Friday, October 11, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 11

1961 Qasim said he would give up demands on Iraq Petroleum Company if it gave up 90% of
the territory it was developing and gave Iraq larger share of profits Iraq Petroleum Company refused to give into Qasim’s demands
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1980 Iraqis made 2nd crossing of Karun River cut off road to Ahwaz and surrounded Abadan in south
(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)
1990 CENTCOM presented war plan to White House to expel Iraq from Kuwait
1990 Pres Bush decided to give up on sanctions and use force to expel Iraq from Kuwait
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)
1991 Iraq rejected UN Resolution 715 which extended UN weapons inspections and allowed cameras to be
installed at former weapons sites
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
1994 Were over 60,000 Iraqi troops near Kuwait border
1996 Inspector report to UN Secretary General said Iraq had not fully disclosed its WMD and missile
(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 Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
2000 Candidate Bush at presidential debate said he didn’t believe in nation building and military should
            only be used for war and could overthrow dictators
2001 PM Blair told Bush talk of war with Iraq was undermining war in Afghanistan and Iraq could come
(Musings On Iraq article Chilcot Report Sec 3.1 Development of UK Strategy and Options on Iraq, 9/11 to Early January 2002)
2002 Putin said he supported new inspections in Iraq but doubted Saddam had WMD
2002 Senate passed resolution allowing use of force against Iraq 77-23
2002 CIA analysts complained to press they were being pressured by Pentagon about their Iraq assessments
2003 Sadrist funeral in Sadr City turned into anti-US demonstration of 10,000
2004 IAEA warned that nuclear materials had been looted in Iraq after invasion
2004 Mahdi Army began turning over heavy weapons to US forces as part of peace deal with Allawi
govt Didn’t last
2005 US agreement created committee to amend new constitution after it was passed to get Sunni
support Amendments never happened
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2006 Parliament voted on law allowing for formation of federal regions Backed by SCIRI Sadrists
and Fadhila didn’t vote on bill
(Musings On Iraq history of Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)
2006 NSC Iraq policy review called for surge in troops to secure Baghdad Diyala Anbar
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
2006 Bush said reason violence up in Iraq because US and Iraqi forces were on the offensive
2006 US Iraq Amb Khalizad said US didn't have forces to make new Baghdad security plan work
2006 Report in Lancet estimate approx 655,000 deaths Iraq due to US invasion from Mar 2003-Jun
2006 Report gained huge press coverage Has since been thoroughly debunked by experts
(Musings On Iraq article Major Flaws in Lancet Report Pt 1)
(Musings On Iraq article Major Flaws in Lancet Report Pt 11)
(Musings On Iraq article New Study Refutes Lancet Reports)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mark Van Der Laan on Lancet Reports)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Michael Spagat on Lancet reports)
2006 Displacement Min Sultan said more than 300,000 Iraqis had been displaced since 03 AP estimated
890,000 Iraqis fled to Jordan Iran Syria since 03
2006 Report PM Maliki govt barred Baghdad morgue and Health Min from reporting on Iraqi deaths US
military claimed Iraqi govt figures were too high
2006 US Embassy estimated 5-30 Iraqis were kidnapped each day
2006 Report 135 judges removed for corruption and Baathist ties Judges said crime rate far higher than
official figures because most incidents not reported Judges had been killed and no one arrested
2007 6 insurgent groups formed Political Council for the Iraqi Resistance Was accused of being secular by
2009 Insurgents attacked Anbar provincial council building in Ramadi 23 killed 65 wounded
2015 KDP security refused to allow KRG Speaker of parliament from Gorran to enter Irbil city and
attend parliament
2016 Pres Erdogan said Turkey didn’t need to ask for Iraqi permission to operate in its territory Told PM
Abadi he needed to stay in his place
2017 Warrants issued for 3 members of Kurdish referendum organizing committee for breaking
court injunction against holding vote
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

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