Sunday, October 10, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 10


1914 Gen Delamain cmdr UK 6th Div in India told to sail to Persia Said Turks had small

inferior force in Basra Sir Percy Cox appointed his political officer

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq In World War I, From Ottoman Rule to British Conquest)

(Musings On Iraq review When God Made Hell, The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921)

1920 Sayid Abu Tabikh made head of Iraqi provisional govt during 1920 Revolt

1920 UK Gen Leslie wrote British troops setting up blockhouses along railway in south and

destroying all the villages they could and killing inhabitants which they enjoyed doing as punishment for 1920 Revolt

(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)

1922 Anglo-Iraq Treaty signed Opposed by opposition who were anti-British Treaty gave British control

of Iraq’s govt King Faisal military finances foreign relations Basra port railroad Was to last 20 years

1922 British promised to push for Iraq independence in return for Anglo-Iraq Treaty being passed

(Musings On Iraq review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)

1940 UK official told UK Amb Iraqi politicians pan-Arab London unwilling to change Palestine policy

meant Iraq would be lukewarm towards UK until it started winning in WWII

(Musings On Iraq review Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)

1961 Qasim govt ended military operations against Mullah Mustafa Barzani claiming revolt ended

Caused dissent within military

(Musings On Iraq review 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)

1980 Iraqis crossed Karun River took Darkhovin forcing Iranians to retreat to Ahwaz in south

1982 Iran made 2nd attack on Diyala Entered Mandali but forced out Aim was reaching Baghdad

Recaptured 80 sq mi of Iranian territory from Iraqis

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

1984 Tariq Aziz complained that Western Europe was still sending military equipment to Iran despite US

efforts to stop them

1986 Iran carried out commando raid on pipeline near Kirkuk

1986 Iran Op Fath 1 attacked Luka Dukhan electricity plant Kurdistan

(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 CENTCOM presented war plans at Pentagon to expel Iraq from Kuwait

1990 Congressional caucus held hearing where Kuwaiti girl claimed she saw Iraqi soldiers take babies out

of incubators and stole the equipment during invasion of Kuwait Story was false promoted by PR firm hired by Kuwait govt

1991 Western troops withdrew from southern Turkey Led to clashes between Iraqi army and

            Peshmerga in Sulaymaniya Kifri Kala

1994 Clinton decided to continue Bush’s policy of undermining Saddam

(Musings On Iraq review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)

1994 UN inspectors reported to Security Council Said Iraq had not

            fully complied to maintain sanctions

1996 PUK attacked KDP along Iranian border

2001 FBI issued warning may be more possible anthrax attacks Pundits began blaming Iraq for attacks

2002 UK intel report said that Iraq would only launch terrorism if attacked by US and couldn't use WMD

outside its territory

2002 UK intel report found no cooperation between Iraq and Al Qaeda and attack on Iraq would lead to

more terrorism and radicalization Rejected Iraq-Al Qaeda ties Was leaked to press

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

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

2002 US House of Representatives approved use of force resolution against Iraq 296-33

2002 Pew poll 66% in US believed Iraq involved in 9/11 79% believed Iraq had or was close to building

            a nuclear bomb

2003 Sadr announced his own shadow govt

2003 VP Cheney cited Iraq Survey Group report to claim that Iraq in material breach of UN resolutions

and had WMD programs Said Iraq had a relationship with Al Qaeda and trained Al Qaeda in poisons and bomb making Said if Saddam still in power he would be training terrorists and producing WMD

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

(Musings On Iraq How The Administration Reversed Itself On Finding Iraq’s WMD)

(Musings On Iraq review Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War)

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

2003 Sec State Powell said overwhelming evidence that Iraq violated UN resolutions about its WMD


2003 Iraqi diplomat that went to Niger said his trip was about trade and breaking sanctions not buying

uranium for nuke program

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

2006 US brought Anbar Gov Alwani and Sheikh Abu Risha together for meeting Two had heated

argument Abu Risha wanted Mamoun replaced

(Musings On Iraq Anbar Before And After the Awakening Pt X, 2005-09 Governor Mamoun Alwani)

(Musings On Iraq Demise, But Not Death of Al Qaeda In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq How A Change In Perceptions Led To The Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq review Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)

(Musings On Iraq review The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)

(Musings On Iraq review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)

2006 Meeting of ruling parties over ending sectarian violence in Baghdad broke up when Sunnis accused

Shiite militias of killing VP Hashemi’s brother Fadhila MP and National Dialogue Front MP said parties lost faith in each other Meetings would descend into Sunnis and Shiites blaming each other for violence

2007 Police and Mahdi militiamen fired rockets at Camp Victory in Baghdad killing 2 US soldiers

2008 Sadrists marched in Baghdad to protest assassination of MP Auqaeili day before

(Musings On Iraq Another Sadrist Assassinated)

2008 Report Health Min bought $11 mil worth of expired chlorine from Iran to purify water in Diwaniya

Karbala Babil during cholera outbreak ISCI officials in Babil used expired chlorine Babil had most cholera cases as a result

(Musings On Iraq Political Intrigue and the Cholera Outbreak)

2008 Report UN and Iraqi govt argued over number of refugees returning UN said still more Iraqis

leaving country than returning Interior Ministry said opposite Head of displacement committee in parliament said many refugees who returned left again

2017 Hawija operation in Kirkuk officially ended

(Musings On Iraq Iraqi Forces Finish Hawija Now On To Western Anbar Again)

2019 Human Rights Watch Report recorded police and Hashd beating and shooting people during protests

One heard police warn crowd in Baghdad if they didn’t disperse they would be shot at Medic arrested insider her hospital treating wounded Police fired tear gas at ambulances in Baghdad Dijla TV received letter from Media Comm ordering it to close for one month for covering unrest Govt officials called NRT TV telling to stop covering protests Both were raided the next day by security forces Nasiriya crowds tried to burn Badr office and shot at by police and guards Asaib Ahl Al-haq guards and police shot at crowd outside office

(Musings On Iraq Iraq Govt Repression Of Protests Being Exposed As More Promises Of Reform Being Made)

(Musings On Iraq UN Report On Violence Against Iraqi Protesters)

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

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

2019 Report lawyers and activists said 1,000 arrested during protests Estimated half beaten

            and tortured by ISF

2019 Report massive arrest campaign against protesters in Dhi Qar

2019 PM Abdul Mahdi nominated Health, Education, Communication, Displacement

Ministers and voted on by parliament

2019 Parliament authorized 10 mil dinars for those killed and wounded during protests

2020 Coordinating Committee of the Iraqi Resistance said it would stop attack upon US and

foreign forces in Iraq to allow them to withdraw

(Musings On Iraq Security In Iraq Oct 8-14, 2020)

2020 Finance Min Allawi said that public employee compensation went from 20% of oil revenues

in 2005 to 120% by 2020 highlighting economic crisis

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