While the Obama administration continues struggling to conceal their ineptness in dealing with the Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack, the Israeli air force on Wednesday destroyed a weapons factory in Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, during a well-planned, well-timed sneak attack, an Israeli counterterrorism source told the Law Enforcement Examiner. The factory also manufactured chemical weapons.
According to the Israeli source, Sudan, which is predominately Muslim, has for years been an accommodating arms supplier for the terrorist group Hamas, which now controls the Gaza Strip along with other radical Islamist organizations.
The Law Enforcement Examiner source said that the Israeli government reported to news reporters that four Israeli military planes attacked and destroyed the arms factory in Khartoum around midnight Sudanese time.
The Israeli military attack ignited a huge fire in the destroyed weapons plant and surrounding buildings, according to the description given by the Israeli government.
“Unlike the Obama administration’s feckless reaction to the killing of Americans at their consulate, the Israeli’s will not allow their people to be terrorist targets no matter from where they emanate,” said an Israeli police source, who once worked as a law enforcement officer in the United States.
Sudan has been a reliable source for weapons and other military supplies to Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Most of the weapons come from Russia, Iran, and China, while others are manufactured in Sudan. The arms are then loaded onto ships, which off-load the weapons shipment on the western coast of the Sinai Peninsula, where Bedouins, who are paid by the Iranians, deliver the shipments to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
While Sinai had been relatively quiet during the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, his downfall last year basically spelled trouble for Israelis living close to that border especially with the new Islamist government taking over the military, said the Israeli police source.
Since President Mubarak’s ouster as the dictator of Egypt, and with the Egyptian government now run by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Sinai Peninsula has become a hotbed for terrorists and organized crime groups.
The central smuggling route to Gaza is based on the transfer of weapons from Iran to Sudan, from where the weapons are moved into Egypt before being smuggled into Gaza. Because Egypt’s government remains in a state of flux, weapons smugglers are finding it easier to move contraband from Egypt into the Palestinian territories.
According to the confidential Israeli source, hundreds of rockets (mostly with ranges of 20-40 kilometers), about 1,000 mortar shells, dozens of individual anti-tank missiles and tons of explosives and explosives-making materials have been smuggled via this route.
Haaretz reports that the powerful explosion at the military factory shook Sudan’s capital on Wednesday, sending detonating ammunition flying through the air and causing panic. News agencies report that thick black smoke covered the sky over the Yarmouk Military Industrial Complex in southern Khartoum. Sudan’s media reported that nearby buildings were damaged by the blast, their roofs blown off and their windows shattered.