Tuesday, September 6, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 6 Ali Hassan al-Majid ordered Kurdish families be deported and all males be arrested


1961 General strike by Kurds in Sulaymaniya and parts of Baghdad over Qasim govt not moving on

Kurdish demands

1967 Baath demonstration called for renewing war with Israel after Khartoum resolution called for

continued confrontation

1967 5 ministers objected to Iraq restarting oil sales to West and 6th minister upset with Kurd policy quit

Arif govt

1980 Iran shelled more borders towns in Iraq from Zain al-Qas

(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)

1980 Iraq threatened to seize Zain al-Qas area if Iran didn’t cede it in a week

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

1980 Orders given for Iraq to prepare for war with Iran

1987 Ali Hassan al-Majid issued order to deport Kurdish families and arrest all males from age 12-50

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

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

1988 Revolutionary Command Council offered amnesty to all Kurds in Iraq and Turkey after Anfal

campaign Amnesty led to release of most Kurdish women and children captured during Anfal Feb-Sep some 50,000 killed during Anfal campaign

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Anfal Campaign And The Destruction Of The Kurdish Opposition)

1990 King Fahd of Saudi Arabia promised $15 bil to help pay for Operation Desert Storm to protect the

kingdom from Iraq

1991 4th WMD inspection team arrived in Iraq Baghdad refused to allow them to use their own helicopters

Offered to have Iraqi army fly them around

1996 Report Baghdad was selling weapons to KDP in its conflict with the PUK

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

2002 Sec Def Rumsfeld and Gen Franks briefed Bush and NSC on latest war plans Gen Franks said

US had been looking for Iraq SCUDs and WMD for 10 yrs and hadn’t found any Franks believed Iraq had WMD but hadn’t found any to target 2002

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

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


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

2002 NSC met without Bush VP Cheney argued going to UN was waste of time Said Bush just needed

to give speech at UN saying Iraq a threat Sec State Powell argued for new UN Iraq resolution and warned of consequences of war

(Musings On Iraq review Losing Iraq, Inside The Post War Reconstruction Fiasco)

(Musings On Iraq Overview of America’s Policy Towards Iraq: From The Clinton Years To The

Sectarian War of 2006)

2002 Putin told Bush skeptical about use of force against Iraq but willing to work on new UN resolution

demanding inspectors

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 3.4 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options, Late July to 14 September 2002)

2002 UK Treasury Office paper said rebuilding Iraq could cost more than $10 bil

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

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Inquiry Section 6.4 Planning and Preparation For A Post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, Mid-2001 to January 2003)

2002 US officials told Knight Ridder no increase in threat from Iraq

2002 Report IAEA report found Iraq rebuilding buildings at nuclear site IAEA said no evidence work had

to do with nuclear program but not included in article 

2006 Judge Radhi head of Integrity Comm said $4 bil had gone missing due to corruption Said included

25% of reconstruction funds Said endemic throughout govt and country

(Musings On Iraq Corruption In Iraq An Interview With Stuart Bowen Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Trouble Fighting Corruption Interview With Vincent Foulk Former US Anti-Graft Official)

2006 PM Maliki sent Judge Radhi head of Integrity Comm letter accusing him of corruption and

unaccounted expanses at commission Part of Maliki’s attempt to hinder corruption investigations

2007 Integrity Commission head Judge Radhi resigned after 2 rocket attacks upon his house Said PM

Maliki had tried to stop his work

2007 Ramadi mayor hosted race through city center Sign of improved security

2007 Dep Inspector Gen for Iraq Reconstruction told House committee provincial reconstruction teams

failing Expanded from 10 to 25 during Surge Only 29 of 610 workers Arab experts/speakers Problems coordinating between PRTs and US military PRTs not getting orders from leadership Poor coordination with Iraqi govt

(Musings On Iraq How The Civilian Surge In Iraq Didn’t Quite Meet Its Mark)

2007 Bremer wrote NYTimes OpEd Said most major decisions by CPA made in Washington and he got

blamed Disbanding Iraqi army came from DC Said Iraqi army disbanded itself which made all pre-war plans for it useless DeBaathification came from Pentagon

(Musings On Iraq review My Year in Iraq, The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope)

