Monday, October 4, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 4


1920 All of Upper Euphrates modern day Anbar was under British control during 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)

1964 Mullah Mustafa Barzani held Kurdish meeting Agreed Arif govt had done nothing so

Kurds had to create own autonomous zone

(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 Lack of progress in Iran invasion led Iraq to announce unilateral ceasefire only 2 weeks into war

Iran didn’t comply

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

1982 UN Res 522 called for ceasefire Iraq accepted Iran rejected

1982 Sec of State Shultz and Soviet For Min Gromyko met and agreed Iran-Iraq War should end as soon

as possible

(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 Hosni Mubarak said Iraq and Israel had secret meetings in 1987 and 1989 facilitated by US

academic Laurie Mylroie

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Convoluted Iraq-Terrorism Conspiracy Theory)

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Iraq Conspiracy Theory Was Debunked By Captured Baath Documents)

1997 PUK accused Turkey of arming KDP in return for help against PKK

1999 UN Res 1266 allowed Iraq to export $3.04 bil in oil under Oil for Food Program

2002 Unclassified version of CIA report on Iraq’s WMD released by White House Dropped most

reservations in original Said were disputes within intel community on Iraq’s nuke program Said most believed aluminum tubes were for centrifuges Others for rockets Were for rockets

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

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

(Musings On Iraq 2002 CIA White Paper On Iraq Vs the 2002-2003 U.N. Inspectors)

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

(Musings On Iraq review The WMD Mirage, Iraq’s Decade of Deception and America’s False Premise for War)

2002 CIA told NSC to remove reference to Iraq trying to buy uranium from Niger from Bush speech

2002 CIA’s National Intel Officer told Senate Intel Comm he questioned Iraq-Africa uranium story in

British dossier

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

(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

2002 General in charge intel for US invasion met with DIA to go over suspected WMD sites DIA had no

plans on how sites were to be dealt with during invasion General couldn’t confirm there was WMD at any of the 946 sites listed by DIA because intel so bad

2002 UK Foreign Office legal adv Sir Wood said that U.N. needed to act on Iraq to give legal justification

for war otherwise British forces could be sued

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

2002 Intel officials complained to press that White House pressured them on reports on Iraq

2002 Report Institute for Science and International Technology Lawrence Livermore Lab said didn’t

believe aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy were for centrifuges Were for rockets

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

2002 Report claimed White House ignored contradictory views on Iraq Pushed US intel to come up with

more on Iraq

2002 State Dep Future of Iraq Project met in London INC presented plan written by Kanan Makiya

calling for exiles to set up transitional govt

(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)

(Musings On Iraq review The Assassins’ Gate, America In Iraq)

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

2003 Last day CPA paid ex-Iraqi soldiers turned into violent demonstrations in Baghdad and other cities

3 killed by US and British troops

2004 Car Bombs in Baghdad’s Green Zone and Mosul killed 21 Wounded 90

2004 CIA review found no connection between Saddam and Zarqawi as White House claimed

(Musings On Iraq review Insurgent Iraq, Al Zarqawi and the New Generation)

2006 Report US military said Mahdi Army running death squads out of hospitals and Baghdad morgue

Murdered patients Using ambulances to move men weapons hostages around Sadr Health Min Shammari said he welcomed any investigation into his ministry 

2006 US military said bomb attacks in Baghdad had reached all time high

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

2006 Report British forces in south found no evidence of Iranian weapons crossing into Iraq

(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 

2007 Fmr Integrity Comm head Judge Radhi testified to House Comm Said corruption had cost Iraq $18

bil over last 3 yrs $500 mil stolen from Oil Min by insurgents and militias and used to fund violence Couldn’t investigate Oil Min because of threats of violence Ministers could stop any investigations Said PM Maliki blocked investigations into top officials by demanding all cases be okayed by him first 31 members of Comm and 12 of Judge’s family members had been killed for their work

2007 Inspector Gen for Iraq Reconstruction Bowen testified to House Comm Said US wasn’t doing much

to help fight or investigate corruption in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector Gen for Iraq Reconstruction Bowen on corruption in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq interview with fmr anti-graft official Vincent Foulk on corruption in Iraq)

2007 State Dept official told House Comm State had issued orders that none of its officials could publicly

            criticize Maliki govt out of fear it would harm US-Iraq relations

2007 NatlSecAdv Rubaie told Pentagon officials PM Maliki opposed to Sahwa plan and wanted to control


(Musings On Iraq review Surge, My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War)

2007 Report Def Sec Gates Joint Chiefs head Adm Mullen Dep Def Sec England Under Sec Of Intel Gen

Clapper all thought Iraq drain on US military and distracting from Afghanistan Adm Mullen said Iraq war might not improve Middle East

(Musings On Iraq review Duty, Memoirs of a Secretary At War)

2007 Report Izzat al-Duri announced Unification Congress of 22 insurgents groups leading to Supreme

Command for Jihad and Liberation Duri named its leader Said insurgents needed to be recognized as legitimate voice of Iraq Called for US withdrawal All soldiers to be returned to duty Duri’s Naqshibandi only major group listed in membership

2008 Poland announced withdrawing its 900 troops that were stationed in Diwaniya by end of Oct Was

part of invasion force Lost 21 soldiers and 70 wounded

2008 Large numbers of Christian began fleeing Mosul after 11 killed in Sep

(Musings On Iraq review Christianity in Iraq)

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

2008 Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum announced they would start producing natural gas in KRG

2008 ISF forced Kurdish Toilers Party out of office in Jalawla Part of PM Maliki’s confrontation with

            Kurds over disputed area in Diyala

(Musings On Iraq Cold War Between Baghdad and Kurds Turns Hot)

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

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

2017 Iran’s President Rouhani said his country would not support the division of Iraq Said Kurds made

wrong decision to hold 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 Turkey’s President Erdogan said that Kurdish referendum was illegal

2017 Central Bank of Iraq said it would ease financial restrictions imposed on Kurdistan day before over

independence referendum

2019 People marched on Tahrir Square and bridge to Green Zone in Baghdad Were shot at by ISF 10 killed

Were clashes in Shaab Husseiniy Zafaraniya New Baghdad Shula Amil Sadr City in Baghdad More people killed in those districts Reports of snipers firing into crowds Reports of Hashd attacking protesters and raiding TV stations Crowds broken up in Basra Maysan Najaf by gunfire 3 killed by ISF in Nasiriya People were arrested when they tried to go to a hospital Govt building in Diwaniya stormed and 3 killed Protest in Muthanna

(Musings On Iraq Have Iraq’s Protests Reached A Tipping Point?)

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

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

2019 Najaf governor and police chief accused saboteurs of infiltrating demonstrations and

causing violence to discredit them

2019 PM Abdul Mahdi said he would create a committee to carry out reforms and fight

corruption in response to protests

2019 Ayatollah Sistani used Friday sermon to condemn violence in protests and called on

parliament and courts to carry out reforms

2019 Sadr ordered his Sairoon bloc to boycott parliament called for prime minister to

resign Fmr PM Abadi also called for new elections

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