Friday, October 4, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 4

1920 All of Upper Euphrates modern day Anbar was under British control during 1920 Revolt
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1980 Lack of progress in Iran invasion led Iraq to announce unilateral ceasefire only 2 weeks into war Iran
didn’t comply
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1982 UN Res 522 called for ceasefire Iraq accepted Iran rejected
1982 Sec of State Shultz and Soviet For Min Gromyko met and agreed Iran-Iraq War should end as soon
as possible
(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 Hosni Mubarak said Iraq and Israel had secret meetings in 1987 and 1989 facilitated by US academic
Laurie Mylroie
(Musings On Iraq article on Mylroie’s Iraq conspiracy theories)
1997 PUK accused Turkey of arming KDP in return for help against PKK
1999 UN Res 1266 allowed Iraq to export $3.04 bil in oil under Oil for Food Program
2002 Unclassified version of CIA’s report on Iraq’s WMD released by White House Dropped most of the
reservations in original Said were disputes within intelligence community over Iraq’s nuke program Said most believed aluminum tubes were for centrifuges Others for rockets
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
(Musings On Iraq 2002 CIA White Paper On Iraq Vs the 2002-2003 U.N. Inspectors)
2002 CIA told NSC to remove reference to Iraq trying to buy uranium from Niger from Bush speech
2002 CIA’s National Intel Officer told Senate Intel Comm he questioned Iraq-Africa uranium story in
British dossier
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
2002 UK Foreign Office legal adv Sir Wood said that U.N. needed to act on Iraq to give legal justification
for war otherwise British forces could be sued
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2002 Intel officials complained to press that White House pressured them on reports on Iraq
2002 Report Institute for Science and International Technology Lawrence Livermore Lab said didn’t
believe aluminum tubes for centrifuges
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2002 Report claimed White House ignored contradictory views on Iraq Pushed US intel to come up with
more on Iraq
2002 State Dep Future of Iraq Project met in London INC presented plan written by Kanan Makiya calling
for exiles to set up transitional govt
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
2003 Last day CPA paid ex-Iraqi soldiers turned into violent demonstrations in Baghdad and other cities 3
killed by US and British troops
2004 Car Bombs in Baghdad’s Green Zone and Mosul killed 21 Wounded 90
2004 CIA review found no connection between Saddam and Zarqawi as White House claimed
2006 Report US military said Mahdi Army running death squads out of hospitals and Baghdad morgue
Murdered patients Using ambulances to move men weapons hostages around Sadr Health Min Shammari said he welcomed any investigation into his ministry 
2006 US military said bomb attacks in Baghdad had reached all time high
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2006 Report British forces in south found no evidence of Iranian weapons crossing into Iraq
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
2007 Fmr Integrity Comm head Judge Radhi testified to House Comm Said corruption had cost Iraq $18 bil
over last 3 yrs $500 mil stolen from Oil Min by insurgents and militias and used to fund violence Couldn’t investigate Oil Min because of threats of violence Ministers could stop any investigations Said PM Maliki blocked investigations into top officials by demanding all cases be okayed by him first 31 members of Comm and 12 of Judge’s family members had been killed for their work
2007 Inspector Gen for Iraq Reconstruction Bowen testied to House Comm Said US wasn’t doing much to
            help fight or investigation corruption in Iraq
(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 State Dept official told House Comm State had issued orders that none of its officials could publicly
            criticize Maliki govt out of fear it would harm US-Iraq relations
2007 NatlSecAdv Rubaie told Pentagon officials Maliki opposed to Sahwa plan and wanted to control them
2007 Report Def Sec Gates Joint Chiefs head Adm Mullen Dep Def Sec England Under Sec Of Intel Gen
Clapper all thought Iraq drain on US military and destracting from Afghanistan Adm Mullen said Iraq war might not improve Middle East
2007 Report Izzat al-Duri announced Unification Congress of 22 insurgents groups leading to Supreme
Command for Jihad and Liberation Duri named its leader Said insurgents needed to be recognized as legitimate voice of Iraq Called for US withdrawal All soldiers to be returned to duty Duri’s Naqshibandi only major group listed in membership
2017 Iran’s President Rouhani said his country would not support the division of Iraq Said Kurds made
wrong decision to hold independence referendum
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
2017 Turkey’s President Erdogan said that Kurdish referendum was illegal
2017 Central Bank of Iraq said it would ease financial restrictions imposed on Kurdistan day before over
independence referendum

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