Sunday, December 8, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 8


1985 Saudis announced attempt to end the Iran-Iraq War through dialogue with Tehran
(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)
2002 Iraq admitted that it was close to building a nuclear bomb but was abandoned a long time ago
(Musings On Iraq article on how poor US intel work led to claim Iraq rebuilt its nuclear weapons program)
2002 Gen Thurman and McKiernan went to Gen Franks and asked for more troops for Iraq invasion
2004 In Kuwait after being questioned about lack of up to date equipment for US troops in Iraq
Rumsfeld said “You go to war with the army you have”
2005 Bin Laden’s Pakistani biographer quoted in Osama bin Laden I Know book said bin Laden
hated Saddam
2006 Bush told congressional leaders US needed new way forward in Iraq Wanted new tactics but
goal was still winning
2006 NSC meeting Sec State Rice pushed for not getting involved in civil war and pushing Iraqis to
do more Joint Chiefs head Gen Pace said US forces could not stand by during Iraq civil war Bush told NSC that US couldn’t wait for Iraqis to do more US had to act to reduce violence
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
2006 Report Iraq Study Group found that Saudis were financing insurgency Much of it came through
religious donations Some money went to Sunni politicians and figures who then distributed it to militants Other money went directly to insurgency Saudis denied any money was going to Iraq but then set up monitoring group under US pressure to crackdown on religious donations
(Musings On Iraq article on Saudi role in insurgency)
2009 ISI set off 5 car bombs hit Finance Justice Foreign Ministries in Baghdad killing 127 wounded 448 3rd
mass casualty bombing in Baghdad US and Interior Min warned Baghdad Ops Cmd in morning of an impending car bomb
(Musings On Iraq Terrorists Strike Baghdad With Massive Bombings For Third Time)
(Musings On Iraq Islamist Terrorists Return To Sectarian Attacks)
(Musings On Iraq Incompetence Of the Iraqi Security Forces Before the December 8 Baghdad Bombings?)
2009 PM Maliki dismissed Baghdad security chief Gen Qanbar and called for Interior Min Bolani to
resign after Baghdad bombings Dawa tried to blame Bolani for attacks
(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Bombings Set Off Political Bickering Amongst Iraqi Elites)
2009 Parliament demanded to question Interior Defense National Security ministers head of Iraqi
intelligence head of Baghdad Ops Cmd and PM Maliki over Baghdad bombings Maliki refused saying would only help his enemies
2011 Allawi said he was ready to reconcile with PM Maliki if he renounced earlier attacks upon
Iraqiya Invited Maliki and Pres Talabani to conference in January to discuss future of govt
(Musings On Iraq article on Allawi’s comments on PM Maliki)

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