War Story #1

“During Desert Storm the Israelis accused the Patriot missile defense system of ‘missing’ an inbound Scud missile directed at Israel.”

This is not the truth, and it’s a sad statement on the ethics of the Israeli government as it resulted in the deaths of 17 of it’s citizens.

The truth is that the Israeli government ordered the U.S. crew manning the battery to turn it off so they could conduct a live test of an anti-missile system of their own.

And the Israelis missed, but before the Patriot system could be rebooted, the inbound Scud had struck and kill 17 Israelis.