Friday, February 5, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Feb 5

1950 Tawfiq Suwaidi became PM 3rd time 5 of his 11 ministers were Shiites 1922-58 were 59 cabinets

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

1977 Dawa party turned pilgrimage to Karbala into anti-Baath protests Army called out Pres Bakr

blamed Syria

(Musings On Iraq Interview with Lowy Institution’s Shanahan on history of the Dawa Party)

(Musings On Iraq review The Shi’ite Movement in Iraq)

1981 UK rejected requests by both Iraq and Iran for military equipment

(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 Iraqis got first intelligence that US was moving forces west in Saudi Arabia Didn't realize was

going to be main attack in Gulf War

2001 Natl Sec Adv Rice chaired NSC meeting to go over Iraq policy Agreed Saddam had won PR war

convincing most that sanctions hurting Iraqi public Meeting also agreed sanctions were not forcing Saddam from power Sec State Powell argued for smart sanctions that would just focus upon military imports to Iraq Discussed returning UN inspectors to Iraq and how to deal with Iraqi opposition Rice wanted review of No Fly Zone Led to less flights to try to avoid plane getting shot down Rice told US agencies to increase intelligence gathering on WMD

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 1.2 UK Iraq strategy September 2000 To September 2001)

(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)

2002 CIA report on Iraq-Niger uranium deal Said it received text of deal from foreign intel service CIA

and DIA thought text important State Dept skeptical 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)

2002 CIA report said Iraq had 7 mobile WMD labs Didn’t exist

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

2003 Before Sec State Powell’s UN speech Bush met with 20 Congressional leaders to lobby them on

Iraq

2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice told Congressional leaders US tried everything with Iraq and now war only

option Said WMD would be found afterward

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

Tragedy)

2003 Sec State Powell and UK ForSec Straw met before UN speech Both skeptical about Iraq intel

Powell thought most was circumstantial 

2003 Sec State Powell gave UN speech laying out US case against Iraq’s WMD and ties to Al Qaeda

using Zarqawi Claimed Iraq hiding its WMD from inspectors Said Qusay Hussein ordered removal of banned material from sites Claimed WMD missiles had been distributed to unit in western Iraq Said human sources claimed Iraq had mobile WMD labs Said some disputes within US intel but most agreed Iraq tried to buy aluminum tubes for centrifuges Claimed Iraq had UAVs that could be used to deliver WMD Claimed Iraq gave safehaven to Zarqawi in Kurdistan Said Iraq-Al Qaeda had 8 meetings since 1990s Claimed Iraq gave Al Qaeda training in WMD

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

(Musings On Iraq review Insurgent Iraq, Al Zarqawi and the New Generation)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)

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

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

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

2003 Chief UN inspector Blix told press never found any evidence of Iraq having mobile WMD labs

(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 3rd meeting of US UK Australia on postwar Iraq planning US rejected any role for UN

2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice on Larry King said there was an Iraq-Al Qaeda connection Said Saddam could

give WMD to terrorists

2003 WashPost editorial said Iraq violating UN resolutions and supported war

2004 Ayatollah Sistani survived assassination attempt in Najaf

2004 CIA Dir Tenet gave speech at Georgetown refuting Iraq Survey Group’s Kay claim everyone was

wrong about Iraq’s WMD Said CIA might’ve over estimated nuke program Were differences over mobile WMD labs They didn’t exist Natl Intel Est never said Iraq imminent threat Said Saddam dictator intent to build WMD Referenced Iraq For Min Sabri who told CIA Iraq had nuke program stockpile of chemical weapons small biological weapons program Said US still needed time to find out about Iraq’s WMD Said in the end CIA would be proven not entirely right or wrong on pre-war Iraq intel

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

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

(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)

2005 Dep Natl Sec Adv Hadley said White House had B- for developing Iraq policy D- for executing it

2006 Report MP Mishan Jabouri charged with stealing millions of dollars for contract to protect Iraqi

pipeline from Baiji refinery and Kirkuk Fled to Syria

2007 Baghdad Operations Command created

2007 Report police regularly sold their equipment to arms dealers for money ISF would also sell seized

weapons in raids to black market 2006 US reports said US weapons given to ISF were ending up with militants

2007 VP Cheney’s press officer Martin said that Cheney and Libby told press that fmr Amb Wilson went

to investigate Iraq-Niger uranium story because of his wife who worked at CIA Cheney angry that Wilson claimed VP sent him to Niger After Wilson wrote NYTimes OpEd July 03 Libby White House spokesman Fleischer and Karl Rolve told 5 reporters Wilson’s wife sent him to Niger Dep Sec State Armitage was one that leaked Wilson’s wife name to Robert Novak Niger 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)

2008 Report Police carrying out kidnappings murder blackmail for money Many part of militias

2009 Sen Kerry went to Syria to try to improve relations as part of Obama’s new Iraq

policy of including neighbors in strategy

2010 PM Maliki govt spokesman said Cassation Panel’s decision to unban 511 candidates was illegal

Sadr also criticized decision VP Hashemi supported the panel

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

2010 Ninewa Gov Nujafi went to events in Tilkaif were Kurdish protesters threw things at him

Kurdish parties said they would not allow any provincial official to enter a disputed area without its permission

(Musings On Iraq Political Disputes Continue in Ninewa)

2010 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq ended talks with Maliki govt Claimed govt had not released all its followers

from prison as promised Maliki was hoping to use group against Sadr in 2010 election

(Musings On Iraq League Of The Righteous Break Off Talks With Baghdad Again)

(Musings On Iraq More Information On League Of The Righteous Kidnapping Of American Contractor)

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

2011 PM Maliki spokesperson said he would not run for a 3rd term in 2014 but he did

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

2014 ISIS attacked Mukhisa Diyala forced out families Afterward ISF and miltias killed civilians and

burned homes

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