Wednesday, December 13, 2017

This Day In Iraq History – Dec 13


1916 New British offensive launched up Tigris River to retake Kut from Ottomans
2002 UK intel report said U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq could help motivate
            Islamists for next 5 years
2002 Bush said military would have small pox vaccinations Was actually protection
            against possible Iraq WMD attack during invasion
2003 U.S. forces captured Saddam outside Tikrit in Adwar
2003 Fmr Iraqi intelligence officer denied he met 9/11 hijacker Atta in Vienna in 2001
2004 PM Allawi blamed CPA disbanding military for rise in violence in Iraq
2004 Allawi govt claimed 9/11 hijacker Atta was trained by Abu Nidal in Baghdad in
            2001 Proved false
2005 NSC drafted 10 guidelines for putting together new permanent Iraqi govt
            Included competent ministers not connected to Iran or Syria
2005 Border police seized Iranian tanker truck full of fake ballots for Dec election Driver
            claimed other trucks had come across from Iran with ballots
2005 US negotiated ceasefire started with insurgents before Dec 15 parliamentary
            elections
2006 Joint Chiefs objected to Surge idea in meeting with Pres Bush Said needed
            troops for other threats like NKorea
2006 Bush told Joint Chiefs he was going to have a troop Surge despite their
            objections


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This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 13

1929 PM Sadoun shot himself due to criticism he faced over his performance 1963 Baath National Guard commander Wandaw...