Friday, September 14, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 14


1960 Iraq Iran Kuwait Saudi Arabia Venezuela meeting in Baghdad created
            OPEC
1980 Iran’s Chief of Staff of military said it no longer abided by 1975 Algiers
            Agreement with Iraq over Shatt al-Arab border
1980 Iran’s Pres Bani Sadr and PM Rajai flying in helicopter along Iran-Iraq border
was fired upon by an Iraqi MiG Iraq didn't know who was in the helicopter
2001 Bush told Blair that there might be an Iraq-Al Qaeda connection
(Musings On Iraq article on how Bush admin went from 9/11 to Iraq invasion)
2001 Fmr CIA Dir Woolsey said Saddam could be working with Al Qaeda
2001 Amer Enter Inst press conference had Iraq conspiracy theorist Mylroie claimed Iraq
behind Al Qaeda and 9/11David Wurmser said US had to focus on Iraq Michael Ledeen said US had to back INC
2001 Iraq conspiracy theorist Mylroie on Fox’s O’Reilly Factor said Iraq behind 1993
World Trade Center Bombing Said getting rid of bin Laden good but Saddam was more important
(Musings On Iraq article on Mylroie’s Iraq conspiracy theories)
2002 Bush said Iraq had scientists infrastructure and buying equipment to enrich
            uranium to build nuclear bomb in a year
2003 Cheney on Meet The Press said that Iraq had WMD and relationship with Al Qaeda
dating back to 90s Said what US found since invasion proved Iraq had WMD capabilities Found mobile WMD labs Cheney had been briefed in July by Iraq Survey Group head Kay that no mobile WMD labs had been found Cheney said if Iraq had gotten fissile material it could have built a nuclear bomb in months to a year Said that Iraq’s WMD and nuclear programs would be found Claimed that 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intelligence in Prague in 2001 Story had been disproven by CIA and FBI Cheney said Iraq involved in 1993 World Trade Center bombing Story based upon Iraq conspiracy theorist Laurie Mylroie Cheney said democracy in Iraq would be blow against base of anti-western terrorism in the world Cheney said US didn’t need more troops in Iraq and security improving
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
(Musings On Iraq article on Mylroie’s Iraq conspiracy theories)
2003 Report Iraqi scientists said nuclear program scrapped in 90s during UN inspections
2003 Poll 52% of US respondents supported Bush’s Iraq policies down 23% since war
            ended
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq car bomb hit Baghdad police station Killed 59 wounded almost
            100
2005 Baghdad bombings killed 150 and injured more than 500
2006 Anbar Emergency Council presented program Wanted new elections for Anbar
hiring tribesmen into ISF condemned terrorism Wanted talks with Baathists Rebuild provincial economy
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)
2006 US military spokesman said that violence had increased in Baghdad despite Operation
            Together Forward II 22 killed by death squads 60 bodies found day before
2007 SecDef Gates said US could get down to 100,000 troops by end of 08 Petraeus
            complained too fast
2007 ISI claimed responsibility for killing Anbar Salvation Council head Sheikh Abu
            Risha
2012 New Baghdad-Irbil oil export/revenue sharing deal announced
2017 Parliament voted to dismiss Kirkuk Governor Karim over his support for KRG
Independence referendum Gov Karim said he wouldn't step down Said Iraqi law didn’t allow parliament to dismiss him

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