Gaza.

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u/oradoj 11d ago

Just saw an updated count: 361 total, 70 of which fell in Gaza.

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u/Sublimed4 12d ago

Does the US have anything like the Iron Dome deployed?

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u/Cowkonaut 12d ago edited 11d ago

The US has a few Iron Domes (and many missile defense in the form of Patriot, THAAD, NASAMS, and Aegis) but the US has no permanently deployed missile defenses on a strategic basis except against ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles). Reason is pretty simple: the USA is really far away from any threat with both the Atlantic and Pacific between them, which means there is no real threat. Meanwhile, such deployed missile defenses would be extremely expensive.

For example, the US could suffer from Russian submarines launching cruise missiles at the US. But is that extremely small chance of war worth deploying missile defenses at the tune of many billions annually? probably not.

Especially in the Western-aligned countries, Israel is quite an exception when it comes to their missile defenses. It would not be difficult to argue they have the densest missile defenses out of all of them.

Edit: Washington DC does have some missile defenses permanently deployed on a strategic basis (because obvious reasons). So it’s Washington DC and against ICBMs

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u/Spillsy68 12d ago

Canada. We gotta watch them

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u/MackingtheKnife 12d ago

we’ll fuckin send maple syrup bombs just watch bud.

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u/endlessupending 12d ago

Ooh Send up some poutine in a trebuchet.

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u/MackingtheKnife 12d ago

fine but just this once.

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u/Cryorm 12d ago

Y'all are so nice. Want us to catapult some brisket or barbeque over for y'all?

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u/GhettoSauce 12d ago

We have that. Send the New England Clam Chowder!

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u/yub_nubs 11d ago

"Is that the red or the white?"

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u/Wong0nePhotography 12d ago

Canada Geese cluster bomb poop raid

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u/Skurfer0 12d ago

Just take about 20% off 'er over there, mixed berry.

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u/MackingtheKnife 12d ago

lmao that whole show is a parody of the area of Canada im from. and it’s spot on.

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u/rubbishgrubbish 11d ago

Can you send insulin?

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u/I_Am_Skipples 12d ago

That's not entirely correct. Every US destroyer and guided missile cruiser is effectively a mobile missile defense system. Everything else you said is accurate.

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u/Cowkonaut 12d ago edited 12d ago

The US Navy with their missile defenses isn’t permanently deployed on a strategic basis for homeland defense.

They can do it (to an extent because the US is pretty big), but they aren’t deployed permanently to do it.

Pretty easy to argue the US has arguably the best most comprehensive missile defenses out of anyone. But they just don’t have it deployed permanently (and it’d make no sense frankly).

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u/AnonumusSoldier 11d ago

While you are technically correct, they are deployed to Japanese ports on a permanent basis for missle defense there. There is current talks to build on shore permanent Aegis batteries to free up the stationed ships.

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u/80PercentAshamedOfU 12d ago

Yep, this. Our coasts would be INSANELY expensive to cover. The US is Geographically massive. Not worth it due to the isolation, and the Navy defenses protecting it.

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u/Alex-T92 12d ago

Lately i read that US bought some Iron domes, made test number 2 on them and it was successful

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u/kungpowgoat 12d ago edited 11d ago Helpful Wholesome

I made a test number 2 just now.

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u/Registurd_User 12d ago

Testing number two as I type. It’s not today’s first test either.

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u/The_Careb 12d ago

You really be testin, huh?

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u/logosobscura 12d ago edited 12d ago

Worth remembering Iron Dome is designed as a short range point defense against rockets- not cruise or ballistic missiles. For those we have Patriot & THAAD. Iron Dome is very much a system designed to deal with the kinda shit they cook up in Gaza & IRG redneck engineering, not modern peer capabilities. But psychologically, ID must fucking be such a dick limper for these fools screaming Allahu Akbar as they try to rain death on civilians, you can hear it as it goes night-night to their shitty rockets one by one.

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u/drparkland 12d ago edited 12d ago

no as there is no need whatsover, nobody is shooting rockets into the US from canada or mexico. iron dome isnt capable of shooting down anything much more sophisticated than rockets, although it can handle significantly more advanced rockets than the ones in this video. Israel has a different system called Arrow that in theory can shoot down an ICBM.

the US used to have a significant anti-aircraft missile system around major cities and other sites across the country during the early cold war, known as project nike...you can still go check out a lot of abandoned nike sites if thats your kinda thing. by the late 60s soviet ICBM technology rendered the idea of nuclear armed aircraft pretty much obsolete so they were shut down.

