Saturday, October 30, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 30


1918 Armistice of Mudros signed between British and Ottomans 6th Army in Mesopotamia surrendered to

UK Ended WWI in Iraq UK wasn’t able to seize Mosul province and its oil before end of war

(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)

(Musings On Iraq review Enemy On The Euphrates, The Battle For Iraq 1914-1921)

1918 British officials in Baghdad told London to create central council of chiefs of Southern Kurdistan

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

1936 Hikmat Sulaiman became PM leading to 1st govt without pan-Arabists Sulaiman was hoping that

new govt would lead to liberal reforms but Gen Sidqi wanted to maintain status quo Gen won and most of Sulaiman’s followers left govt 1922-58 were 59 cabinets

(Musings On Iraq review The Modern History of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Chatham House Version and other Middle-Eastern Studies)

1936 Sulaiman govt banished former PM Hashimi, Rashid al-Gaylani and Nuri al-Said

(Musings On Iraq review The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)

1980 Saddam predicted Iran-Iraq War would only last 6-12 months

(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 Meeting of Bush advisers on Kuwait Natl Sec Adv Scowcroft said US policy at

fork in road Could continue defense or go on offense against Iraq Joint Chiefs head Gen Powell said Gen Schwarzkopf asked for troops for offensive operations against Iraq Defense Secretary Cheney said offensive action against Iraq should be on the table

1990 Bush decided to double number of US troops in Saudi Arabia Secretly approved air

war against Iraq to start Jan 90 followed by ground invasion Feb 90

(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)

1992 Kurds allowed PKK to retreat further into Kurdistan on condition they stopped military

operations against Turks

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

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

1992 Report CIA and maybe DIA knew Iraq using front companies to buy goods and tech from US for

            weapons programs and didn't tell anyone in govt

1997 Tariq Aziz claimed surveillance planes used by inspectors were working for US intelligence

Threatened to shoot them down CIA was using planes to spy on Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review Neighbors, Not Friends, Iraq And Iran After The Gulf Wars)

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors and CIA Spying On Iraq In The 90s)

(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)

1997 Iraq asked 10 American inspectors to leave country

2002 VP Cheney told head UN Inspector Blix that inspections couldn't last forever and US was ready to

discredit them anyway to disarm Iraq

2003 VP Cheney said Iraq had 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 Dep Sec of Def Wolfowitz said because US had missed so much of Iraq’s WMD program in

1991 it might have exaggerated them in 2003

2003 Report White House pushed Pentagon to speed up training of Iraqi forces

(Musings On Iraq review The U.S. Army In The Iraq War: Volume 1, Invasion, Insurgency, Civil

War, 2003-2006)

2003 US Natl Intel Est on Iraq said Iraqis not foreigners behind most of insurgency and local

grievances including US occupation were fueling violence

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

(Musings On Iraq review Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency In Iraq)

2005 US military issued new campaign plan Based upon Aug 04 plan Focused upon withdrawing

US troops to prevent Iraqi dependency Reconcile with Sunnis Turn over security to ISF

(Musings On Iraq Did the US Ever Have A Strategy To Win In Iraq Before the Surge?)

(Musings On Iraq US Army History of Iraq War Vol 1- Chapter 18 – Defeated By Democracy, Winter 2005-2006)

(Musings On Iraq review The U.S. Army In The Iraq War: Volume 1, Invasion, Insurgency, Civil

War, 2003-2006)

2005 Natl Sec Adv Rubaie wrote US Iraq cmdr Gen Casey and Amb Khalizad Said Iraq should

participate in writing campaign strategy Criticized plan saying it was just holding off insurgency to allow US withdrawal Said US should focus on protecting Iraqi population and create secure areas with ISF

2005 Spec Insp Gen for Iraq Recon report said US had no policy for staffing reconstruction of Iraq

Said lack of planning by US plagued rebuilding

(Musings On Iraq review Hard Lessons, The Iraq Reconstruction Experience)

2005 Report Italian press believed SISMI intel agency forged docs claiming Iraq-Niger uranium deal

and shared them with US and UK

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

2005 Report PUK built dozens of houses in Kirkuk City and moved Kurds in Said to reverse Saddam’s

Arbization program

2006 Militias killed 17 Sunni police near British run training center in Basra

2006 VP Hashemi Anbar Gov Alwani tried to convince US Iraq cmdr Gen Casey that Ramadi sheikhs

should join an Islamic Party tribal council under Alwani to counter Anbar’s People Comm formed by 1920 Rev Brigade Ramadi cmdr and a dozen sheikhs and notables Casey rejected idea and told them they should take advantage of Ramadi sheikhs

2006 SecState Rice aide told her little chance for US success in Iraq Another said Iraq heading

towards genocidal violence Rice talked about giving up reconciliation in Iraq and just worrying about stability

(Musings On Iraq Did the US Ever Have A Strategy To Win In Iraq Before the Surge?)

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

2008 Report Iraq didn’t have full metering of oil production Incomplete records of assets and contracts

Didn’t keep track of bartered oil deals worth $426 mil and State Oil Marketing Company bank account with $779 mil Said Iraq couldn’t account for its oil revenue adequately

2009 Iraq said Syria and Baathists behind Oct 25 bombings of Justice Min and provincial council in

Baghdad Was done by ISI

(Musings On Iraq Iraq Returns To Blame Game Over Baghdad Bombings)

2012 Election Commission called for provincial elections on 4/20/13 that excluded Kirkuk and KRG

2015 PM Abadi went to Dawa meeting to answer critics of his reforms

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

2019 2 protesters killed in Baghdad UN rep to Iraq showed up at Tahrir Sq condemning

violence against protests Sit ins continued in Babil Basra Dhi Qar Karbala Muthanna Qadisiya Protests in 2 areas of Basra Um Qasr port blocked Riot in Shatra Dhi Qar

(Musings On Iraq 98 Dead in 6 Days Of Renewed Protests in Iraq)

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

2019 Solidarity actions in Kirkuk

2019 Report security forces warning and intimidating people in northern Iraq not to protest

Activists arrested in Anbar

2019 Sadr said that if PM Abdul Mahdi didn’t step down Iraq cold be next Yemen or Syria

2019 Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Pres Rouhanis chief of staff claimed Iraq protests

controlled by US Israel Saudi Arabia

2019 Iran Rev Guard Quds Force Cmdr Gen Suleimani arrived in Baghdad and told ruling

parties Iran stood behind PM Abdul Mahdi

(Musings On Iraq Najaf and Tehran Pick Sides In Protests)

(Musings On Iraq Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Commander General Suleimani And His Role In Iraq, An Interview With The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins)

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