Monday, July 2, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 2


1975 Iraq and Saudi Arabia agreed to divide neutral zone set up between two
            countries by British after WWI to set new border
1992 Govt began draining southern marshes to force out rebels and displaced
2001 US intel report on confiscated aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy Said did not fit
            rocket launchers Did match 1950s German centrifuge design
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2002 UK Def Min secretary told Blair’s foreign policy adviser Manning US working on
military plans to remove Saddam with no post-war plan and no overall strategy behind it
2002 UK Def Min Hoon told Blair he had to push US to think about postwar Iraq
            planning
2003 Bush said “Bring em on” when talking about insurgency in Iraq
2003 UK ForSec Straw said political and security situation in Iraq was improving
2006 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey extended tour of 172nd Stryker Brigade because
            violence too high in Baghdad
2009 State Dept listed Abu Muhandis as a global terrorist
2014 IS head Baghdadi said the caliphate had been established after the humiliation
            of Muslims

View the Iraq History Timelines 

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