Israeli strike in Sudan – broadening the conflict
IAF strike in Sudan hit Gaza-bound arms convoy
The Israel Air Force carried out an attack last January against a convoy of trucks in Sudan carrying arms for Hamas in the Gaza Strip, according to the American network CBS.
According to the report, 39 people riding in 17 trucks were killed, while civilians in the area suffered injuries. Haaretz
It proves the arrogance of Israel, unilateral actions which can be witnessed from top to bottom, by the state and by Israeli individuals. But lets ask about the logistics? Can Israel stop Hamas rearming by taking out supplies wherever it sees them? Unlikely, given the 100’s of millions of people that would like to see Hamas rearmed, just as the diaspora covertly armed the early Zionists. If this attack took place during the Gaza conflict then perhaps it is not quite so arrogant. But as always there was ‘collateral’ damage. Collateral means murder of civilians.
In cities the world over Drug dealers are monitored rather than busted for fear of driving them further underground.
Why bomb in Sudan and not in Egypt, because Egypt is a (paid) ally and Sudan is not. And Egypt has made it clear it is impossible for it to stop the arms smuggling.
The Haaretz article goes on to mention:
According to Martin, Israel and the U.S. had signed an agreement for closer international efforts to block smuggling of arms into the Gaza Strip.
Well from a post on this blog (Hamas rearmed during conflict) at the time of the US Israeli agreement, no states through which the arms would travel (especially Turkey and Egypt) signed up to the agreement:
And Egypt is steadfastly refusing to overtly fight the smuggling tunnels, presumably because of local support and possible resistance infiltration/influence in his regime.
Egypt “is absolutely not bound by this agreement,” on halting arms smuggling through tunnels under the Egypt-Gaza border, Abul Gheit [Egyptian Foreign Minister]told reporters. AlManar
From the Israeli Ynet:
Don’t count on Egypt
Nature of Egyptian regime won’t allow it to curb arms smuggling to Gaza
Just as Israel / Zionists have had to align themselves with all manner of unsavory souls to further their interests, now it seems they have to allow Egypt to allow smuggling into Gaza. Is it all *ucked up or what?
By Aziz El-Kaissouni Tue Jan 27, 2009
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt warned European countries on Tuesday to think carefully before sending ships to patrol Gaza’s coastal waters to prevent arms smuggling, saying such a move could have significant consequences on ties with Arab states.
The warning by Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit came after British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Britain, France and Germany had offered to send warships to monitor and prevent arms smuggling to Gaza and to help consolidate a shaky ceasefire. –Reuters–
To state the obvious: solve the problem not the symptom. The conditions of the Palstinians in Gaza.
Europe has been roped in:
March 15 2009 12:24 AM
Nine NATO allies have pledged to stop arms smuggling to Gaza. United States,Canada and seven European states including Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy,the Netherlands and Norway have signed a “program of action.” According to a representative of the group,the nine NATO allies have designed an agreement billed as part of an international attempt, allegedly to stabilize a Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire in Gaza.Hamas movement which is now the ruling authority in Gaza shun the nine NATO members campaign claiming that it has the right to defend it self and the Palestinian people 0f Gaza. –more–
One wonders what efforts intelligence agencies have made to infiltrate the arms smuggling rings? That means participating in the smuggling. Starting to resemble the alleged involvement of intelligence agencies in drug smuggling. When the Jewish people wake up to being used as a tool themselves then we might see peace.