Friday, December 02, 2005

Israel training Kurds

Is this an example of Sunnis and Jews preparing to gang up on Shiites?
Let's hope not.

Dozens of former Israeli commandos have been training Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq, supplying them with equipment worth millions of dollars, Yedioth Aharonot newspaper reported Thursday, December 1.

Over the past 18 months, these ex-commandos, who were sent to Iraq by several Israeli corporations, have been training special security units as part of a program organized by the Kurdish authorities, said Israel's top-selling daily.

Operating from a secret desert stronghold dubbed Code Z, the ex-Israeli soldiers, all with elite-unit experience, have been training the Kurds in weapons, self-defense and anti-terror techniques.

Tip to Nur al-Cubicle
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Can't help nit-picking a little. The article has this sentence: A shroud of secrecy has been imposed on the project for fear the Israelis could be targeted by Iraqi resistance groups.
Apparently the writer doesn't know yet that the word "resistance" is no longer politically correct. Too imprecise.

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