2007 Jones report on ISF Said not ready to protect country Army wouldn’t be ready until 2018 Could carry

out counterinsurgency more Lacked logistics leadership Police lacked equipment Infiltrated by militas insurgents gangs National Police most sectarian Recommended replacing more than half National Police Corruption in both Interior and Defense Ministries

2008 Report Sawhwa cmdr said ISF closing down sahwa in Diyala Started in Jul during security op Diyala

police chief admitted to closing sahwa Said was part of plan for govt to establish control of Diyala Govt spokesman Dabbagh said Sahwa had links to insurgency

(Musings On Iraq What’s In The Future For The Sons of Iraq?)

2009 Dep Transportation Min arrested for taking bribe from security contractor

(Musings On Iraq Corruption In Iraq An Interview With Stuart Bowen Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Trouble Fighting Corruption Interview With Vincent Foulk Former US Anti-Graft Official)

2010 Report ISI turned to robbery for funding May robbed jewelry shops in Baghdad Jun attacked

Central Bank of Iraq in Baghdad Aug $400,000 stolen from convoy in Anbar

2010 Report ISI extorted money from most businesses in Mosul Trucks into city paid fee to pass

checkpoints Controlled smuggling to Syria Charged taxes on people

2012 Report Chevron Total Gazprom signed oil deals with KRG Jul Dep PM Shahristani met with Exxon

over KRG Threatened to blacklist company that also had deal to develop West Qurna I field in Basra Iraq didn’t have any leverage over oil majors

2014 Report Iraq renegotiated deal with BP-CNPC by lowering production targets for Rumaila oil field Also

protected companies if govt didn’t provide water to boost production Sign that Iraq couldn’t meet oil targets it set

2015 Judiciary said it would increase number of judges dealing with corruption as its reform effort Nothing


(Musings On Iraq A Review Of Iraq Premier Abadi’s Reform Program Interview With Reidar Visser)

2016 Report Turkey shelled IS in Bashiqa Ninewa for months Trained Hashd al-Watani of ex-

Ninewa Gov Nujafi Peshmerga general said Kurds would seize area around Mosul and Hashd al-Watani could take city

2017 Report KDP proposed another 2 yr extension for Pres Barzani in return for delaying KRG

independence referendum

2017 Reporter attacked after wrote article about corruption in KRG

2017 Report UN rebuilt 78% of 15,000 homes damaged in Fallujah during war vs IS People

complained govt wasn’t helping no jobs no compensation no services

2017 Report KRG told PM Abadi Peshmerga would take part in Hawija op Didn’t want Hashd


2018 Sadr’s Sairoon and Amiri’s Fatah came to agreement to form largest bloc to create next govt Quds

Force Gen Suleimani involved in talks

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

2018 Protests in Qadisiya and Muthanna Riots in Basra city govt building municipalities building

governor’s home Badr Fadhila Hikma Asaib Ahl Al-Haq Dawa Khorasani Brigades Imam Ali Brigades offices all burned Um Qasr port shut down Protest at West Qurna 2 and Majnoon fields Zubayr 1 protester killed by Kataib Hezbollah guard 3 others died from fires

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

(Musings On Iraq Instrument Of Iran’s Power In Iraq And Syria Kataib Hezbollah)

(Musings On Iraq Khorasani Brigade Another Iraq Militia That Returned Home From Syria To Fight The Insurgency)

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

2018 4 intel officers charged with blackmailing families Didn’t release arrested relatives until they

were paid bribes Tampered with docs Made up evidence

2019 Report Iraq had record high oil production despite OPEC+ agreement reducing

production Iraq never followed quota

2019 Human Rights Watch KRG stopped 4,200 Sunnis from returning to 12 villages east of

Mosul 1 area KRG only allowed displaced connected to KDP to return Most families fled in 2014 KRG claimed displaced free to return Then said 6 villages were off limits

2020 Protests in Diyala 4 parts of Dhi Qar Baghdad Basra Muthanna over jobs services not

being paid

2021 Politicians warned that 6 mil voting cards were missing and could be used to fix

            upcoming election

2021 Report Sadrists began campaign amongst followers to educate them on how where and who to

vote for Created phone app

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