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History > 20th, early 21st century > USA > Timeline in pictures

 

UK, USA > Iraq war / Second Gulf War    2003-2011

 

WMDs claim

 

 al-Qaida

 

Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis)

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Fishback    ? - 2021

 

Ian Fishback revealed

abuse of detainees

during the Iraq war

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/24/
us/politics/ian-fishback-veteran-mental-health-crisis.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld    1932-2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Des premiers jours

de la guerre Iran-Irak,

en 1980,

à la défaite de l’État islamique,

en 2017,

cette série documentaire

de Jean-Pierre Canet

(...)

raconte quarante ans de conflits

qui ont conduit l’Irak au chaos

(...)

Une histoire irakienne

autant qu’américaine et française

où se mêlent intérêts diplomatiques,

économiques et militaires,

racontée par ceux qui l’ont vécue,

à Washington, Paris ou en Irak.

 

Une plongée sur 40 ans

qui ont changé le monde.

https://www.mediapart.fr/studio/documentaires/international/
irak-destruction-d-une-nation-la-serie-documentaire-evenement - 29 January 2021

 

 

https://www.mediapart.fr/studio/documentaires/international/
irak-destruction-d-une-nation-la-serie-documentaire-evenement - 29 January 2021

 

https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/290121/
irak-nous-avons-voulu-comprendre-pourquoi-le-monstre-daech-avait-emerge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iraq's killing fields: the lethal legacy of landmines

 

 

 

Abdulah is seen with his grandchild in 2007.

He lost both arms and his eyes when he tried to clear landmines from his farmland

 

Photograph:

Sean Sutton for the Mines Advisory Group

 

Iraq's killing fields: the lethal legacy of landmines – in pictures

After decades of conflict, Iraq has been left littered with unexploded booby-traps.

 

The Mines Advisory Group has spent 25 years in the country

working to destroy and clear some of the millions of pieces of deadly ordnance.

 

These images show members of the organisation at work,

and the people whose lives have been touched and transformed by their efforts

All photographs by Sean Sutton for the Mines Advisory Group

G

Fri 8 Sep 2017    07.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2017/sep/08/
iraq-killing-fields-lethal-legacy-landmines-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ten-year old Khadab found a cache of munitions in a school in Kirkuk in 2003.

 

He was terribly injured

after trying to burn gunpowder and explosives taken from the ordnance

 

Photograph:

Sean Sutton for the Mines Advisory Group

 

Iraq's killing fields: the lethal legacy of landmines – in pictures

After decades of conflict, Iraq has been left littered with unexploded booby-traps.

 

The Mines Advisory Group has spent 25 years in the country

working to destroy and clear some of the millions of pieces of deadly ordnance.

 

These images show members of the organisation at work,

and the people whose lives have been touched and transformed by their efforts

All photographs by Sean Sutton for the Mines Advisory Group

G

Fri 8 Sep 2017    07.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2017/sep/08/
iraq-killing-fields-lethal-legacy-landmines-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/jan/31/
making-our-home-safe-again-meet-the-women-who-clear-land-mine

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/jul/22/
coronavirus-ruined-everything-the-long-wait-for-new-limbs-in-kurdistan

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/jul/07/
yazidi-women-are-strong-kurdistans-female-landmine-clearance-teams

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/apr/29/
the-deminer-mine-clearing-mosul-review

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2017/sep/08/
iraq-killing-fields-lethal-legacy-landmines-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raymond Thomas Odierno        USA        1954-2021

 

four-star Army general

who was an influential architect

of the surge of American forces

during the Iraq war

that helped quell sectarian killings

and increase stability in the country

 

(...)



General Odierno

also served as the Army chief of staff,

the service’s senior officer, from 2011 to 2015.

 

During that time,

he reshaped the way many soldiers

were trained and deployed,

with some conventional units

placed under Special Operations commanders

and others assigned to regions of the world

viewed as emerging security risks, like Africa.

 

General Odierno

cut an intimidating figure,

at 6 feet 5 inches and 250 pounds

with a shaved head,

but he was outgoing

and popular with his troops.

 

He served three tours of duty in Iraq

from 2003 to 2010

and rose to become chief commander

of all allied forces in the country.

 

He commanded

the Fourth Infantry Division,

which was involved

in the capture of Saddam Hussein

in northern Iraq in December 2003,

in a mission

that combined mechanized infantry units

and the elite counterterrorism forces.

 

After U.S. Special Operations forces

dragged the disheveled

and heavily bearded Iraqi dictator

from an underground hide-out

on a sheep farm north of Baghdad,

the general uttered one

of the war’s most notable comments.

 

“He was in the bottom of a hole

with no way to fight back,”

General Odierno said.

“He was caught like a rat.”

 

General Odierno returned to Iraq

for a second tour of duty in 2006,

this time as the Army’s

second-ranking general.

