Sunday, September 13, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 13

 

1961 Gen Qasim ordered airstrikes to put down Mustafa Barzani Kurdish revolt

1980 In 2 days Iraq seized 5 border posts from Iran Tehran didn’t retaliate making Saddam thought

reports that Iran weak after revolution were true

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)

1987 Iran said it would agree to UN ceasefire if Iraq named as aggressor in war

(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 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)

1997 Iraqi soldier attacked a weapons inspector on board a helicopter for trying to take pictures of vehicles

moving inside a suspected WMD site

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

(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 Charles Duelfer’s Account Of The End Of The 1990s U.N. Inspections)

2001 Bush asked CIA Dir Tenet whether he was looking into Iraq-Al Qaeda connections

(Musings On Iraq Iraq, 9/11 And The Bush Administration)

(Musings On Iraq From 9/11 To The Invasion of Iraq: Analysis of Bush Administration Decision Making)

(Musings On Iraq Was Iraq An Imminent Threat To The West?)

(Musings On Iraq review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign

Policy Tragedy)

(Musings On Iraq review Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account Of The Decision To Invade

Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Next Attack, The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right)

(Musings On Iraq review The One Percent Doctrine, Deep Inside America’s Pursuit Of Its Enemies Since 9/11)

(Musings On Iraq review To Start A War: How The Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq)

2001 Def Sec Rumsfeld said attacking Iraq would be good deterrent to countries that supported terrorism

2001 Def Sec Rumsfeld told army to come up with plans for seizing Iraq’s southern oil fields

2001 DepDefSec Wolfowitz told press US would eliminate states that sponsored terrorism

2001 UnderSecDef Feith said that govt officials realized that war on terrorism would involve Iraq

2001 US intelligence and counterterrorism agencies meeting agreed no connection between Iraq and al

Qaeda Report sent to Bush

2001 Fmr CIA Dir Woolsey said US needed to look into whether Iraq rather than Al Qaeda was behind 9/11

2001 Iraq conspiracy theorist Mylroie Wall St Journal OpEd said Al Qaeda not capable of 9/11 and was

probably Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Convoluted Iraq-Terrorism Conspiracy Theory)

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Iraq Conspiracy Theory Was Debunked By Captured Baath Documents)

2001 Time/CNN poll found 78% of Americans believed Iraq involved in 9/11

2002 Bush said US might only be certain Iraq had a nuclear device when it used one

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Created An Iraqi Nuclear Threat In 2002)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)

(Musings On Iraq review What Happened, Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception)

2002 VP Cheney said Iraqis would greet Americans as liberators

2002 US official told Knight Ridder Iraq not close to building a nuclear bomb

2002 NY Times article said majority view within US govt including Oak Ridge National Lab was aluminum

tubes Iraq tried to buy were for centrifuges Oak Ridge actually opposed view the aluminum tubes were for centrifuges Article said State and Energy Depts dissented on aluminum tubes but they were in minority

2002 Report if aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy were for centrifuges would be first step in a long process to

produce enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb

2002 Energy Dept issued order forbidding employees to mention aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy with

reporters

(Musings On Iraq How A Contested Aluminum Tubes Story Became The Basis For War With Iraq)

2003 Defense Dept official told press Iraq had worked on mobile WMD labs but inspectors never found

them

(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claims That Iraq Had WMD)

2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld called Bremer with idea of immediately giving sovereignty to Iraq

2004 Report US forces routinely tortured and abused prisoners in Mosul

2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq beheaded Turkish civilian Durmus Kumdereli

2006 MP Maliki visited Iran signing agreement to facilitate immigration exchange intelligence expand

trade

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2006 Speaker Mashadani said that SICRI plan for federal region in south was dead Bill on federalism would

be postponed indefinitely

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)

2007 ISI assassinated Sheikh Abu Risha leader in Awakening in bombing in Ramadi Start of ISI campaign

to eliminate Awakening leaders

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

(Musings On Iraq review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)

2007 Bush gave televised speech saying Surge was making progress in Iraq Jan 07 Bush said US would hold

Maliki govt accountable to 18 benchmarks Sep said govt wasn’t meeting benchmarks

(Musings On Iraq review Surge, My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War)

2007 Talks over Feb 07 oil bill collapsed Kurds wanted regional control which Oil Ministry opposed Sunnis

            withdrew from talks after Kurds signed new oil deal 

2008 Iran and Iraq agreed on 3 new free trade zones in Wasit Maysan Sulaymaniya Would add to existing

free trade zone with Basra Trade was at $2.8 bil/yr with bil more in illegal trade Almost all Iranian goods going to Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Iran-Iraq Agree Upon New Free Trade Zones)

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2014 New campaign launched to try to clear Babil’s Jurf al-Sakhr of IS

2018 PM Abadi made concession speech saying he would not hold onto power

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s PM Abadi Acknowledges Defeat For 2nd Term)

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