Monday, September 16, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 16


1961 Govt forces began ground offensive to put down Mustafa Barzani Kurdish revolt
1980 Revolutionary Command Council met to discuss border skirmishes with Iran Saddam said Iran
vulnerable and this was the time Iraq could seize control of Shatt al-Arab and disputed territories between the two Said that Iran would not fight Iraq because it was afraid Saddam told advisers that he would order invasion of Iran in coming days
1980 Ali Hassan al-Majid head of Mukhabarat only one of Saddam’s advisers to voice concerns about going
to war with Iran
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)
1983 Iranian Revolutionary Guard and KDP attacked Chwart Kurdistan
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1986 Iraq air strike on Iran’s Lavan oil terminal 
(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)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)
1990 Bush said sanctions on Iraq would end when it withdrew from Kuwait and released foreign hostages
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
1990 UN Resolution 667 demanded Iraq release foreign nationals it detained in Kuwait
1991 Mohammed Zubaidi became Iraq’s premier
1995 PKK ended its campaign against KDP
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
2001 Bush said unless Iraq connected to 9/11 it would be dealt with diplomatically not with force Told Natl
Sec Adv Rice Iraq would have to be dealt with later
(Musings On Iraq review Bush At War)
2001 VP Cheney on Meet The Press No evidence Iraq was linked to 9/11 Said focus was on Al Qaeda
2001 Defense Policy Board’s Perle told CNN Iraq linked to Al Qaeda and Saddam backed terrorism and
states like Iraq had to be dealt with
(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 Fmr CIA Dir Woolsey said stories of 9/11 hijacker Atta meeting with Iraqi intel showed Iraq needed to
be investigated
2002 Iraq told UN it would allow new weapons inspections with no conditions
(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)
2002 VP Chief of Staff Libby and DepNatlSecAdv Hadley briefed by Pentagon group on Iraq-Al Qaeda
connections Claimed over 2 dozen high level Iraq-Al Qaeda meetings for more than a decade Claimed Iraq played role in 9/11 Claimed 1 hijacker given money by Iraq Hijacker Atta met twice with Iraqi intelligence 
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2002 New draft of UK dossier on Iraq said it had recently produced WMD but no evidence
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld said he believed US intelligence that Iraq had WMD
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld said no evidence Iraq involved with 9/11
2003 NatlSecAdv Rice said one reason US invaded Iraq was because Saddam was from Middle East where
9/11 attacks came from
2003 Senior Iraqi scientist said WMD programs dismantled by UN inspectors in 90s
2004 UN Sec Gen Annan told BBC that US invasion of Iraq was illegal
2004 July Natl Intel Est on Iraq leaked to press Best case Iraq would remain unstable Worse Iraq would
break out into civil war
2004 US launched Op Hurricane to route out Zarqawi group from Ramadi
2006 Article US officials said they were impatient with Maliki govt Needed to take action on suppressing
sectarian violence and moving towards reconciliation
2007 Blackwater guards fired at car in west Baghdad killing 17 civilians and wounding 20
2007 Report US tried to expand sahwa to southern Shiite tribes to counter militias
2008 Pres Barzani told US Amb Crocker that PM Maliki was beginning to act like a dictator
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2009 US closed Camp Bucca prison which had served as recruiting ground for insurgents
2017 Akashat in central west Anbar along Syrian border freed from IS
2017 State of emergency declared in Kirkuk province ahead of KRG independence referendum
2017 MPs filed petition to dismiss Kirkuk council over KRG independence referendum
2017 PM Abadi said that Iraqi forces that carried out abuses during Mosul battle had been held accountable
Nothing actually happened
2018 Protests at West Qurna 1 oil field South Gas Company for jobs and services and protest for Basra
governor in Basra city
2018 Basra activist claimed Hashd working with ISF to detain protesters without warrants
2018 Muthanna Human Rights Office said that ISF issued warrants for activists

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