Friday, September 7, 2018

This Day in Iraqi History - Sep 7

1980 Saddam claimed full sovereignty over Shatt al-Arab waterway Precursor
            to Iran-Iraq War
1980 Iraq officially protested Iran shelling border towns Seized Zain al-Qas in
1980 5 Iraqi helicopters crossed over into Iran and 1 got shot down
1983 US-Iraq began high level diplomatic talks to restore full relations Iraq asked US for
            help to end Iran-Iraq War
(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 Emir of Kuwait agreed to pay $15 bil to help pay for military operations in Saudi
            Arabia to protect it from Iraq
1994 CIA estimated that over 100,000 driven out of marshes in Maysan by military
1995 UN inspectors said Iraq admitted to producing 8,500 liters of anthrax, 19,000 liters
of botulinum more than they had declared before Iraq also started a crash program in August 1990 to make a nuclear bomb within a year but didn't have triggers
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
1996 Iraq submitted declaration on nuclear program Inspectors thought Iraq was hiding
1996 PUK said that Iraqi Republican Guard were about to attack Sulaymaniya
2002 NSC meeting debated whether US should go to UN and ask for return of weapons
inspectors Powell for Cheney against Powell brought up his concerns about size of Iraq invasion force at NSC
2002 Blair and Bush met and decided on new UN resolution demanding new inspections
in Iraq Blair told Bush they should seek 2 UN resolutions 1 for inspectors 2nd for if Iraq didn’t comply Blair said that UK would take part in any military action against Iraq
2002 Bush and Blair press conference Both said IAEA found Iraq had nuclear program
and was 6 months away from getting a bomb Were referring to 1996 IAEA report during UN inspections not new one
2003 Bush press conference said Iraq central front in the war on terror Said invasion of Iraq
was to spread democracy and transform Middle East Announced $18.4 bil for reconstructing Iraq Admitted that hundreds to thousands of foreign fighters had entered Iraq to carry out attacks
2004 Number of US troops killed in Iraq reached 1,000 647 of those were after
            invasion ended
2005 Report Al Qaeda in Iraq controlled Qaim in Anbar Made alliance with local tribe to
            run town
2006 New Al AQaeda in Iraq leader Abu Hamzah al-Muhajir released 1st statement
Called for each member to kill an American and every Sunni to kill a Shiite in next 15 days to see who was with the group and who was not
2006 Iraqi govt took control of first division 8th Division based in Qadisiya
2014 Anbar’s Governor Dulaimi seriously wounded by mortar fire in Barwana

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