Monday, February 05, 2007

US preparing 'biggest ever' security crackdown

Here we go; an even bigger mess!

US preparing 'biggest ever' security crackdown |

A US-IRAQI campaign to stabilise Baghdad will begin soon and the offensive against militants will be on a scale never seen during four years of war, American officers said today.

Briefing a small group of foreign reporters, three American colonels who are senior advisers to the Iraqi army and police in Baghdad said a command centre overseeing the crackdown would be activated tomorrow.

'The expectation is the plan will be implemented soon thereafter,' Colonel Doug Heckman, senior adviser to the 9th Iraqi Army division, said at a US military base in Baghdad.

'It's going to be an operation unlike anything this city has seen. It's a multiple order magnitude of difference, not just a 30 per cent, I mean a couple hundred per cent,' he added, referring to previous offensives that failed to stem bloodshed.

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