Mike E wrote:magnumcromagnon wrote:This is a bit off topic but apparently theirs a MIT professor (Theodore A. Postol Professor of Science, Technology, and National Security Policy Massachusetts Institute of Technology) that claims Israel's "Iron Dome" has a missile interception rate which is much lower than their claimed 84%. Professor Postol compares Iron Dome to the Patriot SAM's in interception success rate. I hadn't had the time to read through it however some people who have read through it are saying that he's making the case that Iron Dome's success rate is less than 20%:
Well, I think Iron Dome proves itself with the number of Israelis killed (or lack thereof).
Actuall casualties happening vs. actual casualties being reported is the question. The Israeli's have a long history of covering their tracks or spinning tall tales to make themselves look better. Just some examples of Israeli misinformation:
1.) In 2007 Israeli's claimed they struck Syria's nuclear reactor and claimed they defeated the Pantsir SAM complex with ease, only for the Russian side to point out that the Pantsir complexes weren't even delivered in the first place.
2.) The Israeli's claim that they could defeat the S-300 SAM complex easily with advanced jamming tactics, only for Netanyahu to beg Putin not sell them to Syria anyway, if they could defeat the S-300 system so easily then why would they need the leader of their country to beg to prevent them from being delivered?
3.) The Israeli's claim they can defeat advance Russian weapon systems when they never actually tested against them. They claim their Trophy APS can defeat the advanced RPG-30's (designed to defeat APS) when they never actually tested against them, they also claim their SAM's can defeat the advanced Iskander-M system, when they never actually tested against them either. Hard for me to believe you can actually defeat a system if you never tested against them!
4.) Israeli's claim Hezbollah and Hamas are their eternal enemies and threats to their national security only to later to admit that: The fall of Saddam Huessin (which the Israeli's supported) saw the rise of Hezbollah in their "golden age" where they can move freely from Lebanon, to Syria, to Iran, through Iraq with little resistance (which would never happen under Saddam), and the IDF also admitted they helped create the Islamist Hamas to fight the Secular PLO: