Sunday, July 8, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 8


1937 Sadabad Pact between Iraq Iran Turkey Afghanistan agreed to borders non-
            interference regional security
1973 Police Chief Kazzar and 20 coup plotters executed
1982 Saddam survived assassination attempt in Dujail Saddam ordered town
destroyed 1500 residents arrested 150 executed
1991 Iraq admitted to UN inspectors it had 3 secret programs to enrich uranium to
            build a nuclear bomb Before Iraq denied it had any nuclear weapons program
1995 Ceasefire in Kurdish civil war ended as PUK and KDP went back to fighting
            over control of Irbil
2003 Blair told Parliament he believed intelligence that Iraq had WMD
2003 Blair said evidence of Iraq-Niger uranium deal was not based upon fake docs but
            separate intel
2003 White House spokesman said intelligence on Iraq-Niger uranium deal turned
            out to be inaccurate
2003 Wash Post article quoted admin officials saying Iraq-Africa claim shouldn’t
            have been used in State of Uion and story could be wrong
2003 Cheney’s chief of staff Libby met NYTimes’ Miller Said Fmr Amb Wilson’s
            NY Times OpEd part of CIA campaign to absolve itself of bad intel on Iraq
2003 Libby told Miller Fmr Amb Wilson’s report on his trip to Niger never made it
            out of CIA and found evidence Iraq did try to buy uranium
2003 Libby told Miller Natl Intel Est had stronger evidence that Iraq tried to buy
            uranium from Africa
2003 Libby told Miller that Wilson’s wife’s name was Valerie Plame and she worked at
            CIA Miller would later denied she got her name from Libby
2003 Columnist Novak asked DepSecState Armitage why fmr Amb Wilson sent to
Niger to look into Iraq uranium deal Armitage said because his wife worked at CIA
2003 Bush Chief of Staff Rove confirmed to columnist Novak that fmr Amb Wilson’s
            wife sent him to Niger
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq beheaded Bulgarian civilians Georgi Lazov and Ivaylo Kepov
2004 US and Iraqi officials said decision to stop 1st Fallujah battle was wrong and city
            now controlled by insurgents
2004 US and Iraqi intel reports said Zarqawi using Fallujah as a base
2005 Iraq constitutional committee started its work
2008 Report Al Qaeda sent foreign fighters to Sudan and Somalia rather than Iraq due to
            downturn in insurgency
(Musings On Iraq article on decline of insurgency)

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