Thursday, February 4, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Feb 4

 

1917 British defeated Ottoman forces at Hai River

1925 League of Nations Mosul commission final report said Mosul should go to British Iraq Mandate

with Kurds getting concessions Said British Mandate in Iraq should continue to ensure stability

(Musings On Iraq How The Ottoman Province Of Mosul Became Part Of Iraq)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)

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

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

1963 Qasim arrested 1 opponent as Communists warned of an impending coup

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

1963 Qasim removed 48 officers from army connected to Baath Party

1969 Bakr govt claimed it had implemented 12 point program for Kurds Hadn’t

(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)

1979 Ayatollah Baqir al-Sadr began Islam Guides to Life series that outlined his ideas on an Islamic

political system

1981 Iraq received around 100 tanks from Eastern Europe

(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)

1996 UK intel team arrived in Wash DC to get CIA equipment to tap into Iraqi communications to help

UN inspectors

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq In The Eye of the Storm)

(Musings On Iraq review Neighbors, Not Friends, Iraq And Iran After The Gulf Wars)

1998 UK intel report said UN inspectors had destroyed majority of Iraq’s WMD programs

(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)

1998 Blair govt talked about how dangerous Saddam was due to his WMD capabilities

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

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)

2002 Work on State Dept’s Future of Iraq Project began 17 working groups on Iraq’s postwar needs

Worked mostly with Iraqi exiles

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

2003 US gave documents on alleged Iraq-Niger uranium deal to IAEA 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)

2003 UN inspectors looked at two alleged mobile WMD labs and found nothing

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

(Musings On Iraq Look Who The LA Times Dug Up – CURVEBALL)

(Musings On Iraq The Story Of CURVEBALL And Iraq’s Mobile Biological Weapons Labs)

2003 CIA analyst emailed Dep Chief Iraq Task Force against using Curveball story that Iraq had mobile

WMD labs Dept Chief told analyst war coming so didn’t matter if there were questions about Curveball and his mobile WMD labs story Didn’t exist

2003 CIA Dir Tenet warned by European chief Drumheller that there were problems with Curveball’s

story that Iraq had mobile WMD labs Tenet said don’t worry Didn’t exist

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

(Musings On Iraq Look Who The LA Times Dug Up – CURVEBALL)

(Musings On Iraq Story of CURVEBALL And Iraq’s Mobile Biological Weapons Labs)

2003 PM Blair said plan was to get UN to show Iraq not cooperating on WMD and then have Arab

countries make Saddam step down

2003 Sec State Powell and Turkey’s Foreign Min Yakis met to talk about US aid in return for using

Turkey in Iraq invasion

(Musings On Iraq review Losing Iraq, Inside The Post War Reconstruction Fiasco)

2004 Def Sec Rumsfeld told Congress that ex-Iraq Study Group chief David Kay’s conclusion that

everyone was wrong about Iraq’s WMD was just a hypothesis and Iraq’s weapons might be found

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

(Musings On Iraq How The Administration Reversed Itself On Finding Iraq’s WMD)

(Musings On Iraq review Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War)

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

2004 UK intel officer said intel heads ignored warnings that Iraqi WMD could not be confirmed before

invasion

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

2004 Future IS leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi arrested by Americans and sent to Camp Bucca

(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval War College’s Prof Whiteside on ISI leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi)

2005 Early election results had United Iraqi Alliance 44% Kurds 18% Iraqiya 12% of vote

2007 Report was debate within Bush admin over whether to back PM Maliki or replace him with VP

Adel Abdul Mahdi Decided to support Maliki

2008 Sadr renewed Mahdi Army ceasefire after 6 months

2009 Gen Austin said Iran still supporting Special Groups and found munitions from Iran in 2009

(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2009 Gilbert Burnham that led Lancet study that said 650,000 Iraqi civilians died Was questioned

by American Association for Public Opinion Research about his methods Burnham only gave partial responses Was censured by group for non-cooperation Study was widely refuted by experts

(Musings On Iraq Major Flaws With The Lancet Reports On Iraqi Deaths Part I)

(Musings On Iraq Major Flaws With The Lancet Reports On Iraqi Deaths Part II)

(Musings On Iraq New Survey On Estimated Deaths In Iraq Refutes Lancet Reports)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mark Van Der Laan on Lancet Reports)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Michael Spagat on Lancet reports)

2010 PM Maliki called for parliament to meet to discuss unbanning 511 candidates for Baathist ties

Claimed Election Comm didn’t have to follow unbanning Maliki told US Amb Hill to stop interfering in Iraqi politics

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

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Shiite Parties Turn To Blaming America Before The March Elections)

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

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