 

He returned with deep skepticism

that the military strategy at the time

would contain Iraq’s guerrilla insurgency

and the escalating sectarian killings

between Iraq Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

 

General Odierno favored

the rapid deployment

of about 20,000 additional troops

— the surge, as it was called —

to help quell the insurgency.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/09/
obituaries/gen-raymond-odierno-dies-iraq-commander.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/09/
obituaries/gen-raymond-odierno-dies-iraq-commander.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

 

Once Upon a Time in Iraq

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jul/13/
once-upon-a-time-in-iraq-review-a-gripping-harrowing-masterpiece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi    1971-2019

 

born Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/abu-bakr-al-baghdadi

https://www.theguardian.com/world/isis

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/31/
islamic-state-new-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-abu-ibrahim-al-hashimi-al-qurayshi

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/28/
visual-guide-to-the-raid-that-killed-isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/audio/2019/oct/30/
how-us-caught-up-isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-podcast

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/28/
syria-us-troops-oil-fields-isis

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/28/
the-guardian-view-on-baghdadis-death-not-enough-to-destroy-islamic-state

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/27/
who-is-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-why-important-isis-caliph

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/27/
abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-isis-leader-killed-us-donald-trump

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2019/oct/27/
islamic-state-leader-killed-in-us-raid-video-report

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2019/oct/27/
donald-trump-confirms-isis-leader-died-in-us-raid-video

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2019/oct/27/
abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-islamic-state-leader-trump-syria

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/31/
isis-wife-reveals-role-in-helping-cia-hunt-for-baghdadi

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/07/
isis-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-algeria-sudan

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/30/
isis-leaders-video-an-attempt-to-shore-up-control-say-experts

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/29/
isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-appears-in-video-for-first-time-in-five-years

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/17/
without-territory-or-new-recruits-islamic-state-is-in-its-death-throes

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/10/
foreign-isis-fighters-launched-failed-coup-attempt-say-witnesses

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/07/
isis-leader-believed-to-have-fled-coup-attempt-by-his-own-fighters

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/23/
new-audio-of-isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-released

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/21/
isis-caliphate-islamic-state-raqqa-iraq-islamist

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/01/
us-vows-hunt-isis-leader-baghdadi-death

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/16/
russia-claims-it-may-have-killed-isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/jun/12/
exploring-iraqi-hideout-isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-video

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/03/
isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-issues-first-message-since-mosul-offensive

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/26/
islamic-state-leader-praises-progress-of-caliphate

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/11/
islamic-state-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-hit-in-strike-iraq-military-claims

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/14/
isis-release-audio-message-leader-believed-hurt-air-strike

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/22/
abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-wounding-isis-islamic-state-iraq

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/14/
isis-own-currency-islamic-dinar

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/nov/13/
isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-us-strikes-video

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/nov/13/
isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-video

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/17/
alan-henning-syria-friend-appel-aleppo-al-baghdadi

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/13/
isis-caliphate-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-jihadi-islam

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/05/
islamic-state-leader-muslims-caliphate-video-abu-bakr-baghdadi

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/12/
baghdadi-abu-bakr-iraq-isis-mosul-jihad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ahmed Abdel Hadi Chalabi /  أحمد عبد الهادي الجلبي‎‎        1944-2015

 

former Iraqi exile

who played a major role

in persuading the U.S.

to wage war against

Saddam Hussein

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/11/03/
454192387/iraqi-politician-ahmed-chalabi-dead-of-a-heart-attack-state-tv

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/05/
opinion/why-america-invented-ahmad-chalabi.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/11/03/
454192387/iraqi-politician-ahmed-chalabi-dead-of-a-heart-attack-state-tv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iraq War > Fifteen years on / after

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/04/30/
605240844/15-years-after-u-s-invasion-some-iraqis-are-nostalgic-for-saddam-hussein-era

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/05/
iraq-weapons-mass-destruction-america-misled-britain-gordon-brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

timeline of conflict    2001-2016

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/05/
iraq-war-inquiry-timeline-of-conflict

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

 

French planes carry out

air strikes on Islamic State (Isis) targets in Iraq

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/
french-planes-carry-out-air-strikes-isis-targets-iraq

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/21/
france-dijon-driver-attacks-pedestrians

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/22/
algerian-islamists-threaten-to-execute-french-hostage-unless-france-halts-isis-attacks

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/
france-bombs-isis-depot-iraq-islamic-state

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2014/sep/15/
isis-leaders-hold-crisis-meeting-on-isis-in-paris-live-coverage

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/13/
france-arms-kurds-isis-iraq-military

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

 

Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-war-anniversary-idUSBRE92D0PG
20130314

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iraq War > Ten years on / after

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/20/
opinion/ten-years-after-the-iraq-war-began.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/20/
opinion/friedman-democrats-dragons-or-drones.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/20/
opinion/the-silver-linings-of-iraq.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/20/opinion/iraq-
a-school-for-terrorists-thanks-to-america.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/20/
opinion/a-decade-of-despair.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/03/19/
the-iraq-war-was-it-worth-it

