Friday, October 27, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 27

1984 Iraq restored diplomatic relations with US which had ended in Oct 1967
1992 Report before Gulf War Bush admin approved sale of computers and software to Iraq that were
used on missile and supergun programs
1992 Opposition meeting in Salahaddin, Kurdistan called for democratic and federal Iraq Made
            INC umbrella org with ethnosectarian quotas
2001 Czech Inter Min said 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intel in Prague
2002 US intel complained to press Pentagon using own intel on Iraq and relying
            upon INC too much
2003 Bremer returned to DC to discuss his long term plan for Iraq which White House
            had turned against
2003 Rumsfeld told Bremer of plan to return Iraq sovereignty by Apr 04 Bremer said
            needed new Iraqi govt & constitution 1st
2003 Bush at NSC meeting said US had to stay the course in Iraq
2003 Gen Abizaid at NSC meeting said US had to bring back ex-Iraqi soldiers to
            rebuild army Bremer said too risky
2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice Iraq insurgency desperate and not going to succeed
2003 Zarqawi bombed Red Cross HQ and 4 police stations in Baghdad Sixth attack
            foiled 35 dead and 244 injured at start of Ramadan
2003 Saddam called on insurgents to attack Iraqi security forces rather than U.S. led
2003 U.S. military blamed foreign fighters for spate of Baghdad bombings Day before
            denied foreign fighters important in capital
2003 US military Insurgents were paying 10 times as much for people to carry out
            attacks against US forces
2003 UnderSecDef Feith provided evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda ties his office had
            collected to Senate Intel Comm
2003 Feith told Senate Intel Comm Iraqi govt knew Zarqawi entered Iraq in 2002
2004 Report number of IEDs being planted in Iraq went from 500 per months in May &
            June 04 to 1,000 by Oct 04
2005 Baghdad insurgent leader told Guardian he supported voting on Constitution and
            opposed Al Qaeda in Iraq
2011 Salahaddin council voted to start process to become a federal region Maliki
            blocked move
2015 60 members of State of Law sent letter to Abadi demanding answers about his
            reforms organized by Maliki 

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