Sudan …the neglected story…and the dangerous one. I hope I am never saying “I told you so” to the politicians I bring this up to all the time off camera.
Because you read GretaWire, you know about Sudan (I have reported here many times about my trip to Sudan and South Sudan with Reverend Franklin Graham and Samaritan’s Purse.)
Most of my reporting has been about the cruelty of Sudan’s President Bashir killing his own people in the Nuba Mountains. The rape of women, the burning of villages etc. is beyond words. You have seen my pictures of the families hiding in caves – as well as my pics of children dying from malnutrition.
I have told you that recently Sudan’s President Bashir (Muslim Brotherhood) was invited to Egypt by Egypt’s President Morsi (also Muslim Brotherhood.) As soon as President Bashir stepped foot in Egypt he should have been arrested on the ICC indictment he has for genocide and war crimes in the Darfur region.
Instead he was in Egypt as a favored guest, and was given a warm visit by the President. Needless to say many in the world were rightfully outraged that he was not arrested – including Amnesty International. I have reminded you many times that Osama Bin Laden got his start in the Sudan….in short, Sudan’s President Bashir is bad news. He is evil.
Now this article below…and you can see problems are growing. Sudan does not have the military strength of Israel but it doesn’t take much to commit terror (one suicide bomber can do it) — and there is also the question of President Bashir’s influence on his friend President Morsi. Israel needs Egypt to stabilize the region for Israel. So…read the story below.
I have no answers…..I am only alerting all of us to a potential bigger problem:
By: Al-Nour Ahmad Al-Nour posted on Thursday, Oct 25, 2012
In a serious development that could have some spillover effects, Sudan accused Israel of striking the Yarmouk arms factory south of the capital, Khartoum. The attack partially destroyed the factory and killed two people.
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Sudan accused Israel of bombing the Yarmouk arms factory south of Khartoum in an attack that killed two people, Al-Nour Ahmad Al-Nour reports. Sudan said it would file a complaint with the UN Security Council and reserved the right to strike back “twofold.”
Publisher: Al-Hayat (Pan Arab)
Sudan proclaimed that its government will take the Hebrew state to the United Nations Security Council and reserves the right to strike back “at the appropriate place and time.” The Sudanese cabinet held an emergency meeting last night to announce a mobilization plan in the Sudanese states.
Al-Hayat learned that the US Embassy in Khartoum was closed yesterday [Oct. 24], having suspended operations after being stormed by indignant protesters over the movie insulting Islam last month.
Some in Khartoum have speculated that the US resorting to closing its embassy indicates that the US probably knew in advance that Israel was behind the attack and feared reactions to it.
Huge explosions rocked Khartoum in the early-morning hours on Wednesday. The sound came from the Yarmouk factory, situated some 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of the capital.
The huge explosions caused windows to shatter over a wide area surrounding the site, including al-Kalakala, Javra, al-Azhari and Sahafa Streets. This caused panic and prompted some people to leave their homes, especially after flames rose up and covered large parts of the main storage room, causing ammunition and missiles to fly in all directions.
In a press conference, Information Minister Ahmed Bilal said that four Israeli planes struck the military factory, having approached the site from the east. He explained that the sophisticated technology of the planes enabled them to penetrate the airspace without being detected by radar.
He said that some parts of the conventional weapons factory were entirely destroyed, while other parts suffered partial damage.
Bilal added that the attack targeted Sudan, adding: “We reserve the right to respond at a place and time of our choosing.”
He noted that his country intends to file a complaint against Israel with the UN Security Council, despite the conviction that it will achieve nothing.
The minister stressed that the factory does not manufacture any prohibited weapons, and is not an “underground factory. The manufacturing of conventional weapons is a national right.”
He warned that this “cowardly act turns Sudan into a confrontational state and we will take all measures to clarify Sudan’s position to the international community and the UN Security Council.”
Bilal warned that “although Sudan does not possess military means equivalent to those of Israel, we reserve the right to use our own means to strike back twofold.”
In a joint press conference with the information minister, Sudanese military spokesman Col. Al-Sawarmi Khalid Saad did not rule out the possibility that the air force might be have been infiltrated by Israel.
He said that such an infiltration was possible: “The Sudanese army is not isolated from the world’s armies that could infiltrate it.”
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