The Sudanese government is blaming Israel for carrying out the attack Wednesday on a weapons factory outside its capital Khartoum. Israeli officials are mum. But one prominent analyst points out that if Israeli Air Force (IAF) jets were behind the bombing, Israel will have carried out its longest distance bombing run ever. This would imply that, contrary to the assessment of skeptics, Israeli fighter aircraft would have the ability to reach and target Iranian nuclear facilities if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decides one day to carry out such an attack.
Sudanese Culture and Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman said that four aircraft managed to evade radars and dropped bombs on the Yarmouk military manufacturing facility. “We think Israel did the bombing,” AFP quoted him saying. “We reserve the right to react at a place and time we choose.”
Asked to respond, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak refused to comment, telling Channel 2 News: “I have nothing I can say about the matter.” He added, “I do not want to respond and will try not to express my emotions.”