Saturday, October 5, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 5

1915 6th Army created by Ottomans under command of German Gen von der Goltz to defend
Mesopotamia from British
1922 King Feisal accepted Anglo-Iraq Treaty
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1922 UK Sec of War Evans lobbied cabinet to withdraw from Mosul province
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
1974 Kurdish parliament appointed by Baghdad took office
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1975 Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz went to Damascus to discuss uniting Iraq and Syria
1980 Iraq ended unilateral ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War after Iran didn’t follow suite and went back to
1982 Iranians regrouped during Op Muslim ibn Aql Attacked again Broke through Iraqi lines and
reached Mandali Diyala
1985 Iraq ended air strikes on Kharg Island Iran’s main oil terminal Hit 21 times but no lasting damage
(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)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)
1990 Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz addressed UN saying Iraq wouldn’t compromise on Kuwait
2000 During VP debate Cheney said US might have to take military action to remove Saddam in future
2002 CIA Dir Tenet told White House to remove Iraq tried to buy uranium from Niger from Bush speech
Said intel was weak
(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 Knight Ridder article quoted several intelligence officers that Bush admin ignored dissenting
opinions on aluminum tubes
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2004 Bremer said US never had enough troops in Iraq while he was running the CPA Said military
thought troop levels fine
2005 Parliament changed decision from actual voters back to registered ones for no vote on constitution
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
2005 Suicide bomber hit mosque in Hilla, Babil killing 27 wounding 87
2005 UK official claimed Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah providing EFPs to Shiite militias in
Basra to attack British troops
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)
(Musings On Iraq book review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)
2005 UK Def Intel Chief report after trip to Iraq Said security worse despite political progress Said if
strategy not changed situation would not allow UK withdrawal
2006 UK Intel report on Maliki govt Coordination within govt poor Maliki wanted to keep Shiite support
Opposed Coalition action vs militias as a result Wanted political solution to that problem Little progress on reconciliation Govt full of distrust Sunni ministers felt excluded Shiite and Kurdish ministers questioned whether Sunnis willing to give up violence
2006 Sunni leaders told Sec State Rice Iraq breaking apart They were victims of sectarian violence and no
one protecting them
2006 SCIRI head Hakim told Sec State Rice Shiites tried to work with Sunnis but they were
2006 Sec State Rice told PM Maliki if there was no reconciliation US would leave and Maliki would end
up being hung
2006 Al Jazeera played tape by Islamic Army offering talks with US Said Iraq facing occupation by US
and Iranians and latter worse Said Zarqawi had made mistakes in Iraq
2006 Al-Bubaz tribe in Baghdad Diyala Salahaddin said it was going to start working with Al Qaeda in
2006 Report Maliki govt sent envoys to Syria Egypt UAE Jordan to try to stop support for insurgency 
2006 Displacement Min 80,000 displaced registered with ministry July-Aug 40,000 families asked for govt
aid last 7 months Officials said real numbers higher Head of Intl Org for Migration said most displaced had no plans to return
2007 Natl Sec Adv Rubaie said that Iran increased arms shipments to militias and infiltrations into Iraq
Said number of arms found by US was only tip of iceberg Said sending more advanced weapons Policy ordered by Ayatollah Khamanei Said Iranian influence pervasive throughout Iraq Came week after PM Maliki claimed Iran stopped all support for militias
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2007 Report ISI carrying out assassination campaign vs Anbar Awakening leaders
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2009 UN report 71% of Iraqis lived in urban areas Of those 57% lived in slum conditions
(Musings On Iraq Almost Half Of Iraqis Live In Slum Conditions)
2017 Riyad and Hawija in Kirkuk liberated from Islamic State
(Musings On Iraq Center of Hawija Taken As Operations Reaches Final Phase)
(Musings On Iraq Town of Hawija Liberated From the Islamic State)
(Musings On Iraq Iraqi Forces Finish Hawija Now On To Western Anbar Again)
2017 Turkey’s President Erdogan threatened to close border and air space to Kurdistan
            in retaliation for KRG independence referendum
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

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