Monday, December 17, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 17


1940 Regent called cabinet meeting telling them they lacked unity to run govt PM Gaylani
rejected Regent’s criticism and blamed problems on For Min Said Later in day Regent asked Gaylani to resign He refused Pro-Said MPs criticized Gaylani PM asked Regent to dismiss parliament
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
1962 Student union members at secondary school in Baghdad that started strike attacked by Pan-
Arab students leading to riot
1981 Iraqi counterattack failed in Shush across from Maysan
(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)
1992 Iraqi army moved north into Kurdish autonomous region claiming it was a military exercise
1997 Iraq banned UN weapons inspectors from presidential and sovereign sites
1999 UN Res 1284 created UNMOVIC as new Iraq WMD inspection regime Got rid of export oil
quotas and eased import restrictions under Oil for Food Program
2001 Sec of State Powell said sanctions on Iraq should continue because it still had WMD
2001 Iraqi defector Haideri provided by INC told CIA Iraq had secret WMD labs He later failed lie
detector test story proved false Labeled fabricator by DIA May 2002 but story continued to be used
2001 Czech Intel said story of 9/11 hijacker Atta meeting with Iraqi intel in Prague didn't happen
2001 Cheney told NBC story that 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intel was unconfirmed
2001 White House said anthrax attacks in U.S. came from domestic sources not Iraq
2002 Sec State Powell hinted that US would reject Iraq’s weapons declaration to UN inspectors
2002 CIA said that Iraq did not include trying to buy uranium from Niger and aluminum tubes in its
declaration to UN inspectors
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2002 US inspected warehouse in Benin where uranium headed for Iraq allegedly stored but found
nothing
2003 Report Sunday Telegraph story that 9/11 hijacker Atta travelled to Baghdad in 01 was probably
false
2004 Bush briefed by DIA that insurgency was robust and strong and could lead to civil war without
reconciliation
2007 Report Abu Omar al-Baghdadi was a fake played by actor and Masri real leader of ISI Story was
false
2011 Baghdad Ops Command announced arrest warrant for VP Hashemi on terrorism charges
(Musings On Iraq article on charges against VP Hashemi)
2011 Maliki asked for no confidence vote against Dep PM Mutlaq
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki’s moves against Mutlaq and Iraqiya)
2011 18 Diyala councilmen along with governor fled Baquba for Kurdish controlled Khanaqin dist
due to militias sent by PM over making province a federal region
(Musings On Iraq article on militia moves in Diyala)
2014 Peshmerga began offensive to break IS siege of Mount Sinjar
2017 Head of Al Abbas Combat Division Zaidi criticized Hashd that were going to run in 2018
elections for violating Sistani’s wishes

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