First I thought: EH?!
I read all german press online daily and I did not see any report on this in Die Welt.. But then I looked at the date of the article skippy linked to,
it is from september 2004, one year old.
Another link he posted states:
"The British foreign office has denied reports that Sudan tested Syrian chemical weapons on civilians in Darfur in June. Germany and Washington have
also expressed doubts about the reports."
It also says that the report has been published in Die Zeit (not Die Welt, as the original article states), another german newspaper.
These bloggers should learn to check information before they blog it.
OK, so that was LAST year with a bit of confusion here as to who published what.
I tried to find something about this on BBC News, no luck.
Any new reports on this?
Has it been confirmed?
Are there more cases?
What would be interesting to know is which companies are involved in oil deals with sudanese goverment.
Despite everything that has happened there in the last few decades, genocide, possible WMD use, possible involvment in assasination attempt of
egyptian president a few years ago, the fact that Sudan has harboured Al-Qaeda for a while, nobody ever even suggested an invasion.
Considering that Iraq has been invaded even without any evidence of thier involvement with Al-qaeda and, as we know now, no WMDs, there must be
something about Sudanese goverment that the allies "love"... my guess is: oil.
Syria itself is in war with Al-Qaeda, they are not friends in any way.
Here is an interesting article:
and I quote a very relevant part:
Long-dormant Islamic-based groups that oppose the Syrian regime appear to be taking advantage of the government's tight spot to reassert
themselves, some political analysts and outside experts said.
"The more you weaken the regime, the more you give the chance for opposition groups, including Islamic extremists, to regroup," said Nizar Hamzeh, a
political science professor at the American University of Beirut and an expert on Islamic political movements.
Abdulrahman al-Rashed, the general manager of Al Arabiya satellite channel, said the clashes show that al Qaeda "has indeed started its war against
So that means, if we invade Syria, we give Al-qaeda a chance to come to power; that is the EXACT OPOSITE of what we are trying to achieve in the war
on terror ( the actual war on terror, war against Al-qaeda).
Iraqi war has shown that the dumbest thing you can do in war on terror is to destabilize a middle eastern country.