Saturday, October 9, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 9


1941 Nuri al-Said became PM 3rd time Went after supporters of former PM Gaylani 1922-58 were 59


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

(Musings On Iraq interview with Historian Phebe Marr comparing PM Said with PM Maliki)

(Musings On Iraq review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The Nationalist Moement in Irq 1939-1941 on Said govt)

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

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

1968 Govt arrested 17 Jews in Basra claiming they were Israeli spies

1969 Baath announced language and cultural concessions to Kurds as part of talks with Mullah Mustafa


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

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurdish Revolt 1961-1970)

1970 Tikriti removed as VP under Pres Bakr and retired from army Made Amb to Spain to get him out of

country Orchestrated by Saddam Tikriti refused ambassadorship and flew back to Baghdad to confront Saddam Was arrested at airport and sent into exile in Algeria

(Musings On Iraq review Saddam His Rise and Fall)

1990 Bush said willing to give sanctions chance but would not allow Iraq to annex 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)

1992 Report After Kuwait invasion Iraq defaulted on loans backed by US Meant US had to pay debts to

bank partly owned by Iraq Justice Dept warned payments would be helping Iraq but US made them anyway

1992 CIA told Congress Justice Dept told it to withhold info on Atlanta bank used by Iraq to buy US farm

products but also weapons tech Justice Dept tried to block investigation into bank

2001 Iraq’s UN Amb Duri said Iraq had sent individual message of condolences after 9/11 but not to US

govt because of its bombings and sanctions on Iraq

2002 Bush told CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Franks he was not happy with Iraq war plan

(Musings On Iraq review Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)

2002 CIA Dir Tenet told Senate Intel Comm Iraq would only use WMD if regime was threatened

2002 Italian reporter gave US Embassy in Rome copies of documents on alleged Iraq-Niger uranium deal

Were found to be fakes CIA Station Chief in Rome misplaced documents and were never sent to CIA HQ

(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)

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

2002 Ex-CIA agents complained to press that Bush admin used slanted intel to make case against Iraq

2002 Energy Dept official told Guardian he didn’t believe aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy were for

nuclear program Former UN inspector Albright said CIA pushing aluminum tubes story while nuclear experts disagreed with it Said Lawrence Livermore Lab was told not to voice its doubts about aluminum tubes Were for rockets

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

2002 NY Times reporter Judith Miller told Oprah US intel believed Iraq had anthrax and

botullinium toxin

2002 Sen Kerry during Senate debate said after 9/11 no one could be certain that WMD wouldn’t be

used against US or allies in Mideast Sen Clinton said that if Iraq left unchecked its WMD and nuke programs would grow Sen Byrd said he wanted more evidence that Iraq was a threat Sen Kennedy said he saw no persuasive evidence that Iraq was going to get a nuke anytime soon Said attacking Iraq without Un inspectors and intl support would help Al Qaeda and increase terrorism

2003 Bush speech said Iraq doing better than most Americans thought and world better off without


2003 Bush gave NatSecAdv Rice oversight of reconstruction program Congress then barred Rice from

that duty

(Musings On Iraq review State of Denial, Bush At War, Part III)

2003 US forces raided Sadr office in Baghdad Got into gunfight with Mahdi Army

2003 Zarqawi hit Sadr City police station with suicide car bomb killing 10

(Musings On Iraq review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)

(Musings On Iraq review The ISIS Reader, Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement)

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

2003 Spanish diplomat in Iraq assassinated

2006 Ruling parties agreed to have equal number of Sunni and Shiite ISF at Baghdad checkpoints to try to

stop sectarian attacks Part of PM Maliki’s security plan

2006 Accordance Front demanded investigation into sectarian violence in Baquba Accused ISF of

sectarian arrests looting homes Said Shiite parties were promoting attacks

2006 Police killed Genearl Hashemi brother of VP Tariq Hashemi in his home

2006 Interior Min Bolani announced new uniforms to be issued to police Said couldn’t be copied Meant

to distinguish police from death squads dressed as police Wouldn’t stop police in death squads

(Musings On Iraq US Army History of Iraq War Vol 1 – Chapter 20 Baghdad Burns, Summer-Fall 2006)

2006 US raid into Diwaniya to arrest militiaman led to gun battle with Mahdi Army 30 militiamen killed

2008 PM Maliki said he would disband any Tribal Support Council working with a political party after

ISCI criticized groups Were created to support Maliki before elections

(Musings On Iraq Maliki Responds To His Critics On Tribal Support Councils)

(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)

2008 Sadrist MP killed by IED in Baghdad 1000s protested his death Sadrists first blamed ISF and US

leading to nighttime clash between Mahdi Army and ISF and US Part of wave of assassinations of Sadrist officials

(Musings On Iraq Another Sadrist Assassinated)

2008 2 days 75 Christian families fled Mosul after 5 killed

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

(Musings On Iraq review Christianity in Iraq)

2008 Report 200 attacks with sticky bombs and silenced pistols so far in 08 Jul-Aug 10 assassinated each

month in Baghdad by pistols 8 Interior Min officials killed/wounded in pistol attacks

2015 Protests in Baghdad Babil Karbala Najaf Qadisiyah Muthanna Dhi Qar Maysan Wasit Basra Diyala

for reform

2019 Small protest in central Baghdad Tried to cross bridge to Green Zone but stopped by


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

2019 Amnesty Intl report Snipers used against protesters as early as Oct 3 Came from ISF

Found Iraqi forces arrested protesters trying to enter hospital in Baghdad ISF surrounded protesters in Zafaraniya Baghdad and shot at them Mass arrests on going against protesters and journalists

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

2019 Report Journalists received threats for covering protests Offices raided Head of

Journalistic Freedoms Observatory said govt policy was to terrorize the media

2019 PM Abdul Mahdi called for 3 days of mourning for those killed in protests

2019 Cabinet promised electricity aid to small business jobs provincial committees in light of


2019 PM Abdul Mahdi speech Again claimed he never authorized shooting protesters Said

would change cabinet Called for national unity while warning those against the state would fail

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