Friday, November 9, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 9

1914 With English attack on Basra coming locals went to Shiite clergy asking for help to
defend city
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
Was based upon single source whose reliability had not been established yet
2004 Marines cleared 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 2nd Battle of Fallujah Industry Min
Hasani refused to quit and was expelled from party
2005 Al Qaeda in Iraq bombed 3 western hotels in Jordan Led to condemnation of Zarqawi by
Jordanians
2006 Spec Insp Gen for Iraq Recon Bowen told BBC Iraqi corruption could cost $4 bil a year Said
lack of skilled staff in Iraqi govt meant $8-$10 bil of budget couldn’t be spent

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