Thursday, February 6, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Feb 4


1917 British defeated Ottoman forces at Hai River
1925 League of Nations Mosul commission final report said Mosul should go to British Iraq
Mandate with Kurds getting concessions Said British Mandate in Iraq should continue to ensure stability
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1963 Gen Qasim arrested 1 opponent as Communists warned of an impending coup
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1979 Ayatollah Baqir al-Sadr began Islam Guides to Life series that outlied his ideas on an Islamic
political system
1981 Iraq received around 100 tanks from Eastern Europe
(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 UK intel team arrived in Wash DC to get CIA equipment to tap into Iraqi communications to
help UN inspectors
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iraq In The Eye of the Storm)
1998 UK intel report said UN inspectors had destroyed majority of Iraq’s WMD programs
(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)
1998 Blair govt talked about how dangerous Saddam was due to his WMD capabilities
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
2003 US gave documents on alleged Iraq-Niger uranium deal to IAEA
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 UN inspectors looked at two alleged mobile WMD labs and found nothing
(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 CIA analyst emailed Dep Chief Iraq Task Force against using Curveball story that Iraq had mobile
WMD labs Dept Chief told analyst war coming so didn’t matter if there were questions about Curveball and his mobile WMD labs story
2003 CIA Dir Tenet warned by European chief Drumheller that there were problems with Curveball’s
story that Iraq had mobile WMD labs Tenet said don’t worry
(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claim That Iraq Had WMD)
(Musings On Iraq Look Who The LA Times Dug Up – CURVEBALL)
(Musings On Iraq Story of CURVEBALL And Iraq’s Mobile Biological Weapons Labs)
2003 PM Blair said plan was to get UN to show Iraq not cooperating on WMD and then have Arab
countries make Saddam step down
2003 Sec State Powell and Turkey’s Foreign Min Yakis met to talk about US aid in return for using
Turkey in Iraq invasion
(Musings On Iraq review Losing Iraq, Inside The Post War Reconstruction Fiasco by David Phillips)
2004 Def Sec Rumsfeld told Congress that ex-Iraq Study Group chief David Kay’s conclusion that everyone
was wrong about Iraq’s WMD was just a hypothesis and Iraq’s weapons might be found
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
(Musings On Iraq How The Administration Reversed Itself On Finding Iraq’s WMD)
(Musings On Iraq review Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War)
2004 UK intel officer said intel heads ignored warnings that Iraqi WMD could not be confirmed
before invasion
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2004 Future IS leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi arrested by Americans and sent to Camp Bucca
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval War College’s Prof Whiteside on ISI leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi)
2005 Early election results had United Iraqi Alliance 44% Kurds 18% Iraqiya 12% of vote
2007 Report was debate within Bush admin over whether to back PM Maliki or replace him with VP Adel
Abdul Mahdi Decided to support Maliki
2008 Sadr renewed Mahdi Army ceasefire after 6 months

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