Sunday, September 23, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 23

1955 Iran joined Iraq, England, Turkey security agreement Would become
            anti-Communist Baghdad Pact
1961 KDP banned by Gen Qasim and several leaders arrested due to Mustafa Barzani’s
Kurdish revolt
1980 All Iranian air bases bombed Sep 22 were repaired and launched attacks on 8 Iraqi
            airfields and the Dora refinery in Baghdad Lost 7 planes Destroyed 3 Iraqi ones
1980 Iraq retaliated with airstrikes on 2 airbases with no real results Lost 4 planes 3 by
            friendly fire
1980 Iran came up with Operation Kama to attack Iraqi planes in flight because couldn’t
            destroy them on the ground
1980 Iraq took Qasr e-Shirin across from Diyala to protect road to Baghdad
1980 Iran bombed Fao port sinking 6 Iraqi navy ships
1980 King Hussein of Jordan said he backed Iraq in war Didn’t want to lose an ally and
face  Israel Syria Saudis and Iran alone Became major route for trade and weapons to Iraq
1986 Iran ended Op Karbala 3 in Fao Peninsula and Majnoon Island
1986 Soviet For Min Shevardnadze told UN that USSR was attempting to negotiate
            end to Iran-Iraq War
(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)
1989 Kuwait Emir given medal by Saddam in Baghdad for help during Iran-Iraq
2001 Rice told CNN Iraq would be stage two of war on terror
(Musings On Iraq article on how Bush admin went from 9/11 to Iraq invasion)
2001 Guardian article claimed Iraq knew about 9/11 attacks beforehand Said Iraq gave
money and support to Al Qaeda Claimed Iraqi intel met with Al Qaeda in Pakistan 4 months before 9/11 Sent money to Al Qaeda Quoted Israeli intel officer who said 9/11 probably funded by Iraqi intelligence Quoted INC defector ex-nuke scientist Hamza who said Iraq probably behind 9/11
2001 Telegraph quoted INC defector ex-nuke scientist Hamza that Iraq probably behind
            9/11 Claimed trained pilots for suicide attacks
2002 Blair told cabinet Iraq dossier would show Iraq expanding WMD capabilities and
erosion of sanctions one cause Educ Sec Morris asked Blair what had changed about Iraq to go to war other than Bush being elected
2002 Former UN inspector Albright for Inst for Science and Intl Security issued report
            aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy were not for centrifuges Probably rockets
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2003 Bush speech at UN said Iraq was frontline in war on terror
2003 Fr Pres Chirac and UN Sec Gen Annan speeches at UN criticized Iraq war saying
            US undermined international system  
2003 Gallup pol majority of Iraqis thought life would be better in 5 years 2/3 of
            Baghdadis said removing Saddam was worth hardships
2003 Iraqi Governing Council member Aqila Hashemi died after being shot 3 days
            before outside her home
2004 Allawi visited White House asking for more reconstruction money and bringing
            back old army units
2006 Army chief of staff called Gen Petraeus to review Iraq policy
2006 DefPolicyBoard member Adelman told Rumsfeld he was a failure as SecDef and
            never took responsibility for Iraq
2006 Report only 1000 of promised 4000 Iraqi soldiers deployed to Baghdad for Op
            Together Forward II Iraqi troops refusing to leave their home provinces
2007 ISI accused Hamas of Iraq and 1920 Revolution Brigades of killing its members
2016 Sunni tribal Hashd began destroying 220 homes in Aithah Salahaddin belonging
            to IS sympathizers

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