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-war-anniversary-idUSBRE92D0PG
20130314

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/03/
10-years-right-invaded-iraq

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/01/
occupying-iraq-us-army-veteran

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/27/
iraq-war-not-justified

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/27/
bush-administration-sold-iraq-war

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/26/
iraq-war-was-justified

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2013/feb/14/
douglas-alexander-iraq-eu-referendum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRONTLINE        Bush's War Part 1

Aired: 03/24/2008        02:23:53

 

On the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion,

FRONTLINE unfolds the full saga of the war

in a two-part, definitive broadcast.

https://www.pbs.org/video/frontline-bushs-war-part-1/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 15, 2011

 

U.S. War in Iraq Declared Officially Over

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/21/
opinion/friedman-the-end-for-now.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/world/middleeast/
last-convoy-of-american-troops-leaves-iraq.html

 

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/
what-iraqis-think-of-the-american-withdrawal-kurdish-region/

 

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/
a-unit-near-last-in-the-military-withdrawal-from-iraq/

 

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/
what-iraqis-think-of-the-american-withdrawal-kirkuk/

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/us/politics/iraq-
war-shaped-obamas-foreign-policy-white-house-memo.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/15/us/
at-fort-bragg-obama-showers-praise-on-troops-back-from-iraq.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/
opinion/a-formal-end-to-the-iraq-war.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/world/middleeast/
panetta-in-baghdad-for-iraq-military-handover-ceremony.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/world/middleeast/
end-for-us-begins-period-of-uncertainty-for-iraqis.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/
opinion/an-unstable-divided-land.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/opinion/in-iraq-
abandoning-our-friends.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/world/middleeast/
panetta-in-baghdad-for-iraq-military-handover-ceremony.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 August 2010

 

President Barack Obama

declares an end to combat mission in Iraq

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/
world/01military.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/
world/01obama-text.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/
opinion/01wed1.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/08/31/
world/middleeast/iraq-drawdown.html

 

http://www.cagle.com/news/IraqExit10/main.asp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK

 

Iraq war inquiry / Chilcot report

 

The inquiry considers the period

from the summer of 2001

to the end of July 2009,

embracing the run-up to the conflict in Iraq,

the military action and the aftermath

 

 

 

 

There were protests outside the inquiry yesterday

featuring a 'Tony Blair' and fake blood

 

Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA

 

Chilcot Iraq Inquiry:

Britain 'knew Saddam Hussein had destroyed WMD'

Times Online        November 25, 2009

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6931174.ece  - broken link

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/iraq-war-inquiry 

https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20171123123237/http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/10/
john-prescott-uk-broke-international-law-by-invading-iraq-in-2003

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2016/jul/10/
tony-blair-and-his-beliefs

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/07/09/
485356152/u-s-diplomat-says-theres-truth-to-chilcot-inquiry-report

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/09/
ten-things-chilcot-reveals-about-tony-blair-and-iraq

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/09/
whitehall-holds-back-official-advice-on-iraq-war

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/09/
iraq-war-after-blair-and-bush-met-the-tempo-changed

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/08/
we-were-ignored-anti-war-protestors-remember-the-iraq-war-marches

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/08/
world/europe/tony-blair-chilcot-report-iraq.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/08/uk-
must-do-more-assess-civilian-casualties-wars-chilcot

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/07/
us-and-britain-wrangled-over-iraqs-oil-in-aftermath-of-war-chilcot-shows

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/07/
chilcot-report-government-overstretched-military-iraq-war-inquiry

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/07/
blair-says-the-middle-east-is-better-off-post-saddam-but-is-this-true

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/07/
chilcot-tony-blair-social-media-politics

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/07/
opinion/chilcot-report-how-tony-blair-sold-the-war.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/07/
blair-chilcot-war-in-iraq-not-blunder-crime

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2016/jul/07/
steve-bells-if-on-chilco-the-hotts-whitewash-for-sith-lord-blair

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/06/
opinion/campaign-stops/the-big-news-about-what-we-already-knew.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/06/
484964871/7-years-in-the-making-report-finds-british-rushed-into-iraq-war

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2016/jul/06/
steve-bell-on-the-chilcot-inquiry-cartoon

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/06/
i-still-vote-war-iraq-kurds-saddam-hussein-military-action-right

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/06/
intelligence-files-support-claims-iraq-invasion-helped-spawn-isis

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/06/
chilcot-report-crushing-verdict-tony-blair-iraq-war

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/ng-interactive/2016/jul/06/
tony-blair-statement-on-chilcot-iraq-what-he-said-and-what-he-meant

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/06/
with-you-whatever-tony-blair-letters-george-w-bush-chilcot

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/06/
tony-blair-veterans-families-push-trial-iraq-is-it-possible

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/06/
chilcot-exposes-how-blair-kept-ministers-and-generals-in-the-dark

