Wednesday, February 6, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Feb 6

1977 Bakr govt put down Shiite protests killing 16 and arresting around 2000 Ayatollah Mohammed
Baqir al-Hakim and others arrested
1983 Iranian Op Fajr al-Nasr began Attacked Fakkeh area heading for Maysan in central front
(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 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 Jordan’s King Hussein condemned Saudis for letting Arab land be used to attack Iraq during Gulf War
1999 Guardian reported that Dec 98 Iraqis met with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan Claimed Iraq offered bin
Laden asylum False story
2001 US and UK launched largest air strikes on Iraq in 2 yrs to destroy fiber optic communications system
Iraq trying to install
2002 Sec State Powell told Congress White House considering all options on Iraq but that regime change
had been US policy and would be good for region
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)
2002 CIA officials told NY Times Iraq not taken part in any anti-U.S. terrorism since 1993 attempt on ex-
Pres Bush
2002 US intel officials told NY Times 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intel in Prague
2003 UK Foreign Sec Straw wrote Attny Gen Lord Goldsmith challenging need for 2nd UN resolution to go
to war with Iraq
2003 Press revealed most of UK intel dossier on Iraq trying to hide WMD was plagiarized from a US college
student’s paper
2003 NYTimes Washington Post USA Today editorials all said Powell’s UN speech convinced them of Iraq
2003 Khalizad met with Turkmen Front Kurds Turks to try to make deal between Ankara and Kurds to
facilitate using Turkey for invasion
2004 Bush announced Silberman-Robb commission to look into U.S. pre-war intel on Iraq’s WMD after
none found
2004 Report DIA said CURVEBALL intel on Iraq mobile WMD labs was questionable in 02 Never passed to
rest of intel community
(Musings On Iraq article on how CURVEBALL influenced US intel on Iraq’s WMD)
(Musings On Iraq articles on the CURVEBALL story)
2006 US Iraq Amb Khalizad said US talking to Iraqi insurgents in Anbar Syria Jordan Anbar Sheikh
Fahadawi assassinated for taking part in talks
2007 PM Maliki told Al Hayat that ISF penetrated and needed to be purged Claimed ISI was weak due to
            divisions and govt had penetrated group and found out its organization and leadership
2007 PM Maliki said govt had not started new security plan in Baghdad well and was hurting standing with
public ISF commanders said some units slow to deploy to Baghdad Getting army and police to cooperate a problem
2007 Iranian diplomat detained by Iraqi police commandos and accused CIA of torturing him after his
2007 Bremer testified to Congress 1st time Questioned about missing $8.8 bil Bremer said money given to
Iraqi ministries but didn’t follow what happened afterward Disputed claims CPA staffed by young inexperienced Republicans Said pre-war planning bad

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