While Israel’s Iron Dome shot down thousands of rockets headed for Israeli cities last month during Operation Guardian of the Walls, Democrats in Congress are proposing a less violent way for the Jewish state to stop the rocket fire from Gaza.
Legislation proposed by a group of far-Left Democrats would end US funding for Iron Dome and replace it with a new defense system called “De-escalation Dome.” This system would pay for thousands of highly trained social workers, who would be launched into the sky to talk enemy missiles out of exploding and killing civilians.
“Every time something makes a bang sound – whether it is a cop shooting a person of color, a cow farting, or a rocket blowing up another rocket – it is a policy failure,” Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who sponsored the legislation, said on the House floor. “Why are we using violence and explosives against these Hummus (sic) rockets before they’ve even hurt anyone when nonviolent de-escalation will be even more effective?”
Under AOC’s plan, unarmed social workers would be strapped to rockets and sent into the sky whenever Hamas fires a missile towards an Israeli population center. The social worker will then try to defuse the situation by speaking with the rocket about the root causes that made it want to explode in the first place.
A De-escalation Dome pilot program, however, has not gone as planned, with more than a dozen social workers killed and all of the rockets striking their targets unaffected.