Thursday, November 8, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 8


1914 British troops after landing at Fao Peninsula captured Ottoman Fao Fort
1980 Saddam said Iraq was ready to withdraw from Iran if Tehran recognized Iraq’s rights to Shatt
al-Arab Iran refused
(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 Bush asked if he would use force to expel Iraq from Kuwait Wouldn’t answer the question Did
say there would be enough US forces for offensive action
1996 Report Baghdad was selling weapons to KDP in its conflict with the PUK
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
2001 NY Times talked with 2 Iraqi defectors provided by INC One was Quairy Claimed Mukhabarat
trained Islamists and produced WMD to attack US Story coincided with INC defectors appearing in PBS’ Frontline
2001 Frontline aired “Gunning for Saddam” Was full of conspiracies about Iraq being behind 9/11
and that it should be attacked Interviewed with Ex Iraq nuke scientist Khidhir Hamza who said Iraq behind 9/11 Richard Perle said Saddam most dangerous man in world because he could use WMD against US Ex-CIA Chief Woolsey said Iraq probably behind Al Qaeda and 1993 World Trade Center bombing Laurie Mylroie Said Iraq behind Al Qaeda INC defector Khodada Claimed he saw jihadists training with Iraqis in Salman Pak including taking airliners Said this was connected to 9/11
(Musings On Iraq article on Mylroie’s Iraq conspiracy theories)
2002 UN Resolution 1441 said Iraq was in violation of previous resolutions and authorized new
weapons inspections anywhere in Iraq
2003 Red Cross withdrew most of its staff after Zarqawi bombing
2004 2 Marine regiments started attack in 2nd Battle of Fallujah clearing northern section of city
Zarqawi believed to have fled Fallujah during 2nd battle for city
2004 Sadr issued statement calling on Iraqi forces to not take part in the 2nd Battle of Fallujah
Association of Muslim Scholars also condemned the battle
2004 Battle of Mosul began
2004 Rumsfeld said most of Iraq stable with violence only in 4 of 18 provinces
2005 Another one of Saddam’s lawyers was killed in an ambush
2006 NatlSecAdv Hadley memo to Bush Maliki either lying didn’t have resources or was not
explaining his goals
2006 Bush announced Rumsfeld out as Secretary of Defense in large part because of Iraq
2009 Parliamentary election law passed expanding number of seats to 325
2012 US Treasury Dept designated Kataib Hezbollah a terrorist organization
2016 Peshmerga freed Bashiqa Ninewa

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