Monday, September 6, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 6


1961 General strike by Kurds in Sulaymaniya and parts of Baghdad over Qasim govt not moving on

Kurdish demands

1967 Baath demonstration called for renewing war with Israel after Khartoum resolution called for

continued confrontation

1967 5 ministers objected to Iraq restarting oil sales to West and 6th minister upset with Kurd policy quit

            Arif govt

1980 Iran shelled more borders towns in Iraq from Zain al-Qas

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

1980 Iraq threatened to seize Zain al-Qas area if Iran didn’t cede it in a week

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

1987 Ali Hassan al-Majid issued order to deport Kurdish families and arrest all males from age 12-50

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

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

1988 Revolutionary Command Council offered amnesty to all Kurds in Iraq and Turkey after Anfal

campaign Amnesty led to release of most Kurdish women and children captured during Anfal Feb-Sep some 50,000 killed during Anfal campaign

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Anfal Campaign And The Destruction Of The Kurdish Opposition)

1990 King Fahd of Saudi Arabia promised $15 bil to help pay for Operation Desert Storm to protect the

kingdom from Iraq

1991 4th WMD inspection team arrived in Iraq Baghdad refused to allow them to use their

            own helicopters Offered to have Iraqi army fly them around

1996 Report Baghdad was selling weapons to KDP in its conflict with the PUK

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

2002 Sec Def Rumsfeld and Gen Franks briefed Bush and NSC on latest war plans Gen Franks said

US had been looking for Iraq SCUDs and WMD for 10 yrs and hadn’t found any Franks believed Iraq had WMD but hadn’t found any to target 2002

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

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy


(Musings On Iraq review Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)

2002 NSC met without Bush VP Cheney argued going to UN was waste of time Said Bush just needed

to give speech at UN saying Iraq a threat Sec State Powell argued for new UN Iraq resolution and warned of consequences of war

(Musings On Iraq review Losing Iraq, Inside The Post War Reconstruction Fiasco)

2002 Putin told Bush skeptical about use of force against Iraq but willing to work on new UN resolution

demanding inspectors

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 3.4 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options, Late July to 14 September 2002)

2002 UK Treasury Office paper said rebuilding Iraq could cost more than $10 bil

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

2002 US officials told Knight Ridder no increase in threat from Iraq

2002 Report IAEA report found Iraq rebuilding buildings at nuclear site IAEA said no evidence work had

to do with nuclear program but not included in article 

2006 Judge Radhi head of Integrity Comm said $4 bil had gone missing due to corruption Said included

25% of reconstruction funds Said endemic throughout govt and country

(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector Gen for Iraq Reconstruction Bowen on corruption in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq interview with fmr anti-graft official Vincent Foulk on corruption in Iraq)

2006 PM Maliki sent Judge Rathi head of Integrity Comm letter accusing him of corruption and

unaccounted expanses at commission Part of Maliki’s attempt to hinder corruption investigations

2007 Integrity Commission head Judge Radhi resigned after 2 rocket attacks upon his house Said PM

Maliki had tried to stop his work

2007 Ramadi mayor hosted race through city center Sign of improved security

2007 Dep Inspector Gen for Iraq Reconstruction told House committee provincial reconstruction teams

failing Expanded from 10 to 25 during Surge Only 29 of 610 workers Arab experts/speakers Problems coordinating between PRTs and US military PRTs not getting orders from leadership Poor coordination with Iraqi govt

2007 Bremer wrote NYTimes OpEd Said most major decisions by CPA made in Washington and he got

blamed Disbanding Iraqi army came from DC DeBaathification came from Pentagon

(Musings On Iraq review My Year in Iraq, The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope)

2007 Jones report on ISF Said not ready to protect country Army wouldn’t be ready until 2018 Could carry

out counterinsurgency more Lacked logistics leadership Police lacked equipment Infiltrated by militas insurgents gangs National Police most sectarian Recommended replacing more than half National Police Corruption in both Interior and Defense Ministries

2015 Judiciary said it would increase number of judges dealing with corruption as its reform effort

(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)

2018 Sadr’s Sairoon and Amiri’s Fatah came to agreement to form largest bloc

2018 Protests in Qadisiya and Muthanna Riots in Basra city govt building municipalities building

governor’s home Badr Fadhila Hikma Asaib Ahl Al-Haq Dawa Khorasani Brigades Imam Ali Brigades offices all burned Um Qasr port shut down Protest at West Qurna 2 and Majnoon fields Zubayr 1 protester killed by Kataib Hezbollah guard 3 others died from fires

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

(Musings On Iraq Instrument Of Iran’s Power In Iraq And Syria Kataib Hezbollah)

(Musings On Iraq Khorasani Brigade Another Iraq Militia That Returned Home From Syria To Fight The Insurgency)

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

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