Monday, October 11, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 11


1920 UK military force set out from Hilla to relieve garrison at Kufa Burned houses of Fatla tribe

along the way during 1920 Revolt

(Musings On Iraq review of 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)

1920 Sir Percy Cox arrived in Iraq to be High Commissioner Was to create an Arab govt to run country

1961 Qasim said he would give up demands on Iraq Petroleum Company if it gave up 90% of

the territory it was developing and gave Iraq larger share of profits Iraq Petroleum Company refused to give into Qasim’s demands

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

1964 Mullah Mustafa Barzani accused Arif govt of failing to follow through with promises

and Arabizing oil areas of Irbil and Kirkuk

(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)

1980 Iraqis made 2nd crossing of Karun River cut off road to Ahwaz and surrounded Abadan in south

(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)

1990 CENTCOM presented war plan to White House to expel Iraq from Kuwait

1990 Pres Bush decided to give up on sanctions and use force to expel Iraq from Kuwait

(Musings On Iraq review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)

1991 Iraq rejected UN Resolution 715 which extended UN weapons inspections and allowed cameras to be

installed at former weapons sites

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

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

(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)

1994 Were over 60,000 Iraqi troops near Kuwait border

1995 UN inspector report Iraq developed more WMD than thought before and worked on missile

program Required more investigations

1996 Inspector report to UN Secretary General said Iraq had not fully disclosed its WMD and missile


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

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Greatest Threat, Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, And The Growing Crisis Of Global Security)

2000 Candidate Bush at presidential debate said he didn’t believe in nation building and military should

            only be used for war and could overthrow dictators

2001 Blair told Bush talk of war with Iraq was undermining war in Afghanistan and

Iraq could come later Said if US pivoted to Iraq would lose Arab world and prove bin Laden’s claim that War on terror was against Arabs

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 3.1 Development of UK Strategy and Options on Iraq, 9/11 to Early January 2002)

2002 Putin said he supported new inspections in Iraq but doubted Saddam had WMD

2002 Senate passed resolution allowing use of force against Iraq 77-23

2002 CIA analysts complained to press they were being pressured by Pentagon about their Iraq


2003 Sadrist funeral in Sadr City turned into anti-US demonstration of 10,000

(Musings On Iraq A Divided Sadr Trend)

2003 CENTCOM cmdr Gen Abizaid told Dep Def Sec Wolfowitz US could seize Sadr in 3-4 days Was

against idea fearing escalation in violence

2004 IAEA warned that nuclear materials had been looted in Iraq after invasion

2004 Mahdi Army began turning over heavy weapons to US forces as part of peace deal with Allawi

govt Didn’t last

2005 US agreement created committee to amend new constitution after it was passed to get Sunni

support Amendments never happened

(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)

(Musings On Iraq review The Struggle For Iraq’s Future, How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy)

2006 Parliament voted on law allowing for formation of federal regions Backed by SCIRI Sadrists

and Fadhila didn’t vote on bill

(Musings On Iraq history of Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq)

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

2006 NSC Iraq policy review called for surge in troops to secure Baghdad Diyala Anbar

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

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

2006 Bush said reason violence up in Iraq because US and Iraqi forces were on the offensive

2006 US Iraq Amb Khalizad said US didn't have forces to make new Baghdad security plan work

2006 Report in Lancet estimate approx 655,000 deaths Iraq due to US invasion from Mar 2003-Jun

2006 Report gained huge press coverage Has since been thoroughly debunked by experts

(Musings On Iraq Major Flaws With The Lancet Reports On Iraqi Deaths Part I)

(Musings On Iraq Major Flaws With The Lancet Reports On Iraqi Deaths Part II)

(Musings On Iraq New Survey On Estimated Deaths In Iraq Refutes Lancet Reports)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mark Van Der Laan on Lancet Reports)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Michael Spagat on Lancet reports)

2006 Displacement Min Sultan said more than 300,000 Iraqis had been displaced since 03 AP estimated

890,000 Iraqis fled to Jordan Iran Syria since 03

2006 Report PM Maliki govt barred Baghdad morgue and Health Min from reporting on Iraqi deaths US

military claimed Iraqi govt figures were too high

2006 US Embassy estimated 5-30 Iraqis were kidnapped each day

2006 Report 135 judges removed for corruption and Baathist ties Judges said crime rate far higher than

official figures because most incidents not reported Judges had been killed and no one arrested

2006 Iraqi soldiers arrested 17 other soldiers in Baghdad for raiding Sunni home Were on secret mission for

PM Maliki who demanded they be released or brigade commander in charge of arrests would be arrested

2007 6 insurgent groups formed Political Council for the Iraqi Resistance Was accused of being secular by


2008 Almost 1,000 Christians fled Mosul after murder of 11 Christians in city since Aug

(Musings On Iraq review Christianity in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Bad Times For Iraq’s Christians)

2009 Insurgents attacked Anbar provincial council building in Ramadi 23 killed 65 wounded

2015 KDP security refused to allow KRG Speaker of parliament from Gorran to enter Irbil city and

attend parliament in dispute over Pres Barzani’s term

2016 Pres Erdogan said Turkey didn’t need to ask for Iraqi permission to operate in its territory Told PM

Abadi he needed to stay in his place

2017 Warrants issued for 3 members of Kurdish referendum organizing committee for breaking

court injunction against holding vote

(Musings On Iraq review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

(Musings On Iraq review Quicksilver War, Syria, Iraq and the Spiral of Conflict)

2019 Ayatollah Sistani’s Friday sermon blamed the government for deaths during protests

(Musings On Iraq Crackdown Continues Against Protesters While Iraq Govt Announces Investigations)

2019 Human Rights Commission reported 108 killed in protests Baghdad had the most

with 63 dead

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

2019 Iraqi Observatory for Press Freedom said that PM Abdul Mahdi should apologize for

the attacks upon the media during the protests

2020 Kataib Hezbollah announced it agreed to ceasefire announced day before to halt attacks on

US targets to allow a US withdrawal

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

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

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