Tue Nov 2nd, 2021 at 01:52:14 PM EST
The delegation, which likely included representatives from the Mossad spy agency, met with Abdul Rahim Hamdan Dagalo, a prominent general in the Rapid Support Forces, a Sudanese paramilitary force that took part in the coup carried out last month, the Walla news site reported Monday.
Dagalo had been part of a Sudanese military delegation that visited Israel several weeks earlier, meeting with members of the National Security Council and other officials in the Prime Minister's Office.
Israeli officials told Walla that while the sides discussed the political situation in Sudan and the stability of the civilian government during the Israel visit, the Sudanse did not offer any indication that they would be carrying out a coup and deposing the civilian-led government later that month.
While much of the Western world has condemned the coup, Israel has remained noticeably silent. Sudanese military leaders have taken note of the response in Jerusalem and believe it constitutes approval of their actions, the report said.
It was the military, not the civilian leadership, in Sudan that played a more active role in advancing normalization with Israel last year.
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Secret financial network of Sudan's main militia exposed
Another key element of the RSF's income is payment for the provision of mercenaries that fight on behalf of Saudi Arabia in Yemen.
Two RSF uses two front companies, the small information technology and security company GSK that is based in Sudan, and Tradive General Trading LLC, based in the UAE. Tradive is funnelling tens of millions of dollars in to and out of the RSF, at least partly in order to obscure the involvement of the militia.
Earlier writing ....
Israeli Intelligence Aids African States Threatened by Islamist Insurgencies in Return for Normalization | Tikun Olam |
Indeed, Israel appears to have joined with Gulf States in intervening in internal Sudanese affairs on behalf of the military junta. These generals have done favors for UAE and the Saudis in particular in sending troops to fight on their behalf in Yemen. Thus, if there is a conflict between Sudanese civilian advocates of democracy and the military, they will want the deck stacked in favor of the latter. It will take tremendous will on the part of the US and African Union if they wish to exert any counter-force against this anti-democracy conspiracy. Unfortunately, in these situations the will of the generals and their guns often speak louder than the words of diplomats.
Israel typically sides with naked power and strongman rule over democracy and populism. Which should also put the lie to Israeli claims that it is a democracy.
Perhaps the most offensive passage concerns the Israeli official telling the US that military rule, not democracy, is not just in Israel's interest, but America's as well. In doing so he flagrantly contradicts Ambassador Feltman's clear statement of US policy: that we endorse democratic rule and threaten to cancel aid if it is not restored.
State Department spokesperson, Ned Price, addressed precisely this effrontery and swatted down the Israeli claim earlier today.
On a related matter, incoming Mossad chief, David Barnea, has made cultivating intelligence relations with Africa one of his priorities. He personally visited Chad last summer and discussed the possibility of Israel maintaining a forward base there, from which to fly its surveillance drones. They could be helpful in monitoring the security situation in Libya and Algeria, which has opposed the Moroccan territorial claim in the Sahel. Morocco and Israel are now allies, as the former has become one of four Arab states to normalize relations. Israel would be only too happy to keep close tabs on the Polisario Front's representatives who have found refuge in Algeria.
Polisario Front's police chief, Addah al-Bendir, supposedly assassinated by a Moroccan drone
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US Ned Price and Antony Blinken voice strong objection
With the @World Bank pausing disbursements to Sudan, the international community is making clear the need for the civilian-led transition to get back on track.
Israeli official voices support for Sudanese military coup in interview
The Israeli official appears to express displeasure over the US envoy's comments on the apparent coup, saying deposed prime minister is an obstacle to ties with Israel.
Sudan has joined the Abraham Accords, a peace initiative that culminated with normalization processes between Israel and four Arab states. But unlike the other three countries, it has not taken concrete steps to establish official ties with the Jewish state or set up an embassy. This is partly because of the ongoing political strife there.
[Former US Presidentand Jared Kushner were willing to cancel debt owed and Arab states were willing to add hundreds of millions to the ravaged country's treasury ... ehh war chest]
Military sought 'backing of Israel' | MEE |
Dr Jihad Mashamoun, a researcher and political analyst, told MEE: "The Sudanese military has always been approaching Israel or isolating the civilians from being approached by Israeli officials.
"The military believes that if they have the backing of Israel, Israel will lobby on behalf of the military in the US in favour of the Sudanese military's control over the transition period in Sudan.
"Israel would want a military partner in Sudan rather than a civilian one, because anything that a civilian government does has to go through parliament. The problem for Israel is that if this normalisation agreement goes through parliament, it won't pass."
The US has said that it is reviewing a full range of economic options to address the coup, but that it was too early to decide whether it will impose sanctions on Sudan, which is suffering from a dire economic situation amid the political turmoil.
Major role Jared Kushner to please Jerusalem and benefit domestic and foreign policy of family friend Benjamin Netanyahu ...
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Quite similar to Middle East wealth deposited in the coffers of the Clinton Foundation and pockets of Tony and Cheryl Blair ... no shame.
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Earlier dIaries ...
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Major Policy Shift On Saudi Relations and MbS
Cambridge University halts £400m deal with UAE over Pegasus spyware claims
Israel and US Central Command
Former administration late decision as U.S. Central Command moves to include the Jewish State of Israel ... taking the fight to Iran.
Recalibration is a two-way street ... the foundation laid by the former president in the Abraham Economic Accords leads to a new military and intelligence pact in the confrontation with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Under new leadership of Israel, big satan will be marginalized in the Middle East.
All signs point to a coup in Lebanon by the new powers in the Middle East ... a new confrontation with Turkey, Russia and China?
Lebanon Desperate Under Crippling US Sanctions
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