Wednesday, July 7, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 7


1921 American consul in Baghdad wrote that Faisal would become King of Iraq even though he was

unpopular in the country

1921 Naqib of Baghdad gave dinner where pledged support for Faisal as king

1921 Gertrude Bell noted that Iraqi notables couldn’t wait for election to appoint Faisal King because

would take 2 months and that was too long

(Musings On Iraq review Gertrude Bell And Iraq)

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

(Musings On Iraq movie review Letters from Baghdad)

1965 Kurds claimed they were using artillery for first time against govt forces

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

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurdish Revolt 1961-1970)

(Musings On Iraq review Journey Among Brave Men, Travels in Kurdistan)

1973 Police Chief Kazzar and 20 other coup plotters found guilty and given death sentence

1973 Baath Regional Congress expanded membership to accommodate Saddam supporters

1984 Iraqi govt uncovered plot to assassinate Saddam Executed some 50 army officers as a result

1987 UN Resolution 598 called for ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War

(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 UN inspectors found several kilograms of enriched uranium and large stocks of natural

            uranium from Iraq’s nuclear weapons program

1991 Iraq Foreign Min Hussein told UN that it would make a declaration of its nuclear program Said Iraq

had not violated Non-Proliferation Treaty or IAEA safeguards

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

1991 Iraq’s concealment committee met Decided to reveal details about nuke program after inspectors

found site Decided to secretly destroy WMD programs and materials to hide them from inspectors Would prove long term problem because Iraq could never fully prove what it destroyed and what it was hiding to inspectors

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

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

1997 Turkey withdrew its forces from Kurdistan after killing over 2,000 PKK fighters

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

2003 CPA suspended Iraq’s old banking laws as part of reform program Signed order to exchange old dinars

for new ones to stabilize currency

2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld told Senate US didn't go to war with Iraq because it had dramatic new

            evidence of its WMD programs

2003 White House admitted Bush’s State of Union claim Iraq tried to buy uranium

            from Africa Shouldn't have been used

2003 VP Cheney’s chief of staff Libby told White House spokesman Fleischer fmr Amb Wilson’s wife

sent him to Niger to investigate Iraq-Niger uranium deal Was attempt 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 SCIRI dropped objection to joining Iraqi Governing Council after lobbying by UN

2003 UK parliament’s Foreign Affairs comm report on UK dossier on Iraq’s WMD said was not sexed up

by Blair govt

2003 UK Foreign Affairs comm report said Blair govt didn’t mislead parliament but misstated some of

the intel on Iraq’s WMD

2003 UK Foreign Affairs comm report said claim Iraq could use WMD in 45 min should not have been so

prominent in dossier

2003 UK parliament’s Foreign Affairs comm report said UK dossier on Iraq WMD should’ve been more

qualified on story Iraq tried to buy uranium from Africa

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

2003 State Dept intel agency sent memo to DepSec State Armitage originally from June that said Iraq-

Niger docs were fakes

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

2004 US Iraq cmdr Gen Casey told Bush 70% of Fallujah Brigade had joined insurgency

2004 Sen Intel Comm found major judgements in Oct 02 Natl Intel Est on Iraq’s WMD and nuke program

were overstated and generally not supported

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

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Created An Iraqi Nuclear Threat In 2002)

2004 Sen Intel Comm found US intel claims Iraq had WMD and programs larger than before Gulf War

were overstated

2004 Sen Intel Comm found US had evidence Iraq buying dual use equipment Uncertain Iraq had

destroyed its WMD stocks after Gulf War

2004 Sen Intel Comm found US intel didn’t have much good info on Iraq’s WMD and nuke programs

after UN inspections ended in 1998

2004 Sen Intel Comm found US intel suffered from group think Assumed Iraq had WMD Assumed

everything it did was to expand those programs

2004 Senate Intel Comm report on pre-war intel found that all of CIA’s claims about Iraq renewed nuke

program were wrong and weak to begin with

2004 Sen Intel Comm found CIA justified to claim Iraq-Al Qaeda might have cooperated based upon pre-

war intel

2005 Iraq and Iran’s Defense Ministries signed military cooperation agreement

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2005 Report Human Rights Min said Iraqi forces carried out random arrests not using

            warrants torturing and abusing prisoners

2005 Report Human Rights Min official said Iraqi forces conducting extrajudicial

            killings and govt not doing anything about it

2005 Report $8.8 bil went missing in Iraqi ministries during CPA period 03-04

(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen on Iraq’s fight with corruption) 

(Musings On Iraq interview with former anti-corruption official Vincent Foulk)

2006 Bush said Americans were wondering if US could win Iraq war Said US was winning

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

(Musings On Iraq review The War Within, A Secret White House History 2006-2008)

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

2006 US Iraq cmdr Gen Casey given investigative report on Marines killing Iraqi civilians in Haditha

2006 Integrity Commission head Radi said weak institutions and lack of punishment led

            to uncontrolled corruption

2008 PM Maliki said he wanted a memo of understanding on withdrawal of US forces

            instead of a Status of Forces Agreement which was stalled

(Musings On Iraq Iraq Asks US To Draw Up Withdrawal Plans: Move Towards Autonomy, Electioneering, Or Brinkmanship by the Maliki Government?)

2008 Female suicide bomber hit market in Baquba 23rd female suicide bombing of the year

(Musings On Iraq The Rise of Female Suicide Bombers)

(Musings On Iraq Motivations Behind Female Suicide Bombers)

(Musings On Iraq review Suicide Bombers In Iraq, The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom)

2008 Report 94% decline in attacks by ISI 25 in Nov 07 vs 334 Nov 06

2013 KRG Pres Barzani visited Baghdad to try to resolve problems with PM Maliki

2017 Protesters seized power plant in Babil due to electricity shortages

2018 Protest in Imam Sadiq Basra blocked main road over electricity shortages

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

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