Tuesday, December 12, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History – Dec 12


1922 Sir Herbert Samule proposed UK create Arab state of Iraq Hijaz Palestine
            Trans-Jordan maybe Najd
1932 Shiite leaders told Yasin Hashemi they would back him for PM if they got
            majority of cabinet posts
1973 Govt offered new autonomy plan for Kurds but rejected by Mustafa
            Barzani and KDP
1982 Iran attacked Qasr e-Shirin central Iran
1983 Iraq fired missiles at 6 Iranian cities killing 24 and wounding 283
1996 Uday Hussein seriously injured in assassination attempt in Baghdad by Nahdah
            opposition group
2001 Gen Franks briefed Rumsfeld on invasion preparations and estimated costs with
            start time in spring 2002
2003 US Special Forces captured Mohammed Musslit who led them to Saddam
2003 CPA adv Diamond told Rice that US should include UN in CPA’s plans to create
            new Iraqi govt Could alleviate Sistani’s demands for elections
2003 Pentagon audit found Halliburton overcharged $61 mil for delivering fuel to Iraq
2003 US guards at Abu Ghraib prison took pictures of themselves abusing Iraqi prisoners
2005 DIA report Insurgents recruiting networking training in prisons Could be
            more dangerous after release
2005 Rumsfeld told US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey and US Iraq Amb Khalizad insurgents
            networking in Iraqi jails
2005 Report early 05 Islamist insurgents met with Al Qaeda in Iraq asking for a joint
            command Al Qaeda in Iraq said no wanting control
2006 Bush told NSC he was not going to announce Surge until Jan 07 Wanted new
            DefSec Gates in office
2009 Iraq held second auction for international oil companies to bid on its oil fields
2009 Blair said he would still have removed Saddam without WMD and that
            Saddam was a threat to world no matter what
2009 Maliki questioned by parliament over Baghdad bombings starting in August
            MPs complained about lack of coordination by ISF
2012 Diyala council voted to hold a referendum on turning province into a
            region
2013 Iraq signed $1.1 bil deal to buy 24 FA-50 light fighter jets from South Korea


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This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 13

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