Saturday, December 30, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History – Dec 30

2002 UK Foreign Sec Straw and Sec of State Powell thought UN inspections would
            not provide smoking gun against Iraq so alternatives needed
2002 UN inspectors said they had gone to all major suspected WMD sites and
            found nothing
2002 Report Reagan admin and its Middle East envoy Rumsfeld did nothing while
            Iraq used WMD in Iran-Iraq War
2003 White House meeting on what to do about Governing Council going to UN
            to ask them with help to transition to sovereignty
2003 White House decided they would try to block any UN plans for Iraq because
            wanted to keep control of process
2003 White House meeting then turned to security Cheney said he wanted to
            eliminate Sadr
2005 Oil Min Uloom put on leave after opposing govt plan to increase prices on gas and
            cooking oil Replaced by Dep PM Chalabi
2005 South Korea’s parliament okayed plan to withdraw 1/3 of its forces from Iraq
            Korea had 3rd largest Coalition force in Iraq
2006 Iraqi govt hanged Saddam Hussein while Sadrists taped it and chanted Moqtada
2006 Naqshibandi insurgent group formed
2013 Anbar sheikhs gave govt 12 hour ultimatum to release PM Alwani
2013 Maliki shut down Ramadi and Fallujah protest camps Led to call to arms in city
            in protest and gunfire
2013 Gunmen appeared in Fallujah after protest site there closed setting up checkpoints
            and fighting with ISF
2013 Maliki used death of army's 7th Div cmdr to shut down Anbar protest sites helping
            insurgency’s re-birth

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