President Omar al-Bashir, known as the ‘Butcher of Sudan’ for his massive slaughter of Sudanize citizens has threatened to overthrow newly independent South Sudan’s “insect” government.
AFP “Our main target from today is to liberate South Sudan’s citizens from the SPLM (Sudan People’s Liberation Movement),” Bashir said, adding that the southern regime cannot be called a “movement”.
“We call it an insect… trying to destroy Sudan, and our main target from today is to eliminate this insect completely.”
He spoke at a rally in support of troops who hope to reclaim Sudan’s most important oil field, Heglig, from South Sudanese troops who seized it eight days ago.
“In a few hours you are going to listen to good news from your brothers in Heglig,” he told about 3,000 youths, some of them dressed in military gear. “Heglig will not be the end. The end will be in Juba,” the South’s capital, said Bashir, whose audience sang songs about jihad, or holy war.
The United Nations, the United States and the European Union have criticised the South’s occupation of the oil field, equally denouncing Sudanese air strikes against the South.
There are widespread fears that the fighting will spread. It is already the worst since South Sudan won independence in July after a 1983-2005 civil war which killed two million people.
In the meantime, jets sent by unnamed Israeli organizations landing daily at South Sudan airport, unloading weapons meant for army. And the Israeli Air Force has been carrying out surgical bombing raids on Muslim infiltrators from the North.
YNET NEWS According to the report, jets have been landing at a Sudan airport at 3 am every day unloading missiles, military equipment and African mercenaries. The paper did not name the organizations behind the alleged deliveries, which, according to the report, began earlier this week.
Western nations fear the clashes could reignite a full-blown war between the mainly Muslim north and the Christian and animist South, with rival claims on oil resources a key part of the conflict.
Last week Sudan bombed oil fields in South Sudan a day after skirmishes at a border town led Khartoum to cancel President Omer Hassan al-Bashir’s scheduled visit to South Sudan for a meeting with President Salva Kiir.
In December 2011 Al-Intiba reported that Israeli aircraft attacked vehicles in South Sudan. The report speculated that the targeted vehicles had been serving arms smugglers. The newspaper claimed that the first of two attacks was carried out on December 15. The IAF allegedly bombed two land cruiser vehicles, killing four passengers. The second attack was reportedly carried out on December 18. A car had been bombed and all its passengers killed. It was also reported that an Israeli apache helicopter landed in an area where South Sudanese army radar stations are located.
Israel considers sending police force into Southern Sudan.
YNET NEWS Israel is considering sending a police force to South Sudan to assist the UN, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported Thursday.
The UN has approached Israel (Oh, NOW they want Israel’s help? I thought Israel was an ‘apartheid’ state according to the UN) on the matter, and on Wednesday Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon met Robert Orr, a top aide for UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon, and told him that Israel was considering the possibility of sending 14 police officers to the African country.