Thursday, June 6, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 6


1920 Sir Percy Cox was reassigned to run Iraq from his posting in Persia
1924 UK run Baghdad Times said Iraqis were turning on British protection for Mosul
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
1932 Assyrian National Pact issued Demanded land outside Iraq to settle on Recognize Mar Shimun as
representative of community Schools Said Assyrian Levies would resign if demands not met Govt rejected pact worried other minorities would make similar demands
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1940 Churchill wrote War Sec Eden saying he wanted Indian brigades sent to Iraq to show British strength
Told no troops available
1941 British forces sent to Haditha and pushed insurgents led by Qawujki into Syria
1967 Most of Iraqi air force destroyed by Israel Arab-Israeli War
1967 8th Iraqi Brigade tried to cross Damiya Bridge destroyed by Israeli air strike
1975 Shah Pres Bakr Algerian Pres Bumidan met over Iran-Iraq border issues
1982 After Israel invaded Lebanon Saddam offered ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War and for Iraq to send troops to
help Palestinians
(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)
2003 Imam at Abu Hanifa Mosque in Adhmaiya Baghdad called for resistance to the US occupation
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2003 UN head inspector Blix said just because there were questions about Iraq’s WMD didn’t mean it had
them Said US and UK never provided quality intel on Iraq’s WMD
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
2003 DepUnderSecDef Feith said intel on Iraq didn’t change from Clinton to Bush
2003 White House spokesman intelligence showed no doubt that Iraq had WMD
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 US intel thought they were close to finding Iraq’s WMD because more Iraqis coming forward and
giving info
2003 Report Bush admin dropped uncertainties about WMD intel and made them certainties that Iraq had
them
2003 US rejected having UN weapons inspectors back in Iraq to look for WMD
2003 Sep 02 DIA report leaked to press DIA thought Iraq had WMD but couldn’t find specific facilities
making them
2005 PM Blair sent note to Bush lamenting fact international community didn’t support US-UK in Iraq
2007 Islamic Army and ISI announced truce after killings and accusations Didn’t last
(Musings On Iraq article on splits within insurgency)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2007 UK intel report on ISCI/Badr Said ISCI frustrated with PM Maliki Wanted to be dominant Shiite party
Badr turning into political party was false Was still militia trying to control ISF Had control of much of police and trying to take over army Said Badr members in ISF loyal to militia more than govt ISCI still aligned with Iran but independent
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)
2008 Kurds said they could export 150,000 bar/day in oil but no neighboring countries would allow it
2009 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq’s Laith Khazali released and AAH released bodies of 2 British bodyguards
they kidnapped and killed
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2011 6 US soldiers killed in rocket attack in Baghdad by Kataib Hezbollah most lost in one attack since
2009
2012 PM Nechirvan Barzani talked with Turkish PM Erdogan about KRG exporting oil to Turkey
2012 Report front companies acting as recruiters for Iraqis to go fight in Syria for Assad govt
2013 Mass grave found in Diwaniya with victims of Saddam
2013 Govt sponsored meeting to try to get Anbar tribes to organize against ISIS
2013 Baghdad asked Kurds to withdraw Peshmerga from Tuz Kharmato and Suleiman Beq Kurds said no
2013 VP Hashemi said he supported Sunni region in Iraq
2014 37 Sunnis abducted shot and dumped in Samarra in separate incidents
2014 ISIS continued attack on Mosul Took 5 neighborhoods
2014 Head of Ninewa Ops Command Gen Gharawi ordered defensive line in west Mosul
2014 PM Maliki told Gen. Gharawi to hold Mosul until Gen Ghidan ground forces commander and Gen
Qanbar chief of staff arrived
2016 Ayatollah Sistani warned against attacks on innocents revenge attacks destruction of property in war
against IS
2016 605 men from Saqlawiya who were abducted by Hashd released to Anbar officials showing signs of
torture and beatings
2016 Member of Anbar council demanded Hashd be withdrawn from Fallujah op for abuses
2018 Parliament voted to replace Election Comm with 9 judges conduct manual recount cancel displaced
voting in Anbar Diyala Salahaddin Ninewa
(Musings On Iraq article on parliament’s vote to replace Election Commission)


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