Saturday, January 23, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 23

 

1920 British cabinet decided Iraqi oil would be developed by a public company Foreign

Secretary Curzon overturned decision

(Musings On Iraq review The Modern History of Iraq)

1920 UK Foreign Secretary Lord Curzon decided Turkish Petroleum Company would keep its oil

rights signed with Ottomans

(Musings On Iraq review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)

1948 More protests against Anglo-Iraq Treaty leading to fights between Communist and

Independence party

(Musings On Iraq review The Modern History of Iraq)

(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)

1970 33 conspirators in coup against Pres Bakr executed

1987 Ali Khamenei said Iran would not negotiate with Iraq as long was Saddam in power

(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 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 Iraq dumped 400 mil gallons of oil into Persian Gulf to try to prevent US retaking Kuwait

1999 NSC counterterrorism dir Clarke said US was right to bomb factory in Sudan because

connected to Al Qaeda and Iraq WMD experts

2003 Iraq Defense Ministry ordered that if Baghdad were to fall all govt buildings were to be looted

and burned

2003 Mukhabarat document called for looting and destruction of property if Saddam were

overthrown

2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice wrote NY Times OpEd Iraq hiding its WMD programs from UN inspectors and

tried to buy uranium for its nuke program Reference to Iraq-Niger deal

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

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

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

(Musings On Iraq review What Happened, Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception)

2003 Sec Def Rumsfeld said that Iraq had WMD and ties to terrorism were one threat

2003 Under Sec of Def Wolfowitz said Iraq had tons of WMD and time running out for it Said Iraq

didn’t make truthful weapons declaration to UN Said Iraqi defectors told about Iraq having mobile WMD labs Said Iraqi govt threatening scientists not to talk to UN inspectors

(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claims That Iraq Had WMD)

2003 White House released document saying Iraq hiding its WMD and tried to buy uranium for its

nuke program Reference to Iraq-Niger deal

(Musings On Iraq Iraq One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)

(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)

2004 Iraq Survey Group head Kay resigned saying didn’t think Iraq had any WMD stocks or large

programs since 1980s Said Iraq destroyed its WMD after Gulf War due to inspections and unilateral actions Kay resigned because group was going to be diverted from finding WMD to fighting insurgency

2004 In response to Iraq Survey Group head Kay resigning and saying there were no WMD White

House said it believed Iraq had WMD and it would be found

(Musings On Iraq Iraq One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)

2006 Report Iraqis going to Jordan jumped from 200-250/day from 2004-05 to 1,100/day in Jan 06

as people were fleeing violence

2006 Al Qaeda in Iraq bombed Sheikh Kharbite’s house in Ramadi of Albu Khalifa tribe and

member of Anbar security council

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

2007 Bush State of Union outlined the Surge

(Musings On Iraq review Surge, My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War)

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

(Musings On Iraq interview with New America Foundation’s Ollivant On Reassessing the Surge)

2008 ISF Ninewa campaign began to secure Mosul

2008 20,000 pound bomb went off in Mosul Killed 15 wounded 132

2010 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq kidnapped US contractor Issa Salomi which it swapped for 4 of its

members held in prison

(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

2010 Report Diyala Sahwa told to abandon posts by commanders due to Maliki govt crackdown

Sahwa sheikh claimed 425 Sahwa and 25 senior leaders had been arrested by govt on charges they belonged to ISI

(Musings On Iraq More Sons of Iraq Integrated While Others Walk Off The Job In Diyala)

2011 Report found prison at Camp Honor Baghdad Prisoners held incommunicado No lawyers

Torture Facility was under direct command of PM Maliki

(Musings On Iraq New Complaints About Iraqi Prison Abuse)

2015 Hashd destroyed four mosques in Muqtadiya Diyala after operation there

2020 Iraq ranked 17th most corrupt country in Transparency International’s annual

Corruption Perceptions Index Year before was ranked 18th most corrupt

(Musings On Iraq Iraq Continues To Rank In Bottom Of International Corruption Index)

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