Friday, September 21, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 21

1965 Abdul al-Bazzaz became premier
1968 Provisional constitution drafted by three jurists and presented to Pres. Bakr
            Included return of parliament
1980 Iraq letter to UN outlined steps it took to try to work out outstanding issues with
            new revolutionary govt in Iran
1990 Revolutionary Command Council said it would not retreat from Kuwait and was
            ready for mother of all battles
2001 1st CIA report on Iraq and 9/11 found no connection but two had contacts in 1990s
Bush was briefed on findings Said didn’t think 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraq intel officer in Prague in 2001
2001 DIA analyst Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans on CIA report Said info good but
findings of no Iraq-Al Qaeda ties should be ignored
2001 Under Sec of Def Feith sent DIA analysis of CIA report to Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld
2001 CIA Dir Tenet told Bush CIA Czech office questioned whether 9/11 hijacker Atta
            met Iraqi intel officer in Prague
2001 Admin officials told Wash Times Saddam talked with bin Laden just before 9/11
(Musings On Iraq article on how Bush admin went from 9/11 to Iraq invasion)
2001 INC provided Iraqi defector claimed Iraq was training terrorists to take over
            airplanes at Salman Pak, Baghdad
2002 NY Times article said Bush received detailed Iraq war plan
2003 French Pres Chirac called for US to immediately hand over sovereignty to Iraqis
2003 Report mid to low level Baathists being assassinated in Baghdad
2003 Iraqi Governing Council said they were under increasing attack after 1 number
            ambushed and shot in Baghdad
2004 Head of Fallujah Shura Council Janabi said that city didn’t need Zarqawi to defend
it Differentiated between resistance that was against occupation and Zarqawi who led terrorists Janabi said that resistance wasn’t about killing innocent Iraqis and Zarqawi had harmed the insurgency and cost it support
2005 Anti-occupation demonstration by police in Basra City
2005 Basra council voted for non-cooperation with British forces in province until
            compensation paid for casualties in Sep 10 shootout
2006 US military turned over 2nd province to the Iraqi forces, Dhi Qar
2008 Kurds made another deal with Maliki to evacuate govt buildings in Khanaqin dist
            Maliki was attempting to pressure Kurds and assert control of dispuated areas
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki’s pressuring Kurds in Diyala)
2013 Elections for Kurdish parliament held
2014 IS captured Saqlawiya and Sjar, Anbar
2017 Ana in west Anbar freed while Shirqat in northern Salahaddin and Hawija in
            south Kirkuk attacked by Iraqi forces

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