Friday, December 20, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 20


1983 Reagan envoy to Middle East Rumsfeld met with Saddam as part of new US policy to
back Iraq in Iran-Iraq War
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
2001 NYT article with Iraqi defector Haideri provided by INC claimed he went to 20 WMD sites
Haideri’s claims used in CIA DIA and White House reports Later found to be unreliable by US intel May 02 labeled fabricator by DIA
2002 IAEA inspectors said Tuwaitha facility involved in civilian nuclear research not involved in
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)
2002 CIA blocked UN Amb to UN Negroponte mentioning Iraq-Niger uranium deal in speech to
Security Council
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2004 Bush said he expected violence to increase before Jan 05 elections
2006 US military turned over Najaf 3rd province to Iraqi forces
2006 Report Ayatollah Sistani backed creation of new ruling coalition behind PM Maliki that would
exclude Sadr Orchestrated by US Maliki opposed idea afraid that new coalition would oust him
2006 Bush said that US not winning but not losing in Iraq November he said US was absolutely
winning New line came from his military advisers
2007 Report Govt bus program to return refugees from Syria only lasted 2 trips Sunni refugees/displaced
afraid to sign up with govt for aid out of fear of retribution No process to handle property disputes after forced displacement
(Musings On Iraq book review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)
2009 Iran said it withdrew its troops from Well No 4 in Fauqi oil field in Maysan it occupied 2 days later
but Iraqis said they were still on Iraqi territory
(Musings On Iraq More Questions Than Answers On Iran-Iraq Oil Field Dispute)
(Musings On Iraq Disputed Oil Field Leads To Flare Up Between Iraq And Iran)
2011 VP Hashemi gave TV speech from Irbil denying terrorism charges against him
(Musings On Iraq article on charges against VP Hashemi)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2011 3 car bombs hit checkpoints in Karbala during pilgrimage Killed 52 Wounded 203
2013 Sheikh Fahadawi’s house hit by mortars in Ramadi in spate of violence against Anbar notables
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar violence)

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