Wednesday, December 11, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 11


1922 UK Colonial Office wrote only reason King Faisal accepted in Iraq was because he was
backed by British
1961 Gen Qasim took 99.5% of Iraq Petroleum Companys concessions and created Iraq National Oil
Company Company demanded arbitration for Iraq taking it concession but Iraq refused
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1998 Chief UN inspector Butler met with Natl Sec Adv Berger and decided US would strike Iraq
Clinton wanted to send message Saddam was vulnerable
(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)
2001 VP Cheney said that Saddam needed to be careful and see what happened to the Taliban in
Afghanistan
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2002 Pentagon started another post-war planning group just 3 months before invasion
(Musings On Iraq article on Part I Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Planning for Postwar Iraq September 2001 to May 2003)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2002 IAEA went to Tarmia facility where Iraq had worked on enriched uranium before Gulf War Found
it destroyed
(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)
2005 Report French intel told CIA several times in 2002 that no evidence to support Iraq-Niger
uranium story
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2005 National Dialogue Council’s Salah al-Mutlaq called for US to bring back Saddam era police and
soldiers that didn’t have blood on their hands
2005 Sunni sheikhs and clerics in Salahaddin and Baghdad said they would not boycott the Dec 15
elections like they did in January
2006 Outside experts told Bush status quo and withdrawal plan not working in Iraq Said Bush’s
national security team had failed on Iraq and should be replaced
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 Ret Gen Keane told Bush US needed troop surge Protect civilians using counterinsurgency
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
2006 Report US intel and Pentagon not investing resources to fully understand insurgency and
militias in Iraq
2006 Saudi imams called on Sunnis around the world to mobilize against Iraqi Shiites
(Musings On Iraq article on Saudi role in insurgency)
2007 Bremer responding to Fmr Dep Def Sec Feith claim that Bremer’s long term policy for political
transition in Iraq responsible for problems said it was Bush who okayed his strategy
2007 Report SIIC’s Hakim appealed to Iran who assured him they would rein in support for Sadr after
series of clashes between Mahdi Army and Badr across south Iraq
2007 Report US military wanted to reform National Police rather than disband it as suggested by US
Jones report ordered by Gen Petraeus because of role in sectarian violence
2009 Oil Min started second auction for international energy companies to invest in oil fields 3
bids accepted
(Musings On Iraq First Day Of New Bidding Round On Iraqi Oil Fields)
(Musings On Iraq 2nd Round of Bidding On Iraq’s Oil Fields Ends As A Success)
2011 Human Rights Min found mass grave in Basra from Saddam era

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