Thursday, June 25, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 25


1933 Iraqi army sent to Dohuk in show of force against armed followers of Assyrian leader Mar
Shimun
(Musings On Iraq review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)
1961 Qasim said Kuwait part of Iraq and he would protect it from imperialists and deploy troops to liberate
it Egypt said it was opposed because Nasser against Qaim
1961 Qasim ordered military to come up with Kuwait invasion plan
1961 London believed that Qasim’s comments about Kuwait being part of Iraq could lead to an invasion
1988 2nd Op Tawakal ala Allah using chemical weapons Iraq attacked and retook Majnoon Islands
(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 review Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)
1991 Iraqis fired on UN weapons inspectors at suspected nuke site
(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)
2003 Report Captured Zarqawi operative in Germany said Zarqawi independent terrorist not part of Al
Qaeda
(Musings On Iraq review Insurgent Iraq, Al Zarqawi and the New Generation)
2003 Report State Dept WMD analyst told Congressional hearing he felt pressured to tailor intel to fit
Bush admin agenda on Iraq
2003 UN Sec Gen Annan met with PM Blair Annan said that UN was pushing Bremer to transition
to Iraqi control as quickly as possible Said Bremer good at making fast decisions but that meant he didn’t talk to others Complained deBaathification had gone too far
(Musings On Iraq review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)
2004 INC turned over captured Iraqi doc Iraq intel and bin Laden met in 90s Iraq agreed to air anti-Saudi
tapes but request for joints ops unanswered by Iraq
2006 PM Maliki announced national reconciliation program Included Reconciliation Council National
Dialogue Plan fighting terrorism Reviewing Debaathification Commission Amnesty for prisoners not involved in terrorism Compensation for terrorism and Saddam victims and IDPs Improving services Dealing with militias Fighting poverty and joblessness Nothing came of it
2006 Health Ministry recorded over 50,000 Iraqi deaths since 2003 from terrorism and military clashes
2006 Report CIA officer Drumheller warned Agency before Bush’s Jan 03 State of the Union and Sec
State Powell’s Feb 03 UN speech not to use story Iraq had mobile WMD labs
2006 Report CIA officer warned that source of mobile labs story Iraqi named CURVEBALL held by
Germans was unstable and story not verified
2006 Report Germans warned CIA that CURVEBALL was unreliable and refused to allow CIA access to
him
2006 CIA Dir Tenet told Sec State Powell it had multiple sources confirming Iraq mobile lab story while
preparing Powell’s UN speech CURVEBALL was only real source
2006 Right before Sec State Powell’s speech CIA Dir called CIA officer Drumheller to fact check speech
Told Tenet not to use mobile labs claim
(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claim That Iraq Had WMD)
(Musings On Iraq Look Who The LA Times Dug Up – CURVEBALL)
(Musings On Iraq Story of CURVEBALL And Iraq’s Mobile Biological Weapons Labs)
2007 ISI suicide bomber killed Sheikh Gaood of Albu Nimr tribe Sheikh Rifai al-Fahdawai of Albu Fahad
Sheikh Azziz al-Fahadawi Sheikh al-Assafir head of the Albu Assaf tribe in Baghdad hotel before meeting with US officials Were all Awakening members
(Musings On Iraq Demise But Not Death of Al Qaeda in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq How A Change In Perceptions Led To The Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq review of Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq review of The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)
(Musings On Iraq review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)
2007 US cmdr Op Arrowhead Ripper in Baquba said ISF not capable of holding areas cleared by US
General in southern Baghdad said same thing
2008 KRG signed oil deals with 2 Canadian firms to work in disputed areas of Kirkuk
2008 Spokesman for Baghdad security plan said 9,000 Sahwa had joined city’s police and more would be
integrated in future
2014 Al-Nusra commander on Syrian-Iraq border gave allegiance to ISIS
2014 Ishaqi Salahaddin declared freed 3rd time in just a few days
(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Northern Front Stalemate In Salahaddin)

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