Saturday, September 21, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 21

1965 Abdul al-Bazzaz became premier
1968 Provisional constitution drafted by three jurists and presented to Pres Bakr Included return of
1980 Iraq letter to UN outlined steps it took to try to work out outstanding issues with new revolutionary
govt in Iran
1990 Revolutionary Command Council said it would not retreat from Kuwait and was ready for mother of
all battles
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
2001 1st CIA report on Iraq and 9/11 found no connection but two had contacts in 1990s Bush was briefed
on findings Said didn’t think 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraq intel officer in Prague in 2001
2001 DIA analyst at Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans on CIA report Said info good but findings of no
Iraq-Al Qaeda ties should be ignored
2001 Under Sec of Def Feith sent DIA analysis of CIA report to Dep Def Sec Wolfowitz and Def Sec
2001 CIA Dir Tenet told Bush CIA Czech office questioned whether 9/11 hijacker Atta met Iraqi intel
officer in Prague
2001 Admin officials told Wash Times Saddam talked with bin Laden just before 9/11
(Musings On Iraq Iraq, 9/11 And The Bush Administration)
(Musings On Iraq From 9/11 To The Invasion of Iraq: Analysis of Bush Administration Decision Making)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
2001 INC provided Iraqi defector claimed Iraq was training terrorists to take over airplanes at Salman Pak
2002 NY Times article said Bush received detailed Iraq war plan
2003 French Pres Chirac called for US to immediately hand over sovereignty to Iraqis
2003 Report mid to low level Baathists being assassinated in Baghdad
2003 Iraqi Governing Council said they were under increasing attack after 1 number ambushed and shot in
2004 Head of Fallujah Shura Council Janabi said that city didn’t need Zarqawi to defend it Differentiated
between resistance that was against occupation and Zarqawi who led terrorists Janabi said that resistance wasn’t about killing innocent Iraqis and Zarqawi had harmed the insurgency and cost it support
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2005 Anti-occupation demonstration by police in Basra City after Sep 19 battle between UK troops and
police and Mahdi Army
2005 Basra council voted for non-cooperation with British forces in province until compensation paid for
casualties in Sep 19 battle betweek UK troops and police and Mahdi Army  
2005 Sec State Powell wrote PM Blair saying Coalition facing strategic failure and perhaps defeat in Iraq
Could withdraw in 2006 and hand over responsibilities to Iraqi govt not up to task or change strategy by reaching out to Sunnis Finding Sunnis willing to reconcile Continue to fight insurgency Integrate military and political operations Back new Iraqi govt and then withdraw
2006 US military turned over Dhi Qar 2nd province to the Iraqi forces
2006 U.S. and Iraqi forces conducted raids on Sadrists in Najaf and Baghdad Arrested Najaf spokesman
Sheikh Salah al-Obaidy Mahdi Army mobilized in Najaf in response
2006 UN reported 3,590 civilians killed in Iraq in July and 3,009 in August
2007 Mahdi Army commander assassinated in Baghdad’s Washash neighborhood Militia retaliated killing 5-
20 Sunnis and driving 30 Sunni families out Violence continued into next day
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2008 Kurds made another deal with PM Maliki to evacuate govt buildings in Khanaqin dist Maliki was
attempting to pressure Kurds and assert control of disputed areas
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki’s pressuring Kurds in Diyala)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)
2013 Elections for Kurdish parliament held
2014 IS captured Saqlawiya and Sjar, Anbar
2017 Ana in west Anbar freed while Shirqat in northern Salahaddin and Hawija in south Kirkuk attacked by
Iraqi forces
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