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2016/jul/06/
it-isnt-about-a-lie-tony-blair-on-iraq-from-2001-to-2016-video

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/06/
iraq-inquiry-key-points-from-the-chilcot-report

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/06/
they-should-have-known-better-
chilcot-report-means-little-to-iraqis-mourning-baghdad-attack

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/may/27/
tony-blair-i-am-not-delaying-chilcot-iraq-report

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/22/world/europe/22britain.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jan/21/chilcot-inquiry-tony-blair-iraq

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jan/20/tony-blair-chilcot-inquiry-iraq

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jan/21/tony-blair-chilcot-inquiry

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2011/jan/21/iraq-war-inquiry-tony-blair-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/oct/26/tony-blair-summoned-back-to-chilcot-inquiry

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/02/clare-short-warned-tony-blair

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/
tony-blair-and-his-oh-so-clean-conscience-1883656.html 

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/
to-gasps-from-the-gallery-blair-said-we-should-be-proud-of-the-war-1883651.html

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/
leading-article-unrepentant-and-assured-mr-blair-sees-nothing-to-learn-1883679.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/29/tony-blair-iraq-inquiry-chilcot

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/29/blair-iraq-chilcot-inquiry-analysis

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/gallery/2010/jan/29/tonyblair-iraq

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/29/responsible-no-regrets-blair-iraq

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/27/lord-goldsmith-iraq-inquiry

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/26/chilcot-inquiry-iraq-invasion-lawyers

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2009/dec/14/
blair-iraq-regime-change-inspections

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/dec/14/tony-blair-ken-macdonald-deceit

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/dec/12/tony-blair-iraq-chilcot-inquiry

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/cartoon/2009/jul/31/martin-rowson-comment-cartoon 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jul/30/chilcot-iraq-inquiry-blair

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jul/30/sir-john-chilcot-profile

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jul/30/iraq-war-inquiry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WikiLeaks

 

April 2010

 

Classified US military video

depicting the indiscriminate slaying

of over a dozen people

in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad

- including two Reuters news staff -

in July 2007

 

warning: graphic violence

 

 

 

 

 

Collateral Murder

Overview

5th April 2010    10:44 EST

 

WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video

depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people

in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad

-- including two Reuters news staff.

 

Reuters has been trying to obtain the video

through the Freedom of Information Act,

without success since the time of the attack.

 

The video,

shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site,

clearly shows the unprovoked slaying

of a wounded Reuters employee

and his rescuers.

 

Two young children involved in the rescue

were also seriously wounded.

 

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rXPrfnU3G0&feature=player_embedded

 

Related

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/06/world/middleeast/06baghdad.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/05/wikileaks-us-army-iraq-attack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 January 2010

 

Ali Hassan al-Majid,

better known as Chemical Ali,

is executed

 

 

 

Ali Hassan Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti

(1941-25 January 2010)

 

Majid, known as "Chemical Ali"

for use of toxic weapons,

(was) a cousin of Saddam Hussein

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=11336765 - June 24, 2007

 

 

 

The Anfal campaign,

in which troops swept across parts

of northern Iraq destroying villages,

ran between 1987 and 1988

and coincided with the end

of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/aug/22/
iraq.markoliver

 

 

 

Anfal was the name given

to the military campaign

that was waged by Saddam Hussein

and members of his Baath party.

 

It was a campaign

to attack the Kurdish population

in the north part of Iraq

- that's the oil-rich part of the country

near the Iranian border.

 

And during the Anfal

- during the operation,

Iraqi forces

dropped chemical weapons

on dozens of Kurdish villages

- mustard gas and nerve agents.

 

And they are different reports

about how many people

those attacks actually killed.

 

Human rights groups estimate

that number to be around 100,000 people,

but Iraqi sources say it could be closer

to 200,000.

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=11336765 - June 24, 2007

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/
jan/26/chemical-ali-tony-blair-iraq

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/25/
chemical-ali-execution-iraq-kurd

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2010/01/
chemical_ali_executed.html

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=122956280 - January 25, 2010

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/jun/25/
iraq.iraqtimeline

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=11342053 - June 24, 2007

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=11336765 - June 24, 2007

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2007/jun/18/
examiningtheevidence

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/sep/11/
iraq1

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/aug/22/
iraq.markoliver

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2006/mar/16/
16marchremembranceofanfal1

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/oct/19/
iraq

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA        Boston Globe        Big Picture

 

Documenting the return of U.S. war dead    2009

 

 

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/04/
documenting_the_return_of_us_w.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timeline: Iraq        2003-2009

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jul/30/
iraq-timeline-2003-2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timeline: Iraq        2002-2008

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/03/18/world/middleeast/
20080319_IRAQWAR_TIMELINE.html#tab1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

massacre

by Blackwater guards of Iraqi civilians in Baghdad - 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chronology: Iraq > 1918-1999

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/1999/feb/18/
kurds.rostaylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boston Globe        Big Picture        Daily Life in Sadr City, Iraq        2008

 

 

 

A boy carrying plastic toy weapons

approaches a U.S. Soldier of 1-6 battalion,

2nd brigade, 1st Armored Division

patrols in the Shiite enclave of Sadr city, Baghdad, Iraq,

on Monday, June 16, 2008.

