Saturday, July 11, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 11


1917 1st Battle of Ramadi started Ottomans forced British to retreat
1921 Iraq council of state declared Faisal monarch of Iraq
(Musings On Iraq review Imagining The Nation, Nationalism, Sectarianism and Socio-Political Conflict in Iraq)
1979 Pres Bakr resigned from the Revolutionary Command Council citing health Saddam took over
council
1991 Iran warned that Iraqi forces about to launch new military operation into southern marshes against
rebels and displaced
1991 UK intel report said Iraq tried 4 methods to enrich uranium for its nuclear program and might have
made enough for 1 bomb
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
1991 Pres Bush said that coup vs Saddam might be best way to assure that Iraq didn’t continue with its
nuclear weapons program
(Musings On Iraq review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)
(Musings On Iraq review Out Of The Ashes, The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein)
2003 New CENTCOM cmdr Gen Abizaid halted troop withdrawals from Iraq ordered by Gen Franks
2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice called CIA Dir Tenet telling him he was responsible for Iraq-Africa uranium story
being used in Bush’s State of the Union
2003 CIA Dir Tenet issued statement that he was responsible for Iraq-Africa uranium deal getting into
Bush’s State of Union Said CIA only had fragmentary intel on Iraq trying to buy uranium from Africa
2003 Dir Tenet also said that CIA had Iraq-Africa uranium story stricken from previous Bush speeches
2003 CIA officials quoted in Wash Post that they tried to dissuade British from using Iraq-Africa uranium
story
2003 Bush Chief of Staff Rove told Cheney Chief of Staff Libby he talked with columnist Novak and he
was going to write fmr Amb Wilson’s wife sent him to Niger Part of plan to discredit Wilson
(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Failed The Iraq-Niger Uranium Story)
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
2003 Bush Chief of Staff Rove told Time reporter Cooper fmr Amb Wilson not sent to Niger by CIA Dir
Tenet or Cheney but his wife who worked at CIA
2003 Columnist Novak called CIA to confirm that Valerie Wilson sent her husband to Niger CIA tried to
stop story and not mention her name
2003 White House spokesman Fleischer and Comm Dir Bartlett told reporter Fmr Amb Wilson found little
on his trip to Niger and wasn’t sent by Dir Tenet
2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice told reporters National Intelligence Estimate said aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy
were for nuke program She blamed CIA Director Tenet for Bush’s State of the Union using fake Iraq-African uranium deal Said at time of speech didn’t know about any problems with uranium story Rice received Oct 02 CIA memo not to use Niger story in a Bush speech because single sourced
(Musings On Iraq How A Contested Aluminum Tubes Story Became The Basis For War With Iraq)
2003 After protests by Iraqi police US agreed to reduce its forces at police stations in Fallujah to try to stop
attacks on them
(Musings On Iraq review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2006 Amb Khalizad said hadn’t seen security improvement from Baghdad security plan Op Together
Forward yet
2006 Brookings’ Pollack told House committee not enough US and Iraqi forces to secure Baghdad during
Op Together Forward
(Musings On Iraq Did the US Ever Have A Strategy To Win In Iraq Before the Surge?)
2007 CIA Dep Dir Natl Intl Fingar testified to House saying PM Maliki only taken small steps to unify Iraq
Said sectarian violence polarized politics Shiite parties not united Services below prewar levels Said Surge effective violence but not enough to lead to reconciliation
2007 Ret Gen Landry from Natl Intel Council said ISF infiltrated and lacked logistics
2008 PM Maliki promised to rebuild and invest in Basra after Charge of Knights Money unspent because
of red tape lack of govt capacity arguments between ruling parties
2018 4th day of protests in different parts of Basra Blocked road to Rumaila and West Qurna oil fields
South Oil Company office occupied 1 killed by police shooting into crowd Protest in Dhi Qar for electricity and solidarity march in Baghdad
(Musings On Iraq Protests In Iraq Greatly Escalate And Spread Throughout South)

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