Tuesday, September 17, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 17


1953 Mohammed al-Jamali became PM Cabinet included 7 Shiites most ever Presented reform
package which parliament rejected eventually bringing down his govt
1965 PM Razzaq attempted coup vs Col Arif discovered and had to flee Razzaq was mad at Arif for
not uniting Iraq with Egypt
1975 Iran and Iraq ratified border treaty between two
1980 Saddam called emergency session of parliament Announced 1975 Algiers Treaty on border and
Shatt al-Arab with Iran was voided Blamed Iran’s constant violations of Iraqi sovereignty for failure of 1975 treaty Said Shatt al-Arab needed to be Arab as it had been throughout history
1980 Saddam gave TV speech Said Iran violated 1975 Algiers Treaty was backing Kurds Refused to return
Iraqi territory Saddam then abrogated the 1949 Treaty of Good Relations and 1975 Algiers Treaty Also claimed sovereignty over Shatt al-Arab waterway
1980 Iran refused Saddam’s demands and sent forces to Iraqi border Said US backing Iraq for a
            counterrevolution
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)
1980 Heavy fighting broke out between Iraqi and Iranian forces in Shatt al-Arab
(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)
1995 SCIRI claimed it attacked 3 Iraqi army positions in Baghdad in September
1997 UN inspectors watched Iraqis moving files and burning documents while waiting for access to a WMD
site
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(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)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
(Musings On Iraq article Charles Duelfer’s Account Of The End Of The 1990s U.N. Inspections)
1998 Italian paper claimed Iraq offered bin Laden safehaven if he was expelled from Afghanistan False story
1998 Talabani and Barzani met in Washington to announce power sharing deal in Kurdistan
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2001 Iraq’s Foreign Minister Sabri said that Muslims and Arabs considered US a terrorist state
2001 Bush said he believed Iraq was involved in 9/11 to his national security staff
(Musings On Iraq review Bush At War)
2001 Bush signed order for war in Afghanistan that also called for revising Iraq war plan
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2001 Bush told Def Sec Rumsfeld to revise Iraq war plan but that it wasn’t a priority with Afghanistan
coming
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)
2001 Bush told Pentagon it needed to be ready to deal with Iraq if it acted against US interests
2001 Dep Sec of Def Wolfwotiz sent memos to Def Sec Rumsfeld advocating for attacking Iraq Said better
than 10% chance Iraq behind 9/11 Memo used Iraq conspiracy theorist Mylroie’s claim that Iraq behind 1993 World Trade Center bombing
(Musings On Iraq article on how Bush admin went from 9/11 to Iraq invasion)
(Musings On Iraq article on Mylroie’s Iraq conspiracy theories)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2001 David Wurmser and Iraq conspiracy theorist Mylroie talked to media about possible Iraq role in 9/11
2001 Sen Allen told CNN US might think of regime change in Iraq
2002 National Security Strategy for Bush admin released Called for preemptive war to deal with rogue
states
(Musings On Iraq book review America at the Crossroads, Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2002 UnderSecDefense Feith aide told DepDefSec Wolfowitz Cheney chief of staff Libby DepNatlSecAdv
Hadley asked for chronology of 9/11 hijacker Atta’s travels after briefed by Feith’s staff that Atta met with Iraqi intel officer in Prague in 01
2003 Bush said no evidence Iraq involved in 9/11 but Iraq had ties to Al Qaeda
2003 Saddam audio tape released on Al Arabiya called for US to withdraw from Iraq and to increase attacks
2004 British forces raided Sadrist headquarters in Basra
2004 Draft of Iraq Survey Group report said Saddam wanted to produce WMD but had no stocks or
programs Said only WMD Iraq had were poisons for assassinations by Iraqi intelligence
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2006 Anbar Salvation Council issued ultimatum for Al Qaeda in Iraq to leave Anbar
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq article on change in perceptions that led to Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)
(Musings On Iraq book review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)
2006 Report Inter Min didn’t have political backing to purge police of militias US commander said 5-6 of 27
National Police battalions were sectarian and criminal US began reform of National Police giving each battalion an inspection and training Maliki govt stopped Iraqi-US inspections of Iraqi prisons No officials charged with prisoner abuse despite lots of evidence Interior had fired 1500 police since June 2006 Fingerprint campaign found 1,228 police and Inter Min workers had been convicted of violent crimes under Saddam
(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)
2006 Report Pentagon tried to hire Republicans to staff CPA Hired many unqualified personnel Thomas
Foley in charge of privatizing state owned enterprises was a Republican donor who went to college with Bush Foley put Jay Hallen former real estate agent in charge of Iraq’s stock market Hallen tried to reform market that Iraqis didn’t want so change rejected
2007 Report Mahdi Army had 17,000 men in Basra Controlled hospitals police schools ports oil terminal
electricity Received food from Iran that it sold for a profit SIIC and Badr controlled customs police intelligence border crossings to Iran and Kuwait that it kept duties from Fadhila party controlled governorship force protection police PM Maliki appointed new Basra commander and division commander in bid for power Competition between parties increased with UK withdrawal
2008 SIIC accused PM Maliki of creating Tribal Support Councils to bolster his support
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki’s patronage system including Tribal Support Councils)
(Musings On Iraq article Disputes over PM Maliki’s Tribal Support Councils)
2018 Activist in Basra said that ISF were carrying out arbitrary arrests of demonstrators without warrants

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