 

AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris

 

Boston Globe > Big Picture

Daily Life in Sadr City, Iraq        June 18, 2008

http://archive.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/06/
daily_life_in_sadr_city_iraq.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://archive.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/06/
daily_life_in_sadr_city_iraq.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Index of U.S. troop deaths in Iraq    2009

 

When the 1,000th American soldier

died in September 2004,

the insurgency

was just gaining steam.

 

The 2,000th death came

as Iraq held

its first elections in decades,

in October 2005.

 

The U.S. announced its 3,000th loss

on the last day of 2006,

at the end of a year

rocked by sectarian violence.

 

The 4,000th death comes

with the war further out

of the public eye,

and replaced by other topics

on the front burner

of the U.S. presidential campaigns.

 

The number killed in Iraq

is far less than

in other modern American wars.

 

In Vietnam,

the U.S. lost on average

about 4,850 troops a year

from 1963-75.

 

In the Korean war,from 1950-53,

the U.S. lost

about 12,300 soldiers a year.

https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/
iraq/iraq-casualties.htm

 

 

https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/iraq-casualties.htm 

 

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2008-03-13-
iraq-casualties_N.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civilan casualties / civilian death toll

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/03/18/world/middleeast/
20080319_IRAQWAR_TIMELINE.html#tab7

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/10/world/middleeast/10casualties.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/jan/10/
iraq.iraqtimeline

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/nov/22/
iraq.iraqtimeline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

massacre

by Marines of Iraqi civilians in Haditha - 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tariq Aziz    1936-2015

 

 

 

Mr. Aziz in 2004,

in a courtroom that was once the palace of Saddam Hussein.

 

Pool photo: Karen Ballard

 

Tariq Aziz, Top Aide and Fervent Ally of Saddam Hussein, Dies at 79

By ALISSA J. RUBIN        NYT        JUNE 5, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/06/
world/middleeast/tariq-aziz-imprisoned-deputy-to-saddam-hussein-dies-at-79.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

top aide and fervent ally

of Saddam Hussein

 

Iraqi foreign minister

and deputy prime minister

who for decades

was the most public face

of Saddam Hussein’s government

on the world stage

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/06/world/middleeast/
tariq-aziz-imprisoned-deputy-to-saddam-hussein-dies-at-79.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/06/world/middleeast/
tariq-aziz-imprisoned-deputy-to-saddam-hussein-dies-at-79.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/06/05/
412305507/tariq-aziz-public-face-of-saddam-hussein-regime-dies

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/27/world/middleeast/27iraq.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/aug/05/
iraq-us-tariq-aziz-iran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi    1966-June 7, 2006

 

born Ahmad Fadeel al-Nazal al-Khalayleh

 

 

Al Qaeda's leader in Iraq,

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,

was killed in an American airstrike

on an isolated safe house

north of Baghdad at 6:15 p.m.

local time on Wednesday,

top American and Iraqi officials

said today.

 

Islamic militant Web sites

linked to Al Qaeda

quickly confirmed the death,

saying Mr. Zarqawi

had been rewarded

with "martyrdom"

for his role in the war here.
 

 

At a joint news conference

with Iraq's prime minister,

Nuri Kamal al-Maliki,

the top American military

commander in Iraq,

Gen. George W. Casey Jr.,

said Mr. Zarqawi's body

had been positively identified

by fingerprints,

"facial recognition"

and "known scars."

 

Six people were killed

in the strike:

 

Mr. Zarqawi,

his spiritual adviser

and four other people

including a woman and a child,

the military said.

 

The strike

had been accompanied

by a ground assault

involving American

and Iraqi troops.

 

The announcement

of Mr. Zarqawi's death,

shortly before noon today

in Baghdad,

4 a.m. Eastern time,

marked a major watershed

in the war.

 

With a $25 million American bounty

on his head,

the Jordanian-born Mr. Zarqawi

has been the most-wanted man in Iraq

for his leadership

of Islamic terrorist groups

that have carried out

many of the most brutal attacks of the war,

including scores of suicide bombings,

kidnappings and beheadings.

 

In his late 30's,

he had been named

"Prince of Al Qaeda" in Iraq

by Osama bin Laden,

Al Qaeda's fugitive leader.

 

"Today, we have managed

to put an end to Zarqawi,"

said Mr. Maliki,

who took office three weeks ago

at the head of Iraq's

first full-term government

since the overthrow

of Saddam Hussein.

 

(...)

 

Mr. Zarqawi,

whose adopted name was taken

from the town of Zarqa in Jordan

where the insurgent leader was raised,

had assumed an almost mythic status

for his long run of terrorist attacks

and statements issued

on Islamic militant Web sites

that declared his goal

to be the establishment

of a new "caliphate" in Iraq.

