Tuesday, September 7, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 7


1938 Iraq wrote UK saying Iran was threatening Shatt al-Arab waterway Iraq wanted outlet to sea via

Kuwait UK said Iran not threat because ally and Kuwait wouldn’t allow canal through its territory

(Musings On Iraq review Unholy Babylon, The Secret History of Saddam’s War)

1980 Saddam claimed full sovereignty over Shatt al-Arab waterway Precursor to Iran-Iraq War

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

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

1980 Iraq officially protested Iran shelling border towns Seized Zain al-Qas in retaliation

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

1980 5 Iraqi helicopters crossed over into Iran and 1 got shot down

1983 US-Iraq began high level diplomatic talks to restore full relations Iraq asked US for help to end

Iran-Iraq War

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

1986 Iran Op Karbala 2 in Kurdistan ended

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

(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)

1990 Emir of Kuwait agreed to pay $15 bil to help pay for military operations in Saudi Arabia to protect it

from Iraq

1990 Republican Guard withdrawn from Kuwait to form defensive line to protect Basra

1992 Report US hoped that new no fly zone in south might cause coup against Saddam

1994 CIA estimated that over 100,000 driven out of marshes in Maysan by military campaign

1996 Iraq submitted declaration on nuclear program Inspectors thought Iraq was hiding information

1996 PUK said that Iraqi Republican Guard were about to attack Sulaymaniya

2002 NSC meeting debated whether US should go to UN and ask for return of weapons inspectors Sec

State Powell for VP Cheney against Sec State Powell brought up his concerns about size of Iraq invasion force at NSC Cheney argued for 30-60 day ultimatum for Saddam to step down Said Iraq developing WMD so fast US couldn’t wait Briefing book for meeting included argument for invading Iraq how Iraq would be run after Saddam Lessons learned from occupation of Germany and Japan after WWII

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


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

2002 Blair and Bush met Decided on new UN resolution demanding new inspections in Iraq Blair

told Bush they should seek 2 UN resolutions 1 for inspectors 2nd for if Iraq didn’t comply Blair said that UK would take part in any military action against Iraq

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

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

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 3.5 Development of UK Strategy and Options September to November 2002 – Negotiation of Resolution 1441)

2002 Bush and Blair press conference Both said IAEA found Iraq had nuclear program and was 6 months

away from getting a bomb Were referring to 1996 IAEA report during UN inspections not new one

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

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

2003 Bush press conference said Iraq central front in the war on terror Said invasion of Iraq was to spread

democracy and transform Middle East Announced $18.4 bil for reconstructing Iraq Admitted that hundreds to thousands of foreign fighters had entered Iraq to carry out attacks

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

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)

(Musings On Iraq review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq)

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

2004 Number of US troops killed in Iraq reached 1,000 647 of those were after invasion ended

2005 Report Al Qaeda in Iraq controlled Qaim Anbar Made alliance with local tribe to run town

2006 US captured Al Qaeda in Iraq leader in Ramadi Abu Bakr setting back group in district

2006 New Al AQaeda in Iraq War Min Abu al-Masri released 1st statement Called for each member

to kill an American and every Sunni to kill a Shiite in next 15 days to see who was with the group and who was not

(Musings On Iraq review The ISIS Reader, Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement)

2006 Iraqi govt took control of armed forces command and 8th Division based in Qadisiya

2007 Gen Petraeus wrote letter to his commanders saying he was disappointed in lack of reconciliation by

            Maliki govt Hoped Surge would lead to changes during summer but didn’t happen

(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 Report Mahdi Army trying to purge Sunnis from Jihad Baya Amil Sadiya neighborhoods of Baghdad

Did not find drop in violence in Baghdad as US and Iraq claimed Interior Min official said PM Maliki govt releasing lower death counts to show progress

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

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

2007 Report US CENTCOM cmdr Adm Fallon opposed Surge Fallon sent admiral to Baghdad during

summer to collect info on Surge which led to his plans for ending Surge and withdrawing US troops

2008 Cholera outbreak announced in Iraq in Babil Baghdad Karbala Najaf Basra Diyala Maysan

(Musings On Iraq Cholera Cases Multiplying)

2008 Iraq approved deal with Shell to capture natural gas in Basra from oil fields

2014 Anbar’s Governor Dulaimi seriously wounded by mortar fire in Barwana

2018 PM Abadi said that funds for Basra would not follow procedures and would be under direct control of


2018 Ayatollah Sistani’s representative in Friday prayers condemned violence of protesters and ISF in

Basra Said it only led to more problems Said incompetent officials led to water crisis in Basra

2018 In Basra Iranian consulate and Dawa office burned Interity Commission offices stormed Asaib

Ahl Al-Haq guards fired on protesters outside offices killing 3 Cars driven by soldiers hit protesters killing 1 Three other protesters died Hospital for Hashd sacked US consulate besieged Um Qasr port closed again Stormed water injection plant in West Qurna 1 field Cut road to Maysan Basra protest committee and Bar Assoc said they would not join Sep 8 protests due to looting and burning buildings Lukoil office in West Qurna 2 temporarily occupied Solidarity protests in Najaf Maysan Qadisiya Baghdad Dhi Qar

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

2018 Interior Min sent large police force to Basra city to suppress protests

2020 Govt announced it would give 1.2 mil dinars to families that lost a member during protests

The families and those injured during demonstrations would also get a monthly pension

(Musings On Iraq Iraqi Govt Promises Pensions For Killed And Wounded Protesters It Can’t Cover)

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