Tuesday, June 8, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 8


1920 Ex-Ottoman officer and nationalist al-Ahd member Jamil al-Midfai’s forces attacked Mosul

but turned back

1920 Son of Grand Ayatollah Shirazi met with Sunni notables in Samarra calling for Sunni-Shiite

unity to establish independent Iraq

1924 UK run Baghdad Times said England would give Iraq independence in 4 yrs at most if Anglo-Iraq

Treaty passed Took 8 more yrs

1941 British campaign started against Vichy French in Syria using troops in Iraq Germany used Syria to

supply pro-German Gaylani govt

(Musings On Iraq review Blood, Oil and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against A Fascist State In Iraq and the Levant, 1941)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Boich World War II In Iraq and Syria)

1961 KDP sent note to Qasim Complained govt not moving on Kurdish issues or demands

1990 US Commerce Dept wanted to limit technology sales to Iraq that could be used for missile program

Rejected by White House

(Musings On Iraq review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)

2000 UN Res 1302 renewed Oil For Food Program

2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice told Meet The Press US had looked at intel since 1991 to prove Iraq had WMD

All agreed Iraq had weapons Said no one ever claimed they knew exactly where Iraq’s WMD were stored Def Sec Rumsfeld said US knew exactly where WMD were during invasion Admitted that Bush used false claim of Iraq-African uranium deal in his 03 State of Union but was quoting a British report and didn’t know about problems Rice got Oct 02 CIA memo to remove Niger story from Bush speech because single sourced

(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 How US Intelligence Failed, The Iraq-Niger Uranium Story)

(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)

2003 Sec State Powell said all the intel on Iraq’s WMD was approved by CIA

2003 UK Home Secretary Blunkett said PM Blair govt should not have released its Iraq WMD dossier

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

2003 VP Cheney’s chief of staff Libby told NYTimes reporter Miller that secret National Intel Estimate

had strong evidence Iraq had WMD Was leak to support invasion

2004 UN Res 1546 endorsed Iraqi interim govt that would draft new constitution and have it voted upon

by 12/31/05 Set date for return of Iraqi sovereignty Said CPA would end Elections for permanent Iraqi govt would be held from Dec 04-Jan 05 Allowed Coalition forces to remain in Iraq 

(Musings On Iraq review The Struggle For Iraq’s Future, How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy)

2005 State Dept spokesman said US no longer determined policy on militias It was now an Iraqi issue

2006 Interior Defense and National Security Ministers named in Maliki govt 6th months after national


2008 US arrested Basra Special Groups commander He forged papers so militiamen could go for training

in Iran

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Overview of Iran’s Influence In Iraq)

2008 Bahrain announced it was going to re-open embassy in Baghdad

2011 PM Maliki said he was ready for another 100 day reform plan after 1st ended with no changes Was

            meant to appease protesters

2011 PM Maliki said he was removing Chalabi as head of Accountability and Justice Commission

2012 PM Maliki and State of Law started working on getting MPs to remove names from no confidence

list against Maliki

2012 Loyalty of Iraq announced 20 MPs said they took names off PM Maliki no confidence list

2012 Solution Movement within Iraqiya said withdrawing from no confidence vote against PM Maliki

2012 Sadrists called for parliament to hold no confidence vote against PM Maliki

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)

2012 Sadr denied that any of his followers fighting in Syria They were

2012 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq suspected of killing leading Sadrist in Baghdad 1st of 5 such assassinations

between 2 groups

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

2013 7th day of protests in Nasiriya over lack of electricity

2013 State of Law and local list announced they would shut out Sadrists and ISCI from new provincial

govt in Najaf

2013 Sadrists and ISCI announced alliance in Baghdad Dhi Qar and Wasit provincial govts

2014 Interpol issued arrest warrant for Iraqi official for buying fake bomb detectors Nothing done

2014 ISIS reinforcements from Syria arrived in Mosul to attack last section of city under govt control

(Musings On Iraq Islamic State of Iraq Launches Battle of Ninewa In Mosul)

(Musings On Iraq Background To The Fall Of Mosul, Insurgents’ Relentless Attacks Upon Security Forces Set Stage For The Taking Of City)

(Musings On Iraq How Northern Iraq Fell To The Insurgency)

2014 Gen Ghidan ground forces commander Gen Qanbar chief of staff said they were withdrawing to

eastern Mosul while ISIS attacking city Many ISF thought move was a retreat and began deserting

2014 ISIS captured Hawija Zab Riyad Abbasi Rashad Yankaja in Kirkuk

2020 Pro-Iran groups restarted attacks upon targets housing Americans with rocket strike on

Baghdad Airport as Iraq entered talks with US over new security agreement

(Musings On Iraq Pro-Iran Hashd Factions Continue To Defy Iraq’s PM)

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