Open Thread: David’s Sling first successful interception

This is your open thread for Tuesday as David slings into action:

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  • Sober_Thinking


    I was in South Korea several years ago and used to ride my bike past several Patriot Missile batteries that were pointing to the north. What an amazing thing to have missiles able to hit missiles. When I was in Desert Storm – Saudi Arabia, I was thankful that we had them as we were alerted to incoming SCUDs.

    I can’t imagine the terror those poor Israeli’s have to endure, day in and day out. We were attacked three times and waking up to the sound of the alarms and scrambling for the bunker, it was freaky to say the least.

    Pray for Israel.

    • Lets again thank G-D for blessing them with the knowledge to build these weapons.

      • sDee

        link is spam

    • tinlizzieowner

      Thank you for your service ‘Brother’.

    • sjmom

      Glad you made it home safely. The Lord will always protect His people.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Thank you. 🙂

  • Myptofvu

    So I guess the next new weapon will be a stealth missile.

    • colliemum

      Wouldn’t put it past the Israelis, not at all.

  • Very cool! God Bless Israel!!

    • freenca

      The film made me think of skeet shooting, on a much larger scale though. Sight the pigeon, then smash to smithereens. Dust off the hands, then repeat. The sling is working, good!

      • Good one! Yes! 🙂

        • NYGino

          Yes indeed! 🙂

          • HEY!!! You’re back! It’s SO good to see you NY! I’ve missed you and hope you had a Blessed Thanksgiving!!!

            I’ve been SO busy- did you know there’s a new political party? The Constitutional Freedom Party. I’ll give you all the details you want… if you want them 😉

            Welcome back my dear friend!! xoxo

            • NYGino

              HEY ABC!!! Back at you my dear friend! Hope all’s well with you and yours. Been very lax in keeping up with the day to day, feel like an MSM person.

              “Constitutional Freedom Party” ???

              Missed you also, missed my single malt infused Mediterranean matza Cracker!

  • JeffWRidge

    Nice! So, am I to understand that in order to force Netanyahu into agreeing to a phony cease fire, Obama might have threatened to cut off the supply of equipment necessary to keep such defense systems running and thus endanger the innocent Israeli citizens?

    • colliemum

      That’s what Obama would like us all to think, to make himself look big and strong.

      On the other hand, perhaps Netanyahu told Hilary he’d give them access to their newly developed technique if they guaranteed a ceasefire he could live with?

  • Rshill7

    That was cool. I wonder if they can take a nuke out with that? They’re probably gonna need something that can. I also wonder if Iran and the rest of the terrorstinians think they could move right into Jerusalem right after they nuke it. If Iran nuked it what good would it be to anyone?

    • colliemum

      I don’t think the Iranians and the rest of the terrorstinians (love that word!) don’t think that far. They show how mad they are by even contemplating nuking Jerusalem, the third holiest city for all muslims.

    • Kelly60

      Sooo, am I mistaken or is this a more technically advanced Patriot missile?

      • sDee

        It is mid-range anti missile system developed by Rafael Defense Systems (Israel) and Raytheon (US). Also known as Magic Wand.

        The Iron Dome deals with short range missiles. The Arrow, developed by (Israel Aerospace Industries and Boeing), and the Patriot (Raytheon), for long range missiles the Scud and Iran’s Shihab.

        David’s Sling can intercept ground based and air based threats, including missiles and aircraft.

    • Myptofvu

      To them having the land irradiated is preferable, but I don’t think that is their true goal. They need a global war so that their messiah will come out from the well he’s been hiding in and destroy all infidels and turn the world into one big caliphate…or something to that effect.

    • The system is designed to intercept cruise missiles, which can also carry nuclear warheads. Also Scuds and heavy rockets, also aircraft even drones. basically it can hit anything that moves.

      • Jay

        How about someone carrying a sign saying “Death to America/Israel,” think it could hit that?

        • We can always try!

