Monday, July 6, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 6


1920 British defeated by tribal forces in Aridiyat during 1920 Revolt British lost 48 dead and 167
wounded
(Musings On Iraq review Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1980 Saddam told Baath Party leadership he was going to invade Iran
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)
1991 Baghdad demanded Peshmerga disband close Kurdish radio stations end contacts with foreign govts
Kurds demanded democracy talks over Kirkuk offered to give up heavy weapons close radio stations end contacts with foreign govts
(Musings On Iraq review The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1992 Iraq refused to allow UN inspectors into Agriculture Min causing a crisis
(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq 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 review The Saddam Tapes)
2003 Fmr Amb Wilson NY Times OpEd said Bush exaggerated about Iraq-Niger uranium story in State of
Union Said CIA sent him to Niger to investigate uranium story and found no evidence
2003 Fmr Amb Wilson said he never saw fake Iraq-Niger docs but VP Cheney’s office should’ve been
sent report on his trip Wilson overestimated impact of his visit to discredit Iraq-Niger uranium story Actually increased questions
2003 Fmr Amb Wilson on Meet The Press said VP Cheney should’ve gotten report on his trip to Niger
2003 VP Cheney questioned Wilson’s OpEd and asked why he was sent to Niger
(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Failed The Iraq-Niger Uranium Story)
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
2003 US said it would release Turkish Special Forces it arrested in Sulaymaniya
2004 PM Blair told Parliament that he didn’t know what happened to Iraq’s WMD Said they could have
been hidden or destroyed
(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2004 Report 2000 CIA started program to contact relatives of Iraqi WMD scientists that lived in west to
try to collect intel Relatives said Iraq had no WMD programs Intel not included in reports or passed to White House
2004 Car bomb at US-Iraqi National Guard post in Samarra Led to 450 of 500 Iraqi guardsmen to quit
2005 Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed it executed Egypt ambassador to Iraq Ihab al-Sharif
2006 In coordinated attacks across central Iraq insurgents took down every power line to Baghdad Part
of campaign to deprive capital of electricity
2008 Fmr Undersec Def Feith claimed WMD was not one of core argument for Iraq invasion Claimed CIA
pushed Iraq being a WMD threat
2008 UAE cancelled $7 bil in Iraqi debt Announced would be sending ambassador to Baghdad
2018 Protests in Madina over services Abu Khasib cutting road over electricity Basra City cut roads over
unfinished projects Shatt al-Arab over salinity Dhi Qar for recount in election
(Musings On Iraq Summer Protests In Iraq Turn Deadly In Basra)

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