Tuesday, October 9, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 9

1941 Nuri al-Said became premier 3rd time Went after supporters of former PM
(Musings On Iraq interview with Historian Phebe Marr comparing PM Said with PM Maliki)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The Nationalist Moement in Irq 1939-1941 on Said govt)
(Musings On Iraq book review of ‘Independent Iraq’ The Monarchy & British Influence, 1941-1958 on Said govt)
1969 Baath announced language and cultural concessions to Kurds as part of talks with
            Mullah Mustafa Barzani
1970 Tikriti removed as VP under Pres Bakr and retired from army Made Amb to Spain to
get him out of country Orchestrated by Saddam Tikriti refused ambassadorship and flew back to Baghdad to confront Saddam Was arrested at airport and sent into exile in Algeria
1990 Bush said willing to give sanctions chance but would not allow Iraq to annex Kuwait
2001 Iraq’s UN Amb Duri said Iraq had sent individual message of condolences after 9/11
            but not to US govt because of its bombings and sanctions on Iraq
2002 Bush told CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Franks he was not happy with Iraq war plan
2002 CIA Dir Tenet told Senate Intel Comm Iraq would only use WMD if regime
            was threatened
2002 Italian reporter gave US Embassy in Rome copies of documents on alleged Iraq-Niger
uranium deal Were found to be fakes CIA Station Chief in Rome misplaced documents and were never sent to CIA HQ
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2002 Ex-CIA agents complained to press that Bush admin used slanted intel to make
            case against Iraq
2002 Energy Dept official told Guardian he didn’t believe aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy
were for nuclear program Former UN inspector Albright said CIA pushing aluminum tubes story while nuclear experts disagreed with it Said Lawrence Livermore Lab was told not to public voice its doubts about aluminum tubes
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2003 Bush speech said Iraq doing better than most Americans thought and world better
            off without Saddam
2003 Bush gave NatSecAdv Rice oversight of reconstruction program Congress then
            barred Rice from that duty
2003 US forces raided Sadr office in Baghdad Got into gunfight with Mahdi Army
2003 Zarqawi hit Sadr City police station with suicide car bomb killing 10
2003 Spanish diplomat in Iraq assassinated
2006 Ruling parties agreed to have equal number of Sunni and Shiite ISF at Baghdad
            checkpoints to try to stop sectarian attacks Part of PM Maliki’s security plan
2006 Accordance Front demanded investigation into sectarian violence in Baquba Accused
            ISF of sectarian arrests looting homes Said Shiite parties were promoting attacks
2006 Police killed brother of VP Tariq Hashemi in his home
2006 Interior Min Bolani announced new uniforms to be issued to police Said couldn’t be
copied Meant to distinguish police from death squads dressed as police Wouldn’t stop police in death squads
2006 US raid into Diwaniya to arrest militiaman led to gun battle with Mahdi Army 30
            militiamen killed
2008 Maliki said he would disband any Tribal Support Council working with a political
            party after SIIC criticized groups Were created to support Maliki before elections
(Musings On Iraq article on Tribal Support Councils)
2008 Sadrist MP Auqaeili killed by IED in Baghdad Sadrists first blamed ISF and US
leading to nighttime clash between Mahdi Army and ISF and US Part of wave of assassinations of Sadrist officials
(Musings On Iraq article on Auqaeili’s assassination)
2008 2 days 75 Christian families fled Mosul after 5 killed
(Musings On Iraq article on Christians in Mosul)
2015 Protests in Baghdad Babil Karbala Najaf Qadisiyah Muthanna Dhi Qar Maysan
            Wasit Basra Diyala for reform

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