Monday, September 23, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 23


1955 Iran joined Ira, England Turkey security agreement Would become anti-Communist Baghdad
Pact
1961 KDP banned by Gen Qasim and several leaders arrested due to Mustafa Barzani’s Kurdish revolt
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1980 All Iranian air bases bombed Sep 22 were repaired and launched attacks on 8 Iraqi airfields and the
Dora refinery in Baghdad Lost 7 planes Destroyed 3 Iraqi ones
(Musings On Iraq Inauspicious Start To Iran-Iraq War)
1980 Iraq retaliated with airstrikes on 2 airbases with no real results Lost 4 planes 3 by friendly fire
1980 Iran came up with Operation Kama to attack Iraqi planes in flight because couldn’t destroy them on
the ground
1980 Iraq took Qasr e-Shirin across from Diyala to protect road to Baghdad
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1980 Iran bombed Fao port sinking 6 Iraqi navy ships
1980 King Hussein of Jordan said he backed Iraq in war Didn’t want to lose an ally and face Israel Syria
Saudis and Iran alone Became major route for trade and weapons to Iraq
1986 Iran ended Op Karbala 3 in Fao Peninsula and Majnoon Island
1986 Soviet For Min Shevardnadze told UN that USSR was attempting to negotiate end to Iran-Iraq War
(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)
1989 Kuwait Emir given medal by Saddam in Baghdad for help during Iran-Iraq War
2001 Nat Sec Adv Rice told CNN Iraq would be stage two of war on terror
(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 Guardian article claimed Iraq knew about 9/11 attacks beforehand Said Iraq gave money and support
to Al Qaeda Claimed Iraqi intel met with Al Qaeda in Pakistan 4 months before 9/11 Sent money to Al Qaeda Quoted Israeli intel officer who said 9/11 probably funded by Iraqi intelligence Quoted INC defector ex-nuke scientist Hamza who said Iraq probably behind 9/11 False story
2001 Telegraph quoted INC defector ex-nuke scientist Hamza that Iraq probably behind 9/11 Claimed
trained pilots for suicide attacks False story
2002 PM Blair told cabinet Iraq dossier would show Iraq expanding WMD capabilities and erosion of
sanctions one cause Educ Sec Morris asked Blair what had changed about Iraq to go to war other than Bush being elected
2002 Former UN inspector Albright for Inst for Science and Intl Security issued report aluminum tubes Iraq
tried to buy were not for centrifuges Probably rockets
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2003 Bush speech at UN said Iraq was frontline in war on terror
2003 Fr Pres Chirac and UN Sec Gen Annan speeches at UN criticized Iraq war saying US undermined
international system 
2003 Gallup pol majority of Iraqis thought life would be better in 5 years 2/3 of Baghdadis said removing
Saddam was worth hardships
2003 Iraqi Governing Council member Aqila Hashemi died after being shot 3 days before outside her home
2004 PM Allawi visited White House asking for more reconstruction money and bringing back old army
units
(Musings On Iraq book review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
2006 Army chief of staff called Gen Petraeus to review Iraq policy
2006 DefPolicyBoard member Adelman told Rumsfeld he was a failure as SecDef and never took
responsibility for Iraq
2006 Report only 1000 of promised 4000 Iraqi soldiers deployed to Baghdad for Op Together Forward II
Iraqi troops refusing to leave their home provinces
2007 ISI accused Hamas of Iraq and 1920 Revolution Brigades of killing its members
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2016 Sunni tribal Hashd began destroying 220 homes in Aithah Salahaddin belonging to IS sympathizers

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