Sunday, February 2, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Feb 2


1970 Iraq went to UN over Shah placing troops on border after coup he backed vs Pres Bakr
failed
1987 Iran Op Karbala 5 withdrew from bridgehead on Iraqi Fish Lake defensive line in Basra
(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 Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
(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 William Kristol told Senate invading Iraq would transform Middle East
(Musings On Iraq book review The Road to Iraq, The Making of a Neoconservative War)
(Musings On Iraq book review America at the Crossroads, Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq review Losing Iraq, Inside The Post War Reconstruction Fiasco by David Phillips)
2003 Sec State Powell and his deputy Armitage went to CIA to go through Iraq intel to use in his UN
speech Powell decided to use 3 intercepts of Iraqi officers perhaps talking about hiding WMD and intel on Zarqawi in Kurdistan CIA Dir Tenet told Powell no intel Saddam directly involved with Zarqawi Powell decided to claim Iraq giving sanctuary to Zarqawi
2004 Sec State Powell told WashPost if he knew Iraq had no WMD his decision on Iraq invasion would
have been different
2004 Sec Def Rumsfeld claimed Iraq Study Group head Kay’s Senate testimony Iraq had no WMD stocks
proved White House case
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
(Musings On Iraq How The Administration Reversed Itself On Finding Iraq’s WMD)
(Musings On Iraq review Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War)
2004 Bremer and UK Rep Greenstock met with Barzani and Talabani to convince them of federalism
included in Transitional Admin Law Kurds objected to federalism by provinces but by region so KRG maintained
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)
2005 Assyrians in Ninewa Plains accused Kurds of stopping them from voting in Jan 30 election
2005 Bush said US in Iraq to create a democracy that could defend itself and was not a threat to its
neighbors
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)
2007 US Natl Intel Estimate ISF lacked training equipment skills to replace US forces If US withdrew in
12-18 months violence would increase in Iraq
2007 Def Sec Gates and Joint Chief head Gen Pace said Iraqis behind schedule in sending troops to
Baghdad for Surge Said only 55-65% of promised troops were in Baghdad
2008 Bombing 2 markets in Baghdad killed 99 wounded 145
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2008 Accountability and Justice law passed to replace deBaathification legislation
(Musings On Iraq article on passing Accountability and Justice law)
2008 Interior Min Bolani said large drop in Saudi foreign fighters coming to Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on Saudi role in insurgency)
2014 Al Qaeda publicly renounced ties with ISIS
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2018 Pentagon Inspector General reported 9 Abrams tanks sold to Iraqi army ended up with Pro-Iran
Hashd groups Some captured from IS others not
(Musings On Iraq article on Abrams tanks with pro-Iran Hashd factions)
2019 Pro-Iran Hashd fired rockets at US advisers at Al-Asad air base in Anbar

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