Tuesday, August 22, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 22


1973 Sheikh Jabir al-Sabah visited Iraq and again offered to talk about Iraq-
            Kuwait border dispute
1973 Iraq demanded 2 islands from Kuwait which it refused
1991 Bush announced no fly zone over southern Iraq to stop Saddam offensive
            to clear out southern marshes
1995 UN interviewed Hussein Kamal former Industry Min and Saddam’s son-in-law
            that defected to Jordan
1995 Kamal said Iraq hid its WMD & nuke programs from inspectors but all programs
            ended after Gulf War
1995 US & UN didn’t believe Kamal’s claim that Iraq had ended its WMD & nuke
            program Did convince them that Iraq would always hide its programs
1996 Massoud Barzani wrote Tariq Aziz asking for Baghdad’s help to fight PUK
            and their Iranian backers in Irbil
2003 Bush said Iraq war had transformed to one against Baathists and Al Qaeda
2003 Australian intel officer testified to parliament no pre-war evidence of Iraq-Al
            Qaeda ties & Iraq’s WMD contained
2003 Australian intel officer testified to parliament US flooded with disinformation by
            anti-Saddam Iraqis before war
2005 Draft constitution presented to parliament Same time given 3 day extension 2nd
            one to finish draft
2014 ISF and Asaib Ahl Al-Haq raided mosque in Diyala and killed worshippers
2015 Gunmen in military uniforms attacked sit in protesters in Basra Police did nothing
2015 Riot police broke up protests in Hillah beating them Used water hoses

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