Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Update to my previous post on Syria testing WMD in Sudan

This story, from Middle East Newsline backs up the claim made by Die Wield last week that Syria used WMD in Sudan:

"WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The U.S. intelligence community has determined that Syria deployed weapons of mass destruction in Sudan's rebel Darfour province.

U.S. officials said the CIA has obtained what it deemed reliable information that Syria used a range of air bombs and perhaps rockets filled chemical and biological weapons in the war in Darfour. They said the BW and CW were used in Sudanese military attacks against African villagers in Darfour.

"The U.S. intelligence community has clear evidence that Syrian weapons and experts arrived several months ago and tested the operational use of a range of biological and chemical weapons in Darfour," an official said. "The results were devastating."

The officials said Syrian BW and CW were deployed in fighting in Darfour in June and July. They said hundreds of people were killed in the attacks, which appeared to mostly comprise of bombs being dropped by parachute from Sudanese Air Force An-24 air transports."

I don not know how reliable Middle East Newsline is, I have never heard of them. But if this is true, I wonder if President Bush is going to drop the WMD bomb in his speech to the UN tomorrow? Can this be the October surprise Early?

Hat tip to Potomac Ponderings for finding this story!