Monday, December 21, 2015

Behold, "David's Sling"

by JASmius

As you have already surmised, we're not talking about Jewish male lingerie:

Israel plans to deploy its new medium-range missile interceptor David's Sling by mid-2016 after the U.S.-backed system passed final trials, defense officials said on Monday.

U.S.-backed?  How the heck did that get past the Obama White House's Final Solution early warning system?  Must not have been Israeli-manufactured.

David's Sling is designed to shoot down rockets held by Israeli antagonists such as Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas with ranges of 63-125 miles, as well as cruise missiles and drones.

David's Sling, along with the Iron Dome short-range rocket interceptor and the Arrow ballistic missile interceptor, both already operational, will form a multi-level shield that the Israelis are developing with Washington's help as a bulwark against Iran and its allies on the Israeli border.

Of course, if the Iranians weren't becoming a global nuclear superpower "with Washington's help," perhaps the Israelis wouldn't need a multi-level missile shield.  Or at least wouldn't have needed it quite so soon.

But you have to love the names they come up with for these weapons systems.  I can't wait for Jerusalem's unveiling of the Goliath ICBM, can you?

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