Saturday, September 28, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 28


1915 British defeated Ottomans at Battle of Es Sinn driving them back to Kut Wasit
1917 2nd Battle of Ramadi started between Ottomans and British
1980 UN Resolution 479 called for cease-fire in Iran-Iraq War Rejected by Iran
1980 Saddam offered ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War Said he wanted Iran to recognize its rights to Shatt al-
Arab and the territory it seized in war Non-aggression and non interference in internal affairs
1980 Saddam realized invasion was going slower than planned Iraqi forces hadn’t achieved any major war
goals yet
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)
1980 Iraq reached Geilan Zarb across from Maysan Didn’t attack town waited for artillery to arrive next
day
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1980 Iraq took Susangard and Bosan in Khuzistan without a fight Didn’t have forces to hold either Set up
observation posts around area
1980 1st time UN Security Council discussed Iran-Iraq War Iraq’s UN amb blamed Iran for war saying it
violated treaties and attacked Iraqi territory
1980 Muslim countries’ committee visited Baghdad to try to mediate Iran-Iraq War
1980 Soviet Tass news agency criticized Iraq invading Iran as undermining national liberation movements
in Middle East
(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)
1980 PM Begin said that Israel had supported Kurds
2001 After NSC meeting on start of Afghan war Bush said he believed Saddam was involved in 9/11 but
Iraq would be dealt with later
(Musings On Iraq book review Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account Of The Decision To Invade Iraq)
2002 Bush radio address Said Iraq could launch a WMD attack upon US in 45 minutes
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2002 US gave draft UN resolution to France Russia China on new weapons inspectors Gave 7 days for
Iraq to provide weapons declaration to UN 23 days to open all WMD sites Set up military bases for inspectors to work out of that would have no fly and no drive zones around them If Iraq failed to meet these demands UN member states were authorized to use all means to restore peace Were meant to make demands that Iraq would never comply with and justify war
(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 book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice and Sec State Powell said that US had lots of new intel on Iraq’s WMD since 1998
when inspectors left in response to criticism
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice said were always questions about Iraq’s nuke program but no question it had
            WMD
2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice on NBC said that US didn’t know how bad Iraq’s society was because Baghdad
looked so good Said US didn’t know what it was going to find in Iraq before invasion Admitall that US never looked at studies of Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Rice: We Didn’t Know How Bad Iraq’s Infrastructure Was Because Baghdad Looked So Modern)
2003 Report DIA review found defectors provided by INC invented and exaggerated info about Iraq’s WMD
2004 PM Allawi told Al Arabiya TV that govt had waited long enough on Fallujah and Iraqi forces would
help take the city
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
2004 US troops started operation to clear Samarra of insurgents
2004 PM Blair said intelligence on Iraq’s WMD was wrong but getting rid of Saddam was right
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2004 Report Jan 03 Natl Intel Council issued 2 reports saying US invasion of Iraq would increase support
for Islamism and could lead to insurgency
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2006 UK Op Sinbad in Basra began focusing on police and reconstruction Didn’t get support of PM
Maliki who was against action vs militias
2006 Al Qeada in Iraq kidnapped brother of Sheikh Jassim and 3 tribesmen from Albu Soda and executed
them in Anbar Would lead tribe to turn against Al Qaeda in Iraq
2006 Gen Zahner deputy chief of staff for intelligence Multi-National Force Iraq said explosive found
with militias came from Iran
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2006 Report UK Def Min think tank said that Iraq war radicalized disillusioned young Muslims and led
them to Al Qaeda War was recruiting tool for jihadist groups
2006 Report Around 240,000 Iraqis had registered as IDPs Feb-Jul 06
2006 Report death squads mostly from Mahdi Army returned to Baghdad’s Ghaziliya after cleared by US
during Op Together Forward Iraqi police were letting militiamen back in
2006 Report US military complained about Maliki govt not allowing it to go after Mahdi Army in Baghdad
US said death squads were major problem with sectarian violence Aug and Sep US went after Mahdi Army commanders in Najaf and Baghdad and Maliki objected Maliki also cancelled planned US-Iraqi joint op to move into Sadr City Maliki had list of figures including Sadrists and Mahdi Army members US couldn’t arrest in Baghdad Govt spokesman Dabbagh said unfair to treat militias like insurgents Said US should go after insurgents first
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2006 Report Maliki govt tried to send ISF units to Diyala US said they couldn’t until committed 4000
troops promised for Op Together Forward in Baghdad Diyala site of major sectarian fighting for control of province with ISF helping militias
2006 Report US intel officer said Mahdi Army splintering Said 6 militia leaders had broken away Sadr
appointed 4 different leaders to try to control militia in Basra
2006 InspGenIraqRecon report Baghdad Police College just completed a disaster 1 entire building had to be
shut down due to leaking pipes warped floors human waste flooding areas Was built by Parsons Corp that had series of corrupt and fraudulent contracts throughout Iraq since 2004
2008 InspGenIraqRecon report said Iraq had lost $16 bil in potential oil sales Jan 04-Mar 06 due to
insurgent attacks Even without those attacks Iraqi oil would be plagued by criminals oil smuggling and poor infrastructure
2008 SIIC Governor of Dhi Qar came out against establishing Tribal Support Councils there because seen as
tools of PM Maliki
(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)
2017 Iraq Pres Masum said that KRG referendum was constitutional but separation of Kurdistan was not
(Musings On Iraq article on KRG referendum)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
(Musings On Iraq War of Words Continues Between Baghdad and Irbil After KRG Referendum)
2017 Pres Barzani said that cooperation between Irbil and Baghdad was important but Iraqi govt acting
recklessly and pushing Kurds away
2017 Turkey said it was suspending training program with Peshmerga over independence referendum

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