Wednesday, August 22, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 22


1973 Sheikh Jabir al-Sabah visited Iraq and again offered to talk about Iraq-Kuwait
            border dispute Iraq demanded 2 islands from Kuwait which it refused
1991 Bush announced no fly zone over southern Iraq to stop Saddam offensive
            to clear out southern marshes
1995 UN interviewed Hussein Kamal former Industry Min and Saddam’s son-in-law that
defected to Jordan Kamal said Iraq hid its WMD and nuke programs from inspectors but all programs ended after Gulf War US and UN didn’t believe Kamal’s claim that Iraq had ended its programs Were convince Iraq would always hide WMD
1996 Massoud Barzani wrote Saddam asking for help to fight PUK and their Iranian
            backers in Irbil Tariq Aziz released letter
2003 Bush said Iraq war had transformed to one against Baathists and Al Qaeda
2003 Australian intel officer testified to parliament no pre-war evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda
ties and Iraq’s WMD contained Said US flooded with disinformation by anti-Saddam Iraqis before war
2005 Incomplete draft constitution presented to parliament Given another extension
            to finish draft
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
2005 Report Abu Mustafa Sheibani running arms for Iranian Revolutionary Guard to
            Shiite militias in Iraq including EFPs
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
2005 Board of Supreme Audit report leaked to press Nearly half of $1.27 bil spent by Def
Min disappeared in 1st 8 months of Allawi govt Found Allawi’s office and Def Min gave no bid defense contracts to middlemen paid up front in cash
2014 ISF and Asaib Ahl Al-Haq raided mosque in Diyala and killed worshippers
2015 Gunmen in military uniforms attacked sit in protesters in Basra Police did nothing
2015 Riot police broke up protests in Hillah beating them Used water hoses

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