Saturday, June 8, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 8


1920 Ex-Ottoman officers and soldiers attacked Mosul but were defeated by British
1924 UK run Baghdad Times said England would give Iraq independence in 4 yrs at most if Anglo-Iraq
Treaty passed
1941 British campaign started against Vichy French in Syria using troops in Iraq Germany used Syria to
supply pro-German Gaylani govt
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
1990 US Commerce Dept wanted to limit technology sales to Iraq that could be used for missile program
Rejected by White House
2000 UN Res 1302 renewed Oil For Food Program
2003 Rice said US had looked at intel since 1991 to prove Iraq had WMD All agreed Iraq had weapons
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice said no one ever claimed they knew exactly where Iraq’s WMD were stored Sec Def
Rumsfeld said he knew
2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice admitted that Bush used false claim of Iraq-African uranium deal in his 03
            State of Union but was quoting a British report and didn’t know about problems with claim
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 Sec State Powell said all the intel on Iraq’s WMD was approved by CIA
2003 UK Home Secretary Blunkett said PM Blair govt should not have released its Iraq WMD dossier
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 VP Cheney’s chief of staff Libby told NYTimes reporter Miller that secret National Intel Estimate had
strong evidence Iraq had WMD Was leak to support invasion
2004 UN Res 1546 endorsed Iraqi interim govt that would draft new constitution and have it voted upon by
12/31/05 Set date for return of Iraqi sovereignty Said CPA would end Elections for permanent Iraqi govt would be held from Dec 04-Jan 05 Allowed Coalition forces to remain in Iraq 
2005 State Dept spokesman said US no longer determined policy on militias It was now an Iraqi issue
2006 Interior Defense and National Security Ministers named in Maliki govt 6th months after national
elections
2011 PM Maliki said he was ready for another 100 day reform plan after 1st ended with no changes Was
            meant to appease protesters
2011 PM Maliki said he was removing Chalabi as head of Accountability and Justice Commission
2012 PM Maliki and State of Law started working on getting MPs to remove names from no confidence
list against Maliki
2012 Loyalty of Iraq announced 20 MPs said they took names off PM Maliki no confidence list
2012 Solution Movement within Iraqiya said withdrawing from no confidence vote against PM Maliki
2012 Sadrists called for parliament to hold no confidence vote against PM Maliki
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2012 Sadr denied that any of his followers fighting in Syria They were
2012 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq suspected of killing leading Sadrist in Baghdad 1st of 5 such assassinations
between 2 groups
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2013 7th day of protests in Nasiriya over lack of electricity
2013 State of Law and local list announced they would shut out Sadrists and SIIC from new provincial govt
in Najaf
2013 Sadrists and SIIC announced alliance in Baghdad Dhi Qar and Wasit provincial govts
2014 Interpol issued arrest warrant for Iraqi official for buying fake bomb detectors Nothing done
2014 ISIS reinforcements from Syria arrived in Mosul to attack last section of city under govt control
2014 Gen Ghidan ground forces commander Gen Qanbar chief of staff said they were withdrawing to
eastern Mosul while ISIS attacking city Many ISF thought move was a retreat and began deserting
2014 ISIS captured Hawija Zab Riyad Abbasi Rashad Yankaja in Kirkuk

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