Thursday, October 3, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 3


1920 Gertrude Bell called mujtahids a group of popes standing in the way of British plans Claimed
Shiites were problem in Iraq Said Sunnis should rule Iraq because Shiites would impose a religions state That was why Mosul province had to be included in Iraq to add more Sunnis Said that British were looking for Iraqi to be new ruler but couldn’t find one so had to pick a son of the Sharif of Mecca
(Musings On Iraq book review of Gertrude Bell And Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Gertrude Bell, Explorer of the Middle East)
1932 Iraq gained independence from Britain
1968 Soviet Union called for negotiations between Baghdad and KDP rebels
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1978 Ayatollah Khomeini left Najaf for Paris after Baghdad demanded he reject politics in deal made with
Shah of Iran
1980 Iraq Foreign Minister Hamadi presented Iraq’s case to UN claiming it acted in self-defense in Iran-Iraq
War
1980 Khomeini speech said goal of war was to punish the Baath and rejected negotiations to end it
1980 Iraq began bombing Tehran
1982 Sudan said it would send troops to help Iraq in 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)
1996 Iraq admitted to UN inspectors that it hid part of its missile program and then secretly destroyed them
in March 92
(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 book review The Saddam Tapes)
2002 Bush signed executive order to train 5,000 Iraqi exiles to help with invasion
2002 US planes dropped flyers over Iraq telling them not to fight Americans
2002 Report US using No Fly Zones to practice attacking Iraq
2003 Bush said interim report by Iraq Survey Group justified invasion because found WMD programs
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice US went to war with Iraq because most likely place terrorists could get WMD
2003 CBS/New York Times poll found 53% of respondents in US thought Iraq war a mistake
2003 Report aluminum tubes were one of the main arguments US had Iraq restarted nuke program but was
always contested Senior White House officials claimed Natl Sec Adv Rice knew about differences over tubes Administration overstated argument for tubes
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2006 Report Albu Mahal tribe fought Al Qaeda in Iraq in Qaim
(Musings On Iraq article on Albu Mahal tribe)
(Musings On Iraq article on change in perceptions that led to Awakening)
2006 Report various Anbar sheikhs Iraqi army general and Association of Muslim Scholars all criticized the
new Awakening Claimed it would only lead to more violence Were just going to kill other Sunnis and were puppets of the US
2006 Interior Min Bolani ordered commander 8th Natl Police Bgd and unit suspended Officer arrested for
suspected involvement in kidnapping of 26 workers in Amil Baghdad 10/1/06 10 later found dead
2006 US military said 50-70 foreign fighters entered Iraq each month Jan-Sep 06 US-ISF captured 630
foreign fighters Total number of foreign fighters in Iraq est 800-2,000 Most from Saudi Arabia Egypt Syria
(Musings On Iraq article on Saudi role in insurgency)
2006 Car bomb on Industry Min motorcade in Baghdad killed 14 wounded 75
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2006 Intl Org for Migration 9,000 people fleeing per week 190,000 displaced in central and southern Iraq
2008 US turned over control of security in Babil to Iraq 12th of 18th province to do so
(Musings On Iraq article on Babil handover)
2014 IS released video of beheading of UK hostage Alan Henning and threatened to behead US hostage
Peter Kassig
2014 Australia authorized air strikes against IS and Special Forces to be sent to Iraq
2017 Former Iraq President Talabani died
2017 Central Bank of Iraq said it would halt all foreign currency transfer to KRG and stop selling dollars to
four Kurdish banks in retaliation for independence referendum
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
2017 Parliament said it would not work with 4 telecommunications companies with contracts in Kurdistan
2017 Parliament threatened to take away immunity for Kurdish MPs that voted in the referendum
2017 Kurdish MPs were either blocked or boycotted the parliamentary session
2017 Report Irbil and Baghdad in secret talks to try to defuse tensions after referendum
2017 Turkey offered to mediate between Irbil and Baghdad to end crisis over referendum
2017 Pres Masum’s office announced that Kirkuk Governor Karim would stay in office until his court
challenge over his dismissal was heard
2017 KRG Election Comm rejected Change candidate for president saying he missed deadline when he
didn’t
(Musings On Iraq In Face Of Referendum Fallout Kurdish Ruling Parties Decide To Hold Onto Power)

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