Thursday, December 10, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 10

 

1949 Ali Aiyubi became PM of Iraq for 2nd time 1922-58 were 59 cabinets

(Musings On Iraq review The Chatham House Version and other Middle-Eastern Studies)

1980 Iran launched counteroffensive at Darkhovin to break siege of Abadan in south Failed but put

Iraq on defensive in first year of war

1981 Report that Soviet Union resumed arms deliveries to Iraq after ban when Iran-Iraq War started

1983 PUK made deal with Iraqi govt not to attack Iraqi forces and fight Iran in return for being left

alone 3,000 PUK Peshmerga quit and joined KDP out of protest

(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 review Iran-iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)

(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)

1996 Oil for Food program began in Iraq Helped save Iraqi economy from shortages and inflation

Program allowed Iraq to sell $2 bil in oil every six months Half the money went to the UN Kuwait Kurdistan

1999 UN Res 1281 extended Oil for Food Program for Iraq

2001 Ansar al-Islam formed from 3 Kurdish Islamist groups

(Musings On Iraq Why Didn’t Bush Strike Zarqawi And Ansar al-Islam In 2002?)

2001 Badr leadership Amiri Laquaa Basri met Talked about possible US invasion of Iraq and how to

prepare for it Iran told Badr to come up with action plan for post-Saddam Iraq Ordered to do recon within Iraq Carry out ops vs Iraqi military in south Iraq Prepare 2 battalions to send into Amarah and Nasiriya after a US invasion Battalions would be under Iranian intelligence control

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

2002 USAID said Iraq would be small intervention but security needed to be first priority

2002 NSC committee presented humanitarian plan for postwar Iraq based upon secure environment

and small US role

(Musings On Iraq Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction’s “Hard Lessons” – Part I: Planning for Postwar Iraq September 2001 to May 2003)

(Musings On Iraq on Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Chapter 2 The Agencies Engage)

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign

Policy Tragedy)

(Musings On Iraq review Hard Lessons, The Iraq Reconstruction Experience)

2002 IAEA went to Al Qaim facility US claimed was an active Iraqi nuclear plant Found it

destroyed Went to Al Furat and found no nuclear equipment there

(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Inquiry Section 3.6 Development of UK Strategy and Options, November 2002 to January 2003)

(Musings On Iraq review Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War)

2003 CPA presented list of 1,706 priority projects US and Iraq didn’t have money for all of them

2003 US asked France Germany Russia to forgive some of the debt Iraq owed them

2003 Russia refused US request to forgive its Iraq debt after US banned it from bidding on

reconstruction projects

2006 Sunni families continued to flee Baghdad’s Hurriya after Mahdi Army attack Dec 9 Mahdi

Army rep admitted that militia attacked Sunnis in neighborhood in retaliation for attacks upon Shiites

(Musings On Iraq review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)

(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)

2006 Ret Gen Keane and Fred Kagan met at American Enterprise Institute to outline surge idea to

be presented to Bush

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)

(Musings On Iraq review The War Within, A Secret White House History 2006-2008)

2007 Def Sec Gates told NSC Pres Talabani called PM Maliki intolerable and said US should help remove

him Bush decided to stick with Maliki

2007 Fmr Dep Def Sec Feith speech said original US plan was for US to quickly turn over power to Iraqis

after invasion Said Bremer’s long term political plan angered Iraqis and started insurgency Said deBaathifiaction was good idea but had problems with implementation

2008 Presidency Council of Pres Talabani VP Abdul Mahdi and VP Hashemi met in Sulaymaniya with

Pres Barzani Talked about no confidence vote against MP Maliki Nothing happened

2008 Report 14 Tribal Support Councils formed in central Diyala to fight Al Qaeda Move by PM Maliki to

undermine province’s Sahwa

(Musings On Iraq Disputes Over Tribal Support Councils)

2013 Pro-PM Maliki Sheikh Hayes had his house hit by mortar fire in Jazeera in spate of violence against

Anbar notables

(Musings On Iraq Security In Iraq’s Anbar Province December 2013)

2017 PM Abadi held victory parade in Baghdad for defeating IS

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