Sunday, September 12, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 12


1915 British forces launched campaign to capture Baghdad starting in present day Wasit

(Musings On Iraq review Enemy On The Euphrates, The Battle For Iraq 1914-1921)

(Musings On Iraq review When God Made Hell, The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921)

1921 Abd al-Rahman al-Naqib named Iraq’s 1st PM Were 14 govts under Mandate

1954 New parliamentary elections held Parties dissolved Campaigning limited Candidates opposed

to PM Said told to drop out 116 parliamentarians ran unopposed Was only voting in 10 districts in Baghdad Basra Sulaymaniya Ensured PM Said of govt he wanted so he could sign Baghdad Pact

(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)

1980 Iraq seized Qasr e-Shirin in Iran next to Diyala and claimed it took 30 miles of disputed territory

along Iranian border

1980 Iraq bombed Kermanshah Iran southeast of Qasr e-Shirin to try to take out militia in that area

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)

1997 UN Res 1129 allowed greater Iraqi oil exports under Oil for Food Program

2001 Saddam said US reaped what it sowed with 9/11 attack

2001 Bush asked Counterterrorism Chief Clarke to look into whether Iraq involved in 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 Was Iraq An Imminent Threat To The West?)

(Musings On Iraq review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy


(Musings On Iraq review Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account Of The Decision To Invade Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Next Attack, The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right)

(Musings On Iraq review The One Percent Doctrine, Deep Inside America’s Pursuit Of Its Enemies Since 9/11)

(Musings On Iraq review To Start A War: How The Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq)

2001 Pentagon meeting on 9/11 CIA said was sure Al Qaeda behind attack Wolfowitz questioned that and

said Iraq must have been involved

2001 NSC met to discuss how to shape Bush doctrine and war on terror Sec Def Rumsfeld brought up

attacking Iraq because no good targets in Afghanistan Rumsfeld asked if Iraq not Al Qaeda was behind 9/11 twice Also asked about Iran or Syria being involved Tenet said it was Al Qaeda Rumsfeld said that Saddam should be overthrown Sec State Powell said US had to focus on Al Qaeda because that was what public wanted not Iraq Joint Chiefs Head Gen Shelton said that was only possible via large invasion Bush said not time for Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review Bush At War)

2001 White House told CIA to come up with covert plan against Iraq

2001 Dep Sec Def Wolfowitz asked DIA for all info on Iraq’s involvement in terrorism since

            Gulf War

2001 Czech intel source said he saw 9/11 hijacker Atta meet with Iraqi intel in Prague Apr 2001 Story false

2001 Defense Policy Board’s Perle told CIA Dir Tenet Iraq had to pay for 9/11 claiming it was behind attack

2001 Iraq conspiracy theorist Laurie Mylroie former CIA Dir James Woolsey columnist Charles

Krauthammer all wrote pieces blaming Iraq for 9/11

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Convoluted Iraq-Terrorism Conspiracy Theory)

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Iraq Conspiracy Theory Was Debunked By Captured Baath Documents)

2001 Ex-CIA Dir Woolsey told ABC and CNN US should look into Iraq being behind 9/11 Told

CBS Iraq behind 1993 World Trade Center bombing based upon Laurie Mylroie conspiracy theory and Iraq likely behind 9/11

2002 Bush UN speech Said Iraq growing threat Could build a nuclear bomb within a year if got materials

Said Iraq tried to buy aluminum tubes for nuke program Were for rockets

(Musings On Iraq How A Contested Aluminum Tubes Story Became The Basis For War With Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Created An Iraqi Nuclear Threat In 2002)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy


(Musings On Iraq review What Happened, Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception)

(Musings On Iraq review The WMD Mirage, Iraq’s Decade of Deception and America’s False Premise for War)

2002 White House paper Decade of Deception and Defiance Went over Iraq’s human rights abuses

WMD programs Said Iraq had mobile WMD labs Didn’t exist Said Iraq tried to buy aluminum tubes for centrifuges for nuclear program Were for rockets Included Dec 01 NY Times report on INC defector Adnan Haideri who claimed he went to secret WMD facilities Haider labeled a fabricator by the DIA in May 2002 but his claims continued to be used Included INC defector Abu Zainab Qairy report that Iraq training terrorists to hijack planes at Salman Pak Story dismissed by CIA

(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claims That Iraq Had WMD)

2002 French For Min said France supported UN resolution on Iraq but UN should decide action if Iraq

didn’t comply

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 3.4 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options, Late July to 14 September 2002)

2002 Joint Chiefs issued order to form Free Iraqi Force of Iraqi exiles Wasn’t implemented for 5 months

2002 CIA ordered intel community to come up with National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq’s WMD and

nuclear programs

2002 ABC aired interview with Parisoula Lampsos mistress of Saddam Set up by INC Claimed bin

Laden went to Iraq and got money from Saddam DIA investigated story and found it false

2003 Iraqi police chasing bandits in Fallujah fired upon by US troops at checkpoint Jordanian Special Forces

nearby opened fire as well 12 Iraqi police killed

2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld sent memo to Bremer that he wanted to count US foreign and Iraqi forces as

troop levels in Iraq and number of ISF needed to be increased Bremer thought this was way for Rumsfeld to inflate numbers so that US could withdraw

(Musings On Iraq Did the US Ever Have A Strategy To Win In Iraq Before the Surge?)

(Musings On Iraq review The U.S. Army In The Iraq War: Volume 1, Invasion, Insurgency, Civil

War, 2003-2006)

2004 PM Allawi said Saddam’s trial would go ahead despite rising violence

2005 Kissinger OpEd Wash Post Said victory over insurgency only way for US to leave Iraq Kissinger later

told Bush Cheney and Chief of Staff Hadley same message at White House

2006 Report Sadr losing control of Mahdi Army US worried about Badr control of police US was pushing

Iraqi parliament to pass law to try to disarm militias Were playing down connections between death squads and Iraqi ruling parties as a result

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)

2008 Maliki govt said that US was claiming more Sahwa than existed and would audit them in Baghdad

to confirm numbers Said couldn’t pay them until audit done Army general said audit would also be aimed at weeding out insurgents in Sahwa

2009 Report Najaf and Karbala businesses complained that Iraqi parties close to Iran like ISCI gave Iranian

companies monopolies over religious tourism in two cities

(Musings On Iraq Najaf and Karbala Complain About Iranian Business Deals Surrounding Religious Tourism)

2011 insurgents took bus in Anbar and killed 22 Shiite pilgrims

(Musings On Iraq review The ISIS Reader, Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement)

2018 Protest in Basra city for services and demanding Basra Operations Commander step down

2018 Sairoon official said Dawa would no longer control premiership when new govt formed

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