Wednesday, October 16, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 16

1973 Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian forces attacked Israeli positions but were turned back
1991 Turkish army launched ground assault into Kurdistan to attack PKK
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2001 CIA Dir Tenet met with UK officials and agreed no Iraq-9/11 connection
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2002 Iraq held elections where Saddam voted president for another 7 years
2002 Iraq renewed offer for new UN inspections after US rejected deal
(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)
2002 French Pres Chirac said no Iraq Al Qaeda ties and attacking Iraq could lead to new terrorist
2002 State Dept intel agency gave CIA DIA NSA Energy Dept copies of Iraq-Niger uranium
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 UN Resolution 1511 set 12/15/03 as date for Iraqi Governing Council to submit plan for
interim govt and constitution
2003 UK Def Sec Hoon said that attacks on Coalition were increasing and Coalition response in
Sunni areas was alienating Iraqis
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2004 Attacks upon 5 churches
2006 PM Maliki called Bush said he was worried US had set 2 month deadline for him to control
sectarian violence Said deadline and talk of dividing Iraq were undermining his govt Bush said he supported Maliki
2006 Report US Cmdr Iraq Gen Casey was worried that ISF couldn’t take over security as planned
start of 07 Casey said US could have substantial troop drawdowns but had to increase US forces by 10,000 due to violence in Baghdad
2006 PM Maliki interview said his govt wouldn’t disarm militias until end of 06/early 07 Said US
forces would start large withdrawals start of 07 Rejected US operations vs Mahdi Army in Sadr City
2006 Iraq Body Count criticized Lancet casualty report Said meant 500,000 death certificates were issued
but not recorded by govt Would mean thousands of Iraqis were wounded and never went for medical help Would mean only 1/10 of Iraqi deaths were recorded
(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 Sunni tribesmen fired mortars into Balad 13 vehicles stopped at police checkpoint south of Balad and
people taken away by insurgents afer 2 days of killings by Shiites for 26 Shiites killed in Dhuluiya Total of 80 bodies arrived at Balad morgue
2007 Report US stopped UK withdrawal from Basra for 5 months During time 25 UK soldiers killed and
58 wounded US said Iran would move into city if UK pulled out too soon British said Iraqi nationalism would hold Iran in check PM Maliki sent general to Basra to tell UK it should leave to reduce tensions
2007 Report Dec 06 US Embassy memo said every Iraqi ministry plagued by corruption Singled out
Interior Min as one of the worst Health Min run by Sadrists who extorted doctors and private clinics and stole drugs
(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 Report US organized 34 Sahwa units in central Iraq 25 were Sunni 9 Shiite
2012 PM Maliki suspended Central Bank of Iraq head Shababi after he refused to stop dinar re-
valuation Appointed ally Turki head of Board of Supreme Audit as new bank head
2017 As Iraqi forces moved towards military base and oil fields in south Kirkuk fighting broke out with
Peshmerga Also clashes in Tuz Kharmato between Hashd and Peshmerga afer independence referendum
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
2017 PUK Peshmerga retreated in Kirkuk forcing KDP forces to withdraw as well as Iraqi forces
took most of province and Kirkuk city Govt forces occupied Bai Hassan Avana and Bab Gargur oil fields in Kirkuk denying KRG roughly half of its revenues
(Musings On Iraq Kirkuk Aftermath)
(Musings On Iraq Kurds Fall Back to 2014 Borders)
(Musings On Iraq Seven Expert Opinions On The Kirkuk Crisis)
2017 PUK also withdrew its forces from Jawala Qara Tapa Mandali Daquq in northeast Diyala after
meeting with governor and army chief of staff
2017 In wake of Kirkuk KDP called PUK traitors PUK called KDP thieves
(Musings On Iraq In Face Of Referendum Fallout Kurdish Ruling Parties Decide To Hold Onto Power) 

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