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<nettime> IRON BRAINS keep playing their war games over Israel and Gaza:
Tjebbe van Tijen on Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:09:06 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> IRON BRAINS keep playing their war games over Israel and Gaza: everybody loses, except war-industry.

IRON BRAINS keep playing their war games over Israel and Gaza: everybody loses, except war-industry.

March 12, 2012 by Tjebbe van Tijen

The fully illustrated and documented version can be found at:


[tableau showing launching of rockets by Islamic Jihad from the outskirts of Gaza City and Iron Shield system launching a rocket that captures these rockets mid air. In the background a photograph of a dog in the field and a thin white stripe in the sky of a Jihad rocket being destroyed]

I have a hard time understanding the aerial combat over Israel and Gaza. What is the idea of the Palestinian brigades to fire their low tech rockets to penetrate the Iron Shield protected area of Israel?90% of such rockets – it is said – are now destroyed in mid air by the the Israeli defence system, whereas the people in Gaza have no defence whatsoever against incoming retaliation bombardments from the endless military arsenal of Israel. The picture with the dog in the foreground and the smoke trail of the Israeli anti-rocket system intercepting a Gaza-strip fired rocket, was taken on Saturday the 9th of April 2011 in the field near Ashkelon in Israel with the following command: “Nicole was out walking her dogs when she heard the distant siren and the booms. In the fields there is nowhere to hide, so she just watched the Iron Dome shooting the rocket out of the sky, leaving a puff and white smoke trail.” (3)

I need two arms and two fingers to point at all those despicable missile launchers. The only ones gaining from this ‘iron brains game’ is the weapon industry that uses the territories of Israel and Gaza as a testing grounds for the most advanced military products as is summarised in these visuals from trade brochures…

[visuals of trade brochures: "Israel's Innovative Homeland Security Solutions"]

More than one hundred rockets fired from Gaza at Israeli territory, 6 Israelis’s wounded, retaliation attacks on Gaza 21 dead (March 12, 2012). There must be an immense hatred for all those ‘iron brains’ launching their explosive devices, from whatever side, for whatever ideological or security claim. But, who can earnestly express such a view, either in Israel or Gaza?

[tableau showing buildings on fire and wounded children in Gaza as a result of Israeli retaliation attacks]

notes with all three tableau picture elements in full original format and with their original captions. Also link to YoiuTube movie showing The Iron Shield System operating from a field.


Tjebbe van Tijen
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