Sunday, December 21, 2008
What is the Kassam Rocket?
The Palestinians of Gaza are harassing us by firing Kassam rockets across the border. Of course such a bombardment would be a casus belli for any other country except israel, who has to fight its enemies with one hand tied behind, and under the hostile eyes of the whole world lying media. The best would be if we could find a way to neutralize the Kassam, without hurting the Palestinians, nothwithstanding their genocidal intentions. The rocket (see pic from this morning's paper) is a standard steel water pipe with four metal sheet wings, and full of a combustible (possible some heavy oil) mixed with an oxidant (possibly ammonium fertilizer). The lower end is closed with some heat resisting ceramic material with a small chamber and opening (visible in the pic) creating the engine.
The Israeli strategy to combat the Kassam was to identify the metal workshops where it is manufactured and to destroy the machinery. It didnt work because the Kassam is so low tech that can be manufactured almost anywhere. The best would be to shoot them down in the air, but its trajectory is irregular, so it is impossible to calculate it real time. Maybe with some laser ray weapon. Our imbecile leftwing people maintain that the only solution to the Kassam bombardment is political, that is, to give in to all their demands, but our leftists are sadly so pathetic when the senders of the Kassams demand that we vacate our homes and evaporate into the blue ether.