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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Three words: Target rich environment

Two Iranian warships will visit Sudan this weekend. A weapons factory in Khartoum mysteriously exploded last month, and Israel is being blamed. The visit is apparently an Iranian response to that mysterious explosion. This is from the first link.
“Two Iranian warships would also visit Port Sudan harbor on November 30 and would stay at the harbor for three days within the military maritime cooperation,” AFP quoted Sawarmi Khaled Saad, Sudan’s army spokesman, as saying.
Sudan’s relationship with Iran has come under scrutiny following Israel's alleged October 23 bombing of the Yarmouk installation, which led to speculation that Iranian weapons were stored or manufactured at the site.
A pair of Iranian warships spent two days in Port Sudan last month in a visit Saad said evidenced the “strong political, security and diplomatic relations between the two states.”

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According to Sudan’s Al-Rakoba daily, Khidr said that its military factories had enriched the country, making it a “target for enemies of the nation.” His comments reportedly came during a ceremony condemning “Israeli aggression against the Yarmouk compound."
Earlier this month, Sudanese President Omar Bashir said Khartoum would seek to acquire “advanced weaponry” to counter “repeated Israeli attacks.”
Echoing Tehran’s terminology and rhetoric, Bashir said Israel was “the Zionist enemy and Israel will remain the enemy,” Sudanese news sources reported.

Curiously, the Sudanese have also decided to move the factory outside Khartoum. What - there aren't enough human shields in the city? Maybe they can ask Hamas to teach them how.

In any event, I hope they will keep an eye on those Iranian ships. We wouldn't want anything to happen to them now, would we? Heh.

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