Monday, June 18, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 18

1972 Iraq allowed French to keep their share of Iraq Petroleum Company in
            return for technical aid to run industry
1988 Iraq Op Fury Stars working with Mujahadeen e-Khalq started attacking Iranian
            forces using nerve gas to capture Mehran
1988 Iraq Op Fury Stars killed nearly 3500 Iranians and destroyed a Iranian
            Revolutionary Guard Division Hit 10 oil fields
1990 Intl Islamic Popular Conf backed Iraq against Zionist aggression and
            conspiracy led by US and England
1998 Inspectors report to UN Said Iraq not come clean on VX program 1st denied it
            worked with it Then said produced experimental amount that was destroyed
1998 UN inspector report said Iraq later admitted it produced 1.7 tons of VX but
            didn’t weaponize it
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2002 CIA Dir Tenet told Congress couldn’t find evidence for story 9/11 hijacker
            Atta met with Iraqi intel officer in Prague in 01
2003 Gen Odierno 4th Inf Div commander said US wasn’t facing an insurgency
in Iraq because wasn’t organized opposition Said there were attacks on US troops but were insignificant overall
2003 DepSecDef Wolfowitz told Congress US facing an insurgency in Iraq but U.S.
            could beat it
2003 Bremer talked with Bush about troop levels in Iraq Bremer didn’t object to
            drawdown plan but said they shouldn’t go too low
2003 Bush said plan was to rotate troops into and out of Iraq not to withdraw Said
            troops levels had to be maintained
2003 2,000 fired Iraqi soldiers protested outside of Green Zone demanding pensions
1 speaker said they would attack US forces for humiliating them Threw rocks US soldiers shot and killed 2
2003 Ex-ORHA head Garner met Rumsfeld in Washington complained about CPA
policies Garner told Rumsfeld deBaathifiaction disbanding military and Iraq leadership group all wrong but could be fixed
2003 Rumsfeld told ex-ORHA head Garner couldn't fix mistakes made by CPA could
            only move forward in Iraq
2003 Rumsfeld held press conference for ex-ORHA head Garner who said everything
            going well in Iraq Bremer doing good job
2003 Ex-ORHA head Garner met with Bush said that Iraq going well and Bremer doing
            good job
2003 David Kay new head of Iraq Survey Group looking for Iraq WMD left for Qatar
            to run search
2003 Kay switched Iraq Survey Group from search teams going to suspected WMD
            sites to intel op going through Iraqi docs
2003 CIA informed House and Senate Intel committees that it no longer believed Iraq-
            Niger uranium story
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide car bombing Army recruitment center Baghdad killed 35
            wounded 145
2004 9/11 Commission spokesman said it found no evidence of cooperation between
            Iraq and Al Qaeda
2008 Los Angeles Times interview with CURVEBALL Iraqi defector in Germany who
claimed Iraq had mobile WMD labs Claimed everything he said was true and he should be treated like a king for helping overthrow Saddam
(Musings On Iraq article on CURVEBALL)
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2011 Shooting between Sadrists and Asaib Ahl Al-Haq in Sadr City
2012 Report Gov Nujafi and Hadbaa made deals with Kurds in Ninewa after two
            opposed each other
2012 2 suicide bombers hit Shiite funeral in Baquba killing 22
2014 Tal Afar, Ninewa declared cleared but wasn’t
2014 Maliki said he would not step down in return for U.S. military aid
2014 Joint Chiefs head Gen Dempsey and Sec of Def Hagel told congress Iraqi govt had
            to reach out to Sunnis to end insurgency
2014 Insurgents kidnapped 17 Shiites from Tuz Kharmato and executed them
2014 Insurgents began attack upon Baiji refinery
2014 New security operation in Jurf al-Sakhr, Babil began

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