Sunday, February 11, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History – Feb 11

1932 Executive Committee of the Shias in Iraq issued Manifesto saying monarchy discriminated
            against Shiites
1932 Executive Committee of the Shias called on England to remove monarchy and empower
1958 Jordan began talks with Iraq for a federation in response to Egypt and Syria’s United Arab
1979 Ayatollah Baqir al-Sadr declared 3 day holiday for Najaf hawza after Iranian Revolution
1981 Iraq offered Iran a ceasefire at Non-Aligned Movement conference Iran rejected offer
1986 Iranians captured Fao Peninsula in Basra Iran-Iraq War
1986 Iran launched diversionary attack in Basra marshes to take Iraqi forces away
            from counterattacking Fao Peninsula
1986 Iraq blamed US for not providing intel on Iranian offensive
1987 Pres Khamenei said that aim of Iran-Iraq War was to punish Iraq and overthrow
1990 Bush sent Undersecretary of State Kelly to Baghdad to discuss improving Iraq-US
1990 Saddam told Undersecretary of State Kelly that US could dominate Middle East
            with decline of Soviet Union
1990 Saddam told Undersecretary of State Kelly that he wanted to work with US but
            wanted to be sure Bush was not just going to follow Israel
2000 Iraq announced UN weapons inspectors would not be allowed back into country
2002 UK Amb to US Meyer said Bush’s Axis of Evil speech made more in US think
            about war vs Iraq
2002 Fmr CIA Dir Woolsey told Pentagon about Iraqi defector with intel on Iraq’s
            WMD provided by INC
2003 Powell claimed bin Laden complaining about effect of sanctions on Iraqi people
            showed Baghdad aligned with Al Qaeda and terrorism
2003 UK Amb to US said that Bush admin was ready for war by March with or without
            UN approval
2003 CIA Dir Tenet told Senate Iraq had WMD and was hiding them from UN
2003 CIA Dir Tenet told Senate Intel Comm Iraq tried to buy aluminum tubes for its
            nuke program
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2003 CIA Dir Tenet told Senate Iraq harboring Zarqawi an Al Qaeda associate Iraq
            trained Al Qaeda operatives
2003 CIA senior Africa analyst said that Iraq-Niger uranium docs looked like fakes
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 Bin Laden released tape saying Iraqi people had to resist U.S. invasion and
            called Baath infidels
2003 UnderSecDef Feith and State Dept’s Grossman testified to Senate Foreign
            Relations Comm on postwar Iraq plans Didn’t give any details
2003 State Dept’s Grossman told Senate US would only stay in Iraq as long as necessary
2003 State Dept’s Grossman said 4 phases to postwar Iraq 1st stability 2nd handing
            authority to Iraqis 3rd New constitution 4th electing new Iraqi govt
2003 State Dept’s Grossman told Senate US would not create a govt in exile before
2003 State Dept’s Grossman said committees would be formed to create new Iraq
            Iraqi institutions would still be running to help govern country
2003 UnderSecDef Feith told Senate Iraqi oil would pay for all reconstruction and
            running govt Said US would not impose any leaders or govt on Iraq
2003 Former CENTCOM commander Gen Zinni testified to Senate Foreign Relations
            Committee on postwar Iraq
2003 Gen Zinni said U.S. had to maintain law and order peacekeeping civil unrest had to
            be stopped and prevent revenge develop local police
2004 Suicide bombing on army recruitment center in Baghdad killed 36
2006 Former head of US training mission for Iraqi army Gen Eaton said effort set back
            by initial poor planning that didn't prioritize creating new Iraqi forces
2006 Sadr threatened to withdraw from United Iraqi Alliance if list didn’t support
            Jaafari as premier
2007 US military in Baghdad presented evidence of EFPs being supplied to militias
            by Iran
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
2009 Iran’s Foreign Minister came to Baghdad to mediate between Dawa and SIIC
2010 Iraqi Special Forces with US advisers raided Kataib Hezbollah in Maysan
            killing 8 Iraqi politicians condemned raid
2010 After raid Maliki ordered all raids be authorized by him personally Led
            several ISF commands to suspend ops with US
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