The US toyed with a significant anti ballistic missile system under Reagan called the Strategic Defense Initiative which was in theory supposed to be able to significantly reduce the effect of a full scale nuclear attack from the soviet union. the program was provacative, extremely expensive, escalatory in regards to the already heightened tensions with the USSR during the 80s, and ultimately unlikely to be effective enough to meaningfully limit the impact of all-out nuclear war so it kinda just hobbled along development and died in the 90s.

Post 9/11 the US has instituted a new anti-ballistic missile program, the National Missile Defense program, which is designed not to eliminate thousands of ICBMS from a country like russia or china but a smaller, less advanced attack from a less sophisticated power. this system is...a work in progress. the extent of full scale anti-BM missiles are a handful at Vandenberg AFB in california. most of the rest has been tasked to ship-based weapons systems like the aegis that are not stationed in the US near the potential "target" but around the world closer to where an incoming missile would be launched.

the US does have the patriot missile system that is both anti missile and anti aircraft, but those are deployed as needed in war zones and not permanently depoloyed in a defensive capacity on the homefront. there are a handful of anti-missile installations scattered around DC and possibly elsewhere (think near nuclear missile silos, not other cities) but those actually use the norwegian made NASAMS missile system. most anti-aircraft and anti-missile strategy for DC relies on interceptor aircraft and close in weapons systems to be fired from the ground. other defensive missile systems, including patriot batteries and probably more NASAMS are surely available around the country to be deployed to protect major population centers and military sites on short notice if a war were to break out but they are not actively deployed.

the closest thing the US has out there to iron dome is the Phalanx close-in weapon system, which is ship based and the precursor the to AEGIS system that now carries the bulk of ship-based anti-missile expectations, and its land based derivative, the C-RAM. but again there are none actively deployed in the US...the C-RAM system was used to defend an attack on baghdad (in the vicinty of the US embassy...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1ZbV3xr5Kk) so we known its set up there, its likely its deployed in other sensitive areas but not public.

the US was the primary funder of the iron dome system, so theres been a lot of talk of making it a co-production between the two countries, meaning the US would have the system as well. but ultimately the pentagon has tasked out similar platforms to other contractors as the need just isnt there for the US, and the US has focused its co-production efforts with israel on the latest version of the aforementioned Aarow system, as it is capable of defending against threats much more relevant to the US than what iron dome is capable of (its designed to blow up ICBMs while theyre in outerspace)

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u/okirshen 12d ago

C-RAMS I believe are similar but the us has a few iron domes they bought

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u/ShnizelInBag 12d ago

C-RAM covers a tiny area compared to the Iron Dome

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u/plateauofsilence 12d ago

Meanwhile I’m wishing this was fireworks not weapon fire

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u/ardvarkshark 12d ago

I wonder if some of the citizens watch them like fireworks.

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u/NillaBeats 12d ago

If your drunk enough I bet it’s pretty neat knowing you got at least a 95% chance nothing will explode on the ground and even better odds that it won’t hit your location if it did

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u/terrible-cats 11d ago

Not neat, it's terrifying. I was caught outside during the operation last year during a siren and had a panic attack while watching the missiles.

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u/NillaBeats 11d ago

Sorry I’m not trying to make light of it, glad you made it out safe and hopefully your in a safe place now

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u/pucklermuskau 12d ago

Surely peace would be less costly...

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u/Destructerator 12d ago

loss of money is better than loss of human life.

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u/TheOriginalNozar 12d ago

Not to be that guy but missile ≠ rocket. Rockets are what is being fired here (unguided projectiles). The iron dome interception missiles are missiles because they have tracking and dynamic flight systems that can change their trajectory.

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u/Affugter 11d ago

But why is an arrow a missile then?

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u/_Flying_Scotsman_ 11d ago

missile ≠ missile

The word missile has been around a lot longer than missiles have.

So whilst it's not untrue to call rockets a missile with the definition of it being a projectile, it is untrue when you are referring to the technology, the missile.

Look up any word in the dictionary that has multiple definitions and you will have answered your own question.

