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Posted by Fred 2012-04-17 00:00||
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File under: Govt of Sudan
#1 Given the condition of the Sundanese Air Force, I'm wagering the tactic is drop-and-scoot.
Then there's this:
Nanchang A-5 Fantan . 15-20 of the aircraft were delivered to Sudan by China in 2003, supposedly financed by Iran. Some 100 or so of an A-5 variant are also in service with The Pakistani Air Force.
Posted by Pappy 2012-04-17 00:54||
#2 delivered to Sudan by China in 2003, supposedly financed by Iran
Back when Iran still had money...but why would they do that, Pappy?
Posted by trailing wife 2012-04-17 01:36||
#3 The Axis of Evil is growing. Not sure about any sane reasoning coming out of Iran, but they need as many proxies and allies as they can get when they are under sanctions. Refugees from such countries as Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Bosnia, etc. are forming gangs such as the Sudan Posse, even adopting American gang dress and hip-hop. According to the FBI's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, gangs are responsible for between 48%-90% of violent crime. Gangs are increasingly engaging in non-traditional gang-related crime, such as alien smuggling, human trafficking, and prostitution. Gangs are also engaging in white-collar crime such as counterfeiting, identity theft, and mortgage fraud, primarily due to the high profitability and much lower visibility and risk of detection and punishment than drug and weapons trafficking, but they are also linked to the cartels. Gang members are acquiring high-powered, military-style weapons and equipment which poses a significant threat because of the potential to engage in lethal encounters with law enforcement officers and civilians. Typically firearms are acquired through illegal purchases; straw purchases via surrogates or middle-men, and thefts from individuals, vehicles, residences and commercial establishments....I dunno, but my guess the chaos created is intended to usher in the Mad Mullah from the Hell-Well and gives the DoJ plausible deniability for Fast and Furious and Operation Castaway.
Posted by Omoluque Hapsburg8162 2012-04-17 11:10||
#4 Back when Iran still had money...but why
To buy regional influence. Sudan has been an international pariah for ages, but also occupies a strategic location. Think of it as an end-run around the Sunni sphere of influence.
That it has (or had) oil is a plus, at least for China.
Posted by Pappy 2012-04-17 12:36||
#5 I really think South Sudan is the one that needs support.
Posted by Water Modem 2012-04-17 14:15||