Iron Dome

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Will Iron Dome backfire? is the title of an item on page 6 of New Scientist / 24-11-12/:

As violence erupts once more in Israel and Gaza Strip, new military technology is set to change how future conflicts will play out. For the first time, a missile-defence system is working effectively. Nicknamed “Iron Dome”, Israel’s missile interceptor uses radar to identify rocket launches, track their trajectory and guide a Mach 2.2 missile to blow them up mid-air. Because the system can track a rocket’s trajectory, it can ignore those that will fall into uninhabited areas. By noon on 19 November, 877 rockets were fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip, said the Israeli Defence Force, which claims to have downed 307 rockets on a dangerous trajectory. …

But Iron Dome’s success may presage a change in tactics, making future conflicts worse. “This is a game changer,” says Ben Goodland (a defence analyst with IHS Jane’s, the military data publisher based in Coulsdon, UK), “it will make Hamas come up with other ways to get through. Or they may acquire higher range rockets to negate these new defences.”

We all know that the New Scientist, as all left-wing and politically correct publications, is anti-Semitic under a guise of anti-Zionism, but one would have hoped that a purportedly scientific magazine has not yet totally thrown the logic to the winds of the so desired socialist change. Alas, it is not so.

For over 300,000 years mankind has evolved better and more efficient tools, first and foremost (arguably) those for defense and offense against own species. A superior hook for gathering nuts is of no use if your own nuts are crushed by your envious and hostile neighbour. Most versions of evolution theories claim that the fittest and better prepared survive, and the New Scientist, which raised Darwinism to the status of infallible religion ought not to discard the dogma for political ends.

Will Iron Dome backfire? Backfire? Arms will not be needed in that distant and unlikely future when a Biblical lamb will lie with a Biblical lion, but I doubt that strictly atheist New Scientist believes that. In the meantime the weapons, like anything else, will evolve and it is practically certain that Hamas will acquire better rockets and Israelis would develop a better Dome. To do otherwise would be highly illogical and suicidal. When someone gets a bigger and better stick to bash my head in, should I keep on using my obsolete shield and get killed, knowing that if I get a better shield and live, soon he will come with a better stick?

Next time I’ll see a New Scientist in a garbage bin, I’ll leave it there.

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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18 Responses to Iron Dome

  1. vimager says:

    New Scientist lost any credibility ages ago. Don’t worry about those silly women.

  2. armless says:

    A good shield can make one more aggresive, of course. There is no solution to the problem but the Biblical one.

  3. idiocy monitor says:

    If Iranians developed something like Iron Dome, New Scientist would be gushing over their ingenuity. Don’t read the garbage, Antisthenes.

  4. Salvittini says:

    Telling somebody not to defend himself is either evil, sick or Christian.

  5. Andrew says:

    Pacifism always helps the agressor. Pacifists are crypto-agressors.

  6. Isabelle says:

    Enjoyed reading this, very good stuff, appreciate it. “Success doesn’t come to you…you go to it.” by Marva Collins.

  7. Onlin says:

    They all seem to be turning anti-semitic, aren’t they? Who is financing them?

  8. Beata says:

    MSM turned very anti-semitic. Not a good sign.

  9. Ismail Kling says:

    A world where darkness is slowly taking over, we do need the Iron Dome to slow it down.

  10. Fink's Power says:

    It seems they may need another Iron Dome against the contemporary socialists.

  11. Cointa Boy says:

    These are eternal debates. Resist the evil or not to provoke?

  12. Phonter says:

    The defeatists always have some good advice for people who don’t want to die prematurely.

  13. Lowly Corporal says:

    Iron Dome, Steel Dome, Composite Armour Dome … What next?

  14. Fareed Moham says:

    It seems the Dome works.

  15. Organic Man says:

    How dare they to defend themselves!

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  17. Whatnext says:

    I don’t believe this.

  18. Demota says:

    Israel is lucky to have such a good friend in Obama.

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