Saturday, November 30, 2002

A Turbulent 2002 9-11 Aftermath

Map of Iraq, where Yahya ibn Umar conducted hi...Image via Wikipedia  March 1 - U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: In eastern Afghanistan, Operation Anaconda begins.

 October 24 – The Beltway snipers, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, are arrested. The Washington sniper attacks took place during three weeks in October 2002 in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Ten people were killed and three others critically injured in various locations throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area and along Interstate 95 in Virginia.

November 8Iraq disarmament crisis: The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves UN Security Council Resolution 1441, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences".
The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast, causing a huge oil spill.
November 13
Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq agrees to the terms of UN Security Council Resolution 1441.
November 14Argentina defaults on a US $805 million World Bank loan payment.
November 15Hu Jintao becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.
November 16 – A Campaign against Climate Change march takes place in London from Lincoln's Inn Fields, past Esso offices to the United States Embassy.
November 18Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.

November 25 – U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Homeland Security Act into law, establishing the Department of Homeland Security, in the largest U.S. government reorganization since the creation of the Department of Defense in 1947.

War with Iraq in the horizon

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