Tuesday, May 29, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - May 29


1941 Italian planes got into dogfight with British planes over Baghdad
            1 Italian and 2 British planes shot down
1941 British defeated Iraqi forces at Abu Ghraib Turned back at Abu Ghraib canal in
            push on Baghdad 2nd time
1941 British forces defeated by Iraqi army at Kadhimiya, Baghdad
1941 PM Gaylani told military leadership had fled to Persia leading to his own
            escape there along with Mufti of Jerusalem
1941 German ambassador to Iraq fled Baghdad for Kirkuk fearing British advance
1941 Governor of Baghdad captured by British on trip to Samarra
1948 Battle of Jenin between Jewish and Iraqi forces started 1st Arab Israeli War
1984 US backed UN resolution condemning Iranian attacks on Persian Gulf shipping
            Didn’t mention Iraq’s attacks
1987 US Asst Dep Sec of Def Armitage said U.S. couldn’t see Iraq defeated in
            Iran-Iraq War
1996 PUK and KDP agreed to extend Kurdish parliament for another year hoping that
            assembly would help end civil war
2002 UK Def Min official Kelly said Blair govt had spun WMD dossier on Iraq
2003 Bush said US found WMD because 2 alleged mobile WMD labs were found
            Inspection found were not labs
2003 Retired CIA and State Dept officials sent memo to Bush saying they questioned
            intel cited by White House for Iraq war
2003 BBC report Blair’s office had sexed up UK dossier on Iraq’s WMD
2003 Elections led to Abdul Rahman Mustafa a Kurd being elected mayor of Kirkuk
2003 Cheney chief of staff Libby told Wash Post reporter asking about Iraq-Niger
            uranium story
2003 Cheney chief of staff Libby asked an undersecretary of state about a former
            ambassador that said Iraq-Niger uranium deal was false
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2004 Report incoming interim PM Allawi had links to CIA and MI6 since 1980s as
            opponent to Saddam
2005 Op Lightning largest joint US-Iraq op so far Aimed at clearing Baghdad of
            insurgents
2005 Report May 2002 US and UK increased air strikes on Iraq using No Fly Zones in
            attempt to provoke Saddam to justify invasion
2007 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq kidnapped 5 Brits from Finance Ministry in Baghdad 4 would be
            killed Ransomed 5th Op planned by Iranian Revolutionary Guards
2007 Ex-insurgents in Amiriya Baghdad told US they were going to attack ISI and
            needed help Gen Petraeus said he would support them Became Sahwa
2008 US Amb to Iraq Crocker said ISI near defeat
2008 Interior Min fired 7500 police for corruption ghost officers negligence
2009 Video emerged of Trade Min Sudani and brothers drinking with prostitutes
            talking about Maliki Sudani from Dawa
2010 Sadrists said they would not allow dictatorship or autocracy to return to Iraq
            referring to Maliki
2011 Iraqiya nominee for Def Min Obeidi escaped sticky bomb attempt on his life
            in Mosul
2012 Basra council called for province to become federal region
2012 Maliki held cabinet meeting in Mosul to try to undermine no confidence vote
            against him Kurds boycotted meeting
2012 Iraqi court found Hezbollah operative Daquq innocent of terrorism charges Was
            liaison between Iran Hezbollah and militias
2012 Shahristani denied that he ordered stop of fuel deliveries to KRG even though he
            did
2014 Mutahidun Arabiya and Nationalists formed Union of National Forces list
2016 After he was dismissed by parliament Ninewa Gov Nujafi refused to leave office

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