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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Now That Bush Is Gone,

The Israelis take matters into their own hands.
JERUSALEM – Israel successfully tested an anti-missile system designed to protect the country against Iranian attack, the Defense Ministry said, perfecting technology developed in response to failures of similar systems during the 1991 Gulf War. The intercept of a dummy missile was the 17th test of the Arrow system, a U.S.-Israeli joint venture. Israeli defense officials said the interceptor was an upgraded Arrow II, designed to counter Iran's Shahab ballistic missile.

Israel has identified Iran as its biggest threat, citing the country's nuclear program and its development of long-range ballistic missiles. Those fears have been compounded by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's repeated calls for the destruction of the Jewish state.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has made the Iranian threat a top priority of his administration, congratulated defense officials for the successful test. "While we are for peace, we will know how to defend ourselves," he said.
Damn straight, and they can no longer rely on us for help anymore. Meanwhile, in an interview with CNN, our nation's First Clown, Vice President Joe Biden, was asked
how worried he is that Israel, under Netanyahu, will launch a strike to take out Iran's nuclear facilities.

"I don't believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu would do that," Biden said. "I think he would be ill-advised to do that. And so my level of concern is no different than (sic) it was a year ago."
The man is foolishness compounded.

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