Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Day In Iraqi History – Jan 24

1969 Former MP Bajari during spy trial claimed opposition leaders were trying
            to overthrow Pres Bakr’s govt
1970 42 more sentenced to death for coup plot against Pres Bakr
2003 Gen Franks presented final war plan to Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs head Gen
2003 Blair sent note to Bush suggesting delaying Iraq invasion for a month to allow
            more time for postwar planning
2003 UK Foreign Office legal adv Sir Wood told Foreign Sec Straw that Britain could
            not go to war with Iraq without a 2nd UN resolution
2003 IAEA told Wash Post aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy were wrong for nuke
2003 Archaeologists and scholars briefed Pentagon about historical sites in Iraq that
            should be spared from bombing
2003 DIA report repeated CIA reporting on Iraq-Niger uranium deal and Navy
reported uranium was in a warehouse in Benin Said Iraq could have gotten uranium
2003 2nd NYTimes article on Iraqi defector Haideri provided by INC Said that he’d led to
            dozens of DIA reports on Iraq’s WMD
2003 Defense Policy Board’s Richard Perle accused CIA of being biased against INC so
            it wouldn’t interview people like Haideri
2004 Iraq Survey Group took INC provided defector Haideri to sites he claimed were WMD and
            found nothing
2004 7,000 Kurds marched for a new federal Iraq
2006 Report Inspector Gen for US Reconstruction found disputes lack of staff and
            set rules caused huge delays completing projects
2011 2 bombs hit Shiite pilgrims during Arbayeen
2017 East Mosul officially declared liberated by PM Abadi

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