Thursday, September 6, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 6

1965 Arif al-Razzaq became premier
1967 Baath demonstration called for renewing war with Israel after Khartoum
resolution called for continued confrontation
1980 Iran shelled more borders towns in Iraq from Zain al-Qas
1980 Iraq threatened to seize Zain al-Qas area if Iran didn’t cede it in a week
1987 Ali Hassan al-Majid issued order to deport Kurdish families and arrest all males
            from age 12-50 during Anfal
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
1988 Revolutionary Command Council offered amnesty to all Kurds in Iraq and Turkey
after Anfal campaign Amnesty led to release of most Kurdish women and children captured during Anfal Feb-Sep some 50,000 killed during Anfal campaign
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
1990 King Fahd of Saudi Arabia promised $15 bil to help pay for Operation Desert
            Storm to protect the kingdom from Iraq
1996 Report Baghdad was selling weapons to KDP in its conflict with the PUK
2002 Rumsfeld and Gen Franks briefed Bush and NSC on latest war plans Gen Franks said
US had been looking for Iraq SCUDs and WMD for 10 yrs and hadn’t found any Franks believed Iraq had WMD but hadn’t found any to target 2002
2002 NSC met without Bush Cheney argued going to UN was waste of time Said Bush
just needed to give speech at UN saying Iraq a threat Powell argued for new UN Iraq resolution and warned of consequences of war
2002 Putin told Bush skeptical about use of force against Iraq but willing to work on new
            UN resolution demanding inspectors
2002 UK Treasury Office paper said rebuilding Iraq could cost more than $10 bil
2002 US officials told Knight Ridder no increase in threat from Iraq
2006 Judge Radhi head of Integrity Comm said $4 bil had gone missing due to
corruption Said included 25% of reconstruction funds Said endemic throughout govt and country
(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector Gen for Iraq Reconstruction Bowen on corruption in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq interview with fmr anti-graft official Vincent Foulk on corruption in Iraq)
2007 Integrity Commission head Judge Radhi resigned after 2 rocket attacks upon his
            house
2007 Ramadi mayor hosted race through city center Sign of improved security
2015 Judiciary said it would increase number of judges dealing with corruption as its
            reform effort 

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