Here's a story that's really flown under the radar today. The Guardian reports:
Sudan has warned that it has the right to retaliate after accusing Israel of carrying out an air strike on an arms factory, causing a huge explosion that killed two people.
Belal Osman, the Sudanese information minister, said that bombs from
four aircraft struck a complex and triggered a blast that rocked the
capital, Khartoum, before dawn on Wednesday.
"Four planes coming
from the east bombed the Yarmouk industrial complex," Belal told a press
conference. "They used sophisticated technology … We believe that
Israel is behind it."
Belal recalled a 2009 attack on an arms
convoy in the Red Sea province in eastern Sudan, resulting in scores of
deaths, which his government also blamed on Israel.
Israel never formally acknowledged responsibility for the 2009 attack, though Prime Minister Ehud Olmert wasn't exactly subtle in comments made shortly afterward, saying, "We operate everywhere we can hit terrorist infrastructure - in nearby
places, in places further away, anywhere we can strike them in a way
that increases deterrence. Everyone can use their imagination."
According to one WikiLeaked cable from Khartoum, the Sudanese government had originally thought the U.S. had carried out the attack... and for that matter, the embassy staff didn't seem quite sure.