The Arrow-3 is needed because the Arrow-2 may not suffice for the neutralization of an incoming nuclear warhead, which needs be conducted before it returns in to the Atmosphere. This holds for the 2nd interception attempt too. There's also the future concern of MIRV, which can be handled effectively only by means of destroying the carrier platform i.e. prior to the separation of the Re-Entry vehicles. The USA would have to buy Arrow-3 systems for deployment in Saudi-Arabia and Germany for deployment in Romania, both facing Iran. The decades-long life-cycle of the Arrow-3 suggests a dependency on Israel for the security of the free-world for the generations to come. Details here: http://essential-intelligence-network.blogspot.com/2013/02/israels-arrow-3-completes-successful_25.html
Lib, didn't you read the article? Try the 1st sentence again! Israel and the US are at present still working very closely! While O hasn't been the best POTUS He is still working with the Israelis, but he either can't empathize or won't! We may need the Arrow ourselves soon! Molon Labe!
Hmm, I bet that really pizzes off the anti-Semite, pro-Iranian Obama administration!
And the UN will be having hissy-fits and will call Israel the "aggressor" in the Middle East.
God bless Israel and the USA.
What Iran and other camel riding nutjobs need to realize is that if Israel is attacked with nukes, they will fire any and all their nukes back in retaliation! Iran may hit Israel with one, but Iran will be a huge crater in the ground or a flat glass desert for all time!
Maybe it's time Israel considered a "strike first" policy. When you know an enemy is gearing up to murder you and all your family, do you wait around twirling your fingers, glancing up at the clock, yawning and wondering when are they going to get to your house or do you take action while you can and while you are still strong enough to fight off this evil bully?
Real fan of the War in Iraq, Eh! Seems like W tried that and the result is more islamic terrorists than ever! O's kept most of what W was doing in place for lack of a better idea! O now has destablized North Africa and has more US troops on the ground in Africa than ever! Do you really think that Israel hasn't beaten you to the punch on 1st strike policy!
I doubt that Iran is developing one nuclear weapon. I expect it will be developing many nuclear weapons so that it can utterly obliterate the state of Israel.
Type in Tel-Aviv, and detonate various nuke types on it from the drop-down menu.
To destroy the entire state, you'd need to drop about half a dozen of the biggest nukes ever made, and that's IF you can get them past Israeli defenses.
Everyone says "One nuke is enough to destroy Israel", but they're just talking about the EMP and radiation; they're not talking about the complete destruction of buildings and people living there, which is what the Iranians really want. They want genocide. They want total annihilation. They want to wipe the country clean in one fell swoop.
I think one nuke is really all it would take, Israel could never recover from that. Whoever is left would be easy pickings.
The nature of Iran is revealed in its close working fellowship with North Korea.
Birds of a feather...
While 'Palestine' (Arabs posing as Palestinians) is upping its episodic violence and calling for Intifada/jihad/fatwa, etc....
North Korea is also threatening 'destruction' if US troops practice maneuvers with SKorea in March.
We shall see.
Well, the Israelis are going to need it, and soon. With Obama, Kerry, and Hagel in this administration, Israel isn't about to get any help from the United States in facing down Iran. Obama and Kerry are already beginning to accept a nuclear-armed Iran and will probably try for "containment." The UN sanctions are a joke and will never stop the Iranians from getting a nuclear bomb. The UN has much, much, tougher sanctions against North Korea and they have already exploded three nuclear bombs. So much for sanctions. No, Israel is going to have to make a tough decision, probably as soon as this summer or fall. Either fight and die standing, or appease and give in to a new dark age dominated by religious fanatics in Iran. Some choice.
It sucks that Israel won't be able to reach out to America for a lifeline - although I'm glad that we seem to be currently helping them. 2016 seems like a long way away...
God is in control and no one will lay a hand against Israel while it remains under His protection.
"God is in control and no one will lay a hand against Israel while it remains under His protection."
As I understand it, there is some Biblical prophesy to be fulfilled via Israel being attacked. Looks like it would be WWIII, and I wonder if that isn't what's in store sooner then anyone would like?
It's kind of funny you should mention that... My Pastor hinted at the same thing this past Sunday. Basically he was saying that the wheels are in motion and Bible prophecy is unfolding right now... and of course, that we should make sure we're right with God.
This is all exciting and ominous all at once.