 

The term is taken from the term

given to the vast areas of the Arab world

that came under strict Islamic rule

within 100 years

of the death of the Prophet Mohammed

in the 7th century A.D.

 

After twice narrowly escaping capture

by American troops

in the past 18 months,

Mr. Zarqawi became increasingly

bold in recent months,

issuing videotaped speeches

on Islamic militant Web sites,

vowing victory against the "crusaders"

who had invaded Iraq,

meaning American, British

and other Western forces.

 

The speeches also called on

Sunni Arabs to kill "converters,"

meaning Iraqi Shiites,

effectively inciting civil war here.

 

American military commanders

have said that Mr. Zarqawi

personally beheaded

some of those kidnapped

by his followers,

and identified him as the mastermind

of one of the first major

suicide bombing attacks,

a strike in August 2003 that destroyed

the United Nations

headquarters in Baghdad

and killed 22 people,

including Sergio Viera de Mello,

the head of the United Nations Mission here.

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/08/
world/middleeast/08cnd-iraq.html

 

 

https://www.npr.org/series/5459877/
key-terror-figure-zarqawi-killed-in-iraq

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/11/
world/middleeast/11scene.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/09/
world/middleeast/09zarqawi.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/09/
opinion/l09iraq.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/09/
world/middleeast/09web.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/09/
world/middleeast/09cnd-iraq.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/08/
opinion/08iht-edzarq.1926866.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/08/
world/middleeast/08cnd-iraq.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/04/
world/middleeast/04cnd-iraq.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saddam Hussein    1937-2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Reconstruction"

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/19/
washington/the-conflict-in-iraq-road-to-war-the-strategy-to-secure-iraq-did.html

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/04/
world/struggle-for-iraq-reconstruction-101st-airborne-scores-success-northern-iraq.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/12/
world/aftereffects-reconstruction-us-overhauls-administration-to-govern-iraq.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA

 

May 2003

 

Paul Bremer

issues an order dissolving Iraq's ARmy

 

 

When President Bush

convened a meeting

of his National Security Council

on May 22, 2003,

his special envoy in Iraq

made a statement

that caught many of the participants

by surprise.

 

In a video presentation from Baghdad,

L. Paul Bremer III

informed the president and his aides

that he was about to issue

an order formally dissolving Iraq’s Army.

 

The decree

was issued the next day.

 

The broad outlines of the decision

are now widely known,

defended by proponents

as necessary to ensure

that Saddam Hussein’s influence

did not outlive his ouster from power.

 

But with the fifth anniversary

of the start of the war approaching,

some participants have provided

in interviews their first detailed,

on-the-record accounts of a decision

that is widely seen

as one of the most momentous

and contentious of the war,

assailed by critics as all but ensuring

that American forces would face

a growing insurgency

led by embittered Sunnis

who led much of the army.

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/17/
world/middleeast/17bremer.html

 

 

https://time.com/3900753/
isis-iraq-syria-army-united-states-military/ - May 28, 2015    *****

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/17/
world/middleeast/17bremer.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/06/
opinion/06bremer.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US fires depleted uranium

at civilian areas

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/19/
us-depleted-uranium-weapons-civilian-areas-iraq

 

 

https://blogs.mediapart.fr/edition/le-monde-de-la-bd/article/150121/
la-sale-guerre-americaine-falloujah

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/19/
us-depleted-uranium-weapons-civilian-areas-iraq

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2013/oct/13/
world-health-organisation-iraq-war-depleted-uranium

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/dec/30/
faulluja-birth-defects-iraq

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iraq War > Timeline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/saddam-hussein  

https://www.theguardian.com/world/saddam-hussein 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/george-bush

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/david-kelly

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/iraq-war-inquiry

 

 

https://www.mediapart.fr/studio/documentaires/international/
irak-destruction-d-une-nation-la-serie-documentaire-evenement - 29 January 2021

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/may/30/
world.iraq

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/21/
opinion/revisiting-the-roots-of-the-iraq-war.html 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/18/
opinion/paul-krugman-errors-and-lies.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/10/
iraq-fallujah-destruction-alqaida-maliki

 

https://www.npr.org/2014/01/07/
260462916/fallujah-veterans-ask-hard-questions-about-their-sacrifices

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2013/mar/19/
iraq-war-saddam-bush-starts-2003

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/mar/15/
iconic-faces-iraq-war-pictures

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/03/us/politics/03rumsfeld.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102122617 - March 20, 2009

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/28/washington/28troops.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/us/politics/27obama-text.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE51P0AY20090227

http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2009-02-26-marine_N.htm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/feb/27/obama-iraq-war-end-august-2010

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/dec/18/uk-troop-withdrawal-iraq-brown

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/dec/17/iraq-agreement-brown-maliki

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=18319948 - June 23, 2008

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/a-moment-for-truth-as-britain-exits-iraq-1202312.html

