Wednesday, December 8, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 8


1985 Saudis announced attempt to end the Iran-Iraq War through dialogue with Tehran

(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 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)

2002 Iraq admitted that it was close to building a nuclear bomb but was abandoned a long time ago

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

2002 Gen Thurman and McKiernan went to Gen Franks and asked for more troops for Iraq invasion

2004 In Kuwait after being questioned about lack of up to date equipment for US troops in Iraq

Def Sec Rumsfeld said “You go to war with the army you have”

2004 2 US contractors assassinated in Baghdad Signed deal with Defense Min for $24.7 mil but money

sent to Lebanese middleman instead Went to Iraq to discuss deal with U.S. forces and killed

2005 Bin Laden’s Pakistani biographer quoted in Osama bin Laden I Know book said bin Laden

hated Saddam

2005 Army Corps of Engineers Gen McCoy said US never intended to fully rebuild Iraq Bush

originally said US was going to give Iraq best infrastructure in Middle East

2006 Bush told congressional leaders US needed new way forward in Iraq Wanted new tactics but

goal was still winning

(Musings On Iraq review The War Within, A Secret White House History 2006-2008)

2006 NSC meeting Sec State Rice pushed for not getting involved in civil war and pushing Iraqis to

do more Joint Chiefs head Gen Pace said US forces could not stand by during Iraq civil war Bush told NSC that US couldn’t wait for Iraqis to do more US had to act to reduce violence

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

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)

(Musings On Iraq review The War Within, A Secret White House History 2006-2008)

2006 Report Iraq Study Group found that Saudis were financing insurgency Much of it came through

religious donations Some money went to Sunni politicians and figures who then distributed it to militants Other money went directly to insurgency Saudis denied any money was going to Iraq but then set up monitoring group under US pressure to crackdown on religious donations

(Musings On Iraq The Saudi Role In The Iraqi Insurgency)

2009 ISI set off 4 car bombs hit Finance Justice Foreign Ministries in Baghdad killing 127 wounded 448 3rd

mass casualty bombing in Baghdad US and Interior Min warned Baghdad Ops Cmd in morning of an impending car bomb PM Maliki blamed Baathists and Syria

(Musings On Iraq Terrorists Strike Baghdad With Massive Bombings For Third Time)

(Musings On Iraq Islamist Terrorists Return To Sectarian Attacks)

(Musings On Iraq Incompetence Of the Iraqi Security Forces Before the December 8 Baghdad Bombings?)

2009 PM Maliki dismissed Baghdad security chief Gen Qanbar and called for Interior Min Bolani to

resign after Baghdad bombings Dawa tried to blame Bolani for attacks

(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Bombings Set Off Political Bickering Amongst Iraqi Elites)

2009 Parliament demanded to question Interior Defense National Security ministers head of Iraqi

intelligence head of Baghdad Ops Cmd and PM Maliki over Baghdad bombings Maliki refused saying would only help his enemies

2009 Chilcot Inquiry MI6 analyst Hollow said claim Iraq could launch WMD in 45 min came from

Iraqi officer that heard it from a taxi cab driver Said MI6 had questions about info used in Sep 03 dossier on Iraq’s WMD but Downing St pushed for it to be used

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

2009 Chilcot Inquiry UK Joint Intel Com chief Scarlett said Iraq had no missiles that could reach

Israel and none that could carry WMD as Blair govt claimed He rejected claim Iraq could launched WMD in 45 mins

2009 Chilcot Inquiry Sir Ehrman fmr dir intl sec at Foreign Office said intel on Iraq WMD always

questionable UK thought Iraq still working on WMD in 2002 but intel was poor

2011 Allawi said he was ready to reconcile with PM Maliki if he renounced earlier attacks upon

Iraqiya Invited Maliki and Pres Talabani to conference in January to discuss future of govt

(Musings On Iraq Premier Maliki Lashes Out At His Political Rivals In The Iraqi National Movement)

2019 Dozens of protesters were freed by ISF in Baghdad Said they were kidnapped by Kataib

Hezbollah on Dec 6

(Musings On Iraq Iraqi Forces Kidnapping Protesters As Part Of Intimidation Campaign)

(Musings On Iraq UN Report On Violence Against Iraqi Protesters)

(Musings On Iraq Instrument Of Iran’s Power In Iraq And Syria Kataib Hezbollah)

2019 Pro-Iran Hashd fired rockets at Baghdad Military Airport wounding 6 Counter Terror Service members

2020 KRG limited Internet to try to stop organizing protests in Sulaymaniya

(Musings On Iraq Protests In Iraq’s Kurdistan Over Economic Conditions And Mismanagement)

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