Friday, January 12, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History – Jan 12

1968 Baghdad Univ student strike demanded return to parliamentary govt and
1991 Bush administration authorized by Congress to use force to make Iraq
withdraw from Kuwait
1998 1st day of new UN weapons inspections Iraq rejected personnel because of American members
2003 State Dept intel analyst sent email to intel community arguing that Niger docs
            were fakes
2003 State Dept told White House docs claiming Iraq-Niger uranium deal were fakes
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 IAEA said it would be hard to believe that Iraq was hiding a complete nuclear
            weapons program
2006 Gen Peterson head of US training mission said that 200,000 Iraqi police would
            finishes courses by end of 2006 in what was dubbed Year of the Police
2006 Report Albu Mahal tribe in Qaim west Anbar turned on Al Qaeda in Iraq and
            formed Desert Protection Force to fight it
2006 Report US hoping to exploit splits between insurgency and Al Qaeda in Iraq
2008 Accountability & Justice Commission replaced deBaathification Commission
2011 12 ISI members escaped from Basra prison
2011 Kuwait Premier and Foreign Affairs Min arrived in Baghdad for first high
            level meet between 2 countries since 1990

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