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(Yahoo)   Remember when everybody on the Left was saying "Star Wars will never work, Reagan is crazy"? It seems to be working pretty well in Israel   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 223
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2012-11-16 05:22:30 PM
Let me know when they start shooting down rockets with space based lasers.
 
2012-11-16 05:23:47 PM
yeah, that's not star wars. more like better-working patriot missiles.
 
2012-11-16 05:24:33 PM
Israel has weapons in space?
 
2012-11-16 05:25:31 PM
Someone is firing ICBMs at Israel?
 
2012-11-16 05:30:05 PM
this is more like the Red Shield thing that the USSR was working on, land based missile defense. This is nothing at all like Star Wars.
 
2012-11-16 05:30:16 PM
Theater level missile defense is not the same as shooting down a real ICBM, subby.
 
2012-11-16 05:30:57 PM
I'm trying to decide if Subby really is dumb enough to think Grad rockets are exactly the same as ICBMs.
 
2012-11-16 05:32:30 PM
also, those look suspiciously like the Patriot missile defense systems.
 
2012-11-16 05:36:20 PM
Did anyone mention that this has nothing to do with Star Wars and everything to do with the Patriot missile system?
 
2012-11-16 05:51:11 PM
Subby is an idiot
 
2012-11-16 05:56:31 PM
Hamas shot first?

Oh, wrong Star Wars.... sorry.

/not really sorry
//slashies
 
2012-11-16 06:00:44 PM
Meh. This technology has been around since the early 80s.

www.google.ca
 
2012-11-16 06:06:14 PM

FlashHarry: yeah, that's not star wars. more like better-working patriot missiles.


This or whatever.

Also, we don't know that the Starwars Program was ever scrapped. With the huge amount of money being pumped into globe destroying weapons in the 80s and shiatty accountability it would be easy to scrape off .1% and it never be noticed. I'm not a tin hat guy by any means but we ARE talking about Reagan and later Cheney.
 
2012-11-16 06:47:53 PM

xynix: With the huge amount of money being pumped into globe destroying weapons in the 80s and shiatty accountability it would be easy to scrape off .1% and it never be noticed. I'm not a tin hat guy by any means but we ARE talking about Reagan and later Cheney.


Indeed - why waste money that could be better spent on nun-raping murderers?
 
2012-11-16 06:50:06 PM

cannotsuggestaname: also, those look suspiciously like the Patriot missile defense systems.


That's because the Israelis borrowed the design from us. Plus their name is way more cool: "Iron Dome".
 
2012-11-16 06:53:22 PM
Star Wars in Israel?

Help me Moshe Wan Kenobiwitz, you're our only hope.
 
2012-11-16 06:56:56 PM

xynix: FlashHarry: yeah, that's not star wars. more like better-working patriot missiles.

This or whatever.

Also, we don't know that the Starwars Program was ever scrapped. With the huge amount of money being pumped into globe destroying weapons in the 80s and shiatty accountability it would be easy to scrape off .1% and it never be noticed. I'm not a tin hat guy by any means but we ARE talking about Reagan and later Cheney.


SM-3 block 1B, baby.

The warhead is terrifying.
 
2012-11-16 07:15:56 PM
Then can we quit worrying about nukes in Iran?
 
2012-11-16 07:49:31 PM
"Reagan is crazy" is working in Israel? Good.
 
2012-11-16 07:59:23 PM
Next thing you know they'll be selling weapons to Iran and hosting 'Death Valley Days'.
 
2012-11-16 08:03:00 PM
I don't recall.
 
2012-11-16 08:34:53 PM

FlashHarry: yeah, that's not star wars. more like better-working patriot missiles.


The Patriot missile program was developed as part of the Ground Based Programs - Extended Range Interceptor section of the Strategic Defense Initiative, otherwise known as "Star Wars". It is very much part of that initiative, people just forget that it had other components besides space based interception.
 
2012-11-16 08:35:46 PM
Even the modern version didn't work.
 
2012-11-16 08:35:48 PM

naughtyrev: Let me know when they start shooting down rockets with space based lasers.


Done in one.
 
2012-11-16 08:37:21 PM
SUBBY = IDIOT
 
2012-11-16 08:38:21 PM
Didn't the "Star Wars" defense system actually fail in "Star Wars"?

"We count thirty Rebel ships, Lord Vader, but they're so small they're evading our turbolasers."
 
2012-11-16 08:38:44 PM

Remember when everybody on the Rightand left was saying "Man will never visit outer space, Jules Verne is crazy"?

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2012-11-16 08:39:27 PM

naughtyrev: Let me know when they start shooting down rockets with space based lasers.


Done in one.

/"STAR" wars.... as in 'space'!!!
 
