Lebanese Mock Israeli MK Over “Kill Robot” Claims

The Jerusalem Post reports how the Lebanese are mocking Israeli minister Ayoub Kara for suggesting we may one day have killer robots.

The Hezbollah-affiliated Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar criticized Israeli Minister Ayoub Kara on Monday, dubbing him “the Science Fiction Minister,” after he said over the weekend that Israel was developing robots that could kill its enemies, including Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah.

A Monday article in the Lebanese paper held that “the Israeli Minister-without-portfolio Ayoub Kara found himself a portfolio and has become, starting today, the science fiction minister in the Israeli government by saying that Israel’s goal of assassinating its number one enemy, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, is closer than ever.”

Kara claimed on Saturday that within a matter of a few years an IDF robot would be able to assassinate Nasrallah and the heads of Hamas in Gaza. His comments were criticized and mocked by several politicians. Kara responded to the criticism on Sunday, saying that he had been speaking seriously. According to the minister, he had heard about the robots from late former president Shimon Peres, and that he was now being mocked only because he’s in the Likud.

The Lebanese newspaper article said that “the solution in Kara’s opinion is a killer robot, like in the films of Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.”

The paper added, however, that it was taking the minister’s remarks seriously. “Despite the fact that the media in Israel reacted cynically to Kara’s comments, he exposed a scientific reality.”

Given the Lebanese already believe in Zionist Death VulturesTM, they should take very seriously the possibility of Zionist Death Robots.TM

Besides, we really are not that far off.


Update: Incidentally, if we wanted to model a killer robot off Arnold Schwarzenegger, he’d probably be flattered.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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