Wednesday, February 3, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Feb 3


1932 US diplomat said King Faisal would walk streets of Baghdad and locals didn’t pay attention nor

acknowledge him

1941 Regent asked Gen Taha al-Hashemi to become premier Hoped he could control pan-Arab Golden

Square officers 

(Musings On Iraq review Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)

(Musings On Iraq review The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq Between the Two World Wars, The Militarist Origins of Tyranny)

1970 Iraq asked Turkey for help with dispute with Iran Shah put troops on border after coup he backed

vs Pres Bakr failed

1970 Shah suggested both sides withdraw forces from border as neither wanted war ending crisis

1987 Report US analysts said that Iraq would not be able to reverse recent Iranian gains in southern Iraq

(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)

1998 Report Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri met Iraq’s Vice President in Baghdad to talk about setting up camps   Another story said Iraq gave Zawahiri $300,000 False stories

1999 Qatar Oman UAE told US that outside interference in Iraq wouldn’t help anyone

2003 UK issued paper on Iraqi deception campaign to hide its WMD Later turned out 60% was

plagiarized from a journal article

2003 Sec State Powell OpEd in Wall St Journal said Iraq hiding its WMD

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

2003 CIA asked Italian intel for more info on Iraq-Niger deal but it had none Story fake

(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 Bush complained he felt like he was the only one standing up for his decision to go to war with


2004 Natl Sec Adv Rice told Sec State Powell he betrayed Bush and had to tell press he stood by

decision to invade Iraq after article said Powell wouldn’t have backed Iraq war if knew truth about is WMD

2004 Sec State Powell said Bush made right decision to invade Iraq

2004 PM Blair agreed to inquiry about pre-war intel on Iraq’s WMD

(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

2005 UK intel report on insurgency Said it threatened new Iraq Military campaign not containing

insurgency Politics could bring in some insurgents but not most Foreign jihadists were a small minority of insurgency but carried out some of the biggest attacks Insurgents were not unified Sunni hearts and minds were being lost due to lack of law and order slow reconstruction few jobs poor quality of life

(Musings On Iraq review Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency In Iraq)

2007 Truck bomb in Baghdad market killed 137 wounded 305

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

2008 US military said more attacks in Jan 08 by Iran-backed Special Groups then in last year

2009 Report Displaced in Diyala were not allowed to vote Turnout was only 50% Kurds said 16,000

families in Khanaqin couldn’t vote 700 families protested in Baquba on election day because couldn’t vote

2009 Report European election monitor said registration for displaced was flawed Many were

registered in home provinces not where they were displaced Christians in Ninewa said they were pressured to vote for Kurds Security guards told they would lose jobs if didn’t vote for Kurds Displaced said they were handed out money in return for votes

2010 Cassation Panel unbanned 511 candidates PM Maliki spokesman Accountability and Justice

Comm and Sadr condemned decision Maliki said Panel working for US

(Musings On Iraq Accountability And Justice Commission Attempts To Interfere In 2010 Elections)

(Musings On Iraq Timeline of Iraq’s De-Baathification Campaign)

(Musings On Iraq Appeals Court To Go Through Banning Cases Before Iraq’s March Election)

(Musings On Iraq Candidates Unbanned From Running In March 2010 Election)

2011 Wasit Governor Tarfa dismissed on corruption charges

2014 Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri renounced ties to ISIS after it killed Jabhat al-Nusra emir in Raqqa, Syria 

(Musings On Iraq review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)

2019 Trump said US spent so much money on a base in Iraq that it owned it Said US would be staying

in Iraq to watch Iran Angered ant-US parties

2020 Sadrists shot t protesters in Najaf killing 11 Shot and stabbed demonstrators in Babil killing one

(Musings On Iraq Sadr Tries To Impose His Will On Iraq’s Protests)

(Musings On Iraq UN Report On Violence Against Iraqi Protesters)

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