Tuesday, June 18, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 18


1932 Assyrian religious leader Mar Shimun presented petition to League of Nations Mandate
Commission demanding autonomy for his people
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1972 Iraq and France signed deal to allow France to keep its share of Iraq Petroleum Company in return for
technical aid to run industry France also allowed to buy Iraqi oil at lower prices Agreed to major arms deal
1988 Iraq Op Fury starts working with Mujahadeen e-Khalq started attacking Iranian
            forces using nerve gas to capture Mehran
1988 Iraq Op Fury killed nearly 3500 Iranians and destroyed an Iranian Revolutionary Guard
Division Hit 10 oil fields
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)
(Musings On Iraq book review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)
(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 Intl Islamic Popular Conf backed Iraq against Zionist aggression and conspiracy led by US and
England
1998 Inspectors report to UN Said Iraq not come clean on VX program 1st denied it worked with it Then
said produced experimental amount that was destroyed Later admitted it produced 1.7 tons of VX but didn’t weaponize it
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
2002 CIA Dir Tenet told Congress couldn’t find evidence for story 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intel
officer in Prague in 01
2003 Gen Odierno 4th Inf Div commander said US wasn’t facing an insurgency in Iraq because wasn’t
organized opposition Said there were attacks on US troops but were insignificant overall
2003 DepSecDef Wolfowitz told Congress US facing an insurgency in Iraq but U.S. could beat it
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2003 Bremer talked with Bush about troop levels in Iraq Bremer didn’t object to drawdown plan but said
they shouldn’t go too low
2003 Bush said plan was to rotate troops into and out of Iraq not to withdraw Said troops levels had to be
maintained
2003 2,000 fired Iraqi soldiers protested outside of Green Zone demanding pensions 1 speaker said they
would attack US forces for humiliating them Threw rocks US soldiers shot and killed 2
2003 Ex-ORHA head Garner met Def Sec Rumsfeld in Washington complained about CPA policies Garner
told Rumsfeld deBaathifiaction disbanding military and Iraq leadership group all wrong but could be fixed
2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld told ex-ORHA head Garner couldn't fix mistakes made by CPA could
            only move forward in Iraq
2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld held press conference for ex-ORHA head Garner who said everything
            going well in Iraq Bremer doing good job
2003 Ex-ORHA head Garner met with Bush said that Iraq going well and Bremer doing good job
2003 David Kay new head of Iraq Survey Group looking for Iraq WMD left for Qatar to run search
2003 Kay switched Iraq Survey Group from search teams going to suspected WMD
            sites to intel op going through Iraqi docs
2003 CIA informed House and Senate Intel committees that it no longer believed Iraq-
            Niger uranium story
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide car bombing at army recruitment center Baghdad killed 35
            wounded 145
2004 9/11 Commission spokesman said it found no evidence of cooperation between
            Iraq and Al Qaeda
2007 US started Operation Arrowhead Ripper to clear Baquba
2008 Los Angeles Times interview with CURVEBALL Iraqi defector in Germany who claimed Iraq had
mobile WMD labs Claimed everything he said was true and he should be treated like a king for helping overthrow Saddam
(Musings On Iraq article on CURVEBALL)
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2011 Shooting between Sadrists and Asaib Ahl Al-Haq in Sadr City
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2012 Report Gov Nujafi and Hadbaa made deals with Kurds in Ninewa after two opposed each other
2012 2 suicide bombers hit Shiite funeral in Baquba killing 22
2014 Tal Afar, Ninewa declared cleared but wasn’t
2014 PM Maliki said he would not step down in return for U.S. military aid
2014 Joint Chiefs head Gen Dempsey and Def Sec Hagel told congress Iraqi govt had to reach out to Sunnis
to end insurgency
2014 Insurgents kidnapped 17 Shiites from Tuz Kharmato and executed them
2014 Insurgents began attack upon Baiji refinery
2014 New security operation in Jurf al-Sakhr, Babil began

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