Tuesday, July 6, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 6


1920 British reinforcements sent to Rumaitha from north ran into rebel force and withdrew

(Musings On Iraq review Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)

(Musings On Iraq review Enemy On The Euphrates, The Battle For Iraq 1914-1921)

1948 Iraqi air force attacked Israeli military base

1965 Iraqi pilot killed by Mossad after refusing to defect to Israel with a MiG-21 Was 2nd pilot

killed by Israelis

1968 3rd Kurdish minister resigned over PM Yahya’s Kurdish policy

1980 Saddam told Baath Party leadership he was going to invade Iran

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)

1991 Baghdad demanded Peshmerga disband Close Kurdish radio stations End contacts with foreign

govts Kurds demanded democracy talks over Kirkuk Offered to give up heavy weapons close radio stations end contacts with foreign govts

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurds, A Modern History)

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

2003 Fmr Amb Wilson NY Times OpEd said Bush exaggerated about Iraq-Niger uranium story in State of

Union Said CIA sent him to Niger to investigate uranium story and found no evidence

2003 Fmr Amb Wilson said he never saw fake Iraq-Niger docs but VP Cheney’s office should’ve been

sent report on his trip Wilson overestimated impact of his visit to discredit Iraq-Niger uranium story Actually increased questions

2003 Fmr Amb Wilson on Meet The Press said VP Cheney should’ve gotten report on his trip to Niger

2003 VP Cheney questioned Wilson’s OpEd and asked why he was sent to Niger

(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 US said it would release Turkish Special Forces it arrested in Sulaymaniya

2004 Cabinet gave PM Allawi emergency powers to declare state of emergency national curfew restrict

movement appoint military governors seize assets Allawi only declared a few curfews

2004 PM Blair told Parliament that he didn’t know what happened to Iraq’s WMD Said they could have

been hidden or destroyed

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

2004 Report 2000 CIA started program to contact relatives of Iraqi WMD scientists that lived in west to

try to collect intel Relatives said Iraq had no WMD programs Intel not included in reports or passed to White House

2004 Car bomb at US-Iraqi National Guard post in Samarra Led to 450 of 500 Iraqi guardsmen to quit

2005 Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed it executed Egypt ambassador to Iraq Ihab al-Sharif

2006 In coordinated attacks across central Iraq insurgents took down every power line to Baghdad Part

of campaign to deprive capital of electricity

2008 Fmr Undersec Def Feith claimed WMD was not one of core arguments for Iraq invasion Claimed

CIA pushed Iraq being a WMD threat

2008 UAE cancelled $7 bil in Iraqi debt Announced would be sending ambassador to Baghdad

2018 Protests in Madina over services Abu Khasib cutting road over electricity Basra City cut roads over

unfinished projects Shatt al-Arab over salinity Dhi Qar for recount in election

(Musings On Iraq Summer Protests In Iraq Turn Deadly In Basra)

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