Wednesday, September 11, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 11


1922 Colonial Sec Churchill told King Feisal accepted UK supporting Iraq’s membership in League
of Nations after Anglo-Iraq Treaty signed Feisal demanded Iraqi sovereignty and thought he had right to League membership without UK
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1929 Iraq High Commissioner Clayton told Baghdad that it would be admitted to League of Nations for
independence in 1932
1961 After Gen Qasim rejected Barzani Kurdish rights plan he called for revolt against govt Kurds
ambushed an Iraqi army column starting Kurdish revolt against Qasim govt
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1980 Iraq sent protest letter to Iran about border incidents Said Iran violated intl law and Iraq would defend
itself
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1982 Iraq agreed to Arab League ceasefire proposal including withdrawing from Iran $70 bil in reparations
Iran said no
1985 Iran seized western Majnoon Islands Iraq counterattacked but failed to dislodge Iranians Did stop
advance
(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 Iraq released edited version of Saddam’s meeting with US Amb Glaspie Saddam told Amb Glaspie Iraq
would take military action vs Kuwait if it didn’t give into Iraq’s Demands
1996 KDP took control of all of Kurdistan after pushing PUK out with help of Iraqi army
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2001 Bush asked whether Iraq was involved in 9/11 because Saddam backed Palestinian terrorists
(Musings On Iraq Iraq, 9/11 And The Bush Administration)
(Musings On Iraq From 9/11 To The Invasion of Iraq: Analysis of Bush Administration Decision Making)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2001 Natl Sec Adv Rice told UK Amb to US Meyer that White House was looking into whether Iraq
involved in 9/11
(Musings On Iraq article Chilcot Report Sec 3.1 Development of UK Strategy and Options on Iraq, 9/11 to Early January 2002)
2001 5 hrs after 9/11 Def Sec Rumsfeld wrote memo asking for info on whether US should attack Saddam
and Iraq
2001 Def Sec Rumsfeld told Pentagon lawyer to talk to Dep Sec Def Wolfowitz about Iraq-Al Qaeda
connections
2001 NSC meeting Rumsfeld said he wasn’t sure Afghanistan should be first in war on terror Asked if Iraq
involved Powell argued Al Qaeda had to be first target
2001 Counterterrorism chief Clarke said Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz were taking advantage of 9/11 to push
their Iraq agenda
2001 Bush said that US should get rid of Saddam and told some aides to look into Iraq-Al Qaeda
connections
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)
2001 UndersecDef Feith said that war on terror had to start with Iraq
2001 In 2003 Bush would say 9/11 changed his mind about the problems Saddam could pose Said he no
longer believed in containment afterward
2001 Report that Saddam put his forces on alert and retreated to a bunker in Tikrit area showing he was
involved in 9/11
2001 DepSecDef Wolfowitz told TV show that US would target govts that supported terrorism Mentioned
Iraq as example of that type of state
2001 Defense Policy Board member Perle said that Iraq responsible for 9/11 and had to pay
2001 Italian intelligence told CIA that Iraq had tried to buy uranium from Niger
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
2002 UK intel report that Iraq was producing WMD 7 days a week in facilities throughout the country
Warned overthrow of Saddam would increase chances of WMD falling into hands of terrorists and terrorism overall
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2002 PM Blair said parliament had to discuss Iraq and WMD Told Parliament war with Iraq would increase
terrorism threat but Saddam giving WMD to terrorists was larger concern
2002 Bush told Natl Sec Adv Rice and Sec State Powell he would ask for new UN resolution vs Iraq
2002 Bush said he had gotten support from Australian Premier Howard and Spanish Pres Aznar for action
against Iraq
2002 Sen Graham asked CIA for new National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq
2002 Bush speechwriter Gerson called another speechwriter Gibson that Iraq tried to buy uranium from
Niger and wanted it included in Bush’s UN speech CIA was going to allow Niger claim be used in Bush’s UN speech initially but then changed mind saying it was single source and unconfirmed
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
2002 White House asked CIA to clear use of aluminum tubes story for Bush UN speech
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2003 DepDefSec Wolfowitz said Saddam connected to terrorism and Al Qaeda and bin Laden now trying to
work with ex-Baathists
2003 Report Pentagon made no detailed plans for postwar Iraq Hoped Chalabi and INC would take over govt
(Musings On Iraq book review Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq)
2004 Zarqawi recording condemned Muslims who were not supporting jihad in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2005 Report 70% of Iraqi detainees picked up by US released for lack of evidence or being a threat 1000s of
innocent Iraqis being held in US detention facilities for months before being released US mass arrests causing widespread resentment against Americans
(Musings On Iraq book review Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq)
2006 Bush speech US being tested like Cold War and withdrawing from Iraq would be catastrophe US
strategy at time was to withdraw from Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 Wash Post report Marine intel reported US losing in Anbar due to lack of troops no functioning Iraqi
govt Caused US politicians to question war
2006 Ramadi area sheikhs met to plan announcement of Anbar Awakening
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq article on change in perceptions that led to Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)
(Musings On Iraq book review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Sheriff of Ramadi, Nvy SEALS and the Winning of Anbar)
2006 VP Cheney told Meet The Press insurgency had gone on longer than expected May 2005 Cheney said
insurgency in “last throes” Defended invasion of Iraq saying Saddam supported terrorism and would have restarted WMD programs if not for US Blamed fmr CIA Dir Tenet for bad pre-war intel on Iraq
2015 Kataib Hezbollah said no Hashd or lovers of Islam should join protests Claimed they were being
controlled by US
2018 Protest in Basra city demanding dismissal of Basra Operations Commander and PM Abadi to resign

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