Tuesday, January 12, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 12


1921 Churchill wrote Sir Percy Cox asking him what he thought of Faisal

1921 Churchill to Lord Curzon said that Faisal might be best man to be Iraq’s monarch

(Musings On Iraq Churchill In His Own Words On Mesopotamia/Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Churchill’s Folly, How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied)

1968 Baghdad Univ student strike demanded return to parliamentary govt and elections led

by Baath and Communists

(Musings On Iraq review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)

(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)

1973 After 8th Baath Party Congress Bakr govt said it would reach out to western countries while

maintaining ties with Soviets

1987 Saddam started 3rd War of the Cities in retaliation for Iran’s Op Karbala 5 Iraqi air force stopped

ground support ops in Basra and attacks upon Gulf shipping to focus upon Iranian cities

1987 Iraq Def Min Khairallah authorized used of WMD to repel Iran Op Karbala 5 in Basra

(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 3: Iraq’s Triumph)

(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)

1991 Bush administration authorized by Congress to use force to make Iraq withdraw from Kuwait

(Musings On Iraq review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)

(Musings On Iraq review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)

1993 Clinton gave interview with NYTimes Said if Iraq wanted better relations Saddam needed

            to change way he acted

1998 1st day new UN inspections went to General Security HQ and Abu Ghraib prison looking for

docs on WMD tests on prisoners from 1994-95

(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)

2003 State Dept intel analyst sent email to intel community arguing that Niger docs were fakes

2003 State Dept told White House docs claiming Iraq-Niger uranium deal were fakes

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Failed The Iraq-Niger Uranium Story)

(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

2003 IAEA said it would be hard to believe that Iraq was hiding a complete nuclear weapons program

IAEA head El Baredei said provisional conclusion aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy were for rockets not centrifuges

(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 How US Intelligence Created An Iraqi Nuclear Threat In 2002)

(Musings On Iraq How A Contested Aluminum Tubes Story Became The Basis For War With Iraq)

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

2006 UK Embassy in Iraq argued for high level talks with Sadrists to push them towards greater political

engagement and role in new Iraqi govt

2006 Gen Peterson head of US training mission said that 200,000 Iraqi police would finish courses

by end of 2006 in what was dubbed Year of the Police

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

(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how US failed to develop the Iraqi police)

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

2006 Report Albu Mahal tribe in Qaim west Anbar turned on Al Qaeda in Iraq and formed Desert

Protection Force to fight it

(Musings On Iraq Anbar Before And After The Awakening Pt IX: Sheikh Sabah Aziz Of The Albu Mahal)

(Musings On Iraq The Demise But Not Death of Al Qaeda In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq How A Change In Perceptions Led To The Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq review Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)

(Musings On Iraq review The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)

(Musings On Iraq review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

2006 Report US hoping to exploit splits between insurgency and Al Qaeda in Iraq

2008 Accountability and Justice Commission replaced deBaathification Commission

(Musings On Iraq New DeBaathification Law)

2008 145 MPs from Iraqiya Sadrists part of Dawa National Dialogue Front and others said they were

against turning over Kirkuk to Kurds

2009 4 MPs from Independent Democratic Gathering left Iraqi Accordance Front National Dialogue

Council and Independent Bloc already left list accusing Iraqi Islamic Party of domination

(Musings On Iraq Who Speaks For The Sunnis?)

2009 Report Many sheikhs in Anbar were having their wives run as candidates in 09 elections to

meet quota for women candidates Meant weren’t serious about having women win seats Wife of Sheikh Hayes of Awakening running as candidate Said she didn’t want to but did it for her husband

2009 Report Security better in Mahmudiya, Baghdad that used to be battleground Had no services

ISF were working with militias

2009 Pres Barzani interview Said PM Maliki was becoming authoritarian

(Musings On Iraq Argument For Maliki Being Iraq’s Next Strongman)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)

2010 US Amb Hill met with PM Maliki over banning of Sulah al-Mutlaq from 2010 elections by

Accountability & Justice Comm Hill said no grounds for banning Mutlaq as he’d already served in parliament Maliki accused Mutlaq or working with Baathists in Syria in a conspiracy against him Claimed he was powerless to stop the ban

2011 Kuwait Premier and Foreign Affairs Min arrived in Baghdad for first high level meet between

2 countries since 1990

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