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/
without-fanfare-or-much-thanks-britain-departs-from-iraq-1202313.html

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/
patrick-cockburn-our-troops-had-few-friends-in-basra-1202314.html

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/
matthew-norman/matthew-norman-nobody-threw-shoes-at-brown-ndash-
but-his-guilt-is-still-undeniable-1202268.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/opinion/23trans.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/feb/13
/iraq.topstories3

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/transcripts/5055397 - December 15, 2005

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=5052104 - December 13, 2005

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=5019073 - November 18, 2005

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2005/nov/15/
usa.iraq

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/nov/16/
iraq.usa

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=4163601 - November 10, 2004

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=4163621 - November 10, 2004

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=4110992 - October 15, 2004

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/oct/25/
iraq.michaelhoward  *****

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/sep/16/
iraq.usa

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/sep/30/
iraq

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/09/
world/middleeast/urban-warfare-deals-harsh-challenge-to-troops.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/jun/28/
usa.iraq1

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/
story/story.php?storyId=1961891 - June 17, 2004

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=1813116&ft=nprml&f=1813116 - April 5, 2004

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/jan/18/
iraq

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/
story/story.php?storyId=4183951
- Nov. 24, 2003

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=1407760 - August 26, 2003

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/jun/20/
iraq.rorymccarthy

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/apr/07/
iraq.suzannegoldenberg

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/mar/06/
uk.iraq

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/28/
opinion/the-us-must-strike-at-saddam-hussein.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK

 

Prime Minister Tony Blair    May 1997 - June 2007

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/tonyblair

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/06/
chilcot-tony-blair-was-not-straight-with-the-nation-over-iraq-war

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/15/tony-blair-iraq-essay

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/feb/28/tony-blair-iraq-spirit-broke

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/6625869.stm

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2004/jan/12/
uk.davidkelly

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/jul/06/
interviews.tonyblair

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2002/sep/25/
uk.iraq

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2002/sep/24/
foreignpolicy.houseofcommons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 September 2004

 

At least 46 people were killed

and 200 injured in a series of bomb attacks

targeting US and Iraqi forces

in and around Baghdad today.

 

Dozens of the victims

were children.

 

The violence began

with a suicide car bombing

near a US checkpoint

in the town of Abu Ghraib,

west of the Iraqi capital,

at around 9.45am local time

(0645 BST).

 

Two Iraqi police officers

and a US soldier

were killed in the attack,

and doctors said

that as many as 60 people

- including women and children -

were wounded.

 

A few hours later,

at least 42 people were killed

in three near-simultaneous explosions

apparently targeting a US convoy

in Baghdad's al-Amel neighbourhood.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/sep/30/
iraq

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/sep/30/
iraq

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 March 2004

 

Speech given

by prime minister Tony Blair

in Sedgefield,

justifying military action in Iraq

and warning of the continued threat

of global terrorism

 

Full Text

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2004/mar/05/
iraq.iraq

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 1, 2003

 

Unedited transcript

of President George W. Bush's speech

from the flight deck of the USS Lincoln

 

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2003/US/05/01/bush.transcript/   

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/05/01/iraq/
main551946.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 March 2003

 

Speech given by prime minister Tony Blair

 

Full text

 

Debate on the Iraq crisis

in the house of Commons

 

 

"There are glib and sometimes

foolish comparisons

with the 1930s.

 

No one here is an appeaser.

 

But the only relevant

point of analogy

is that with history,

we know what happened.

 

We can look back and say:

there's the time;

 

that was the moment;

 

for example, when Czechoslovakia

was swallowed up by the Nazis

- that's when

we should have acted."

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/mar/18/
foreignpolicy.iraq1

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/mar/18/
foreignpolicy.iraq1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2003

 

Massive aerial assault against Iraq

U.S. "shock and awe" campaign

 

 

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/03/21/sprj.irq.war.main/index.html

 

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/03/21/sprj.irq.aday/

 

http://www.cnn.com/2003/fyi/news/03/22/iraq.war/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003

 

Iraq invasion

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/jan/10/
iraq.iraqtimeline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA

 

CIA director George Tenet    July 1997 - July 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/feb/15/
curveball-cia-europe-chief-vindicate

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=9903583 - April 29, 2007

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=9896321 - April 27 / April 28, 2007

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=9947067 - May 2, 2007

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=9946789 - May 1, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2006/oct/24/
usnews.money

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=1922781 - June 4, 2004

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=3124036 - July 4, 2004

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=1921115 - June 4, 2004

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/jun/04/
usa.iraq1

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/feb/05/
iraq.usa

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=1645748 - February 5, 2004

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=1646875 - February 5, 2004

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/05/world/
rumsfeld-and-tenet-defending-assessments-of-iraqi-weapons.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/13/
world/after-the-war-intelligence-bush-declares-his-faith-in-tenet-and-cia.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/oct/10/
iraq.usa

