Thursday, September 13, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 13


1961 Gen Qasim ordered airstrikes to put down Mustafa Barzani Kurdish revolt
1980 In 2 days Iraq seized 5 border posts from Iran Tehran didn’t retaliate making Saddam
            think reports that Iran weak after revolution were true
1987 Iran said it would agree to UN ceasefire if Iraq named as aggressor in war
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)
1997 Iraqi soldier attacked a weapons inspector on board a helicopter for trying to take
            pictures of vehicles moving inside a suspected WMD site
2001 Bush asked CIA Dir Tenet whether he was looking into Iraq-Al Qaeda connections
2001 Rumsfeld said attacking Iraq would be good deterrent to countries that supported
            terrorism
2001 Rumsfeld told army to come up with plans for seizing Iraq’s southern oil fields
2001 DepDefSec Wolfowitz told press US would eliminate states that sponsor terrorism
2001 US intelligence and counterterrorism agencies meeting agreed no connection
            between Iraq and al Qaeda Report sent to Bush
(Musings On Iraq article on how Bush admin went from 9/11 to Iraq invasion)
2001 Fmr CIA Dir Woolsey said US needed to look into whether Iraq rather than Al Qaeda
            was behind 9/11
2001 Iraq conspiracy theorist Mylroie Wall St Journal OpEd said Al Qaeda not capable of
            9/11 and was probably Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on Mylroie’s Iraq conspiracy theories)
2002 Bush said US might only be certain Iraq had a nuclear device when it used one
2002 US official told Knight Ridder Iraq not close to building a nuclear bomb
2002 NY Times article said majority view within US govt including Oak Rdige National
Lab was aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy were for centrifuges Oak Ridge actually oppsed view the aluminum tubes were for centrifuges Article said State and Energy Depts dissented on aluminum tubes but they were in minority
2002 Report if aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy were for centrifuges would be first
            step in a long process to produce enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb
2002 Energy Dept issued order forbidding employees to mention aluminum tubes Iraq
            tried to buy with reporters
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2003 Defense Dept official told press Iraq had worked on mobile WMD labs but
            inspectors never found them
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2003 Rumsfeld called Bremer with idea of immediately giving sovereignty to Iraq
2004 Report US forces routinely tortured and abused prisoners in Mosul
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq beheaded Turkish civilian Durmus Kumdereli
2006 Speaker Mashadani said that SICRI plan for federal region in south was dead Bill on
            federalism would be postponed indefinitely
2007 ISI assassinated Sheikh Abu Risha leader in Awakening in bombing in Ramadi
2007 Bush gave televised speech saying Surge was making progress in Iraq
2008 Iran and Iraq agreed on 3 new free trade zones in Wasit Maysan Sulaymaniya Would
add to existing free trade zone with Basra Trade was at $.28 bil/yr with $ bil more in illegal trade
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran-Iraq trade deal)
2014 New campaign launched to try to clear Babil’s Jurf al-Sakhr of IS

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