Always in Our Minds....

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Could it be True?



We all know that Israeli troops are spread all over the Lebanese-Israeli borders. We also know that they are fully-equipped and ready for engagement at any time. The means that these troops must be equipped with anti-missiles batteries, right?

Taking this into consideration, and the fact that the MK airplanes are showing us live pictures of katyousha rockets being lunched by HA, then how come IDF never shot these rockets before they hit their targets??!!

These are very simple, old fashioned soviet rockets, and so it shouldn't be that hard to intercept them, right? Specially that IDF has the anti-rockets batteries.....

Could it be that the IDF is not intercepting HA's katyousha on purpose? Think about it; not intercepting these rockets means that they will hit Israel, and so the Israelis can have a good argument in saying that HA is very dangerous, and its rockets are killing civilians. Like that, they can justify the massacres they are committing in Lebanon. Not only that, they can show the world that they are having casualties among civilians as well, so they can draw some international sympathy as well.

There's no way that IDF doesn't have the ability to shoot these rockets, specially that they can see them being lunched by their MKs. Not to mention that they did put Patriot batteries around Tell Aviv. I guess they care about Israelis in Tell Aviv more than they care about Israelis in Haifa and northern Israel, don't you agree?

Just a thought that crossed my mind, imagine if it's true.... Won't that make IDF responsible for Israeli casualties as much as HA..... Just a thought

7 comments:

pault said...

3000 rockets have been fired, 33 civilian dead as of a couple of days ago. So if they are not being shot down it just means they are pretty ineffective except as a tool to scare those who are in their range.

Anonymous said...

At this time, no one can shoot down a katyusha rocket after it's launched. This type of rocket flies relatively low, short distance, and very fast. Launchers also small (size of a pick-up truck), and easy to hide. Therefore, the only way to destroy launcher is AFTER the launch. It takes 0.5 to 1 minute to do it. US just start testing fast laser-type system, but it's unreliable.

Patriot, and similar systems can kill bigger balistic rockets, and cruise missiles. Launchers are big also (size of a big truck, or bus), and can be easily seen by drons, and even satelites. It takes a long time to prepare and launch. This is probably the main reason why HA can't launch big rockets. They just can't.

Anonymous said...

I think the last post is correct. Katyushas fly too low and too fast.

ghassan said...

The argument is plausable but farfetched. Stranger things have occured. The first person to make this suggestion is the author of Fiasco and he was a guest on Reliable Sources last Sunday on CNN. If I understood him correctly the argument is not about intercepting the Katyoshas but about not destroying the launchers.

Anonymous said...

Is there any crazy conspiracy theory you people won't believe?

SingleSam said...

Check out this link

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0608/06/rs.01.html

Scroll half way down the page to where Howard Kurtz interview Tom Ricks!

Anonymous said...

Its at the beginning of the article.

"Tom Ricks, you've covered a number of military conflicts, including Iraq, as I just mentioned. Is civilian casualties increasingly going to be a major media issue? In conflicts where you don't have two standing armies shooting at each other? THOMAS RICKS, REPORTER, "THE WASHINGTON POST": I think it will be. But I think civilian casualties are also part of the battlefield play for both sides here. One of the things that is going on, according to some U.S. military analysts, is that Israel purposely has left pockets of Hezbollah rockets in Lebanon, because as long as they're being rocketed, they can continue to have a sort of moral equivalency in their operations in Lebanon. "

etc etc