Friday, September 6, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 6

1965 Air Force Chief of Staff Gen Arif al-Razzaq became premier
1967 Baath demonstration called for renewing war with Israel after Khartoum resolution called for
continued confrontation
1980 Iran shelled more borders towns in Iraq from Zain al-Qas
1980 Iraq threatened to seize Zain al-Qas area if Iran didn’t cede it in a week
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1987 Ali Hassan al-Majid issued order to deport Kurdish families and arrest all males from age 12-50 
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1988 Revolutionary Command Council offered amnesty to all Kurds in Iraq and Turkey after Anfal
campaign Amnesty led to release of most Kurdish women and children captured during Anfal Feb-Sep some 50,000 killed during Anfal campaign
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
1990 King Fahd of Saudi Arabia promised $15 bil to help pay for Operation Desert Storm to protect the
kingdom from Iraq
1996 Report Baghdad was selling weapons to KDP in its conflict with the PUK
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2002 Sec Def Rumsfeld and Gen Franks briefed Bush and NSC on latest war plans Gen Franks said
US had been looking for Iraq SCUDs and WMD for 10 yrs and hadn’t found any Franks believed Iraq had WMD but hadn’t found any to target 2002
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
2002 NSC met without Bush VP Cheney argued going to UN was waste of time Said Bush just needed to
give speech at UN saying Iraq a threat Sec State Powell argued for new UN Iraq resolution and warned of consequences of war
2002 Putin told Bush skeptical about use of force against Iraq but willing to work on new UN resolution
demanding inspectors
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 3.4 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options, Late July to 14 September 2002)
2002 UK Treasury Office paper said rebuilding Iraq could cost more than $10 bil
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2002 US officials told Knight Ridder no increase in threat from Iraq
2006 Judge Radhi head of Integrity Comm said $4 bil had gone missing due to corruption Said included
25% of reconstruction funds Said endemic throughout govt and country
(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector Gen for Iraq Reconstruction Bowen on corruption in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq interview with fmr anti-graft official Vincent Foulk on corruption in Iraq)
2007 Integrity Commission head Judge Radhi resigned after 2 rocket attacks upon his house
2007 Ramadi mayor hosted race through city center Sign of improved security
2007 Dep Inspector Gen for Iraq Reconstruction told House committee provincial reconstruction teams
failing Expanded from 10 to 25 during Surge Only 29 of 610 workers Arab experts/speakers Problems coordinating between PRTs and US military PRTs not getting orders from leadership Poor coordination with Iraqi govt
2007 Bremer wrote NYTimes OpEd Said most major decisions by CPA made in Washington and he got
blamed Disbanding Iraqi army came from DC DeBaathification came from Pentagon
2015 Judiciary said it would increase number of judges dealing with corruption as its reform effort
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)
2018 Sadr’s Sairoon and Amiri’s Fatah came to agreement to form largest bloc
2018 Protests in Qadisiya and Muthanna Riots in Basra city govt building municipalities building
governor’s home Badr Fadhila Hikma Asaib Ahl Al-Haq Dawa Khorasani Brigades Imam Ali Brigades offices all burned Um Qasr port shut down Protest at West Qurna 2 and Majnoon fields Zubayr 1 protester killed by Kataib Hezbollah guard 3 others died from fires
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)

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