Sunday, October 3, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 3


1920 Gertrude Bell called Shiite clergy a group of popes standing in the way of UK plans Claimed

Shiites were problem in Iraq Said Sunnis should rule Iraq because Shiites would impose a religions state That was why Mosul province had to be included in Iraq to add more Sunnis Said that British were looking for Iraqi to be new ruler but couldn’t find one so had to pick a son of the Sharif of Mecca

(Musings On Iraq review Gertrude Bell And Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Gertrude Bell, Explorer of the Middle East)

(Musings On Iraq movie review Letters from Baghdad)

(Musings On Iraq review Desert Queen, The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia)

1932 Iraq gained independence from Britain

1968 Soviet Union called for negotiations between Baghdad and Kurdish rebels

1978 Ayatollah Khomeini left Najaf for Paris after Baghdad demanded he reject politics in deal made

with Shah of Iran

1980 Iraq Foreign Minister Hamadi presented Iraq’s case to UN claiming it acted in self-defense in Iran-

Iraq War

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq in Wartime, Soldiering, Martyrdom, and Remembrance)

1980 Khomeini speech said goal of war was to punish the Baath and rejected negotiations to end it

1980 Iraq began bombing Tehran

1982 Sudan said it would send troops to help Iraq in Iran-Iraq War

(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)

1988 Report in 1975 Iraq contracted US company to build pesticide plant in Samarra Wanted to use it to

work on 4 agents close to nerve gas Company got worried and never finished plant 1980s WGerman company finished plant Produced nerve gas and tabun US believed Iraq wanted WMD to counter Israel

(Musings On Iraq Origins Of Iraq’s WMD Programs)

1996 Iraq admitted to UN inspectors that it hid part of its missile program and then secretly destroyed

them in March 92

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

2002 Bush signed executive order to train 5,000 Iraqi exiles to help with invasion

2002 US planes dropped flyers over Iraq telling them not to fight Americans

2002 Report US using No Fly Zones to practice attacking Iraq

2003 Bush said interim report by Iraq Survey Group justified invasion because found WMD programs

(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 Natl Sec Adv Rice US went to war with Iraq because most likely place terrorists could get WMD

2003 CBS/New York Times poll found 53% of respondents in US thought Iraq war a mistake

2003 Report aluminum tubes one of the main arguments US had Iraq restarted nuke program but

was always contested Senior White House officials claimed Natl Sec Adv Rice knew about differences over tubes Administration overstated argument for tubes Were for rockets

(Musings On Iraq How A Contested Aluminum Tubes Story Became The Basis For War With Iraq)

2006 Report Albu Mahal tribe fought Al Qaeda in Iraq in Qaim Anbar

(Musings On Iraq Anbar Before And After The Awakening Pt IX: Sheikh Sabah Aziz Of The Albu Mahal)

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

2006 Report various Anbar sheikhs Iraqi army general and Association of Muslim Scholars all criticized

the new Awakening Claimed it would only lead to more violence Were just going to kill other Sunnis and were puppets of the US

2006 Interior Min Bolani ordered commander 8th Natl Police Bgd and unit suspended Officer arrested for

suspected involvement in kidnapping of 26 workers in Amil Baghdad 10/1/06 10 later found dead

2006 US military said 50-70 foreign fighters entered Iraq each month Jan-Sep 06 US-ISF captured 630

foreign fighters Total number of foreign fighters in Iraq est 800-2,000 Most from Saudi Arabia Egypt Syria

(Musings On Iraq The Saudi Role In The Iraqi Insurgency)

2006 Car bomb on Industry Min motorcade in Baghdad killed 14 wounded 75

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

2006 Intl Org for Migration 9,000 people fleeing per week 190,000 displaced in central and southern Iraq

2008 US turned over control of security in Babil to Iraq 12th of 18th province to do so

(Musings On Iraq Babil Province Handover To Iraqis)

2008 Dhi Qar Governor said that Tribal Support Councils created by PM Maliki were violation of law

(Musings On Iraq Argument For Maliki Being Iraq’s Next Strongman)

(Musings On Iraq Disputes Over Tribal Support Councils)

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

2009 Dep Electricity Min said by 2012 Iraq will have completed power projects and there will be no

more power shortages Didn’t happen

2014 IS released video of beheading of UK hostage Alan Henning and threatened to behead US hostage

Peter Kassig

2014 Australia authorized air strikes against IS and Special Forces to be sent to Iraq

2017 Former Iraq President Talabani died

2017 Central Bank of Iraq said it would halt all foreign currency transfers to KRG and stop selling dollars to

four Kurdish banks in retaliation for independence referendum

(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)

2017 Parliament said it would not work with 4 telecommunications companies with contracts in Kurdistan

2017 Parliament threatened to take away immunity for Kurdish MPs that voted in the referendum

2017 Kurdish MPs were either blocked or boycotted the parliamentary session

2017 Report Irbil and Baghdad in secret talks to try to defuse tensions after referendum

2017 Turkey offered to mediate between Irbil and Baghdad to end crisis over referendum

2017 Pres Masum’s office announced that Kirkuk Governor Karim would stay in office until his court

challenge over his dismissal was heard

2017 KRG Election Comm rejected Change candidate for president saying he missed deadline when he


(Musings On Iraq In Face Of Referendum Fallout Kurdish Ruling Parties Decide To Hold Onto Power)

2019 Protests in Baghdad Basra Dhi Qar Maysan Muthanna Najaf Qadisiya Wasit Protests in

Baghdad continued in different neighborhoods and some of the surrounding towns Hashd accused of driving car into protesters and killing 1 in Baghdad 1 killed in Hilla Govt building in Dhi Qar’s Rifa stormed Plainclothes gunmen said to target protesters in Nasiriya Report 35 killed so far in unrest

(Musings On Iraq 30 Killed In Iraq Protests As PM Abdul Mahdi Again Proves How Ineffective He Is)

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

(Musings On Iraq United Nations Faults Iraq For Failing To Protect Protesters)

2019 PM Abdul Mahdi gave televised speech Said he’d only been in office one year so couldn’t expect any

dramatic changes Said he’d given strict orders on use of force and protesters’ were responsible for deaths

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