Friday, September 10, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 10


1921 1st Iraqi cabinet formed under newly coronated King Faisal

(Musings On Iraq review The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)

(Musings On Iraq review The Chatham House Version and other Middle-Eastern Studies)

1922 King Faisal returned to office after appendix removed Thanked UK Iraq High Comm Cox for

silencing opposition

1958 Arif dismissed as Deputy Commander in Chief of Armed forces because of his opposition to

Gen Qasim

1960 Gen Qasim convened meeting in Baghdad of Iran Kuwait Saudi Arabia Venezuela to raise oil prices

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

1961 Kurds ambushed army brigade starting Kurdish revolt against Gen Qasim Govt

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

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

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

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

1980 Iraq took Saif Saad and 6 border posts in Iran along with 240 sq km of Iranian territory that it

claimed was Iraqi under Algiers Treaty Next 2 wks were 15 border incidents

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)

1980 Iranian F-14 Tomcat shot down an Iraqi Su-22

1990 Iran and Iraq renewed relations as Saddam attempted to secure his eastern border before Gulf War

1996 70,000-75,000 Kurds fled towards Iran to escape KDP-Iraqi offensive against PUK

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

2001 Time reported Bush administration discussed overthrowing Saddam

2001 US and UK planes hit three Iraqi air defense systems in largest strikes since Feb 01

2002 PM Blair speech said Iraq not an imminent threat but had to be dealt with before it became one

2002 Draft of UK dossier on Iraq’s WMD included claim Iraq could deploy battlefield WMD in 45 minutes

Came from Allawi’s Iraqi National Accord Said it had bought large amounts of uranium it didn’t Had mobile WMD labs Didn’t exist

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

(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claims That Iraq Had WMD)

2002 NSC meeting on Bush’s UN speech Def Sec Rumsfeld and VP Cheney argued against going to UN

Draft of speech didn't call for UN action on Iraq

2002 US Intel officers told Wash Post not strong link between Iraq and Al Qaeda

2002 European Commission President Romano Prodi warned that a US unilateral war in Iraq would

undermine US foreign policy and its anti-terrorism coalition

2002 Iraq took journalists to Tuwaitha site that US claimed was a nuclear facility Were shown three empty

and broken down buildings

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

2002 Def Policy Board’s Perle told paper 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Saddam False story

2003 UK Joint Intelligence Committee report on Iran’s Iraq policy Said Iran wanted large influence over

Iraqi govt backed various Shiite groups saw itself as competitor to U.S. Coalition

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2006 Report US delinked Shiite death squads from political parties they came from to not confront Iraqi


2006 SCIRI renewed calls for law to allow southern province region Opposed by Sadr Fadhila Iraqiya Iraqi

Accordance Front

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)

2007 Gen Petraeus and Amb Crocker began 2 days of testimony to Congress on progress under Surge

Petareus said sectarian violence down and achieving military goals Crocker said political change slow and Iraq may never meet 18 benchmarks set by Congress

(Musings On Iraq review Surge, My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)

(Musings On Iraq interview with New America Foundation’s Ollivant On Reassessing the Surge)

2007 Gen Petraeus said sectarian violence went from 2200 deaths in Dec 06 to 1000 in Aug 07 Iraqi

ministries reported deaths went from 2,075 in Dec 06 to 1773 in Aug only 15% decrease raising questions about what US was and wasn’t counting

2007 Report Mahdi Army didn’t sign ceasefire in Basra after British withdrawal Claimed it drove British

out and Basra city now theirs Mahdi Army in Baghdad seen with US rifles Raised questions ISF gave militia weapons

2007 Report by former State Dept official from Baghdad embassy US only counting sectarian violence

missing 35-65% of attacks

2007 Report Iraqi police helped Mahdi Army in Baghdad’s Amil Sunnis only holding on to sliver of

neighborhood Constant fighting in Sunni area Shiite area had businesses open US tried to protect Sunni enclave US official said decline in deaths in Baghdad due to Mahdi Army winning civil war and forcing Sunnis out Fewer areas now contested meant fewer deaths

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

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

2008 ISF still weak on logistics Base had $51 mil in parts but not distributing them to units forcing them

to strip vehicles for parts

2014 US authorized $25 mil in immediate military aid to Iraq

2014 Obama announced a new coalition to fight IS and strategy to degrade and eventually defeat it

(Musings On Iraq review Airpower in the War Against ISIS)

2015 Protests in Baghdad Babil Karbala Najaf Qadisiyah Muthanna Dhi Qar Wasit Maysan Basra Diyala

demanding reform

2018 Ayatollah Sistani statement said new premier should not come from anyone that had been in power


2018 Protest in Basra city restarted after few days break Activists said they had been kidnapped received

threats from Hashd groups and information campaign to discredit them

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