Saturday, June 9, 2018

This Day in Iraqi History - Jun 9

1920 British forces retook Tal Afar after bombing broke Iraqi rebels
1927 UK Colonial Secretary memo said after Iraq independence new Anglo-Iraq
            Treaty would assure British influence in country
1941 Another British brigade landed in Basra
1941 Iraq broke relations with Italy
1954 Regent dissolved parliament and new elecitons held
1982 Iraq’s Revolutionary Command Council offered ceasefire with Iran but was
            rejected Iran-Iraq War
1991 1st UN weapons inspection of Iraq’s WMD begins
2003 Bush said history would show that US made right decision to invade Iraq Said
            sure Iraq had WMD and it would be found
2003 Rumsfeld told Senate US didn’t have new intelligence on Iraq’s WMD it just
            saw it differently after 9/11
2003 Nat Sec Adv Rice denied charges US exaggerated WMD case against Iraq
2003 Rice admitted that false Iraq-Africa uranium story included in Bush’s State of
            Union but okayed at time
2003 CIA sent documents to Cheney’s office on fmr Amb Wilson’s trip to Niger to
            investigate story Iraq tried to buy uranium but didn’t mention Wilson by name
(Musings On Iraq story on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 Powell said that trailers found were Iraqi WMD mobile labs based upon
            eyewitness evidence Inspections said no
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2003 More than 70 MPs in British parliament called for investigation into whether
            Blair misled country on Iraq WMD
2003 Report none of the suspected WMD sites bombed during invasion turned out to
            have WMD
2003 Report that CIA Dir Tenet pushed story that Iraq tried to buy aluminum tubes
            for centrifuges for nuke program
2003 Report intel agencies doubted Iraq tried to buy aluminum tubes for nuke program
            early on
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2003 US military officer said that Bush White House tended to see all info about
            Iraq negatively to build case for war
2003 Report 2 captured high ranking Al Qaeda members held by US said Iraq never
            worked with group
2003 US forces started Op Peninsula Strike in Dhuliya and Balad Salahaddin aimed at
            hunting down Baath members and insurgents
2004 Bush and Blair called for NATO to help in Iraq France rejected call
2008 Sheikh Hayes of Anbar Salvation Council said tribes organizing to challenge
            Islamic Party in Anbar elections
2009 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq leader Laith Khazali released by US in deal with Baghdad AAH
            said it would give up violence Didn’t
2011 CIA Dir Panetta estimated 1,000 ISI fighters left in Iraq
2011 Baghdad closed off Tahrir Square to protesters while pro-Dawa protesters
            allowed to march
2012 Iraqiya called for parliament to hold no confidence vote against Maliki
2012 Sadrists said didn’t want no confidence anymore against Maliki just political
            reform after Iranian pressure
2013 Shoot out between Asaib Ahl Al-Haq and Sadrists in Kadhimiya, Baghdad
2013 Maliki visited Irbil to try to repair relations with Barzani
2013 Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri said that merger between ISI and Al Nusra Front in Syria
            was over
2013 Joint committee announced deal over disputed areas energy budget between
            Baghdad and Irbil
2013 State of Law lost control of Basra province to Basra First list
2014 Gov Nujafi walked streets of Mosul calling on locals to defend city from ISIS
2014 ISIS seized provincial council building in Mosul Maliki govt claimed situation
            in Mosul under control
2014 Emergency called in Salahaddin All police ordered on duty to defend Tikrit
            Army was not put on alert
2014 Baathist Naqshibandi said to have joined ISIS summer offensive in Ninewa
            Salahaddin Kirkuk
2014 Car bomb at PUK headquarters in Tuz Kharmato killed 30
2015 State Dep spokesman said war against IS could take 3-5 years
2015 US announced sending in 500 more trainers for Iraqi forces Said it would help
            train 9,000 peshmerga
2015 Hezbollah al-Nujaba threatened to attack US after report that US air strike killed
            some Hashd in Abu Ghraib by mistake
2015 Hashd claimed Baiji cleared Wasn’t
2016 Sadrists sacked and burned Dawa offices in Najaf ISF wounded 3 trying to break
            up protests

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