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Looking beyond the bombing in Sudan

Like a bully-boy totally unconstrained by any regard for international law, it seems that the Israeli were behind the bombing in Sudan.  Leaving aside that one simply can't have countries going around into other countries and committing what are clearly terrorist acts - it's called lawlessness  and a clear breach of the United Nations Charter - it is suggested that the Israelis had reasons of their actions beyond the simple bombing.

"Israel maintained its official silence on Thursday over Sudan’s accusation that the Israel military was behind an air attack that destroyed a weapons factory in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, early Wednesday.

But senior Israeli officials spoke openly about what they described as Sudan’s destabilizing role in the region, accusing it of serving as a transit point in a weapons supply route from Iran via the Sinai Desert to Palestinian militant groups in Gaza and other places like Lebanon.

Israeli newspapers splashed reports from Sudan on their front pages on Thursday, and analysts posited that if Sudan’s accusations were true, Israeli warplanes would have flown 1,180 miles each way to carry out their mission, a feat, they said, that should serve as a warning to Iran.

While Iranian leaders have derided Israel’s veiled threats to strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities, some newspapers here carried maps showing that the distance from Israel to the major Iranian nuclear sites is about 200 miles shorter than the direct flight path from Israel to Khartoum."

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