Beyond the Cusp

December 30, 2018

Strange Games in Israel Played

 

Some Israelis who live near the Gaza, Lebanon, Egyptian or other borders play an odd game while going to bed and fall asleep. This game is more prevalent for those residing on the ground floor. They listen intently to the sounds working their way through their pillows and into their ears to be discerned by their brains. Is that sound reverberations from the heater or air-conditioning, the vibrations of the computer fan whirring at its higher speed, the vibrations of trucks hitting speed bumps or terrorists digging an infiltration tunnel under their bedroom. This summer the IDF also played the game of whack a tunnel. They used secret technologies and located dozens of Hamas tunnels which were exploded which destroyed millions if not billions of Euros in cash and provisions to construct. The same Euros which were intended for reconstruction of the ravages of previous wars, repair roads, water works, electrical generation and distribution and aid their economy which has suffered greatly from the dedication of their rulers, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, to terrorism and the destruction of Israel. That was the summer and now it is fall. This fall and probably into the winter, the IDF is playing that same game on the Lebanon border. Thusfar the IDF has located four or five such tunnels dug from Lebanon under the border into northern Israel which have since been demolished. We can only guess which border the IDF may find more tunnels invading into Israel from her neighbors. The border with Gaza is being updated with a version of fence which reached into the ground many meters standing as a barrier in the opposite direction from the fence the Gazan rioters are constantly threatening to destroy in order to swarm into Israel on a murdering spree where they are wildlings killing whomever they meet. Then there are the problems which no defensive wall, fence or obstacle can prevent, mortars, rockets and missiles. Hamas and Islamic Jihad have likely thousands which can reach well into Israel and Hezballah has over 150,000 rockets and missiles many of which can reach anywhere in Israel. All of these terrorist forces are allied and under the direction of Iran. Iran, that is the real threat to any possibility for peace in the Middle East and perhaps well beyond.

 

These games are not really games; they are very serious business and very real threats. The world conveniently ignores these threats while they continue trading with Iran providing the Mullahs with a steady flow of funds. The aid they send to the Palestinian Arabs pays for those tunnels out of Gaza. Their money infused to the Palestinian Authority allows Mahmoud Abbas to have his ‘pay to slay’ program driving increasing stabbings, vehicular homicides and other forms of terrorism targeting Israelis. To all too many of the Europeans, the terrorism in Israel is deserved because the Jews actions beg for the Arabs to desire to murder them. But the terrorist acts in Europe are the fault of the Israelis because the Jews make the Arabs want to murder Europeans. At the United Nations, all the terrorism in the world can be traced back to what Israel has done and the wars, as the old trope states, are the fault of the Jews and thus caused by Israel. The growth of anti-Israelism, well, not growth but continued exploding anti-Israelism as well as anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism worldwide, are just another symptom of the spreading of an illness in the world. There is an old belief which is best stated as, ‘Hate which starts with the Jews, seldom ends with the Jews.’ The reality is that it is not really about the Jews, it is about hate. That is why hate of the Jews seldom ends with the Jews because there are and never will be enough Jews to contain the growing hate. Hate, once set free to seek targets often starts with the most vulnerable group, always a minority of which the Jews are one of the smallest, and as it becomes more accepted in the public sphere, then something begins to be evident as the hate spreads and grows, that initial minority is incapable of being the only target for the hatreds. This then spreads the hate further and includes the next minority to target. Highlander was a story which tells one what the result of these various hates lead to as people give their hate reasons because hate without reason is an abomination, this means, since those doing the hating, that their hate must be based on reality, on a logical means of reasoning, thus those they hate are impure, imperfect, diseased or whatever makes their hate meaningful. Once people start to weed out those who are beneath their expectation, then as time flows, the bar is raised and eventually it will be raised to a point that some who were once amongst those doing the hate to those who are now derided and the target of the hate and in the end, there can be only one.

 

In the End there Can Be Only One

In the End there Can Be Only One

 

Israel has found part of the answer for the missiles and rockets and other projectiles in the Iron Dome systems. The problem is that Israel would require so many of these Iron Dome systems that it would become cost prohibitive. Even further on this scale is the fact that each interceptor costs around fifty-thousand dollars while the rockets they prevent cost approximately fifty to one-hundred dollars. One does not need to be a genius at mathematics to see where the problem will arise. This is almost a universal problem when it comes to defensive systems compared to even the most simple offensive weaponry, the cost of throwing objects at an enemy are always far less expensive than the systems which defend against these projectiles. Israel is almost always on the defensive, and there is a real and ugly reason, the rest of the world. Israel could use offensive weapons which are equally inexpensive to persuade Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza and Hezballah in Lebanon from launching at Israel. Israel could simply fire three or four or more rockets back at those who are firing at Israel with similar disregard for where or how close they land. This would even allow Israel not to do trajectory tracking for their response, just simply you launch three, we launch a dozen. But the world would immediately start screaming that this was collective punishment because Israel was not only targeting the terrorists but merely launching without any concern for who was struck. You see, the world is incensed should Israel kill a single Arab by mistake while targeting terrorist forces. This perpetuates the terrorists using human shields as then they can show pictures of dead innocents which the world can become enraged over. This is partly why Israel spends so much in order to prevent any dead innocents, or as few as possible. There is another reason; Israel actually cares more about Arab lives than their own governments care. Thus, Israel invests trackback targeting, Iron Dome, David’s Sling, the Trophy System and other defensive systems for protecting civilians as well as IDF soldiers. Israeli defensive systems are used by numerous nations around the world. Inventing these defensive systems consumes quite a number of brilliant engineers, considerable brain-power which could be better utilized for inventing items to help all society and not simply to protect against violence.

 

What is interesting is that Israel has been developing new technologies which can be utilized to protect people from terrorism and other threats. Soon people will be looking at many new inventions out of Israel. Some they will be looking at these systems as the system looks back at them. One might even look at people and be able to tell who is a terrorist and who is not. We could continue to list these new developments one at a time, but for convenience, here are ten surveillance systems developed or in development by Israel. These are but the tip of the iceberg of discoveries which branch across numerous different fields and sciences. As these systems are developed and their potential is fully applied to all fields and purposes, there will be both positive and negative usages. Those which protect the innocent from criminals, terrorists and other vicious intents are going to be great. Those used to monitor the people looking for those specific things which show those who are discontent with the way their lives are going and thus most in need of counselling or potentially being sent to reeducation camps. These technologies, like all technology, can be used for the betterment of mankind or the subjugation of mankind. They can be utilized to benefit the people and empower them or used to categorize people and empower government at the expense of the people. We can predict that much of the technology coming from Israel will be beneficial by making air travel and other forms of travel safer, make places where robberies are common more easily identifying potential robbers allowing for security to be activated, facial identification used to hunt for criminal elements making them more readily detected in a public crowded area, and other algorithms which will be capable of making different determinations from video data. Some of these same systems will also eventually be used in medicine just as medical X-ray went from medical use to security use at airports except some of these will go from security usage to medical usage. In the meantime, Israel will continue in making inventions which will make collateral casualties and damage less likely and rendered minimal by making weapons more accurate and targeting far more accurate. These advances will benefit all of mankind in the future and make life better for everyone.

 

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  1. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

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