Friday, June 7, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 7

1920 Ex-Ottoman soldiers led by Jameel al-Midfai reached Mosul with about 1,000 men hoping to
start revolt against British
1941 British forces crossed from Iraq into Syria attempting to capture German diplomat Dr. Grobba
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
1967 Iraq broke diplomatic relations with U.S. after defeat in Arab-Israeli War
1975 Iran-Iraq agreed on Shatt al-Arab border Shah would stop arming Kurdish revolt neither would
support opponents of each other
(Musings On Iraq book review Killing Hope, U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
1981 Israel bombed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor at Tuwaitha to stop Saddam’s bomb program Destroyed
1983 Saddam offered 1 month ceasefire for Ramadan Rejected by Iran
1984 Soviets delivered new missiles to Iraq which Baghdad said it would use against Iran’s oil industry
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Tom Cooper on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
1991 UN began taking over camps run by US military to help Kurds following 91 uprising
2003 Sadrist march in Basra against British occupation
2003 Sadr travelled to Iran to talk with Iranian officials and met Ayatollah Haeri
2003 ISCI threatened to boycott of CPA’s Iraqi Governing Council
2003 CPA Order 12 ended all of Iraq’s tariffs leading country to be flooded with cheap imports closing
down many Iraqi businesses
2003 DIA chief Adm Jacoby said couldn’t find specific WMD sites in Iraq in 2002 but didn’t mean Iraq
didn’t have WMD program
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 Iraq Survey Group took over US search for WMD
2003 Report US and British analysts said captured Iraq trailers were not WMD mobile labs as suspected
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2003 White House spokesman said WMD would be found
2003 Report 2002 DIA report said no reliable intel that Iraq was producing or had stocks of WMD
2004 CPA Transition and Integration law banned militias All parties had to list militia members to be
integrated into govt Sadr refused to follow law saying Mahdi Army legitimate resistance movement to US Never implemented
(Musings On Iraq article on CPA militia policy)
2006 Zarqawi killed by U.S. F-16 jet north of Baquba
(Musings On Iraq interview with ex-CIA analyst Naa Bakos on tracking Zarqawi)
2006 Natl Sec Adv Rice said White House agreed on Iraq policy Privately Rice working on new one
2008 Poland announced that it would withdraw its forces from Iraq by Oct 08
2008 Female suicide bomber hit police station in Khalidiy Anbar
(Musings On Iraq article on female suicide bombers)
2009 Inter Min said it would investigate torture charges in Maysan and Qadisiyah Nothing happened
2010 Oil Min said oil production would reach 12 mil/bar/day by 2017 Didn’t happen
2011 PM Maliki’s 100 day deadline to reform ministries ended with no changes Was to appease protesters
2011 Army started withdrawing from Fallujah as part of deal with Anbar govt to pull out of urban areas
2012 PM Maliki welcomed new breakaway party that had 7 MPs that didn’t sign no confidence vote against
2014 ISIS stormed Anbar Univ in Ramadi taking hostages
2014 US warned Baghdad that ISIS moving forces from Syria to attack Mosul
2014 US wanted Peshmerga to move into eastern Mosul Pres Barzani offered PM Maliki said no
2014 PM Maliki told US 9 brigades would be sent to Mosul US said wouldn’t arrive in time
2014 Gen Ghidan ground forces commander Gen Qanbar chief of staff took over defense of Mosul
2014 Badr said it would protect Askari shrine in Samarra against insurgent threat
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
2015 KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani accused Baghdad of breaking constitution by not giving Kurdistan
budget payments
2016 Protests in Dhi Qar and Baghdad calling for reform
2016 PM Abadi said people would be arrested for abusing displaced in Fallujah op Nothing happened
2016 UN called on Baghdad to protect displaced from abuses by govt forces
2017 KRG announced independence referendum would take place 9/25/17

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