Saturday, December 2, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 2

1920 US Consul in Baghdad said England hadn’t taken any serious steps to create
            an independent Iraqi govt
1928 UK High Comm for Iraq Dobbs wrote conscription in Iraq would
            cause revolt Was already problem in Basra
1928 Dobbs said authority of Iraqi govt depended upon British backing and military
1932 King Faisal speech praised his rule in Syria Said if he was still king there
            Syria would be independent like Iraq
1948 Baghdad told oil companies they should not employ Jews after creation
            of Israel
1980 Saddam accused US of helping Iran during Iran-Iraq war
2001 Sec of State Powell said no reason to believe Iraq didn’t have WMD
2001 USA Today article said Iraq supported bin Laden when he was in Sudan in 1990s
2001 Ex-CIA Dir Woolsey said he believed Iraq involved in 9/11
2002 Bush Cheney DepSecDef Wolfowtiz gave speeches across US saying that
            Iraq would not cooperate with weapons inspectors
2002 White House spokesman said if Saddam said he had no WMD proved he was lying If
            he said he had WMD he violated UN resolutions
2002 White House spokesman said Iraq bought aluminum tubes for its nuke program
2002 White House officials told US News & World Report they were making extensive
            plans for postwar Iraq
2002 UK issued dossier on human rights abuses in Iraq Amnesty Intl attacked report as
            opportunistic and selective
2003 Dep Sec State Armitage said that U.S. should not oppose Sistani who was
            pushing for elections for new Iraq parliament
2005 Rumsfeld told CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Abizaid US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey
            CIA found insurgents infiltrating Iraqi army in Anbar
2005 Gen Dempsey in charge of US training mission for ISF said 100 Iraqi army
            battalions 33 operating on own 40 in the lead
2005 Gen Dempsey said 27 Federal Police battalions on duty
2005 Gen Dempsey said major problem was police were recruited locally and many were
            from militias
2011 mobs attacked Christian and Yazidi businesses in several towns in Dohuk

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