Monday, January 8, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History – Jan 8


1921 Churchill wrote Sir Percy Cox saying too expensive to maintain British
            Forces in Mesopotamia therefore Arab govt should be created to run things
1948 College student strike in Baghdad over Anglo-Iraq Treaty ended when arrested students were
            released by police
1966 Govt forces attacked KDP in Panjwin
1993 Iraq warned that it was in material breach of weapons inspections and would
            suffer consequences
2003 Bush met with Congressional leaders and said he would make case to Congress and
            US public for war with Iraq
2003 Bush met with Republican leaders saying Saddam wasn’t complying with UN resolutions and
            he would have to address US about war
2006 Bush admin meetings said US was on strategic defensive in Iraq
2008 6 churches in Mosul and Baghdad bombed
2008 Op Phantom Phoenix began to secure Baghdad and belts in Diyala Salahaddin
            Ninewa
2011 Inter Min Bolani claimed investigation into fake bomb detectors was a political
            move and no corruption in purchase
2011 Sadr gave homecoming speech after returning from Iran Said was religious
            obligation to resist the US occupation of Iraq


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