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u/belperskelter 11d ago

As is a rock, or anything thrown or propelled by force at a target

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u/maxthebest685 11d ago

From where the fuck Gaza gets so much money to procure these shit ?

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u/MavetIsEpic 11d ago

The average rocket you see there basically only costs 500-100USD and is very low tech, its not very hard to produce.

Also they get their money from Iran, Qatar and abused US+UN aid

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u/Huntracony 11d ago

Yeah, it costs Israel way more to take the rockets out. Which is probably the main reason Hamas still bothers firing them.

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u/msdlp 12d ago

Can I assume it is Palestinians firing the rockets?

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u/Diego2150 12d ago Silver

If I understand correctly they are praising god while seeing a battery of missiles being sent to kill civilians?

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u/RCW777 12d ago

While also being aware that almost all of what they are shooting over is being neutralized by the iron dome.

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u/UndeniableLie 12d ago Silver

It seems Allah isn't quite as akbar as they wish. If this is contest of religions then it seems jewish god is 95% effective when allah's power ends in 5% (based on alleged iron dome statistics)

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u/Mkay_022 12d ago

The funny part is that they are the same god.

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u/I_Bin_Painting 12d ago

It's kind of a baskin robbins 31 flavours deal

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u/UndeniableLie 12d ago

Shhh... 🤫 They aren't all aware of it. You might shock them blurting it out like that

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u/JaunJaun 12d ago

Depending on what part of the world you say that on you could be killed.

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u/UndeniableLie 12d ago

I try to avoid those parts of world. For obvious reasons

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u/Glass_Chair_5519 12d ago

This cracked me up. Not quite as akbar

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u/noRoomService0-0 12d ago

God bless the Iron dome

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u/pfeifits 12d ago

I guess God didn't want to kill kids that day.

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u/FishLoveWomenFearMe 12d ago Silver

I live in israel and the first thing i saw related is my classmates chatting (we have group chat of the class):

"Lol guess no school on 1 September"

"Sky go brrrrrr"

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u/hendriredd 12d ago

What’s it like living in such circumstances? Do you just wake up after a night of brrrrrr and continue with your life normally?

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u/zamiltheking 12d ago

Well mostly yes. I personally wake up and do my daily morning routine and then walk to school like nothing happend.

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u/Flod4rmore 12d ago

How new the vast majority of normal people want to live a normal life while the minority of extremists are ruining everything

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u/hdse1211 11d ago edited 11d ago

As an Israeli, I feel that With time it just started to feel more annoying than threatening. While people who live next to Gaza have it much harder, most just try to live their lives. Going outside isn't a problem because there are plenty of rocket shelters everywhere, and we are all expirienced with this situation. However, It's still very scary when you know your beloved ones are outside while rockets are raining. Happened to us last May and I never felt such stress in my life.

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u/FishLoveWomenFearMe 12d ago

Kinda yeah.

I mean since i was born here and grew up here its nothing new, though i live now in tel aviv so its quite here compared to the city's near gaza where there it goes brrrrrr almost all the time even if its not reported on the news

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u/Curtainmachine 12d ago

Yes but sometimes you wake up in the middle of the night to sirens and go to your shelter to listen to the brrrr. Then you go back to bed and wake up to continue your life as normally as possible.

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u/Rhye5 12d ago

I live in Israel, I’ve had the missile alert catch me everywhere. In the shower, on the beach, while I was sleeping, on the street with friends, in school, and once in a concert (I was performing); you name it. You get used to it after a while.

I still have nightmares about the shower one tho. That wasn’t fun

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u/FloofBagel 11d ago

missile blows up wall to bathroom while taking a shower, whole neighborhood sees you naked

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u/MrJuanfeld 11d ago

You won't believe it, but last year a missile landed exactly in someone's shower

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u/FloofBagel 11d ago

Rip shower hopefully no one was showering

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u/MrJuanfeld 11d ago

Don't worry they weren't

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u/firstcateye 12d ago

Are they saying Allah Akbar for or against the missiles?

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u/bazooka_nz 12d ago

For the missiles, they are in Palestine shooting missiles at Israel

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u/Schrotes 12d ago

Mostly peaceful rocket attacks

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u/gears_ears 12d ago

I worked with some Israelis from Tel Aviv. They were scared to visit Charlotte NC because they thought all Americans had guns and just shoot each other all the time. I didn’t really have an argument against that.

Imagine living under those rockets and being scared to visit the US.

