Sunday, December 5, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 5


1940 US Amb to Iraq sent note to PM Gaylani saying he was worried about direction of Iraq-

UK relations because of Gaylani’s overtures to the Axis

(Musings On Iraq review Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)

1985 Lebanon’s Al Safr paper published petition saying 500 Iraqi writer and intellectuals had been

interrogated and tortured to conform to govt

1998 Iraq stopped second inspection but allowed another even though blocked some of its work

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)

(Musings On Iraq review The Greatest Threat, Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, And The Growing Crisis Of Global Security)

2000 UN Res 1330 renewed Oil for Food Program

2002 White House spokesman said Bush and Def Sec Rumsfeld wouldn't claim Iraq had WMD if it wasn't


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

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

2002 Def Sec Rumsfeld aid Herbits said he was taking over postwar Iraq planning because it was a mess

UnderSecDef Feith’s office was supposed to do postwar Iraq planning Herbits said he was screwing up

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign

Policy Tragedy)

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

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

2002 Report Tuwaitha nuclear facility showed no signs of involvement in weapons program

2003 Pentagon banned France Germany Russia and other countries that opposed war from bidding

on reconstruction projects in Iraq

2003 US Air Force intel report Iran greatest threat to long term US influence in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2003 UN Sec Gen Annan endorsed CPA plan for caucuses to choose interim govt that would then write


2004 Suicide car bomb hit police station at main gate to Green Zone killed 7 wounded 50

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

2005 Amb Khalilzad said he’d been authorized by Bush to start talks with Iran to get its help in Iraq

2005 Report US forces trying new Clear Hold Build in Husaiba Anbar Iraqis seemed disorganized

leaving US to do most things

2006 PM Maliki said he was sending envoys to regional countries to discuss conference on Iraq

            US Abdul Hakim and Pres Talabani all rejected idea Nothing came of it

2007 Report 60,000 refugees returned to Iraq but only 2.4% of total Sep and Oct 07 had highest rate of

returns but then dropped in Nov Govt stopped telling refugees to return because couldn’t handle them Many refugees couldn’t return home and became displaced Some refugees were never able to come home for various reasons like working for US or being Baathists

(Musings On Iraq review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)

(Musings On Iraq Refugees International Report On Iraq’s Refugees and Displaced)

(Musings On Iraq January 2009 U.N. Report On Iraq Refugee Returns)

2007 Iraqi Red Crescent displaced down 4.8% in Oct 07 by 110,000 people First large drop in 2 yrs Still

2.1 mil displaced

2008 Report PUK fired several members in England Blamed PUK co-founder Mustafa for building up

opposition to leadership Called for Talabani to resign Would lead to Change Party

2009 Parliament’s integrity comm said political parties was interfering in case of Trade Min Sudani

trying to delay investigation Said Maliki’s office directly involved Sudani charged with stealing up to $400 mil which was used to fund Maliki’s State of Law

(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen on Iraq’s fight with corruption) 

(Musings On Iraq interview with former anti-corruption official Vincent Foulk)

2019 Pro-Iran Hashd marched into Tahrir Sq to disrupt protests 20 people stabbed Asaib Ahl

Al-Haq blamed

(Musings On Iraq Pro-Iran Hashd Stab Protesters In Baghdad’s Tahrir Square)

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

(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

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