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Sen. Rand Paul: Build Iron Dome Over White House, Capitol, Key Cities
Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 10:18 AM | Bill Hoffmann

Posted on 01/17/2013 8:59:46 AM PST by Olog-hai

Sen. Rand Paul says The White House, Capitol buildings, and key U.S. cities should build their own versions of Israel's Iron Dome to defend them from missile attacks, BuzzFeed reports.

“I saw presentations of the Iron Dome and it was very impressive … [I am] absolutely in favor of it,” Paul told reporters in a conference call after touring Israel and Jordan. …

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: irondome; randpaul

1 posted on 01/17/2013 8:59:50 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Vladimir would have a fit.


2 posted on 01/17/2013 9:03:34 AM PST by DManA
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To: Olog-hai

“key cities”???

D.C.? NY? LA? SF? Chicago? Lexington? Owensboro? Bowling Green?


3 posted on 01/17/2013 9:03:34 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Olog-hai

Iron Dome?

I don’t know, Rand, I think the bas***ds would still dig their way out.


4 posted on 01/17/2013 9:05:01 AM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Olog-hai

Good Lord! Why?

Is someone lobbing terrorist rockets into our cities, and it’s not being reported?

If he thinks this is a substitute for national defense, he’s a fool.


5 posted on 01/17/2013 9:05:01 AM PST by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: Olog-hai

We will build those as fast as they built the fence and put protection in our schools.


6 posted on 01/17/2013 9:06:25 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Empire_of_Liberty
Hmmmm... seems to complement the notion of Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families, and establish Gun Free Zones around them
7 posted on 01/17/2013 9:08:03 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Olog-hai

better to build an Iron Dome over New York City, etc.


8 posted on 01/17/2013 9:08:03 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Chickensoup

Fantastic response.

And may suggest this principle applied to protect cities is the same reason we want the ability to protect our homes.

Or is the Iron Dome limited to ten shots each before they have to reload.


9 posted on 01/17/2013 9:08:52 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Olog-hai

I really do not care what happens to any of those people, Rand.

If you want it, you pay for it.


10 posted on 01/17/2013 9:11:52 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Olog-hai

No iron domes over DC or any “blue” city.

Loosing them would constitute the first step in a vast improvement in our state of being.

Only partially joking.


11 posted on 01/17/2013 9:12:11 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Oops, for the anal-minded, that’s “losing,” not “loosing.”


12 posted on 01/17/2013 9:12:55 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Olog-hai

The White House, Capitol buildings, and key U.S. cities

............................................................

That would take care of the politicians and the murder Capitols of this country, but what would protect us honest Americans?


13 posted on 01/17/2013 9:12:55 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Empire_of_Liberty

I really don’t think any of the politicreeps are innocent. Just about the time you think one of them has a brain and the interest of the people at heart they make some stupid statement like this. They’re special, they need to be protected more than the simple minded and must less valuable electorate.

obastard may be the dictator but the majority of politicians aren’t much closer to remembering their humility than he is.


14 posted on 01/17/2013 9:13:32 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: Olog-hai

There are already short (Avenger) and medium range missiles protecting DC. Most of the batteries are documented on Wikimapia.

Beyond that, given that the missile threat will be ICBMs, the best defense wouldn’t be Iron Dome but rather Aegis criusers and destroyers with SM3s and the anti ballistic missile upgrades stationed off the coasts


15 posted on 01/17/2013 9:13:48 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: Olog-hai

So—People who live in the city are more equal than those of us out in the sticks, Senator?


16 posted on 01/17/2013 9:17:03 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: Olog-hai

The nut didn’t fall far from the tree.


17 posted on 01/17/2013 9:19:27 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: DManA

Build it over anything but the White House and Congress.


18 posted on 01/17/2013 9:21:47 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Olog-hai
D.C. Because only elitists need be protected.


19 posted on 01/17/2013 9:28:52 AM PST by 444Flyer (We are experiencing the perfect storm.)
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To: Olog-hai

All of America EXCEPT those places!!!!!


20 posted on 01/17/2013 9:31:15 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: faithhopecharity

better to build an Iron Dome over New York City, etc.

And lock the door and swallow the key. Hummm, now that I think about it I think the WH should have an iron dome.


