Thursday, October 4, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 4


1920 All of Upper Euphrates modern day Anbar was under British control during
            1920 Revolt
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1980 Lack of progress in Iran invasion led Iraq to announce unilateral ceasefire
            only 2 weeks into war Iran didn’t comply
1982 Sec of State Shultz and Soviet For Min Gromyko met and agreed Iran-Iraq
            War should end as soon as possible
(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)
1990 Hosni Mubarak said Iraq and Israel had secret meetings in 1987 and 1989 facilitated
            by US academic Laurie Mylroie
(Musings On Iraq article on Mylroie’s Iraq conspiracy theories)
1997 PUK accused Turkey of arming KDP in return for help against PKK
1999 UN Res 1266 allowed Iraq to export $3.04 bil in oil under Oil for Food Program
2002 Unclassified version of CIA’s report on Iraq’s WMD released by White House
Dropped most of the reservations in original Said were disputes within intelligence community over Iraq’s nuke program Said most believed aluminum tubes were for centrifuges Others for rockets
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2002 CIA told NSC to remove reference to Iraq trying to buy uranium from Niger from
            Bush speech
2002 CIA’s National Intel Officer told Senate Intel Comm he questioned Iraq-Africa
            uranium story in British dossier
 (Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2002 UK Foreign Office legal adv Sir Wood said that U.N. needed to act on Iraq to
            give legal justification for war otherwise British forces could be sued
2002 Intel officials complained to press that White House pressured them on reports
            on Iraq
2002 Report Institute for Science and International Technology, Lawrence Livermore
            Lab said didn’t believe aluminum tubes for centrifuges
2002 Report claimed White House ignored contradictory views on Iraq Pushed US intel
            to come up with more on Iraq
2003 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Sanchez said insurgency had evolved and gotten deadlier
2003 Last day CPA paid ex-Iraqi soldiers turned into violent demonstrations in Baghdad
            and other cities 3 killed by US and British troops
2004 Car Bombs in Baghdad’s Green Zone and Mosul killed 21 Wounded 90
2004 CIA review found no connection between Saddam and Zarqawi as White House
            claimed
2006 Report US military said Mahdi Army running death squds out of hospitals and
Baghdad morgue Murdered patients Using ambulances to move men weapons hostages around Sadr Health Min Shammari said he welcomed any investigation into his ministry 
2006 US military said bomb attacks in Baghdad had reached all time high
2006 Report British forces in south found no evidence of Iranian weapons crossing into
            Iraq
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
2007 NatlSecAdv Rubaie told Pentagon officials Maliki opposed to Sahwa plan
            and wanted to control them
2014 IS threatened to kill US aid worker Peter Kassig because of US air strikes
2017 Iran’s President Rouhani said his country would not support the division of Iraq
            Said Kurds made wrong decision to hold independence referendum
2017 Turkey’s President Erdogan said that Kurdish referendum was illegal
2017 Central Bank of Iraq said it would ease easing financial restrictions imposed on
            Kurdistan day before over independence referendum

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