Sunday, September 16, 2018

This Day in Iraqi History - Sep 16


1961 Govt forces began ground offensive to put down Mustafa Barzani Kurdish
revolt
1980 Revolutionary Command Council met to discuss border skirmishes with Iran
Saddam said Iran vulnerable and this was the time Iraq could seize control of Shatt al-Arab and disputed territories between the two Said that Iran would not fight Iraq because it was afraid Saddam told advisers that he would order invasion of Iran in coming days
1980 Ali Hassan al-Majid head of Mukhabarat only one of Saddam’s advisers to voice
            concerns about going to war with Iran
1986 Iraq air strike on Iran’s Lavan oil terminal Iran-Iraq 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)
1990 Bush said sanctions on Iraq would end when it withdrew from Kuwait and released
            foreign hostages
1990 UN Resolution 667 demanded Iraq release foreign nationals it detained in Kuwait
1991 Mohammed Zubaidi became Iraq’s premier
1995 PKK ended its campaign against KDP
2001 Bush said unless Iraq connected to 9/11 it would be dealt with diplomatically not
            with force
2001 Bush told Natl Sec Adv Rice Iraq would have to be dealt with later
2001 Cheney on Meet The Press No evidence Iraq was linked to 9/11 Said focus was on Al
            Qaeda
2001 Defense Policy Board’s Perle told CNN Iraq linked to Al Qaeda and said Saddam
            backed terrorism and states like Iraq had to be dealt with
(Musings On Iraq article on how Bush admin went from 9/11 to Iraq invasion)
2001 Fmr CIA Dir Woolsey said stories of 9/11 hijacker Atta meeting with Iraqi
            intel showed Iraq needed to be investigated
2002 Iraq told UN it would allow new weapons inspections with no conditions
2002 VP Chief of Staff Libby and DepNatlSecAdv Hadley briefed by Pentagon group on
Iraq-Al Qaeda connections Claimed over 2 dozen high level Iraq-Al Qaeda meetings for more than a decade Claimed Iraq played role in 9/11 Claimed 1 hijacker given money by Iraq Hijacker Atta met twice with Iraqi intelligence  
2002 New draft of UK dossier on Iraq said it had recently produced WMD but no
            evidence
2003 Rumsfeld said he believed US intelligence that Iraq had WMD
2003 Rumsfeld said no evidence Iraq involved with 9/11
2003 NatlSecAdv Rice said one reason US invaded Iraq was because Saddam was from
            Middle East where 9/11 attacks came from
2003 Senior Iraqi scientist said WMD programs dismantled by UN inspectors in 90s
2004 UN Sec Gen Annan told BBC that US invasion of Iraq was illegal
2004 July Natl Intel Est on Iraq leaked to press Best case Iraq would remain unstable
            Worse Iraq would break out into civil war
2004 US launched Op Hurricane to route out Zarqawi group from Ramadi
2006 Article US officials said they were impatient with Maliki govt Needed to take action
            on suppressing sectarian violence and moving towards reconciliation
2007 Blackwater guards fired at car in west Baghdad killing 17 civilians and wounding 20
2008 Pres Barzani told US Amb Crocker that Maliki was beginning to act like a dictator
2009 US closed Camp Bucca prison which had served as recruiting ground for
insurgents
2017 Akashat in central west Anbar along Syrian border freed
2017 State of emergency declared in Kirkuk province ahead of KRG independence
            referendum
2017 MPs filed petition to dismiss Kirkuk council over KRG independence referendum
2017 PM Abadi said that Iraqi forces that carried out abuses during Mosul battle had
            been held accountable Nothing actually happened

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