Thursday, September 26, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 26


1920 Ramadi fell to British during 1920 Revolt
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1980 Khomeini issued message saying Iran was fighting for God vs Iraq Called on Iraqi soldiers to return to
Islam and not follow Saddam Called on Iraqis to rise up and overthrow Saddam
1980 Iran and Iraq temporarily stopped oil shipments due to attacks on each others’ facilities
1980 Saddam letter to UN Said Iran refused to recognize Iraqi territory and sovereignty to explain war
1980 Muslim countries created committee to try to mediate Iran-Iraq War
1980 After 4 days of combat Iraq lost 16 planes vs 5 Iranian ones in air combat Another 24 Iraqi and 19
Iranian ones damaged Was too high attrition rate Iraq ordered end to air raids upon Iran as a result
1981 Iran Op Samen ol-Ameh to break siege of Abadan began Infiltrated Iraqi lines and forced Iraqis to
retreat to Darkhovin in south
(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)
1981 International Atomic Energy Agency condemned Israel’s destruction of Osirak nuclear reactor and
suspended aid to Israel
1996 KDP announced it was forming its own cabinet to run Kurdistan without PUK
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2001 Bush told Def Sec Rumsfeld to plan for Iraq invasion but do it informally
(Musings On Iraq article on how Bush admin went from 9/11 to Iraq invasion)
(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)
(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)
2002 Bush met with 18 Congressmen to lobby them on Iraq Said he’d talked to military commanders and
they had no problem with regime change Said Iraq had WMD Building facilities to make more If it got uranium could build a bomb in 6 months Repeated British claim that Iraq could use WMD in 45 min
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
(Musings On Iraq article on how poor US intel work led to claim Iraq rebuilt its nuclear weapons program)
2002 CIA Dir Tenet warned Bush not to use the 45 min claim because came from questionable source
2002 Bush told press Al Qaeda could become an extension of Iraq and Iraq and Al Qaeda were both part of
war on terror Said each day Iraq could give WMD or a nuke to terrorists
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
2002 Sec State Powell told Senate Foreign Relations Comm that Iraq-Niger uranium deal was proof had
nuke program Said Iraq tried to buy aluminum tubes for nuke program
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2002 Def Sec Rumsfeld said Iraq had active WMD programs Said bulletproof confirmation of ties
            between Iraq and Al Qaeda
2002 White House spokesman claimed Iraq trained Al Qaeda in chemical weapons
2002 Pentagon and intel officials questioned White House claims of Iraq-Al Qaeda ties in the press
2002 32 foreign policy experts ran full page ad in New York Times “War with Iraq is not in America’s
national interest”
2004 US arrested Gen Najm head of Iraqi National Guard in Diyala for ties to insurgency
2005 NSC report on Iraq Security better but insurgents adapting Not enough US troops PM Jaafari not
doing well
2006 NSC report Interior Ministry carrying out extra judicial killings
2006 Awakening of Anbar conference held in Ramadi Issued 11 point program Called for talks with
Baathists reviewing make-up of ISF Securing highway through Anbar Stand against terrorism No arms unless okayed by govt Condemned tribes working with insurgents Wanted to rebuild economy Strengthen sheikhs Respect rule of Law New Anbar govt
(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 US brigade from 1st Armored Div extended tour in Ramadi by 6 weeks Would be crucial to support
Awakening and secure city
2006 Bush forced to release parts of secret intel report after it was leaked to the press on international
terrorism that said Iraq was creating new generation of jihadists and created resentment in Muslim world against US
2006 UN report said that Iraq war providing recruits and training for Al Qaeda Said inspiring Taliban Said
new IEDs used in Iraq were found in Afghanistan less than month after first use
2007 Transparency International report found Iraq 3rd most corrupt country in world Same as in 2006
(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen on corruption in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq interview with anti-graft US official Vincent Foulk)
2017 PM Abadi said if KRG released info on oil revenue placed oil under Baghdad control KRG could get
share of budget grants loans
(Musings On Iraq article on KRG referendum)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
2017 Turkey’s For Min said KDP’s representative to Ankara could not return to country after KRG
referendum

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