Thursday, November 9, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History – Nov 9


1933 Jamil al-Midfai became PM of Iraq, would hold office 5 times
1969 Revolutionary Command Council went from 5 to 15 All new members were Baathists
            Saddam become vice chairman
1982 Saddam called for referendum in Iraq and Iran to see who was more popular he or Khomeini
1989 Sec of State Baker offered Iraq $1 bil in grain credits even though knew Iraq was abusing
            program by demanding kickbacks
1990 UK intel report said Iraq had weaponized anthrax and plague and could use them at any time
1990 UK intel report on WMD was based upon single source whose reliability had not been
            established yet
2004 Marines clear Jolan neighborhood 2nd Battle of Fallujah
2004 insurgents seized 66% of Mosul’s police stations
2004 Iraqi Islamic Party withdrew from interim govt due to fighting in Fallujah
2005 Al Qaeda in Iraq bombed 3 western hotels in Jordan Led to condemnation of Zarqawi by
            Jordanians


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