Monday, June 8, 2020

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 Took 8 more yrs
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 review Blood, Oil and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against A Fascist State In Iraq and the Levant, 1941)
(Musings On Iraq review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Boich World War II In Iraq and Syria)
1990 US Commerce Dept wanted to limit technology sales to Iraq that could be used for missile program
Rejected by White House
(Musings On Iraq Review The United States And Iraq Since 1990, A Brief History With Documents)
2000 UN Res 1302 renewed Oil For Food Program
2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice told Meet The Press US had looked at intel since 1991 to prove Iraq had WMD
All agreed Iraq had weapons Said no one ever claimed they knew exactly where Iraq’s WMD were stored Def Sec Rumsfeld said US knew exactly where WMD were during invasion 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 Rice got Oct 02 CIA memo to remove Niger story from Bush speech because single sourced
(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)
(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 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
2008 US arrested Basra Special Groups commander He forged papers so militiamen could go for training in
Iran
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2008 Bahrain announced it was going to re-open embassy in Baghdad
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 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
(Musings On Iraq Islamic State of Iraq Launches Battle of Ninewa In Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq Background To The Fall Of Mosul, Insurgents’ Relentless Attacks Upon Security Forces Set Stage For The Taking Of City)
(Musings On Iraq How Northern Iraq Fell To The Insurgency)
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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