Monday, July 8, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 8


1937 Sadabad Pact between Iraq Iran Turkey Afghanistan agreed to borders non-interference regional
security
1973 Police Chief Kazzar and 20 coup plotters executed
1982 Saddam survived assassination attempt in Dujail Saddam ordered town destroyed 1500 residents
arrested 150 executed
1991 Iraq admitted to UN inspectors it had 3 secret programs to enrich uranium to build a nuclear bomb
Before Iraq denied it had any nuclear weapons program
(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 Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
1995 Ceasefire in Kurdish civil war ended as PUK and KDP went back to fighting over control of Irbil
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2003 PM Blair told Parliament he believed intelligence that Iraq had WMD
2003 PM Blair said evidence of Iraq-Niger uranium deal was not based upon fake docs but
            separate intel
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 White House spokesman said intelligence on Iraq-Niger uranium deal turned out to be inaccurate
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 Wash Post article quoted admin officials saying Iraq-Africa claim shouldn’t have been used in State of
Uion and story could be wrong
2003 VP Cheney’s chief of staff Libby met NYTimes’ Miller Said Fmr Amb Wilson’s NY Times OpEd part
of CIA campaign to absolve itself of bad intel on Iraq
2003 Libby told NYTimes’ Miller Fmr Amb Wilson’s report on his trip to Niger never made it out of CIA
and found evidence Iraq did try to buy uranium
2003 Libby told NYTimes’ Miller Natl Intel Est had stronger evidence that Iraq tried to buy uranium from
Africa
2003 Libby told NYTimes’ Miller that Wilson’s wife’s name was Valerie Plame and she worked at
            CIA Miller would later denied she got her name from Libby
2003 Columnist Novak asked DepSecState Armitage why fmr Amb Wilson sent to Niger to look into Iraq
uranium deal Armitage said because his wife worked at CIA
2003 Bush Chief of Staff Rove confirmed to columnist Novak that fmr Amb Wilson’s wife sent him to
Niger
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq beheaded Bulgarian civilians Georgi Lazov and Ivaylo Kepov
2004 US and Iraqi officials said decision to stop 1st Fallujah battle was wrong and city now controlled by
insurgents
2004 US and Iraqi intel reports said Zarqawi using Fallujah as a base
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2005 Iraq constitutional committee started its work
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
2007 Report Sadr had gone back to Iran after short stay in Iraq in May Sadr fled to Iran in February
believing that US would target him during Surge
2008 Report Al Qaeda sent foreign fighters to Sudan and Somalia rather than Iraq due to downturn in
insurgency
(Musings On Iraq article on decline of insurgency)
2018 2 killed 2 wounded by police firing into protesters demanding jobs, electricity and water in Imam
Sadiq in Basra Security forces claimed armed men fired on them first to excuse them shooting at crowd Were also protests in Basra City Maysan Dhi Qar Muthanna and Wasit over electricity jobs services
(Musings On Iraq article on summer protests)

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