Tuesday, September 25, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 25


1921 Gertrude Bell wrote King Faisal was unpopular and resented for being
            installed by the British
(Musings On Iraq book review of Gertrude Bell And Iraq)
1931 Iraqi newspaper called for one party rule under an autocrat King Faisal
1980 Iraq began attacking Dezful Ahvaz Khorramshahr in Khuzistan province
1980 Iraq shelled Abadan refinery largest in world Iran retaliated with air raids on Iraqi oil
            facilities in Basra Zubayr Mosul Kirkuk
1980 Iranian airstrike on Um Qasr driven off Iraq attacked Bushehr sinking 4 Iranian
            navy ships Also bombed some tankers trapped in Shatt al-Arab
(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)
1991 Barzani and Talabani went to Baghdad to negotiate with Saddam over governance
            in Kurdistan after uprising
1997 Op Dawn Turkey invaded Kurdistan to attack PKK
1997 UN inspectors found Iraqi Food and Drug Examination Lab in Baghdad worked
            on gangrene since 1980s
1997 UN inspectors attempted to inspect Special Security Office but denied
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2002 Bush said couldn't distinguish between Al Qaeda and Saddam in war on terror
because they were equally evil
2002 Rice told PBS NewsHour Iraq provided chemical weapons training to Al Qaeda
            Came from Al Qaeda cmdr Libi who made up story under torture in Egypt
2002 DefSec Rumsfeld and CIA DepDir McLaughlin briefed NATO defense ministers
            on Iraq-Al Qaeda ties
2002 US and UK worked on draft UN resolution demanding inspectors return to Iraq
2002 National Intelligence Office for Strategic and Nuclear Programs had analyst meeting
to draft Natl Intel Estimate on Iraq CIA and DIA analysts at Natl Intel Estimate meeting said aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy were for centrifuges and that Iraq reconstitution nuclear program Energy and State Dept analysts at Natl Intel Estimate meeting said tubes were for rockets
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2003 Bush said 9/11 changed how he viewed Iraq as a threat to US
2003 Powell announced 6 month deadline for Iraqis to draft new constitution
2003 House Intel Comm wrote letter to CIA Dir Tenet criticizing pre-war intel on Iraq’s
            WMD and Iraq-Al Qaeda ties after review
2003 Baghdad hotel used as base for NBC News bombed 1 guard killed
2006 Report Iraq had replaced Afghanistan as main training ground for terrorists Insurgents
from Iraq had gone to Afghanistan and Pakistan and imported tactics such as car bombs
2006 Report ruling parties agreed to deal to delay autonomous southern region plan for 18
            months
2006 Report DIA found 2005 elections increased sectarian tensions in Iraq Assessment by
50 counterinsurgency experts in August found US forces relied too much on force alienating Iraqis
2007 ISI bombed meeting of police sheikhs and leaders of Hamas of Iraq and 1920
            Revolution Brigades in Baquba
2017 Kurds held independence referendum in three Kurdish provinces and disputed
            areas they occupied in 2014
(Musings On Iraq article on KRG referendum)

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