Saturday, October 27, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 27


1982 Saddam ordered increase in attacks upon Iranian cities 3 SCUD missiles fired at Dezful
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
1984 Iraq restored diplomatic relations with US which ended in Oct 1967
1992 Report before Gulf War Bush admin approved sale of computers and software to Iraq that were
used on missile and supergun programs
1992 Opposition meeting in Salahaddin, Kurdistan called for democratic and federal Iraq Made INC
umbrella organization with ethnosectarian quotas
(Musings On Iraq article on 1992 Salahaddin meeting)
(Musings On Iraq article on 1992 Salahaddin conference)
1992 PUK KDP PKK signed ceasefire after PUK and KDP helped Turks attack PKK
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
2002 US intel complained to press Pentagon using own intel on Iraq and relying upon INC too
much
2003 Bremer returned to DC to discuss his long term plan for Iraq which White House had turned
against
2003 Rumsfeld told Bremer of plan to return Iraq sovereignty by Apr 04 Bremer said needed new
Iraqi govt and constitution 1st
2003 Bush at NSC meeting said US had to stay the course in Iraq Gen Abizaid said US had to bring
back ex-Iraqi soldiers to rebuild army Bremer said too risky Natl Sec Adv Rice Iraq insurgency desperate and not going to succeed
2003 Zarqawi bombed Red Cross HQ and 4 police stations in Baghdad Sixth attack foiled 35 dead
and 244 injured at start of Ramadan
2003 Saddam called on insurgents to attack Iraqi security forces rather than U.S. led coalition
2003 U.S. military blamed foreign fighters for spate of Baghdad bombings Day before denied foreign
fighters important in capital Said insurgents were paying 10 times as much for people to carry out attacks against US forces
2003 UnderSecDef Feith provided evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda ties his office had collected to Senate
Intel Comm Feith told comm Iraqi govt knew Zarqawi entered Iraq in 2002
2003 Bush told press that violence in Iraq desperate act and sign that US was making progress
2004 Report number of IEDs being planted in Iraq went from 500 per months in May and June 04 to
1,000 by Oct 04
2005 Baghdad insurgent leader told Guardian he supported voting on Constitution and opposed Al
Qaeda in Iraq
2011 Salahaddin council voted to start process to become a federal region Maliki blocked move
2015 60 members of State of Law sent letter to Abadi demanding answers about his reforms
organized by Maliki

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