Thursday, September 16, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 16


1961 Iraqi military began offensive to put down Barzani revolt

(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurdish Revolt 1961-1970)

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurds, A Modern History)

(Musings On Iraq review Journey Among Brave Men, Travels in Kurdistan)

1961 Iraqi Air Force bombed Barzan base of Barzani clan for Arkou tribe attacking army

1980 Revolutionary Command Council met to discuss border skirmishes with Iran Saddam said Iran

vulnerable and this was the time Iraq could seize control of Shatt al-Arab and disputed territories between the two Said that Iran would not fight Iraq because it was afraid Saddam told advisers that he would order invasion of Iran in coming days

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

1980 Ali Hassan al-Majid head of Mukhabarat only one of Saddam’s advisers to voice concerns about

going to war with Iran

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)

1983 Iranian Revolutionary Guard and KDP attacked Chwart Kurdistan

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

1986 Iraq air strike on Iran’s Lavan oil terminal 

(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 review Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)

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

1988 Report Belgian and US companies sold chemicals to Iraq used in WMD program West Germany

helped build plants used for WMD During Iran-Iraq War Western govts tried to set up export restrictions to stop their companies selling agents to Iraq that could be used for WMD but too many were dual use to be effective

(Musings On Iraq Origins Of Iraq’s WMD Programs)

1990 Bush said sanctions on Iraq would end when it withdrew from Kuwait and released foreign


(Musings On Iraq review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)

1990 UN Resolution 667 demanded Iraq release foreign nationals it detained in Kuwait

1991 Mohammed Zubaidi became Iraq’s premier

1995 PKK ended its campaign against KDP

(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)

1998 Wolfowitz testified to House Committee that US should help Iraqis overthrow Saddam

2001 Bush said unless Iraq connected to 9/11 it would be dealt with diplomatically not with force

(Musings On Iraq review Bush At War)

2001 Def Sec Rumsfeld told Dep Def Sec Wolfowitz and Undersec Def Feith to meet with Gen

Newbold and Gen Abizaid from Joint Chiefs about Iraq

2001 VP Cheney on Meet The Press No evidence Iraq was linked to 9/11 Said focus was on Al Qaeda

2001 Defense Policy Board’s Perle told CNN Iraq linked to Al Qaeda and Saddam backed terrorism and

states like Iraq had to be dealt with

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

2001 Fmr CIA Dir Woolsey said stories of 9/11 hijacker Atta meeting with Iraqi intel showed Iraq needed

to be investigated False story

2002 Iraq told UN it would allow new weapons inspections with no conditions

(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)

2002 VP Chief of Staff Libby and DepNatlSecAdv Hadley briefed by Pentagon group on Iraq-Al Qaeda

connections Claimed over 2 dozen high level Iraq-Al Qaeda meetings for more than a decade Claimed Iraq played role in 9/11 Claimed 1 hijacker given money by Iraq Hijacker Atta met twice with Iraqi intelligence False story

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


2002 New draft of UK dossier on Iraq said it had recently produced WMD but no evidence

(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld said he believed US intelligence that Iraq had WMD

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

(Musings On Iraq How The Administration Reversed Itself On Finding Iraq’s WMD)

(Musings On Iraq review Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War)

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

2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld said no evidence Iraq involved with 9/11

2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld ordered US troops in Iraq to be cut from 125,000 to under 100,000 by March 2004

2003 NatlSecAdv Rice said one reason US invaded Iraq was because Saddam was from Middle East where

9/11 attacks came from

2003 Senior Iraqi scientist said WMD programs dismantled by UN inspectors in 90s

2003 Bremer told CENTCOM cmdr Gen Abizaid and Sec Def Rumsfeld would take at least a year to build

up police and not to believe numbers of police as sign of success

(Musings On Iraq interview with Col Ted Spain on how US struggled to establish law and order in post-invasion Iraq)  

(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how US failed to develop the Iraqi police)

(Musings On Iraq US Army History Of Iraq War Vol 1- Chapter 8 – Muddling Through August-October 2003)

2004 UN Sec Gen Annan told BBC that US invasion of Iraq was illegal

2004 July Natl Intel Est on Iraq leaked to press Best case Iraq would remain unstable Worse Iraq would

break out into civil war

2004 US launched Op Hurricane to root out Zarqawi group from Ramadi

2006 Report US officials said they were impatient with Maliki govt Needed to take action on suppressing

sectarian violence and moving towards reconciliation

2007 Blackwater guards fired at car in west Baghdad killing 17 civilians and wounding 20

2007 Report US tried to expand sahwa to southern Shiite tribes to counter militias

2008 Pres Barzani told US Amb Crocker that PM Maliki was beginning to act like a dictator

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)

(Musings On Iraq Argument For Maliki Being Iraq’s Next Strongman)

2008 Gen Petraeus said ISF were ready to take on security throughout country

2008 Report 2 Sahwa leaders in Dora Baghdad arrested by govt as part of PM Maliki’s crackdown on

Sahwa while deadline to integrate them neared Sheikh said he felt US had betrayed them

2008 Syria announced it would be sending ambassador to Iraq 1st time since 2003 one appointed

2008 Report Iraqi army beating squatters to force them out of homes in Baghdad 600 families removed

from buildings Part of PM Maliki’s plan to remove squatters to encourage displaced and refugees to return

2009 US closed Camp Bucca prison which had served as recruiting ground for insurgents

2017 Akashat in central west Anbar along Syrian border freed from IS

2017 State of emergency declared in Kirkuk province ahead of KRG independence referendum

(Musings On Iraq review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

(Musings On Iraq review Quicksilver War, Syria, Iraq and the Spiral of Conflict)

2017 MPs filed petition to dismiss Kirkuk council over KRG independence referendum

2017 PM Abadi said that Iraqi forces that carried out abuses during Mosul battle had been held

accountable Nothing actually happened

2018 Protests at West Qurna 1 oil field South Gas Company for jobs and services and protest for Basra

governor in Basra city

2018 Basra activist claimed Hashd working with ISF to detain protesters without warrants

2018 Muthanna Human Rights Office said that ISF issued warrants for activist


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