The Bombing of a Sudanese Arms Factory - Connecting the Dots
From AFP and today’s Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey):
Hamas accuses Israel of Sudan blast
Ismail Haniya, head of the Hamas government in Gaza, accused Israelof an attack against a military factory in Sudan, in his sermon for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on Friday.
“On my own behalf and on behalf of the government, we condemn the Zionist terrorism behind the bombing of a (military) factory in Sudan. We condemn this crime and this terrorism,” Haniya said.
Now, why would Hamas be going out of its way to complain about Israel allegedly bombing a Sudanese arms factory? And why would Israel do it in the first place (assuming it was actually the Israelis)? Perhaps this answers both questions:
Sudanese sources told the BBC that the arms factory was believed to have been operated by the Iranians.
BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Marcus says the factory is thought to have manufactured rockets and other munitions for Iran to transfer weapons to Hamas by an overland route.
The Israelis believe there is a well-used smuggling route running northwards to Egypt, into Sinai and then on to the Gaza Strip.
Leaked US state department documents three years ago also suggested that Sudan was secretly supplying Iranian arms to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
By all means, let’s let Iran get the bomb. It will only promote peace in the region, right?