Sunday, June 9, 2019

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 to help secure country after PM Gailani govt overthrown
            in Anglo-Iraq War
(Musings On Iraq book review of Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq 1941, The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah and Baghdad)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
1941 Iraq broke relations with Italy at request of British
1954 Regent dissolved parliament and new elections held
1982 Iraq’s Revolutionary Command Council offered ceasefire with Iran but was rejected
(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 1st UN weapons inspection of Iraq’s WMD began
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(Musings On Iraq book review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)
2003 Bush said history would show that US made right decision to invade Iraq Said sure Iraq had WMD
and it would be found
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 Def Sec 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 Nat Sec Adv Rice admitted that false Iraq-Africa uranium story included in Bush’s State of
            Union but okayed at time
2003 CIA sent documents to VP 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 Sec State 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 PM Blair misled country
on Iraq WMD
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
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 Intel agencies doubted story 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 PM Blair called for NATO to help in Iraq France rejected call
2007 Report US troops organized insurgents from Islamic Army in Amiriya into Baghdad Patriots to fight
ISI Allowed patriots to arrest people Iraqi army gave them ammunition US also organized 2,000 fighers in Abu Ghraib
2008 Sheikh Hayes of Anbar Salvation Council said tribes organizing to challenge Islamic Party in Anbar
2008 UK intel report Charge of Knights driven Mahdi Army from streets of Basra opening opportunity for
economic growth in city Insecurity lack of govt capacity corruption laws competing political parties crime smuggling all hindered rebuilding Militias had driven off business
2009 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq leader Laith Khazali released by US in deal with Baghdad AAH said it would
give up violence Didn’t
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2009 Shootout between Peshmerga and Irai police in Zummar as Ninewa Councilman visited area Part of
Kurd-Al Hadbaa List dispute
(Musings On Iraq article on Kurd-Al Hadbaa dispute in Ninewa)
(Musings On Iraq article on Al-Hadbaa taking over Ninewa council)
(Musings On Iraq article on continued Kurd-Al Hadbaa dispute in Ninewa)
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 PM Maliki
2012 Sadrists said didn’t want no confidence anymore against PM Maliki just political reform after Iranian
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2013 Shoot out between Asaib Ahl Al-Haq and Sadrists in Kadhimiya Baghdad
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2013 PM Maliki visited Irbil to try to repair relations with KRG Pres Barzani
2013 Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri said that merger between ISIS 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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