Tuesday, June 5, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 5

1926 Turkey and England agreed to have Mosul join Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
1941 British forces occupied Kirkuk after overthrowing PM Gaylani govt Anglo-Iraq
1951 Grenade hit Jewish car dealership in Baghdad 6th of 7 such attacks on Jews 1950-51
1967 Iraqi airplanes attacked Jezreel Valley and Afula Israel to little effect Israeli
            airplanes attacked H-3 airbase west Iraq destroying 22 Iraqi planes
2001 During confirmation hearing future Dep Undersec of Def Feith said Saddam should be
2002 Czech envoy to UN claimed 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intel officer
            in Prague in 01
2002 Blair told Rumsfeld UK would be with US in any military action against Iraq
2003 Report VP Cheney and chief of staff Libby made multiple trips to CIA to question
analysts about Iraq intelligence Some CIA analysts complained to press about VP Cheney’s questions about Iraq intelligence before invasion
2003 Some US intel officers admitted they didn’t have much new intel on Iraq’s
            WMD since 1990s
2003 Dep Undersec of Def Feith denied that Iraq intel was politicized before
            invasion Admitted creating special Pentagon intel unit
2003 Bush said no terrorist could get WMD from Iraq because Saddam had been
2003 Fmr UN inspector Kay told CIA Dir Tenet military not doing good job hunting
            for Iraq’s WMD
2003 UN Security Council asked US to allow its weapons inspectors back into Iraq
2005 State Dept memo Peshmerga arresting hundreds of Arabs and Turkmen in Kirkuk
and taking them to KRG to establish control of city
2006 Mass grave found with Shiite victims of 1991 uprising
2006 State Dept paper said new Maliki govt ill prepared to rule No experience
2006 State Dept paper argued for limited counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq with
            limited troop increase
2008 Over 100 weapons caches of Mahdi Army found in Sadr City Most weapons
            came from Iran Aftermath Charge of Knights
2010 Iraqi army banned Sahwa in Diyala carrying weapons Sahwa replied they would
            stop working with govt
2010 Iraqiya member Faris Jabouri assassinated in Mosul 3rd member of Iraqiya
            killed in city before and after elections
2010 Iraqiya member killed in Qaim, Anbar by IED
2011 Report violence increasing in Iraq 2010 vs 2011
2011 Maliki told human rights conference that some human rights groups were
            actually terrorists and criticized Baghdad protests
2011 Maliki replaced head of Trade Bank of Iraq Arrest warrant issued for old head
            because didn’t back Maliki business deal
2011 Rockets fired at Zubayr oil field in Basra Set oil reserves on fire
2012 US intel report attacks by ISI went from 19 per month in 2011 to 25 per month
            in 2012
2012 KRG Natural Resource Min Hawrami said KRG could reach 2 mil/bar/day
            in production by 2019
2012 Sadr criticized Asaib Ahl Al-Haq march in Baghdad claiming it was directed by
            Iran 2 State of Law officials attended event
2012 Sadrists/Mahdi Army members started riots in two different prisons in Baghdad
2012 Report Maliki tried to get Sadr kicked out of National Alliance because
            supported no confidence vote
2012 Sadr said Maliki should be investigated for trying to stop MPs from signing
            no confidence vote against him
2013 Mass graves found in Irbil and Sulaymaniya with victims of Saddam
2013 Provincial elections in KRG delayed because of problems with election law
2013 Anbar protest movement told Anbar Governor Fahadawi he should not hold
            talks with Baghdad
2013 Def Min tried to replace 16th Bgd commander a Kurd with a Shiite Arab and
            commander refused to give up command
2013 Def Min attempted to force 16th Bgd to leave Tuz Kharmato after commander
            refused to be replaced Ministry backed down
2014 Report ISIS demanded Army of Mujahadeen in Anbar give it baya
2014 Iraqi Special Forces killed Abu Bilawi ISIS’s military chief of staff
2014 ISIS launched large scale raid upon Samarra Seized several districts before
            beaten back
2014 Mosul intel chief warned that ISIS would attack 2 neighborhoods in city That night
            ISIS began its attack upon Mosul eventually taking city
2014 Turkey said 2nd tanker of oil exports by Kurds through independent pipeline
was being loaded KRG said 1st tanker of independent oil exports had been sold but was actually told to leave Morocco’s waters
2015 Report thousands of Iraqi fighters going to Syria for new Iranian led offensive
2015 Report Norway’s DNO owed $500 mil-$1 bil by KRG for non-payments for oil
            production and exports
2015 Oil Min Mahdi said oil prices would reach $75 per barrel by end of year Iraq
            crude dropped to $29 per barrel in Dec
2016 Anbar govt set up investigating into Hashd abuses in Fallujah op

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