Theodore Postol

Type: Person
Name: Theodore Postol
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 36 mins ago - 1 reports

What Would Happen if Hamas Lost All of its Rockets?

Hamas’ rockets, and the expansive network of tunnels it uses to move and deploy them, are singularly responsible for the ongoing violence in Gaza that has left as many as 800 Palestinians dead, mostly civilians. That’s the argument put forth by a growing ... [Published US News & World Report - 10 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Iron Dome ineffective, says MIT scientist

(JTA) — An MIT security expert says that Israel’s famed Iron Dome missile defense system is flawed, with a success rate of under five percent.An analysis posted on the website of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, thebulletin.org, by Theodore Postol, ... [Published JTA - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Israel's Iron Dome Isn't Working: A Weapons Expert's Warning

"We’re not trying to bash Iron Dome," says weapons scientist Richard Lloyd, author of a research paper that calls into question the effectiveness of Israel’s now famous rocket-defense system. "We’re trying to help Iron Dome. The way to help Iron Dome ... [Published BusinessWeek - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Lacking bomb shelters, Israel’s Bedouins advised to ‘protect themselves by lying on the ground’

West Bank / Jerusalem / ’1948 area’ Israel’s Bedouin: Civilians in death alone 972mag 20 July by Mya Guarnieri — Israel denies Bedouin citizens basic services in life but claims them as civilians when they die — Over 400 Palestinians have been ... [Published Mondoweiss - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Israel's Iron Dome doesn't cover Bedouins

The Negev (Naqab) desert in the south of present-day Israel is home to 200,000 indigenous Palestinian citizens of Israel, known as Bedouins , most of whom are completely defenseless against falling rockets because the Israeli government refuses to protect ... [Published Electronic Intifada - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Is Israel's 'Iron Dome' All It's Cracked Up to Be?

A U.S. Senate defense subcommittee has voted to double funding for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system. The Pentagon originally requested $175 million for Iron Dome, but if the new bill passes, Israel would receive more than $350 million.That's ... [Published GlobalSecurity.org - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Gaza militants' rockets: Fewer, less accurate than last Hamas-Israel conflict

Though the Iron Dome interceptor system has been credited for the minimal damage Israel has suffered in the current conflict, the threat from Gaza appears to be smaller than in 2012. An Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket in the southern Israeli ... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Israeli Air Raids on Gaza Strip

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City killed at least four people on Tuesday, medics said. Israel recently has started new wave of bombardments against Palestinian people. [VIDEO]Latest MediaTEHRAN (FNA)- Deadly chemical Sarin was ... [Published Fars News Agency - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Terrorists Bring Syria War Back to UK

TEHRAN (FNA)- Two British men who went to Syria to fight alongside jihadists, have pleaded guilty to planning terrorist attacks. Both were arrested at a London airport. [VIDEO]Latest MediaTEHRAN (FNA)- Deadly chemical Sarin was discovered in two cylinders ... [Published Fars News Agency - Jul 09 2014]
Entities: War, Syria, Terrorists, Sarin

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...with Lloyd s work, compares the Iron Dome interceptors to an outfielder who misjudges a fly ball and has to backpedal furiously to get under it. "the radar system should be able to track incoming rockets with reasonable precision. that should not be a big problem, but there’s something going on" Postol says
"The only way the Iron Dome interceptor can tell where the front of the artillery rocket is by illumination," Postol said. "a 'laser fuse' projects a set of light beams toward the artillery rocket, which reflects light."

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What Would Happen if Hamas Lost All of its Rock... [Published US News & World Report - 10 hours ago]
Iron Dome ineffective, says MIT scientist [Published JTA - Jul 23 2014]
Israel's Iron Dome Isn't Working: A Weapons Exp... [Published BusinessWeek - Jul 21 2014]
Lacking bomb shelters, Israel’s Bedouins advise... [Published Mondoweiss - Jul 21 2014]
Is Iron Dome Everything Israel Says It is? [Published Cutting Edge News - Jul 21 2014]
Israel's Iron Dome doesn't cover Bedouins [Published Electronic Intifada - Jul 21 2014]
Is Israel's 'Iron Dome' All It's Cracked Up to Be? [Published GlobalSecurity.org - Jul 18 2014]
Welcome to the Iron Dome [Published FOXNews.com - Jul 17 2014]
Gaza militants' rockets: Fewer, less accurate t... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Jul 16 2014]
Terrorists Bring Syria War Back to UK [Published Fars News Agency - Jul 09 2014]
Israeli Air Raids on Gaza Strip [Published Fars News Agency - Jul 09 2014]
Journalist Seymour Hersh Thinks The Evidence fo... [Published REASON Online - Dec 09 2013]
Hersh: White House Lied About Syrian Gas Attack [Published London Review of Books - Dec 08 2013]
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