21 posted on 01/17/2013 9:32:34 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Sequoyah101
Rand Paul's absurd statement unfortunately is typical of the mindset of our government, who believe they constitute the rare jewel encrusted faberge eggs of our nation, instead of the revenue chasing, paper pushing, commerce stifling petty bureaucrats they are.
22 posted on 01/17/2013 9:33:01 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Olog-hai

Feeling the sudden urge to watch Mars Attacks!


23 posted on 01/17/2013 9:34:41 AM PST by LadyBuck (Molon Labe....now and forever.....)
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To: Bitsy

I wonder if that dome would be air tight? If so, build it asap.


24 posted on 01/17/2013 9:43:13 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Mouton

If any city in the USA needs an iron dome it’s already too late!


25 posted on 01/17/2013 9:51:19 AM PST by Conserev1
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To: Olog-hai

I can’t think of a good reason to spend our tax dollars protecting those cities.


26 posted on 01/17/2013 9:53:12 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Chickensoup

Good response.

Can we make it air tight?


27 posted on 01/17/2013 9:59:37 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: 444Flyer

Who runs Bartertown?


28 posted on 01/17/2013 10:37:49 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: tanknetter
Our biggest problem is that the Republicans have lost their courage, while the Prez. issues Executive Orders by the bucket full. These RINOS were elected to fix the mess, not hide under their desks. They could shut Obama down in a Chinese minute, but that takes courage. We can put the pieces back together, but we must have the pieces. And the pieces are being destroyed in front of our eyes.
29 posted on 01/17/2013 10:39:54 AM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Olog-hai

If Paul is concerned about terrorism, terrorism is almost totally done by Muslims.

Muslims understand best power and vengeance - therefore, when the next Muslim terror attack occurs, level the Muslim community most associated with that group.

make the rubble bounce. A series of fuel/air bombs will assure zero survival.

Then announce that the next time such an attack occurs, two communities will be destroyed, three the time after that, four if another attack occurs,

Should more attacks occur, Medina will be nuked into glass.

If attacks continue, Mecca will be nuked.

If any Muslim attacks occur after that, Islam will have proved to be intolerable and will be erased from the face of the earth by the following means:
1. Muslims will have to level their mosques.
2. Muslims will have to level their madrassas.
3. Muslims will level all Imam dwellings.
4. Muslims will execute and publically display the bodies of all Muslim leaders such as Imams, madrassa teachers, etc.
5. All Korans must be burned.
6. Any Koranimal found with a Koran will cause the immediate destruction of that entire community.

Isalm is antithetical to, and irreconcilable with, America - and the entire non-Muslim world.

Therefore ISLAM DELENDA EST!


30 posted on 01/17/2013 10:43:36 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: Olog-hai

We’ve already signed treaties that agree we can’t have more than one or tow of these systems, because, you know, if we’re too well defended, we might feel comfortable attacking or threatening someone else......


31 posted on 01/17/2013 11:01:33 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: tanknetter

The will to use our existing resources to blow the crap out of the nork and iranian ICBM/nuclear weapons capability would do much better than building any defensive system..... Cheaper too.


32 posted on 01/17/2013 12:03:32 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper (Slaving away so obama supporting deadbeats can play)
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To: GladesGuru

It seems fair.This is what they do to non-Muslims under the Dhimmi laws


33 posted on 01/17/2013 12:04:29 PM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: chris37

Let all the blue cities rot. They aren’t worth saving. In fact if they disappeared all together, it would only improve the country.


34 posted on 01/17/2013 12:49:22 PM PST by 1scrappymom (No, I am not a Republican. I am a CONSERVATIVE.)
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To: 444Flyer

Tina Turner was just absolutely, incredibly HAWWWWTTTT! in that movie.


35 posted on 01/17/2013 12:59:57 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Olog-hai

Heck. If the ChiComs destroyed our ten largest cities they would be doing America a favor.


36 posted on 01/17/2013 1:01:59 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: 1scrappymom

Yep.

I do not care if they were to disappear into another dimension in the next 5 minutes.

In fact, I’d throw a party.


37 posted on 01/17/2013 1:10:35 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
"Build it over anything but the White House and Congress."

Seems like this kind of protection be at the top of any proposed list of defense cuts and last on the list of proposed expenditures.
38 posted on 01/17/2013 10:06:02 PM PST by clearcarbon
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