A former US Senate candidate has refused to rule out involvement by Israel in the Washington-waged "secret war on terror groups."
The US administration is reportedly ratcheting up offensives around the globe by establishing a new military targeting center.
Former Senate hopeful Mark Dankof told Press TV on Thursday that it is yet to be known “to what extent the Israelis are going to be involved in these operations.”
The United States and Israel each hail the other as its strongest ally. The American support for Israel is shown, among other things, by Washington’s sending Tel Aviv’s way nearly USD 3 billion in military aid each year.
Dankof said escalation in the US so-called anti-terror operations is going to “get a lot of innocent people killed.”
“I think there is going to be an even bigger backlash against what the United States is doing in both of these countries,” he noted, referring to Washington’s current military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Over one million Iraqis have been killed ever since the 2003 US-led invasion of the violence-scarred country, according to the California-based investigative organization Project Censored.
The US military has also increased the number of special operations and commando assaults in Afghanistan.
Faulty conduction of foreign military assaults has reportedly claimed the lives of thousands of Afghan civilians since the 2001 invasion.