Saturday, December 29, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 29

1979 U.S. placed Iraq on list of State Sponsors of Terrorism for backing Palestinian terrorist
Abu Nidal and others
1981 Syria said it would start talks with Iran to try to end Iran-Iraq War
1988 Iran-Iraq agreed to join commission to implement ceasefire to end war
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
1990 Joint Chief head Gen Powell told CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Schwarzkopf to be ready to start Gulf
War by 1/17/91
1996 Dawa announced campaign to assassinate top Iraqi officials
2002 US Senate authorized war against Iraq
2003 Iraqi Governing Council voted to replace family laws with sharia
2005 Zarqawi took responsibility for rocket attack on Israel Said he was fulfilling promise to bin
Laden
2005 US military found 3 more secret prisons run by Badr within the Interior Ministry where torture
used
2006 Military Times did poll of its military subscribers Found 50% thought success possible in Iraq
Down from 83% in 2004 42% said they disapproved of Bush’s handling of the war versus 35% who approved 41% said U.S. should have gone to war with Iraq in the first place Down from 65% in 2003 13% said U.S. should have no troops in Iraq
2013 Head of Anbar council called for end of Ramadi protests in exchange for govt releasing MP
Alwani
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki crackdown on Anbar protests)
2016 2nd phase of Battle of Mosul officially began attacking east side of city Attack actually began
Dec 24
(Musings On Iraq article on 2nd phase of Battle of Mosul)

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