Wednesday, March 3, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 3


1958 Nuri al-Said became premier 8th time 1922-58 were 59 cabinets

(Musings On Iraq review ‘Independent Iraq’ The Monarchy & British Influence, 1941-1958)

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

(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)

1970 Committee created for economic cooperation between Iraq and Soviet Union

1973 Iraq offered trade agreement to Kuwait then withdrew it when Kuwait demanded no changes in

territory Bakr wanted Warbah and Bubiyan Islands

1981 Islamic Conf Organization went back to Tehran to present its peace plan

1983 Iraq claimed it destroyed several Iranian oil rigs and 5 Iranian ships in Persian Gulf

(Musings On Iraq review Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)

1984 US stopped company from selling products to Iraq that could be used for chemical weapons

(Musings On Iraq Origins Of Iraq’s WMD Programs)

1987 Iran attacked Iraqi lines in Basra Gained 3km

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)

1987 Iran Op Karbala 7 in Haj Omran Kurdistan KDP took part Gained 10 miles heading towards

Rawandaz Turkey told Iran it would not allow it to take Kirkuk or Mosul Was diversionary attack from main operation in Basra

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

1987 Gulf Cooperation Council condemned Iran’s occupation of Faw Peninsula Basra

(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 signed ceasefire with US to end Gulf War

1991 Demonstrations against Saddam started in Najaf following Gulf War Fired upon by security forces

(Musings On Iraq interview with National Univ of Singapore’s Fanar Haddad on the Impact of the 1991 Uprising)

(Musings On Iraq Remembering The 1991 Uprising In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Saddam’s View of Iraq’s 1991 Uprising)

(Ahulbayt Video on 1991 Uprising)

1995 CIA told its team in Irbil not to support INC uprising plan

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

1999 Pres Clinton told Congress that Iraq violated UN sanctions by smuggling oil

1999 SCIRI’s Hakim claimed it attacked govt buildings in Karbala in revenge for murder of Ayatollah


(Musings On Iraq review Muqtada, Muqtada Al-Sadr, The Shia Revival, And The Struggle For Iraq)

2003 Russia threatened to use veto power in UN to stop any resolution authorizing war vs Iraq

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

2003 US and UK planes hit five targets in Wasit and Basra as part of no fly zone Were trying to weaken

Iraq’s air defenses before invasion

2003 IAEA told US that docs alleging Iraq-Niger uranium deal were forgeries

(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 ORHA head Garner went to UN to try to get support for postwar Iraq UN said no because White

House said it was opposed to any UN role

2003 UndersecDef Feith briefed Bush on Pentagon’s postwar plans Included creating democracy

winning intl support destroying WMD

(Musings On Iraq review Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq)

2003 Pentagon postwar Iraq plans only outlined goals not how to accomplish them

(Musings On Iraq Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction’s “Hard Lessons” – Part I: Planning for Postwar Iraq September 2001 to May 2003)

(Musings On Iraq review State of Denial, Bush At War, Part III)

2003 US memo on setting up an Iraqi interim govt after invasion Said that Iraqi govt had to promise

equal rights to citizens ban Baath party deBaathify security forces

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


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

2004 Gen Taguba’s investigation into abuses at Abu Ghraib prison sent to military

2005 Kurds said parties had agreed on Talabani being Iraq’s president and Jaafari prime minister in new


2008 Court dropped charges against Sadrist fmr Dep Health Min Zamili and fmr head of Health Min

Facility Protection Force Shammari for lack of evidence Several witnesses did not appear after death threats Charged with allowing Mahdi Army to use Health Min vehicles and kidnapping and killing Sunnis at hospitals Stealing from contracts

2008 Report Some estimated up to 30,000 Iranian operatives in Iraq Up to 1/3 of Iranian religious

students to Iraq were intel agents

2009 Report govt money for displaced returns caught up in bureaucracy and has not been

consistently paid out

(Musings On Iraq Refugees International Report On Iraq’s Refugees and Displaced)

2011 Gorran and 2 Islamic parties boycotted Kurdish parliament in support of protests

(Musings On Iraq interview with journalist Wladimir Van Wilgenburg on 2011 KRG protests)

2014 ISIS released statement telling people in Kirkuk not to vote

2018 Parliament voted on provincial election law including Kirkuk for first time since 2005

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Provincial Elections Set For Dec 2018, Includes Kirkuk)

2018 2018 budget passed for $88 bil with $10.6 bil deficit Kurds boycotted session because KRG didn’t

have usual 17% allotment

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s 2018 Budget Passed Angers Kurds And Hashd Questions IMF)

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