Monday, November 6, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History – Nov 6

1914 British troops landed at Fao, Basra starting war against Ottomans in Mespotamia
1990 SecState Baker convinced China to abstain on UN resolution to allow use
            of force against Iraq for Kuwait invasion
1994 Iran fired SCUD missiles at Mujahadeen e-Khalq camp in Iraq
2002 UN told that Iraq cut back on oil smuggling but still continuing in violation of
            UN sanctions
2002 Powell got ok from Rice to make deal with France on UN resolution to allow UN inspections
            in Iraq
2003 Congress authorized $18.4 bil for Iraq reconstruction
2003 Bush speech If democracy failed in Iraq would be win for terrorism and bad for Middle East
2003 Report Saddam offered to allow US troops to search country for WMD before invasion
2004 Fallujah police collapsed after night attack by insurgents
2005 Report Feb 2002 DIA said Al Qaeda captive Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi was misleading in
            statements about Iraq-Al Qaeda cooperation
2005 Al Qaeda’s Libi continued to be source of Bush admin statements about Iraq-
            Al Qaeda ties after it was believed he was making things up
2005 Report Italian intel SISMI appeared to be source for both US & UK claim that
            Iraq tried to buy uranium from Niger/Africa
2005 SISMI got fake docs from informer Rocco Martino on alleged Iraq-Niger uranium
            deal and then passed intel to other countries
2006 Rumsfeld memo to White House Iraq not working and needed change
2015 Friday sermon Sistani rep said Abadi’s reforms should not be blocked

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