World Bulletin / News Desk
A special report in the Washington Post has revealed the extent to which the FBI has been tranformed into a counter-terrorism organization since the September 11 attacks in 2001, demonstrating evidence that FBI agents played an active role in the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan.
According to the report, the FBI has been cooperating with the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), allowing agents to participate in raids on suspected fighters in US-occupied countries. The alliance would enable the JSOC to gain access to FBI expertise in exploiting digital media and other materials to locate fighters and detect plots, and at the same time maintain a chain of custody in the case of suspects being transferred to the US.
The stationing of domestic security agents is said to have stirred controversy within the US, especially after two agents were killed in an operation in Iraq's Ramadi and another severely injured. Survivor Jay Tabb, who is now the head of the Hostage and Rescue Team (HRT), was later injured in another operation.
The HRT, which had participated in a number of operations in the US in the past. After two senior FBI counterterrorism officials had a meeting with the JSOC's deputy commander at Bagram air base in Afghanistan in 2003, the HRT started an integration process with the US occupation forces.Last Mod: 12 Nisan 2014, 13:48