Friday, January 25, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 25


1917 British attacked Ottoman positions along Hai River
1959 Gen Qasim legalized trade unions
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1967 Pres Johnson met 5 Iraqi generals and Iraqi Amb Hani at White House and said that they
would build closer ties
1981 Islamic Conference Organization created group to try to mediate end to Iran-Iraq War
1987 3rd War of the Cities ended
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Tom Cooper 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 OPEC said Kuwait and UAE agreed to limit oil exports to try to settle dispute with Iraq
1995 Saddam discussed how Iraq had created a deterrent to protect every Arab capital from Israel
with WMD
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
1998 Report US was preparing strike against Iraq called Operation Desert Thunder for non
cooperation with UN inspectors US was hoping to cause a confrontation with inspectors to attack Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on how US manipulated UN inspections)
2003 Military Industrialization Commission officials had Republican Guard commanders sign docs
that they had no WMD in units
2003 Cheney chief of staff Libby briefed White House on case vs Iraq’s WMD and ties to Al Qaeda
Said Iraq hiding its WMD and cleaning sites before UN inspections Said Iraq-Al Qaeda ties strong Libby played recording of 2 Al Qaeda operatives talking about poisons that Libby said they got from Iraq Libby claimed 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraq intelligence in Prague up to 4 times
2004 Ex-Iraq Survey Group Head Kay US intel was wrong about state of Iraq’s WMD programs US
intel agencies had to explain why they failed on Iraq intel on WMD Kay said Iraq tried to restart nuke program in 2000-01 but didn’t get far Kay said Iraq had active biological weapons program 1998 US bombing had stopped Iraq’s chemical weapons program
2005 Bush admin said it would ask Congress for another $80 bil for Iraq and Afghanistan wars
2005 Human Rights Watch reported arbitrary arrests torture abuse threats corruption in Iraqi
justice system
2006 Report US wanted to make Iraqi army light infantry force to fight insurgency and not
threaten neighbors Meant given no artillery or heavy weapons besides 77 T-72 tanks
2010 3 international hotels bombed
2013 ISF killed 9 protesters at Fallujah protest camp for throwing stones
2015 Yazidi militias and YPG forced Arabs out of Om Danabuk, Sinjar Killed 10 and looted village
2015 Badr’s Amiri claimed all of Diyala cleared of IS

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