September 14th, 2004


Darfur rally

escapade52 went to the Darfur rally, and files a report.

Also in Sudan news: German paper Die Welt is reporting that Syria did the Sudanese government a favor by testing chemical weapons in Darfur. On people.
Syrian officers were reported to have met in May with Sudanese military leaders in a Khartoum suburb to discuss the possibility of improving cooperation between their armies.

According to Die Welt, the Syrians had suggested close cooperation on developing chemical weapons, and it was proposed that the arms be tested on the rebel SPLA, the Sudan People's Liberation Army, in the south.

But given that the rebels were involved in peace talks, the newspaper continued, the Sudanese government proposed testing the arms on people in Darfur.

I wouldn't put this past the Syrian government. As New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman noted a few years ago, Syria's never had much regard for innocent life.