Friday, December 11, 2020

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 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 review Out Of The Ashes, The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein)

2001 VP Cheney said that Saddam needed to be careful and see what happened to the Taliban in

Afghanistan

(Musings On Iraq review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)

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

Policy Tragedy)

(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 review State of Denial, Bush At War, Part III)

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

2002 IAEA went to Tarmia facility where Iraq had worked on enriched uranium before Gulf War Found

it destroyed

(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)

2005 Report French intel told CIA several times in 2002 that no evidence to support Iraq-Niger

uranium story

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Failed The 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 Did the US Ever Have A Strategy To Win In Iraq Before the Surge?)

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

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 The Saudi Role In The Iraqi 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

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

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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