2012-11-16 08:39:58 PM
I am curious how the Iron Dome might compare, or be aided by, Phalanx or more modern CIWS.

At $30K per Tamir missile, and an inability to counter rockets that are too close, I wonder if a Phalanx system could be quickly set up to help out.

Difficulty: Israelis may not be interested in having Phalanx rounds falling down on them?

Also, subby is an idiot.
 
2012-11-16 08:40:09 PM
Iron Dome theory is not the same as the Star Wars project.

/And the iron dome doesn't catch all the missiles anyway.
 
2012-11-16 08:40:15 PM
Oh goody. I have no doubt that this will finally be the weapon to end all wars. There's no way technology could be designed to easily evade such defenses, if they were deployed. We'll be safe forever.
 
2012-11-16 08:40:17 PM
Grand Meshugana Tarkin frowns upon subby's headline.
 
2012-11-16 08:40:43 PM
Wow... only 30-some posts and this is already probably the most epic Subby beat-down I have ever seen.
 
2012-11-16 08:40:59 PM
Has anyone pointed out that subby is a complete idiot yet?
 
2012-11-16 08:41:59 PM
Let's say this happens: They start doing massive rocket attacks, like, 100/200 rockets per minute, like if they were using dozens of Katyusha rocket launchers . How many would enter Israeli space?.
 
2012-11-16 08:42:01 PM
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2012-11-16 08:42:36 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Moshe Wan Kenobiwitz


Oi vay!
 
2012-11-16 08:42:36 PM

xynix: Also, we don't know that the Starwars Program was ever scrapped. With the huge amount of money being pumped into globe destroying weapons in the 80s and shiatty accountability it would be easy to scrape off .1% and it never be noticed. I'm not a tin hat guy by any means but we ARE talking about Reagan and later Cheney.


When Bush Jr took office in 2001, they made missile defense a huge priority.

Fighting terrorism was was removed entirely the priority list.

I guess when they were told "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US" they assumed he would be lobbing ICBMs over Alaska.
 
2012-11-16 08:43:32 PM
I remember that Han shot first, and that Reagan had Alzheimer's.
 
2012-11-16 08:43:54 PM
Guess how I know subby is an idiot? Why, yes, it does have something to do with him having no idea what he's talking about.
 
2012-11-16 08:43:56 PM

Lsherm: FlashHarry: yeah, that's not star wars. more like better-working patriot missiles.

The Patriot missile program was developed as part of the Ground Based Programs - Extended Range Interceptor section of the Strategic Defense Initiative, otherwise known as "Star Wars". It is very much part of that initiative, people just forget that it had other components besides space based interception.


Hi Subby1
 
2012-11-16 08:45:24 PM
Silly question, but where do these 2 colliding rockets land crash into the ground?
 
2012-11-16 08:46:04 PM

theknuckler_33: Lsherm: FlashHarry: yeah, that's not star wars. more like better-working patriot missiles.

The Patriot missile program was developed as part of the Ground Based Programs - Extended Range Interceptor section of the Strategic Defense Initiative, otherwise known as "Star Wars". It is very much part of that initiative, people just forget that it had other components besides space based interception.

Hi Subby1


Not subby - I was just pointing out that Patriot missiles were born out of that initiative. Since most of Fark is apparently too young to remember SDI, most seem to think it was only about space lasers.
 
2012-11-16 08:46:05 PM
Not an ICBM.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-16 08:47:25 PM
The arguments against SDI were always..... less than convincing. I think a lot of people just didn't want it because Reagan wanted it.
 
2012-11-16 08:47:52 PM

Barfmaker: Did anyone mention that this has nothing to do with Star Wars and everything to do with the Patriot missile system?


I don't think so. Maybe you should mention it
 
2012-11-16 08:49:11 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Theater level missile defense is not the same as shooting down a real ICBM, subby.


sure, when you criticized star wars, you weren't criticizing all missile defense, you weren't attacking missile defense, just intercontinental, right? and when intercontinental becomes effective at shooting down ICBMs, you'll really just have been criticizing the pictures with lasers in space.
sure, I'll buy that.
no, you idiots were saying everything was impossible, even the shiat that was working in the 1960s. it was part of the everything Reagan does is stupid and evil because he kicked our ass plan, including the shiat that works effectively and you'd support if a democrat did it.
 
2012-11-16 08:49:56 PM

furiousxgeorge: Not an ICBM.

 

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Take this you dirty Jews!!!11!
 
2012-11-16 08:50:07 PM

Dalrint: he iron dome doesn't catch all the missiles anyway.


god damn waste of money. bloated government.
secede already!
 
2012-11-16 08:50:20 PM
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Zombie Reagan approves...
Don't forget he single handily crushed the Evil Empire also!
 
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