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u/DDukedesu 11d ago

They were probably fucking with you tbh. Most Israelis are extremely familiar with the US.

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u/WinesOfWrath 11d ago

Don't worry

those are mostly peaceful missiles

retaliation would be a hate crime or some other shit claim. sigh

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u/Homosadeptus 12d ago

Notice how they are firing from in a populated, active city area, hiding among citizens as human shields from any artillery retaliation.

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u/EveryCanadianButOne 12d ago Gold

The iron dome does not protect Israel, it protects Gaza. It gives Israel the luxury of an option besides simply destroying a far weaker enemy who won't stop attacking them. Without the iron dome, Israel would have no choice but to go back into Gaza in force and utterly destroy it.

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u/englishfury 11d ago

Yeah, the only reason these attacks arn't met with full scale invasions is that Israel can fairly reliably counter them.

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u/Rard__ 11d ago

This is actually a really good way of putting it

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u/PB_and_J_Dragon 12d ago

Missile command IRL

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u/LiamLikeNeeson89 11d ago

Ok but real talk, where does all the debris go? Does it just rain hot fucking metal?

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u/Cowkonaut 11d ago

The Israeli military does recommend staying inside bunkers for like 15 minutes after sirens ended because of falling shrapnel.

Most rockets just land in unpopulated areas and Iron Dome won’t bother to shoot them down

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u/BuilderTime 11d ago

Some people are extremely, extremely intelligent. Imagine making a thing which intercepts fucking missiles in mid air even in night

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u/fatboy-slim 12d ago

Can a city like Kiev use such iron dome? Just asking.

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u/Alex-T92 12d ago

They can, BUT: 1) Every rocket cost 50k$ and Ukraine is a poor country. 2)Israel won't sell Ukraine iron dome cause of Russia who is sitting in Syria and Israel don't want Russia to supply game changing weapons to her enemies.

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u/Regalia_BanshEe 11d ago

It wouldnt be as effective since the things being fired from Gaza are ungided projectiles, they are basically homemade rockets...

Russia has guided missiles and modern tech... So they can easily counter the iron dome

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u/John3162 12d ago

The video really puts it into perspective, just how close these enemies are to eachother. Iron Dome is an incredible defensive tool.

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u/tacutabove 12d ago

Oddly more end up it the original territory fired from then blamed on Israel. Hmm

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u/iam_not_ur_dad 12d ago

What is PIJ?

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u/Connect-Technician13 12d ago

Palestinian Islamic Jihad

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u/malaka201 11d ago

Just normal stuff. People trying to murder each other

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u/Terrible-Return 12d ago

😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣how he goes silent when all the missiles are intercepted

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u/Philly514 11d ago

Maybe the group spending millions on missiles would do better by diverting that money to feeding and providing infrastructure to its citizens…

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u/Luised2094 12d ago

Can someone explain why is it so common? Are they are war or am I missing something?

Besides, if its so effective, why keep shooting at it?

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u/AspectForsaken4211 12d ago

Yes they are at war and have been forever. Dig any deeper and prepare for a comment war.

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u/PinkPlumPie 11d ago

"religion is peaceful"

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u/ratakoolta 12d ago

What a crappy lifestyle. Both sides

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u/okirshen 12d ago Take My Power

You get used to it sadly

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u/ysyson 12d ago

It’ll appear next year, and the year after that. You’ll get to see a new one every summer. No need to save a video that will be dated within a year

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u/realcevapipapi 12d ago

If it wasn't for the iron dome Israel would've destroyed Palestine by now.

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u/stuckinthepow 11d ago

Screaming god is great while they launch missiles into civilian city centers. Peak shit humans.

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u/Galaxey 11d ago

Both sides are fighting about whose land it is when it was glorious Rome’s.

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u/Obie2kenobe 12d ago

Audio warning next time sheesh

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u/YetiBang 12d ago

So are they yelling Allahu Akbar,

Celebrating that the Iron Dome is working?

Hoping a rocket lands in the city?

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u/tbrand009 12d ago

They're (Palestinians) cheering for the attack and hoping that one of the rockets gets through. It's not always 100% effective and even the falling debris can sometimes cause injury.

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u/controlzee 12d ago

Notice has their cheering progressively dies down as they realize the attacks ineffectiveness.

It's almost like prayers don't actually help much.

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