Friday, October 8, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 8


1915 UK cmdr General Nixon said he could defeat the Turks and take Baghdad

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

1920 US Consul in Baghdad blamed UK High Commissioner Wilson’s heavy administration taxes

and bombing civilians for causing 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)

1942 PM Nuri al-Said formed a new cabinet Part of political instability during monarchy Were 10 elections

and 59 cabinets from 1922-58

(Musings On Iraq review ‘Independent Iraq’ The Monarchy & British Influence, 1941-1958)

1948 Export-import licenses for Jewish businesses forbidden after creation of Israel

1984 Iraq broke 3 week ceasefire in Tanker War with attack upon ship leaving Iran’s Kharg Island main

oil facility

1986 U.N. Res 588 said Iran and Iraq should follow Res 582 to resolve Iran-Iraq War Iran rejected UN Res

588 because didn’t blame Iraq for starting 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)

1991 Fighting broke out between army and Peshmerga in Sulaymaniya 400 killed before ceasefire

reached with army withdrawing

1994 Iraq’s 15th Mechanized Brigade was 20 km from Kuwait border Was protest against sanctions and

            UN weapons inspections

1994 US France UK deployed troops to Persian Gulf in response to Saddam putting troops on Kuwait


1994 President of UN Security Council demanded that Iraq withdraw its troops from Kuwait border

1994 SCIRI asked international community to give it control of sections of southern Iraq

1997 IAEA Iraq started centrifuge program in 1987 but was way behind schedule Iraq might have had a

bomb by 96

(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 UK said that Iraq smuggling oil through Iran violating UN sanctions

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

2002 White House posted pictures claiming to be Iraq working on three facilities for nuclear weapons


(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Created An Iraqi Nuclear Threat In 2002)

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

2003 Bush US went to war with Iraq to deal with future threats with WMD and ties to terrorism Said found

Iraq’s 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)

2004 Presidential debate Bush said Iraq invasion absolutely right Iraq was trying to end sanctions and

rebuild WMD programs

2004 Natl Sec Adv Rice said Iraq Survey Group proved Iraq wanted WMD and therefore was a threat

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

2004 Family of British hostage Ken Bigley said he had been killed by insurgents

2006 Political parties agreed to PM Maliki’s plan for Central Comm for Peace and Security to help secure

Baghdad would have reps from each major party and coordinate with ISF and premier’s office

2008 Christian families began fleeing Mosul after 5 killed

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

(Musings On Iraq review Christianity in Iraq)

2008 Macedonia announced it would withdraw its 77 soldiers from Salahaddin by end of the year Sent

            troops in 2003

2008 Female suicide bomber attacked courthouse in Baquba Diyala killing 9 wounding 21

(Musings On Iraq The Rise of Female Suicide Bombers)

(Musings On Iraq Motivations Behind Female Suicide Bombers)

(Musings On Iraq review Suicide Bombers In Iraq, The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom)

2012 PM Maliki went to Russia and signed $4.2 bil in arms deals

2017 Clash between Hashd and Peshmerga in Allewa Kirkuk as a result of independence referendum

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

2019 Protest in Sadr City immediately shot at and broken up by ISF

(Musings On Iraq Protests Continue In Baghdad But At Smaller Level As Iraqi Govt Promises Reforms)

(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’s office claimed it made deal with organizers to hold off on

demonstrations until after Arbaeen ended Oct 20

(Musings On Iraq PM Abdul Mahdi Claims Deal Made To Hold Off Further Protests)

2019 Iraqi govt said 110 killed in protests Health Min official said it was 165

2019 Parliament voted to suspend provincial councils until 2020 elections funds for people

killed in protests unemployment benefits Some of these required legislation to go into effect

2019 State Dept statement called for restraint and accountability by ISF after protests were


2020 Report PM Kazemi asked Iran for 40 day ceasefire by pro-Tehran groups to halt attacks on US

targets in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Security In Iraq Oct 1-7, 2020)

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