Saturday, September 14, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 14


1960 Iraq Iran Kuwait Saudi Arabia Venezuela meeting in Baghdad created OPEC
1980 Iran’s Chief of Staff of military said it no longer abided by 1975 Algiers Agreement with Iraq over
Shatt al-Arab border
1980 Iran’s Pres Bani Sadr and PM Rajai flying in helicopter along Iran-Iraq border was fired upon by an
Iraqi MiG Iraq didn't know who was in the helicopter
1980 Iran sent military reinforcements to border over clashes with Iraq
2001 Bush told Blair that there might be an Iraq-Al Qaeda connection
(Musings On Iraq article on how Bush admin went from 9/11 to Iraq invasion)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
(Musings On Iraq article Chilcot Report Sec 3.1 Development of UK Strategy and Options on Iraq, 9/11 to Early January 2002)
2001 Fmr CIA Dir Woolsey said Saddam could be working with Al Qaeda
2001 At Amer Enter Inst press conference Iraq conspiracy theorist Mylroie claimed Iraq behind Al Qaeda
and 9/11 David Wurmser said US had to focus on Iraq Michael Ledeen said US had to back INC
2001 Iraq conspiracy theorist Mylroie on Fox’s O’Reilly Factor said Iraq behind 1993 World Trade Center
Bombing Said getting rid of bin Laden good but Saddam was more important
(Musings On Iraq article on Mylroie’s Iraq conspiracy theories)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
2002 Bush said Iraq had scientists infrastructure and buying equipment to enrich uranium to build nuclear
bomb in a year
(Musings On Iraq article on how poor US intel work led to claim Iraq rebuilt its nuclear weapons program)
2002 Deputies NSC meeting National Intelligence officer for Strategic Programs said US intel on Iraq’s
WMD didn’t justify a war Said NKorea a bigger threat and when that became public White House would have hard time explaining why it went to war Others at meeting said Iran bigger terrorist threat UnderSecDef Feith dismissed their criticisms
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2003 Cheney on Meet The Press said that Iraq had WMD and relationship with Al Qaeda dating back to 90s
Said what US found since invasion proved Iraq had WMD capabilities Found mobile WMD labs Cheney had been briefed in July by Iraq Survey Group head Kay that no mobile WMD labs had been found Cheney said if Iraq had gotten fissile material it could have built a nuclear bomb in months to a year Said that Iraq’s WMD and nuclear programs would be found Claimed that 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intelligence in Prague in 2001 Story had been disproven by CIA and FBI Cheney said Iraq involved in 1993 World Trade Center bombing Story based upon Iraq conspiracy theorist Laurie Mylroie Cheney said democracy in Iraq would be blow against base of anti-western terrorism in the world Cheney said US didn’t need more troops in Iraq and security improving
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
(Musings On Iraq article on Mylroie’s Iraq conspiracy theories)
(Musings On Iraq article on how poor US intel work led to claim Iraq rebuilt its nuclear weapons program)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
2003 Report Iraqi scientists said nuclear program scrapped in 90s during UN inspections
2003 Poll 52% of US respondents supported Bush’s Iraq policies down 23% since war ended
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq car bomb hit Baghdad police station Killed 59 wounded almost 100
2005 Baghdad bombings killed 150 and injured more than 500
2005 Zarqawi declared war on Shiites in response to U.S. offensive in Tal Afar
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2006 Anbar Emergency Council presented program Wanted new elections for Anbar Hiring tribesmen into
ISF Condemned terrorism Wanted talks with Baathists Rebuild provincial economy Claimed 35 tribes and 25 sheikhs involved but was really only Albu Risha Albu Dhiab Albu Ali Jassim tribes
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq article on change in perceptions that led to Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)
(Musings On Iraq book review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)
2006 US military spokesman said that violence had increased in Baghdad despite Operation Together
Forward II 22 killed by death squads 60 bodies found day before
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2007 White House report said Iraq making progress on areas not included in benchmarks Said violence
down Sunnis turning on ISI PM Maliki accepting Awakening and Sawha ISF continued to develop Said satisfactory on 12 of 18 benchmarks
2007 SecDef Gates said US could get down to 100,000 troops by end of 08 Petraeus complained too fast
2007 ISI statement bragged about killing Awakenng leader Abu Risha Said it was creating special
committee to hunt down and kill other sheikhs
2012 New Baghdad-Irbil oil export/revenue sharing deal announced
2014 IS released video Message to America’s Allies showing beheading of UK hostage David Haines
2017 Parliament voted to dismiss Kirkuk Governor Karim over his support for KRG Independence
referendum Gov Karim said wouldn't step down Said Iraqi law didn’t allow parliament to dismiss him
2018 Some Hashd units said they were forming special forces to deal with saboteurs that were using the
Basra demonstrations to carry out violence
2018 Protest in Baghdad and Basra calling for political reform and services

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