Thursday, September 20, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 20


1959 Gen Qasim executed several leaders of Mosul coup attempt
1980 Iran called up its military reserves
1980 Iraq’s Def Min Khairallah went to Iran-Iraq border to give commanders orders for
            Iran invasion
1983 Iran threatened to close Persian Gulf if West and Gulf States continued to aid Iraq
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
1990 British intel report said lots of unknowns about Iraq’s ballistic missile program
1998 British intel report said Iraq probably still had biological weapons program
2001 During meeting on war on terror Blair asked Bush about Iraq who said it was not an
immediate problem Blair told Bush they should take time to build up case against Iraq
2001 Undersec of Def Feith told Rumsfeld war on terror should be broad and Iraq should
be included Feith complained about lack of good targets in Afghanistan and suggested bombing Iraq for 9/11
2001 Project for a New American Century in letter to Bush said Iraq might have
            supported 9/11 and Saddam had to be targeted in war on terror
2001 US intel officials told press they were looking into Iraq’s connections to 9/11
(Musings On Iraq article on how Bush admin went from 9/11 to Iraq invasion)
2001 Israeli intelligence said they thought Iraq connected to 9/11 Claimed Al Qaeda
            funded by Iraqi Intel Service
2001 US and UK jets bombed missile batteries in southern Iraq as part of No Fly Zones
2002 Pentagon set up planning group to deal with rebuilding Iraq’s oil industry after
            invasion
2002 UK Def Min said it could provide forces for military action against Iraq
2002 Time article White House using unsubstantiated stories to make case of Iraq-Al
            Qaeda ties
2002 Powell testified to House International Relations Comm to lobby for Congressional
use of force resolution vs Iraq Powell said there was debate about Iraq’s intent on buying aluminum tubes but Saddam trying to get nuke technology
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2003 Ansar al-Sunnah formed
2003 Governing Council member Aqila Hashemi shot outside her home in Baghdad
            Would die 3 days later
2003 Funeral for SCIRI head Ayatollah Baqir al-Hakim turned into anti-US occupation
            demonstration in Najaf
2004 Zarqawi aired video of beheading American Eugene Armstrong kidnapped in
            Baghdad
2004 Sadr faction released 15 Iraqi National Guardsmen they kidnapped
2004 US and Iraqi forces raided Sadr’s office in Najaf arresting two aides
2006 US commander in Iraq Gen Casey gave his support to Anbar Awakening
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar tribes turning on Al Qaeda in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)
(Musings On Iraq book review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)
2006 Chief judge in Saddam’s trial removed by cabinet for saying Saddam was not a
            dictator
2006 Intel report to Rumsfeld Iraq breaking up more Iraqi politicians stuck in
            ethnosectarian camps
2015 Human Rights Watch report on Hashd and Jabouri tribe destroying buildings in Dour
Albu Ajeel Alam Ali an part of Tikrit after Tikrit freed 400-600 buildings destroyed in Dour 75 in Albu Ajeel 45 in Alam 28 in Ali over 200 in Tikrit’s Qadisiyah
2017 Ana in west Anbar attacked by Iraqi forces
2017 Former Salahaddin Governor Jabouri released under Amnesty Law Was convicted of
            stealing public funds
2017 2 former Diyala governors were found guilty of manipulating contracts and
            stealing funds in absentia

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