Sunday, March 10, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 10


1917 British forces defeated Ottoman defenses outside Baghdad in Diyala River Led Ottomans to
abandon Baghdad
1975 Iraq’s Revolutionary Command Council and Regional Command of Baath Party ratified Algiers
Agreement with Iran
1975 Mustafa Barzani sent letter to Kissinger saying that Kurds were being destroyed by Iraqi govt and
asked for U.S. help
(Musings On Iraq book review Killing Hope, U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
(Musings On Iraq article on Nixon admin support for Kurdish revolt)
1980 Iraq declared Iran’s ambassador persona non-grata as dispute built up leading to Iran-Iraq War
(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 book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
1990 Saddam issued amnesty for Kurdish fighters
1991 Iranian Rev Guard attacked 2 Mujahedeen e-Khalq camps in Iraq during Shiite uprising
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)
(Musings On Iraq book review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)
1991 Kurdish uprising spread to Tuz Kharmato and Dohuk
1991 Govt imposed curfew in Kirkuk to try to stop unrest
(Musings On Iraq interview with National Univ of Singapore’s Fanar Haddad on the Impact of the 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on 1st hand accounts of 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on Saddam’s view of 1991 Uprising)
(Ahulbayt Video on 1991 Uprising)
1991 US troops began withdrawing from Persian Gulf
2002 Report UK’s Joint Intelligence Committee investigation found no links between Iraq and 9/11
2002 CIA briefing included story that Iraq tried to buy uranium from Niger
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 UK gave Iraq 6 requirements to meet if wanted to avoid war including Saddam going on TV and
admitting to WMD
2003 Bush told Blair 2nd UN resolution against Iraq was waste of time Was major policy goal of Blair
2003 Bush talked to his advisors about giving an ultimatum to Saddam to leave power
2003 US official said Iraq had cluster munitions to disperse WMD
2003 ORHA head Garner briefed Bush on plans for postwar Iraq including using Iraqi army for
reconstruction and interim govt Bush approved ORHA’s plan then didn’t follow it after invasion
2003 NSC briefed on postwar Iraq plans Included excluding 25,000 top Baathists from govt Using Iraqi
courts and police NSC plans included establishing rule of law
2003 Bush said US needed to get Iraqis running new govt and US would not pick new Iraqi leaders
2003 Powell said US had to get a new UN resolution for the US led interim administration in postwar Iraq
2003 US Treasury Sec Snow said that US dollars could be used as interim currency in Iraq until new dinar
created Bush approved plan
2003 Bush approved NSC proposal for light deBaathification after war
(Musings On Iraq article on Part I Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Planning for Postwar Iraq September 2001 to May 2003)
2003 Institute for Science & Intl Sec report asked whether US misled public about Iraq rebuilding nuke
program
2003 Turkeys Erdogan met Bush Argued against deposing Saddam saying it would lead to Shiite govt tied        to Iran
2003 Gen Franks told White House mayors would be appointed to run Iraq after invasion Was not in any
postwar plans
2005 Kurds and United Iraqi Alliance agreed on new govt based upon deal to resolve future of Kirkuk and
PUK’s Talabani becoming president
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2007 For 2 days ISI began burning homes in Muqtadiya Diyala causing dozens of families to flee
2007 Iraq hosted international conference of 13 countries U.N. Islamic Conference and Arab League PM
Maliki asked for help to fight terrorism
2008 Female suicide bomber killed sheikh and Sawya leader in Diyala
(Musings On Iraq article on female suicide bombers)
2009 Suicide bombing of tribal gathering with army in Abu Ghraib killed 33
2010 Iran invited Shiite politicians to celebrate Nowruz and pushed them to reunite behind Maliki

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