OF THE WEEK:
"We have no evidence -- or have seen no
products, commercial products that are sold out of this facility."
official shortly after the bombing
"There may have been better places to go, that doesn't mean it
was the wrong place to go."
official a few days after the attack
"Of all the targets we looked at, I was convinced beyond a
doubt that we selected the right ones, and I am to this day.
Gen. H. Hugh
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 28 August
Thousands of people and media from all over the world have walked
all over and extensively searched through the ruins of the pharmaceutical factory
destroyed by the Americans in Sudan. Not a single person has become ill in any way, not a
single person has found any evidence of any kind to validate American claims.
Moreover, if such an American attack is accepted, there are
literallyhundreds of such factories -- and thousands of such "targets" -- in
countries all over the world. If this one was the "right one", who's next?
And moreover still, the President of the United States now claims he
stayed up until 2:30 am the night of the bombing trying to make sure that the night shift
was not at the factory so few innocent persons would be killed. But tens of thousands, if
not millions, of Africans will suffer -- and many will undoubtedly die -- because it now
turns out the factory did produce all kinds of pharmaceuticals desperately needed by
people in Sudan and surrounding countries.
The "new war" is just beginning -- both sides agree only
on this.The Americans are readying many more bombs and missiles. Hints are being sent to
allies, including the Arab client-regimes, that more bombing of Iraq is likely next month.
And the Israelis who have pushed for this "new war" for
some time, and their Israeli/Jewish lobby in the U.S. which has top officials throughout
the Clinton Administration who have worked tireless to bring about this result -- couldn't
be more pleased.