Monday, September 14, 2020

This Day in Iraqi History - Sep 14

 

1960 Iraq Iran Kuwait Saudi Arabia Venezuela meeting in Baghdad created OPEC

1980 Iran’s Chief of Staff of military said it no longer abided by 1975 Algiers Agreement with Iraq over

Shatt al-Arab border

1980 Iran’s Pres Bani Sadr and PM Rajai flying in helicopter along Iran-Iraq border was fired upon by an

Iraqi MiG Iraq didn't know who was in the helicopter

1980 Iran sent military reinforcements to border over clashes with Iraq

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

2001 Bush told Blair that there might be an Iraq-Al Qaeda connection

(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 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 Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

(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)

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 3.1 Development of UK Strategy and Options on Iraq, 9/11 to Early January 2002)

2001 Fmr CIA Dir Woolsey said Saddam could be working with Al Qaeda

2001 At Amer Enter Inst press conference Iraq conspiracy theorist Mylroie claimed Iraq behind Al Qaeda

and 9/11 David Wurmser said US had to focus on Iraq Michael Ledeen said US had to back INC

(Musings On Iraq review Losing Iraq, Inside The Post War Reconstruction Fiasco)

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

2001 Iraq conspiracy theorist Mylroie on Fox’s O’Reilly Factor said Iraq behind 1993 World Trade Center

Bombing Said getting rid of bin Laden good but Saddam was more important

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

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

2002 Bush said Iraq had scientists infrastructure and buying equipment to enrich uranium to build

nuclear bomb in a year

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

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

2002 Deputies NSC meeting National Intelligence officer for Strategic Programs said US intel on Iraq’s

WMD didn’t justify a war Said NKorea a bigger threat and when that became public White House would have hard time explaining why it went to war Others at meeting said Iran bigger terrorist threat UnderSecDef Feith dismissed their criticisms

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

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

Tragedy)

2003 Cheney on Meet The Press said that Iraq had WMD and relationship with Al Qaeda dating back to

90s Said what US found since invasion proved Iraq had WMD capabilities Found mobile WMD labs Cheney had been briefed in July by Iraq Survey Group head Kay that no mobile WMD labs had been found Cheney said if Iraq had gotten fissile material it could have built a nuclear bomb in months to a year Said that Iraq’s WMD and nuclear programs would be found Claimed that 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intelligence in Prague in 2001 Story had been disproven by CIA and FBI Cheney said Iraq involved in 1993 World Trade Center bombing Story based upon Iraq conspiracy theorist Laurie Mylroie Cheney said democracy in Iraq would be blow against base of anti-western terrorism in the world Cheney said US didn’t need more troops in Iraq and security improving

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

(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)

(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 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)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)

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

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

2003 Report Iraqi scientists said nuclear program scrapped in 90s during UN inspections

2003 Poll 52% of US respondents supported Bush’s Iraq policies down 23% since war ended

2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq car bomb hit Baghdad police station Killed 59 wounded almost 100

2005 Baghdad bombings killed 150 and injured more than 500

(Musings On Iraq review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)

2005 Zarqawi declared war on Shiites in response to U.S. offensive in Tal Afar

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

(Musings On Iraq review The ISIS Reader, Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement)

(Musings On Iraq review Insurgent Iraq, Al Zarqawi and the New Generation)

2006 Anbar Emergency Council presented program Wanted new elections for Anbar Hiring tribesmen into

ISF Condemned terrorism Wanted talks with Baathists Rebuild provincial economy Claimed 35 tribes and 25 sheikhs involved but was really only Albu Risha Albu Dhiab Albu Ali Jassim tribes

(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 Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)

(Musings On Iraq review 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)

2006 US military spokesman said that violence had increased in Baghdad despite Operation Together

Forward II 22 killed by death squads 60 bodies found day before

(Musings On Iraq review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)

2007 White House report said Iraq making progress on areas not included in benchmarks Said violence

down Sunnis turning on ISI PM Maliki accepting Awakening and Sawha ISF continued to develop Said satisfactory on 12 of 18 benchmarks

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

2007 SecDef Gates said US could get down to 100,000 troops by end of 08 Petraeus complained too fast

(Musings On Iraq review Duty, Memoirs of a Secretary At War)

2007 ISI statement bragged about killing Awakening leader Abu Risha Said it was creating special

committee to hunt down and kill other sheikhs

2012 New Baghdad-Irbil oil export/revenue sharing deal announced

2014 IS released video Message to America’s Allies showing beheading of UK hostage David Haines

2017 Parliament voted to dismiss Kirkuk Governor Karim over his support for KRG Independence

referendum Gov Karim said wouldn't step down Said Iraqi law didn’t allow parliament to dismiss him

(Musings On Iraq review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

2018 Some Hashd units said they were forming special forces to deal with saboteurs that were using the

Basra demonstrations to carry out violence

2018 Protest in Baghdad and Basra calling for political reform and services

2019 PM Abdul Mahdi issued Order 328 Put Hashd under Joint Ops Command Command would appoint

all brigade commanders and Hashd under premier’s control Not implemented

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