Monday, September 3, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 3


1958 Qasim govt gave amnesty to Kurdish rebels
1986 Iran started Op Karbala 3 attacking Fao Peninsula and Majnoon Island Built bridge
            across Shatt al-Arab Didn’t gain much
1986 Iraq recaptured Umaya oil platform in Basra
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)
1990 DefSec Cheney told Senate comm White House didn’t need anymore congressional
            authorization to take action vs Iraq
1996 2nd day of US cruise missile strikes on Iraq for Saddam helping KDP vs PUK and
            invading Irbil
1996 Iraq retaliated against US cruise missile attack by firing at US UK and French
            planes patrolling northern No Fly Zone
1997 UK intel report said Iraq was still hiding parts of its biological weapons program
2002 Blair press conference said Saddam threat because of WMD that had to be dealt with
2002 White House group met and decided to ask for Congressional resolution of force
            vs Iraq before midterm elections
2002 Iraqi opposition met with US officials in London to draft part of Future of Iraq
            Project
2003 1st post-Saddam Iraq cabinet sworn in with 17 new ministers
2003 US forces gave southern and central Iraq security to Multi-National Force under
            Polish command
2003 CPA Order 28 created Iraqi Civil Defense Corps as separate from police and army but
            would be folded into ISF later
2003 EU Japan US World Bank agreed to create trust fund for reconstruction funds for
            Iraq independent of CPA
2006 US Dep Iraq Cmdr Gen Chiarelli told Iraq Survey Group US needed reconciliation
            and political not military solution
2006 US Cmdr training ISF Gen Dempsey told Iraq Survey Group needed reconciliation
            otherwise training useless
2007 Baghdad took control of Basra Palace as British troops withdrew from central Basra
2007 Bush made surprise visit to Anbar to meet with Sheikh Abu Risha of Awakening

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