Sunday, July 11, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 11


1917 1st Battle of Ramadi started Ottomans forced British to retreat

1921 Iraq council of state declared Faisal monarch of Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review Imagining The Nation, Nationalism, Sectarianism and Socio-Political Conflict in Iraq)

1921 UK High Comm for Iraq Sir Cox invited Sayid al-Naqih one of main opponents to Faisal becoming

king to tea Then exiled him to Ceylon

1926 Gertrude Bell head of Iraqi antiquities committed suicide in Baghdad

(Musings On Iraq review of Gertrude Bell And Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Gertrude Bell, Explorer of the Middle East)

(Musings On Iraq movie review Letters from Baghdad)

1979 Pres Bakr resigned from the Revolutionary Command Council citing health Saddam took over


(Musings On Iraq review Saddam His Rise and Fall)

1991 Talabani met Saddam Talabani said an autonomy agreement was imminent

1991 Iran warned that Iraqi forces about to launch new military operation into southern marshes against

rebels and displaced

1991 UK intel report said Iraq tried 4 methods to enrich uranium for its nuclear program and might have

made enough for 1 bomb

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

1991 Pres Bush said that coup vs Saddam might be best way to assure that Iraq didn’t continue with its

nuclear weapons program

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

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

2003 New CENTCOM cmdr Gen Abizaid halted troop withdrawals from Iraq ordered by Gen Franks

2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice called CIA Dir Tenet telling him he was responsible for Iraq-Africa uranium

story being used in Bush’s State of the Union

2003 CIA Dir Tenet issued statement that he was responsible for Iraq-Africa uranium deal getting into

Bush’s State of Union Said CIA only had fragmentary intel on Iraq trying to buy uranium from Africa

2003 Dir Tenet also said that CIA had Iraq-Africa uranium story stricken from previous Bush speeches

2003 CIA officials quoted in Wash Post that they tried to dissuade British from using Iraq-Africa

uranium story

2003 Bush Chief of Staff Rove told Cheney Chief of Staff Libby he talked with columnist Novak and he

was going to write fmr Amb Wilson’s wife sent him to Niger Part of plan to discredit Wilson

(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 Bush Chief of Staff Rove told Time reporter Cooper fmr Amb Wilson not sent to Niger by CIA Dir

Tenet or Cheney but his wife who worked at CIA

2003 Columnist Novak called CIA to confirm that Valerie Wilson sent her husband to Niger CIA tried to

stop story and not mention her name

2003 White House spokesman Fleischer and Comm Dir Bartlett told reporter Fmr Amb Wilson found

little on his trip to Niger and wasn’t sent by Dir Tenet

2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice told reporters National Intelligence Estimate said aluminum tubes Iraq tried to

buy were for nuke program Were for rockets She blamed CIA Director Tenet for Bush’s State of the Union using fake Iraq-African uranium deal Said at time of speech didn’t know about any problems with uranium story Rice received Oct 02 CIA memo not to use Niger story in a Bush speech because single sourced

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

(Musings On Iraq review The WMD Mirage, Iraq’s Decade of Deception and America’s False Premise for War)

2003 After protests by Iraqi police US agreed to reduce its forces at police stations in Fallujah to try to

stop attacks on them

(Musings On Iraq review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)

2006 Amb Khalizad said hadn’t seen security improvement from Baghdad security plan Op Together

Forward yet

2006 Brookings’ Pollack told House committee not enough US and Iraqi forces to secure Baghdad during

Op Together Forward

(Musings On Iraq Did the US Ever Have A Strategy To Win In Iraq Before the Surge?)

2006 Islamic Army claimed responsibility for suicide bombing in Green Zone as revenge for US soldiers

raping and killing Iraqi girl in Mar 06

2007 CIA Dep Dir Natl Intl Fingar testified to House saying PM Maliki only taken small steps to unify

Iraq Said sectarian violence polarized politics Shiite parties not united Services below prewar levels Said Surge effective vs violence but not enough to lead to reconciliation

2007 Ret Gen Landry from Natl Intel Council said ISF infiltrated and lacked logistics

2008 PM Maliki promised to rebuild and invest in Basra after Charge of Knights Money unspent because

of red tape lack of govt capacity arguments between ruling parties

2018 4th day of protests in different parts of Basra Blocked road to Rumaila and West Qurna oil fields

South Oil Company office occupied 1 killed by police shooting into crowd Protest in Dhi Qar for electricity and solidarity march in Baghdad

(Musings On Iraq Protests In Iraq Greatly Escalate And Spread Throughout South)

2020 Pro-Iran groups began new tactic of attacking convoys carrying supplies to US with attack

upon trucks in Muthanna

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