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This article is from 2003.  Most Americans had little idea of such situations and workings taking place, free imitrex especially here in the USA, free imitrex in North Carolina at Fort Bragg. Free imitrex Our media wasn't printing or covering it. Free imitrex   Israel trains US assassination squads in Iraq Julian Borger in Washington The Guardian December 2003 Israeli advisers are helping train US special forces in aggressive counter-insurgency operations in Iraq, free imitrex including the use of assassination squads against guerrilla leaders, free imitrex US intelligence and military sources said yesterday. The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has sent urban warfare specialists to Fort Bragg in North Carolina, free imitrex the home of US special forces, free imitrex and according to two sources, free imitrex Israeli military "consultants" have also visited Iraq. US forces in Iraq's Sunni triangle have already begun to use tactics that echo Israeli operations in the occupied territories, free imitrex sealing off centres of resistance with razor wire and razing buildings from where attacks have been launched against US troops. But the secret war in Iraq is about to get much tougher, free imitrex in the hope of suppressing the Ba'athist-led insurgency ahead of next November's presidential elections. US special forces teams are already behind the lines inside Syria attempting to kill foreign jihadists before they cross the border, free imitrex and a group focused on the "neutralisation" of guerrilla leaders is being set up, free imitrex according to sources familiar with the operations. "This is basically an assassination programme. Free imitrex That is what is being conceptualised here. Free imitrex This is a hunter-killer team, free imitrex" said a former senior US intelligence official, free imitrex who added that he feared the new tactics and enhanced cooperation with Israel would only inflame a volatile situation in the Middle East. "It is bonkers, free imitrex insane. Free imitrex Here we are - we're already being compared to Sharon in the Arab world, free imitrex and we've just confirmed it by bringing in the Israelis and setting up assassination teams." "They are being trained by Israelis in Fort Bragg, free imitrex" a well-informed intelligence source in Washington said. "Some Israelis went to Iraq as well, free imitrex not to do training, free imitrex but for providing consultations." The consultants' visit to Iraq was confirmed by another US source who was in contact with American officials there. The Pentagon did not return calls seeking comment, free imitrex but a military planner, free imitrex Brigadier General Michael Vane, free imitrex mentioned the cooperation with Israel in a letter to Army magazine in July about the Iraq counter-insurgency campaign. "We recently travelled to Israel to glean lessons learned from their counterterrorist operations in urban areas, free imitrex" wrote General Vane, free imitrex deputy chief of staff at the army's training and doctrine command. An Israeli official said the IDF regularly shared its experience in the West Bank and Gaza with the US armed forces, free imitrex but said he could not comment about cooperation in Iraq. "When we do activities, free imitrex the US military attaches in Tel Aviv are interested. Free imitrex I assume it's the same as the British. Free imitrex That's the way allies work. Free imitrex The special forces come to our people and say, free imitrex do debrief on an operation we have done, free imitrex" the official said. "Does it affect Iraq? It's not in our interest or the American interest or in anyone's interest to go into that. Free imitrex It would just fit in with jihadist prejudices." Colonel Ralph Peters, free imitrex a former army intelligence officer and a critic of Pentagon policy in Iraq, free imitrex said yesterday there was nothing wrong with learning lessons wherever possible. "When we turn to anyone for insights, free imitrex it doesn't mean we blindly accept it, free imitrex" Col Peters said. Free imitrex "But I think what you're seeing is a new realism. Free imitrex The American tendency is to try to win all the hearts and minds. Free imitrex In Iraq, free imitrex there are just some hearts and minds you can't win. Free imitrex Within the bounds of human rights, free imitrex if you do make an example of certain villages it gets the attention of the others, free imitrex and attacks have gone down in the area." The new counter-insurgency unit made up of elite troops being put together in the Pentagon is called Task Force 121, free imitrex New Yorker magazine reported in yesterday's edition. One of the planners behind the offensive is a highly controversial figure, free imitrex whose role is likely to inflame Muslim opinion: Lieutenant General William "Jerry" Boykin. In October, free imitrex there were calls for his resignation after he told a church congregation in Oregon that the US was at war with Satan, free imitrex who "wants to destroy us as a Christian army". "He's been promoted a rank above his abilities, free imitrex" he said. Free imitrex "Some generals are pretty good on battlefield but are disastrous nearer the source of power." Original article at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/dec/09/iraq.israel