Sudan agrees to accommodate Egyptian commandos to destroy Abay dam (Wikileaks)
Posted by Ethio Tribune on August 31, 2012
“Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda have reached an agreement with Egypt and pledged cooperation that the water will only be used for electricity generation (not diverted for irrigation), while Egypt pledged more developmental projects. We’ll keep talking and talking to them to make sure all sides abide by the agreement.
The only country that is not cooperating is Ethiopia. We are continuing to talk to them, using the diplomatic approach. Yes, we are discussing military cooperation with Sudan. We have a strategic pact with the Sudanese since in any crisis over the Nile, Sudan gets hit first then us. We can’t afford that. The military cooperation we are discussing is for emergency planning, but I don’t think it will come that yet. There will not be a war. If it comes to a crisis, we will send a jet to bomb the dam and come back in one day, simple as that. Or we can send our special forces in to block/sabotage the dam. But we aren’t going for the military option now. This is just contingency planning. Look back to an operation Egypt did in the mid-late 1970s, I think 1976, when Ethiopia was trying to build a large dam. We blew up the equipment while it was traveling by sea to Ethiopia.” Egyptian Leader
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