Saturday, February 2, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Feb 2

1970 Iraq went to UN over Shah placing troops on border after coup he backed vs Pres Bakr
1987 Iran Op Karbala 5 withdrew from bridgehead on Iraqi Fish Lake defensive line in Basra
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Tom Cooper on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
(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)
2002 William Kristol told Senate invading Iraq would transform Middle East
2003 Powell and his deputy Armitage went to CIA to go through Iraq intel to use in his UN speech
Powell decided to use 3 intercepts of Iraqi officers perhaps talking about hiding WMD and intel on Zarqawi in Kurdistan CIA Dir Tenet told Powell no intel Saddam directly involved with Zarqawi Powell decided to claim Iraq giving sanctuary to Zarqawi
2004 Powell told WashPost if he knew Iraq had no WMD his decision on Iraq invasion would have
been different
2004 Rumsfeld claimed Iraq Study Group head Kay’s Senate testimony Iraq had no WMD stocks
proved White House case
2005 Assyrians in Ninewa Plains accused Kurds of stopping them from voting in Jan 30 election
2005 Bush said US in Iraq to create a democracy that could defend itself and was not a threat to its
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2007 US Natl Intel Estimate ISF lacked training equipment skills to replace US forces If US withdrew in
12-18 months violence would increase in Iraq
2008 Bombing 2 markets in Baghdad killed 99 wounded 145
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2008 Accountability and Justice law passed to replace deBaathification legislation
(Musings On Iraq article on passing Accountability and Justice law)
2014 Al Qaeda publicly renounced ties with ISIS
2018 Pentagon Inspector General reported 9 Abrams tanks sold to Iraqi army ended up with Pro-Iran
Hashd groups Some captured from IS others not
(Musings On Iraq article on Abrams tanks with pro-Iran Hashd factions)

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