Tuesday, January 14, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 14

1951 Grenade thrown at Baghdad synagogue 4 killed 10 wounded 4th of 7 such attacks on
Jews 1950-51
1991 Saddam called on Iraqis to fight to the death to hold Kuwait
1991 Intel chief Gen Samarrie told Saddam Iraq would be hard pressed in war Had bad defensive
positions and forces exposed
1991 Saddam said Iraq could take casualties and U.S. could not
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
1992 Iraq admitted to UN inspectors that it was trying to enrich uranium to build a nuclear bomb
(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)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
1992 Kurds attacked Baath offices in Baghdad killing 36
1999 ABC reported on Dec 98 meeting with Iraqi intelligence officer and bin Laden False story
2002 UK Def Min analysis said weaknesses of INC outweighed its strengths
2003 Bush told press time running out for Saddam
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)
2003 Bush met Polish Pres Kwasniewski Said he would support US in war but asked about consequences
2003 UK Attn Gen Goldsmith told PM Blair that 2nd UN resolution was needed to have legal
justification for war with Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2004 Gen Sanchez ordered investigation of abuses at Abu Ghraib prison
2004 US troops killed 2 civilians at anti-American protest in Fallujah
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2007 Dep PM Salah said that insurgents were stealing around $1 bil a year from the Baiji refinery
2007 UK Gen Lamb said PM Maliki picked Gen Qanbar to head Baghdad Ops Command That he was a
professional respected and non-sectarian US questioned Aboud as being an unknown
2008 Defense Minister Qadir said that Iraq couldn’t take responsibility for internal security until 2012 and
wouldn’t be able to defend its borders until at least 2018
2008 KDP said it opposed forming Sahwa units in disputed territories Said Peshmerga and Asayesh were
2008 Report US began vocational training for Sahwa because so few of them would be hired by govt
2010 Election Comm approved Accountability and Justice Comm banning of 500 candidates
before March parliamentary vote
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Election Commission Okays Ban On Mutlaq And Others From 2010 Vote)
(Musings On Iraq The Continuing Saga Of The Candidate Banning In Iraq)
2010 Joint U.S.-Iraqi-Peshmerga patrols announced for Mosul to increase cooperation between
Baghdad and Irbil on security
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Peshmerga US checkpoints)
2010 Report new Iranian ambassador to Iraq Hassan Danafar like outgoing Ambassador Hassan
Kazemi-Qomi were from Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force
(Musings On Iraq New Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Is From Revolutionary Guards)
(Musings On Iraq book review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)
2011 12 ISI members escaped from prison in Basra Prisoners had help from prison and intelligence
(Musings On Iraq article on ISI prison break)
2012 Bombings of Shiite pilgrims during Arbayeen left 190 casualties
2012 Turkey’s Foreign Min Sinirlioglu visited Pres Barzani in Irbil without going to Baghdad
2013 PM Maliki released 300 prisoners in concession to Sunni protests

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