Saturday, September 7, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 7

1980 Saddam claimed full sovereignty over Shatt al-Arab waterway Precursor to Iran-Iraq War
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)
1980 Iraq officially protested Iran shelling border towns Seized Zain al-Qas in retaliation
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
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 book review The Saddam Tapes)
1986 Iran Op Karbala 2 in Kurdistan ended
(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)
1990 Emir of Kuwait agreed to pay $15 bil to help pay for military operations in Saudi Arabia to protect it
from Iraq
1990 Republican Guard withdrawn from Kuwait to form defensive line to protect Basra
1994 CIA estimated that over 100,000 driven out of marshes in Maysan by military campaign
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 Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
1996 Iraq submitted declaration on nuclear program Inspectors thought Iraq was hiding information
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
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 Sec
State Powell for Cheney against Powell brought up his concerns about size of Iraq invasion force at NSC Cheney argued for 30-60 day ultimatum for Saddam to step down Said Iraq developing WMD so fast US couldn’t wait Briefing book for meeting included argument for invading Iraq how Iraq would be run after Saddam Lessons learned from occupation of Germany and Japan after WWII
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
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
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 3.4 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options, Late July to 14 September 2002)
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
(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)
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
(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)
(Musings On Iraq book review Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq)
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 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 armed forces command and 8th Division based in Qadisiya
2007 Gen Petraeus wrote letter to his commanders saying he was disappointed in lack of reconciliation by
            Maliki govt Hoped Surge would lead to changes during summer but didn’t happen
2007 Report Mahdi Army trying to purge Sunnis from Jihad Baya Amil Sadiya neighborhoods of Baghdad
Did not find drop in violence in Baghdad as US and Iraq claimed Interior Min official said PM Maliki govt releasing lower death counts to show progress
2008 Cholera outbreak announced in Iraq in Babil Baghdad Karbala Najaf Basra Diyala Maysan
(Musings On Iraq article on cholera outbreak)
2014 Anbar’s Governor Dulaimi seriously wounded by mortar fire in Barwana
2018 PM Abadi said that funds for Basra would not follow procedures and would be under direct control of
2018 Ayatollah Sistani’s representative in Friday prayers condemned violence of protesters and ISF in Basra
Said it only led to more problems Said incompetent officials led to water crisis in Basra
2018 In Basra Iranian consulate and Dawa office burned Interity Commission offices stormed Asaib
Ahl Al-Haq guards fired on protesters outside offices killing 3 Cars driven by soldiers hit protesters killing 1 Three other protesters died Hospital for Hashd sacked US consulate besieged Um Qasr port closed again Stormed water injection plant in West Qurna 1 field Cut road to Maysan Basra protest committee and Bar association said it would not join Sep 8 protests due to looting and burning buildings Lukoil office in West Qurna 2 temporarily occupied Solidarity protests in Najaf Maysan Qadisiya Baghdad Dhi Qar
2018 Interior Min sent large police force to Basra city to suppress protests

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