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/jun/06/
israel1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002-2004

 

UK, USA

 

WMDs / Weapons of mass destruction claim

 

 

Life and times

of Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi,

AKA Curveball

 

Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi's testimony

was one of the key planks of the argument

for the ousting of Saddam Hussein.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2011/feb/15/
curveball-cia-iraq-interactive-timeline
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/david-kelly

https://www.theguardian.com/world/curveball

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/29/
magazine/iraq-weapons-mass-destruction.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/05/
iraq-weapons-mass-destruction-america-misled-britain-gordon-brown

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/29/
body-of-wmd-dossier-scientist-david-kelly-exhumed

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/06/
chilcot-tony-blair-was-not-straight-with-the-nation-over-iraq-war

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/06/
tony-blair-deliberately-exaggerated-threat-from-iraq-chilcot-report-war-inquiry

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/06/
mi6-stood-by-bogus-intelligence-until-after-iraq-invasion

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/06/
i-still-vote-war-iraq-kurds-saddam-hussein-military-action-right

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/jul/16/
david-kelly-death-10-years-on

 

https://www.npr.org/2013/03/19/
174708587/u-n-weapons-inspector-looks-back-on-iraq-war

 

https://www.npr.org/2013/03/17/
174542923/fear-and-daily-struggles-reporter-reflects-on-iraq-war

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/27/
bush-administration-sold-iraq-war

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2011/05/29/
136765601/david-kay-wmds-that-never-were-a-war-that-ever-was

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/17/curveball-doubts-cia-german-foreign

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/16/colin-powell-cia-curveball

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/16/curveball-jail-war-mongering-germany

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/16/curveball-exile-wmd-lies-iraq-politicians

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/16/curveball-questions-cia

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/feb/15/curveball-wmd-carne-ross

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2011/feb/15/curveball-cia-iraq-interactive-timeline

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/feb/15/
curveball-iraqi-fantasist-cia-saddam 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/15/defector-admits-wmd-lies-iraq-war

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/15/curveballs-lies-consequences-iraqi-defector

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/08/donald-rumsfeld-book-misstatements-wmd

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3054991.stm

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/jan/29/
tony-blair-chilcot-iraq-inquiry

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=93293353 - August 5, 2008

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=5024408 - November 23, 2005

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=4996218 - November 15, 2005

 

 

 

 

https://www.nti.org/gsn/article/
new-york-times-admits-flaws-in-iraqi-wmd-coverage/ - May 26, 2004

 

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2004/may/26/
pressandpublishing.usnews

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/05/
world/rumsfeld-and-tenet-defending-assessments-of-iraqi-weapons.html

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=1615880 - January 25, 2004

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=1284239 - June 2, 2003

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/may/30/
iraq.iraq

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/may/29/
uk.usa

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=1263323 - May 14, 2003

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=1355089 - April 23, 2003

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/mar/18/
foreignpolicy.iraq1

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2002/sep/25/
uk.iraq

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/sep/24/
iraq.speeches

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/jul/06/
interviews.tonyblair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 29, 2002

 

President George W. Bush's

State of the Union Address

 

'Axis of Evil' speech        Full text

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/30/politics/30BTEX.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/03/18/world/middleeast/
20080319_IRAQWAR_TIMELINE.html#tab1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990s - 2000s

 

Iraq sanctions

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/27/
magazine/were-sanctions-right.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/apr/17/
iraq.markoliver1

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/nov/26/iraq

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/jun/19/
iraq.marktran

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/jan/21/
iraq.jasonburke

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2000/mar/04/
weekend7.weekend9

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/1999/jul/29/
iraq.marktran

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1999/01/14/
world/france-in-break-with-us-urges-end-to-iraq-embargo.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1995/12/01/
world/iraq-sanctions-kill-children-un-reports.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/18/
opinion/when-to-lift-the-iraq-embargo.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1990/12/06/
world/standoff-gulf-excerpts-remarks-webster-baker-embargo-s-drain-iraq.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1990/09/26/
world/confrontation-in-the-gulf-security-council-adds-air-embargo-to-iraq-sanctions.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/12/
world/confrontation-gulf-sanctions-iraq-appear-effective-neighbors-block-trade.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/nov/26/iraq

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/02/
world/iraq-army-invades-capital-of-kuwait-in-fierce-fighting.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 1988

 

Saddam Hussein's administration

uses mustard gas

against Kurds at Halabja in Iraq:

more than 5,000 die

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/1999/feb/18/
kurds.rostaylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

France, USA, Iraq, Iran

Attacks against U.S. and French forces

in Beirut, Lebanon    1983

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1932

 

Iraq became independent in 1932,

but British influence, though diminishing,

remained important

 

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/2719939.stm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1920

 

Iraq is formed

as a mandate of the League of Nations,

under British administration

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/iraq/time2.html - broken link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iraq History

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/recent/iraq/britain_iraq_01.shtml 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related > Anglonautes > History

 

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