Sunday, February 14, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Feb 14


1949 Communist Chairman Farhad hanged by PM Said to try to squash opposition protests

(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)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Historian Phebe Marr comparing PM Said with PM Maliki)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)

1958 Iraq and Jordan announced Arab Federation in response to Egypt and Syria’s United Arab Republic

Kuwait asked to join but said no

1964 Iraqi ambassador to France said economic blockade against Kurds was ending and that

Kurdish govt officials and workers who had been suspended were reinstated

(Musings On Iraq review of The Kurds, A Modern History)

(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurdish Revolt 1961-1970)

(Musings On Iraq review Journey Among Brave Men, Travels in Kurdistan)

1983 Sec of State Shultz met with Iraq’s For Min Hammadi who asked for expanded trade deals

1984 Iran Op Kheibar began with diversionary attack northeast of Khorramshahr Iran southern front

1986 Iraq counterattacked to try to re-captured Faw Peninsula in Basra started

(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 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)

(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 During funeral for member of Hakim family anti-Saddam slogans chanted in Najaf

1991 Iraq said it would withdraw from Kuwait if Israel withdrew from Palestine sanctions ended and

Iraq’s foreign debt forgiven

2002 National Sec Adv Rice called PM Blair For Pol Adv Manning saying US was only reviewing its Iraq


2003 Chief Inspector Blix briefed Security Council on Iraq Said found no evidence of WMD Said 400

inspections at 300 sites Were all without notice and gained entry every time Said Iraqis cooperating Said soil samples showed no signs of WMD Iraq still had unaccounted for materials Found 2 banned missiles Blix refuted Sec State Powell’s claim that Iraqis were cleaning WMD sites before inspections

(Musings On Iraq Section 3.7 Development of UK Strategy and Options, 1 February to 7 March 2003)

2003 IAEA head El Baradei said it had dismembered Iraq’s nuke program in 1998 and found no evidence

that it had been restarted yet Said Iraq had provided documents for why aluminum tubes it tried to buy had such specific specifications

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

(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 Sec State Powell told Security Council Iraq not cooperating with inspections and use of force still

an option

2003 Saddam issued presidential directive banning companies from importing equipment for WMD

2003 Sec Def Rumsfeld gave speech that U.S. was opposed to nation building in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review Liberate And Leave, Fatal Flaws In The Early Strategy For Postwar Iraq)

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

(Musings On Iraq on Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Chapter 3 The Department of Defense Takes Charge)

2003 Wash Post editorial supported war with Iraq

2003 NSC met over how to respond to a coup in Iraq Didn’t think it was likely but had to plan for it

2004 Fallujah police station attacked by insurgents dressed in ISF uniforms killing more than 20 officers

and released prisoners

2004 US intel report Al Qaeda captive al-Libi recanted story Iraq trained Al Qaeda in poisons and

explosives Libi’s story was used in US intel reports and Sec State Powell’s UN speech

2006 US military ordered investigation into Marines executing Iraqi civilians in Haditha

2007 1st reports appeared that Sadr had left Iraq for Iran out of fear that Surge would target him

(Musings On Iraq A Divided Sadr Trend)

2007 Bush said that Iranian Rev Guards Quds Force was operating in Iraq aiding militias and needed to

be stopped

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)

(Musings On Iraq review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)

2008 Jordan put visa restrictions on Iraqis to try to stop flow of refugees moving there

2008 Iraq justice system overwhelmed by prisoners captured during Surge More than half 26,000

prisoners held hadn’t gone to trial and some waited for years Prisons overcrowded Police often ignored orders to release prisoners Many guards worked with militias and released them Iraq didn’t have enough judges to deal with cases Not supported by govt

2016 Hakim criticized PM Abadi’s call for ending quota system saying that PM got his job because

of quotas

(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)

2018 Kuwait conference raised $30 bil in loans investment credits mostly for developing Iraq’s economy

as well as reconstruction

(Musings On Iraq Iraq Gains $30 Bil In Loans Investments Credits From Kuwait Conference)

2020 Report 2012-14 PM Maliki managed money laundering for Iranian Rev Guard and

Hezbollah Used money to support militias fighting in Syria Maliki’s secretary managed money along with MP from State of Law Maliki also set up intel cell to work with Syrian intel Al Najaba Movement and Kataib Hezbollah received funds from scheme Also shipped weapons to militias in Syria

(Musings On Iraq Instrument Of Iran’s Power In Iraq And Syria Kataib Hezbollah)

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