Saturday, March 6, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 6


1922 King Faisal threatened to end Anglo-Iraq treaty talks if term mandate wasn’t dropped from


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

1959 Leftists announced creation of Peace Partisans in Mosul Up to 250,000 from all over Iraq arrived in

Mosul Caused reaction by pan-Arab opponents of Qasim

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

1975 Iran Iraq Algeria foreign ministers met and signed Algiers Agreement to settle Iran-Iraq border


1981 Iran demanded Islamic Conference Organization determine aggressor in the war

1981 Jordanian Yarmouk Force deployed with Iraqi forces in central front

1984 Iraq launched another counterattack to try to retake Majnoon Island from Iranians during Op

Kheibar Gained little

(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 Saddam appointed cousin Ali Majid Interior Minister to put down uprisings after Gulf War

1991 State Dept spokesman said foreign powers should not get involved in Iraqi uprisings following

Gulf War

(Musings On Iraq When The US Helped Start A Rebellion In Iraq That It Didn’t Want)

1991 Kurdish uprising started in Kol Sanjaq

(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)

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

1991 Turkey said it would send troops into Iraq to stop Kurdish independence

1992 Saddam regime suspected of car bombing in central Sulaymaniya outside Kurdish party offices

1998 UN inspectors went to Special Republican Guard and Special Security Directorate sites US was

hoping to cause confrontation over inspectors to strike 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)

(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors and CIA Spying On Iraq In The 90s)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Out Of The Ashes, The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein)

2002 PM Blair wrote article for UK paper saying Iraq had WMD and would use them

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

2002 Gen Franks briefed VP Cheney on which Middle East countries needed to be lobbied to help with

Iraq invasion before trip to region

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


2002 CIA held meeting on covert and unconventional warfare capabilities against Iraq

2002 US war game held on political and military implications of Iraq invasion

(Musings On Iraq review Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)

2003 Bush TV address Said time running out on UN weapons inspectors Accused Iraq of hiding its

WMD Bush said that he’d not decided on war when he had

(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

(Musings On Iraq review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)

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

2003 NatSecAdv Rice letter to Senator US had briefed UN on all suspected WMD sites Didn’t give info

on 21 of 105 sites

(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 PM Blair was told UK should not try to administer post-war Iraq

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

2004 Report US intel dismissed reports that said Iraq had no WMD

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

2004 Report Bush chastised Sec Def Rumsfeld over Abu Ghraib abuse scandal White House leaked story

to blame Rumsfeld for scandal Bush thought it was disaster for U.S.’s image

2006 Basra police surrounded 5 US govt workers Had to be rescued by security contractors

2006 Iraq NGO report to US said over 700 Shiite families fled neighborhoods in Baghdad after Askari

shrine bombing

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

(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)

2007 ISI attacked Badush prison in Ninewa freeing 68 prisoners

2007 Bombing in Hilla killed 120

2007 Ret Gen Keane told VP Cheney that Petraeus had re-invigorated US mission in Iraq

2008 Twin ISI bombing in Baghdad killed 68 wounded 120 Deadliest attack in 9 months

2008 Fadhila called for early elections to replace PM Maliki

2008 After Turkey’s Op Sun vs PKK in Feb 08 KRG asked Ankara to remove two army units with 1,200

troops total in four bases that had been in Kurdistan since 1996 Turkey refused

2009 PM Maliki called for reconciliation with former Saddam era soldiers Came after talks with former

officers in Feb 09

(Musings On Iraq Baghdad’s Latest Reconciliation Effort)

2011 Independent radio station in Kalar attacked by armed men for supporting protests

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

2014 Transportation Min and Badr head Amiri turned around Middle East Airlines plane in flight so his son who was

late could get on

2015 Dour outside of Tikrit freed from IS

2016 Kurdish delegation met with PM Abadi demanding 20% of any new cabinet

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