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August 1, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Iron Dome was built by Israel with partial funding from the US, to protect against rockets that Hamas is launching at Israeli civilians. Its entire purpose is defensive, against Hamas and Hizballah rockets.

Today, the UN’s Human Rights Commission’s chairman condemned Israel and the US for not sharing the Iron Dome technology with Hamas.

Haaretz reports that United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, delivered this blistering statement on Iron Dome.

Pillay said that she was appalled at Washington consistently voting against resolutions on Israel in the Human Rights Council, General Assembly and Security Council.

“They have not only provided the heavy weaponry which is now being used by Israel in Gaza but they’ve also provided almost $1 billion in providing the ‘Iron Domes’ to protect the Israels from rocket attacks,” she said. “But no such protection has been provided to Gazans against the shelling.”

Sharing Iron Dome with Hamas would have given Hamas insight into how to defeat it, in addition to being entirely pointless for Israel, given Iron Dome’s design. Its capabilities involve intercepting small, unguided rockets that are aimed at civilian populations. Israel uses no such weapons, and neither does Egypt, Hamas’ other major enemy.

Perhaps Pillay would have Israel give Hamas its drones, and the US hand Hamas a fleet of B-2 stealth bombers as well? How about a Los Angeles class nuclear sub with cruise missiles while we’re at it?

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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She's neither ignorant nor stupid. She knows exactly what the results would be. Don't forget that she and Richard Goldstone are buddies.
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1. Navi Pillay's statement is stunning in its ignorance and stupidity.
2. Navi Pillay's statement is a reflection of the majority of world opinion.
3. Have a nice weekend.
7 weeks ago
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If Israel responded to Hamas the way it should, it would not need Iron Dome. It would simply level Gaza at the first sign of a rocket fusillade.

It is the mistaken effort of being merciful to the merciless that makes Iron Dome necessary.
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This dingbat is probably pulling down a cool million a year. And we're helping pay her.
6 weeks ago
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Let me guess, she would also have demanded that the usa had shared the atom bomb with all belligerent axis powers because how dare the us develop a weapon to decisively end things and after successful testing not share it with imperial Japan, the desperate remnants of Nazi Germany and Mussolinis decaying body. Since after all everything and everyone are equal right? I mean we did end up sharing with Japan, but not in the way she would have demanded.
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With the repeated reports that UNWRA facilities have been used as munitions dumps for Hamas weapons, the UN is dangerously close to becoming a co-belligerent in this war, not a neutral organization. This kind of remark - demanding that the other side protect its enemies' rocket launch points - brings it a step closer to such a status.

(It's also so mindbendingly stupid that I think I just lost ten IQ points reading the statement. But in addition to that.)
7 weeks ago
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She heard that Colbert's old comedy gig is available.
She is simply auditioning.
7 weeks ago
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nazi pillay
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How can one respond to such a statement? Is Pillay's position even intelligible? How can one talk to such a person? So fatuous is Pillay's assertion that calling it even "upside-down" is granting it undue credit, as "upside-down" suggests a framework of sense, some baseline of understanding and communicability.

In the end, all one can do is shed a tear, tune out, and pick up a good book.

It's all over, friends. All gone. All lost.
7 weeks ago
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Her statement is quite intelligible if you share her weltanschauung.
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Those of you who read Hebrew: http://www.atzuma.co.il/israelsueun (petition to sue UNRWA for war crimes)
7 weeks ago
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Want any more proof the U.N. is and always will be against Israel?
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Either incredibly stupid &naive, or disingenuous. As a child care worker, I worked with stupid & naive kids. She isn't that.
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Back in the '50s, when all things nuclear were the gleam in everyone's eye, someone proposed using nuclear weapons for deep mining. Break up all that rock, making it easier to dig out the ore. I suggest we share that technology with Hamas.
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