  • Learnedsmtn2day

    That was awesome!! Next step is to instead of destroying the incoming missile turn it back to were it came from, that would add loads to the deterrent factor !!!
    Lets again thank G-D for blessing them with the knowledge to build these weapons.

  • I thought there was a cease-fire…..or was this only a test?

    • Just a test… although I’m sure the odd rocket is still flying in from gaza.

    • Nukeman60

      Rules of Engagement, btw: Cease-fire means that Israel cannot attack it’s enemies while it’s enemies are still free to fire away. Pretty much the way it works. 🙁

      • NYGino

        Also give their enemies time to reload, rearm and re-man, knowing that any Israeli actions against these “allegations” would be looked upon as Israel aggressively ignoring the cease fire.

  • colliemum

    And that’s why I think Netanyahu knew exactly what he was doing when he agreed to the ceasefire!

    He wants these radars and this David’s Sling installed a.s.a.p., without interruption by Hamas rockets. He want to prepare Israel’s defense as best and as comprehensible as possible.

    And I bet you the Israelis are working flat out on more projects like these – which will only be revealed when they are 100% successful, not before.

    If there is one politician who knows exactly what he’s doing, who knows exactly what he needs to do to protect his country against all enemies, then it is Bibi. Hr can play the political game like no other, and he can make Hillary and Obama look like fools without even trying. They now own the ceasefire, they and Morsi.

    I pray he wins in the January elections.

  • Kelly60
    Thought this might be of interest on the “Benghazi” stuff…

    • sDee

      I am waiting to see Part 2!

  • Haywoodjbl


    End of war with the Palestinians.

    • sjmom

      Great battle strategy. Hope Israel listens to you.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Bet the Israelis also keep a plane in the air every hour with a payload of one missile keyed with the GPS of Mecca and another with the GPS of the capital of Iran on the ready.

    If they don’t, they should.


    …G-D of Abraham has blessed Israel and will always protect his children .”

  • serfer62

    No defender ever won a war…

    • ernst1776

      But a good defense is crucial for a successful offense.

  • sjmom

    This is amazing technology and happy to see Israel has it.

  • sDee

    US Debt Actually 87 Trillion Dollars.

    From Chris Cox former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Bill Archer former chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee.

    “the actual liabilities of the federal government — including Social Security, Medicare, and federal employees’ future retirement benefits — already exceed $86.8 trillion, or 550 percent of GDP,” Cox and Archer write.

    “Were American policy makers to have the benefit of transparent financial statements prepared the way public companies must report their pension liabilities, they would see clearly the magnitude of the future borrowing that these liabilities imply. Borrowing on this scale could . . . bankrupt the entire federal government.”

  • YAY Open Thread. OK, if you value our 2nd Amendment rights, this is where to go…

    • sDee

      Excellent work there ABC!

  • poljunkie

    I still think the election was a prank! It had to be!!!

    Anyway I saw this over at AOS.

    I am not of fan of pranking people, I dont like when pranks make people cry. But watch this:

    I admit, I would have freaked!

  • 11Steve11

    My prayers are always that Israel can create its’ own defense mechanisms, so that it does not have to rely upon a wishy washy US. (I meant to say us, sorry for the caps). Rebuild the Temple!!!

  • Amberson

    Um…. Glenn Beck mocks a couple of the most horrid works of “art” in recent history with one fell…. dunking!

  • Landscaper

    I have post election male menopause. Insulting liberals and RINOS has taken a back seat watching paint dry. I would cut my wrist but I’m to depressed to find energy to sharpen a knife. Eating at the garbage McDonalds serves sounds like a good idea and I’m hoping my gutters will clean themselves.

  • Well, I’m glad it worked. They are going to need it, and soon. After Iran gets its nuclear bomb or missile, everything is going to go downhill fast in that part of the world. Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon will start firing tons of missiles into Israel, so Israel had better be prepared for that. The only question is, are we? With Obama in the White House, not a chance.

  • mikeinidaho

    God bless and please continue to protect Israel as they battle the terrorists in the Middle East!