Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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 Precursor to Iran-Iraq War
1980 Iran didn’t retaliate for Iraq seizing border posts making Saddam think reports
            that Iran weak after revolution true
1987 Iran said it would agree to UN ceasefire if Iraq named as aggressor in war
1997 Iraqi soldier attacked a weapons inspector on board a helicopter for trying to take
            pictures of vehicles moving inside a suspected WMD site
2001 Bush asked CIA Dir Tenet whether he was looking into Iraq-Al Qaeda
2001 Rumsfeld said attacking Iraq would be good deterrent to countries that support
2001 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 sponsor
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 L. Mylroie Wall St Journal OpEd said Al Qaeda not capable of 9/11 and was
            probably Iraq
2002 Bush said US might only be certain Iraq had a nuclear device when it used one
2002 US official told Knight Ridder Iraq not close to building a nuclear bomb
2002 NYT article said State and Energy Depts questioned whether aluminum tubes
            Iraq tried to buy were for nuke program
2003 Defense Dept official told press Iraq had worked on mobile WMD labs but
            inspectors never found them
2003 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
2007 ISI assassinated Sheikh Abu Risha leader in Awakening in bombing in Ramadi
2007 Bush gave televised speech saying Surge was making progress in Iraq
2014 New campaign launched to try to clear Babil’s Jurf al-Sakhr of IS

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