30.08.2014 Author: Gordon Duff

“Cracked,” the Demise of the “Iron Dome”

3453453The Iron Dome missile defense system has failed. No Hamas rockets are being intercepted, Iron Dome launchers are empty.

The Israeli National News reported today that at least 40 rockets left Gaza today. After 46 days of bombing hospitals, schools and civilian neighborhoods, the total failure of the IAF bombing campaign is now clear. What is also clear is that there were not only no rockets intercepted by the “Iron Dome” missile protection system said to have cost up to $25 billion to build, no rockets were launched.

Israel has lost the “war of attrition,” their busy factories seemingly unable to build missiles as fast as Hamas’ underground workshops, their armies of Nobel Prize winners that have built the world’s 4th largest arms exporter was too busy arming Al Nusra, ISIS and Boko Harum and had underestimated the will of Palestine.


There are no records of interceptions, instead stories of something very different, impacts across Israel. From Aruz Sheva:

A rocket fired by terrorists in Gaza has caused considerable damage to a synagogue in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod.

Paramedics from the United Hatzalah and Magen David Adom emergency organizations rushed to the scene, after a massive explosion was heard. Three people were injured and have been evacuated for further medical treatment after receiving first aid.

Medical sources described two of the victims as males, aged 25 and 26, who suffered shrapnel injuries to their extremities. They have been evacuated to the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot.

The third victim, a 40-year-old woman, suffered injuries to her torso, and has been evacuated to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.

Several others were treated at the scene for shock.

The rocket strike in Ashdod is the latest in a barrage of some 40 rockets fired from Gaza Friday.

Earlier in the day, a 54-year-old man was moderately wounded in a rocket attack on the southern city of Be’er Sheva. 

Shortly afterwards, a rocket struck just 12 meters from a kindergarten packed with children and teachers. It was part of a five-rocket salvo from Gaza; the Iron Dome intercepted two others over the city of Ashkelon, and three fell on communities in the western Negev, one of which struck close to the kindergarten.”


In Israel, even for one of the “chosen,” it is a crime to show damage by Hamas rockets. Even in reports today, destruction across the nation, photographs showing burned cars and broken windows never show real damage. The vaunted “only democracy” in the Middle East, a fairy tale recently put to rests forever, has shown its true colors, that of a military dictatorship with secret prisons and tribunals, that and now total censorship and total surveillance.

As with military dictatorships in the past, Israel feeds its population of “chosen” an unending diet of dead children and mourning parents, filling some inexplicable hunger for sustenance based on the suffering of others.

However, as the adage states so aptly, “chickens come home to roost.”


Those many weeks ago, after Israel began its roundup of Palestinians as part of their “collective punishment,” defined as a war crime by the 4th Geneva Convention, Hamas began striking back. Israel had been actively involved in a bombing campaign against Gaza for 6 weeks prior to that. Timelines like this are so often embarrassing to claims of “self-defense.”

It was then that Israel began claiming they were intercepting up to 92% of rockets Hamas had fired. However, there was no evidence of this, no wreckage shown, no mobile phone coverage of IDF/Iron Dome rockets ascending on YouTube or Facebook.

In a nation where hundreds of civilians have, for over 6 weeks, have been watching neighborhoods in Gaza flattened by Israel’s column of American supplied 155mm mobile howitzers in barrages reminiscent of the seize of Bastogne from the winter of 1944, when the government doesn’t want some things seen, it can exhibit extraordinary powers.


In California at the seaport of Oakland, an Israeli ship is being refused a berth. No one will load or unload. The writing is on the wall, Israel has worn out its welcome in the United States. Early on America pulled back its air defense ships that made up the real backbone of the Iron Dome. In response, the America’s Israeli controlled congress voted $270 million for Iron Dome “upgrades” that were less likely to disappear mysteriously.

Whether Obama has “grown a conscience” or is simply punishing Israel as a political enemy that has run a 6 year smear campaign against his presidency, survival for a democratic president depends on gaining the Jewish vote, which Obama does handily, while defeating the Israel lobby invariably aligned with republicans.

Few outside the United States have the remotest understanding of this anomaly, nor should they. It is, in actuality, quite insane.


Israel’s media, initially, carried no news of Hamas rockets hitting. All were misses, falling miles from cities or being blasted out of the sky. Nothing was reported of the advanced AEGIS radars that support the Iron Dome being pulled back by Israel’s shaky American allies.

America had relocated her AEGIS assets to the Black Sea. With those ships went the real “Iron Dome,” including the SM 3 interceptor missiles genuinely capable of intercepting missiles.

Israel’s “fall back” was to use the Raphael high energy COIL (Chemical/Oxygen/Iodine” Laser) system they were given by Boeing and Raytheon. That system had been developed as an airborne missile interception system to be used against Iran. Instead, they had mounted it on an aircraft for ground attack capabilities, another war crime, attacking civilians with a failed American weapon designed to down satellites. From New Eastern Outlook, Moscow:

“Reports, including photographic evidence reveal that Israel is using an energy weapon to attack targets in Gaza. The destructive beam, thought to be a high energy laser, is emitted from a plane identified as a Boeing KC707 “Re’em,” originally configured for Electronic Warfare.

Those observing the attacks cite a beam from a 4 engine jet hitting a target which immediately turns ‘white hot.’ The weapon used is identified as part of the YAL 1 system, a COIL laser (chemical, oxygen/iodine laser), originally intended as an aircraft mounted system to shoot down ICBMs. Boeing had convinced Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld that this system, mounted on as many as 7 aircraft, could fly 24 hours a day around Iran and defend ,the free world’ against nuclear tipped ICBMs that Rumsfeld believed Iran was planning to use. Please note that it was Rumsfeld that told television audiences that Afghanistan was “peppered” with underground cities serviced by rail links that supported division sized Al Qaeda units that, after ten years, no one was able to locate.”


These facts are now clear. This war was planned as more street theatre, a week of bombings, the world press taking direction from their paymasters, the European and American people concerned only with summer holidays, too busy to notice genocide.

It has all been set up in advance, Egypt was going to step in and “make their bones” as a legitimate player, sponsoring a peace settlement. A downed airliner in the Ukraine and slaughtered Christians in Iraq would provide cover, both activities now showing Israel’s “finger prints.”

The “masters of the universe” had erred. Their central role in a series of conflicts is more than clear, the Israeli passports held by the oligarchs of Kiev, the ISIS butchers luxuriating in Tel Aviv hospitals, the Elbit/Israeli Defense Industry satellite phones seized from Boko Harum and Al Qaeda affiliates across Africa.

The world is becoming aware that it is fighting for its survival. Only of late are many becoming aware of the real face of the enemy.

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.

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