Friday, March 1, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 1


1939 PM Said claimed coup attempt to remove King Ghazi by fmr PM Sulaimanand Gen Sidqi
followers in army Many didn’t believe there was any coup Said just getting revenge on his political enemies Fmr PM Sulaiman given death sentence for coup plot Commuted to five years imprisonment upon intervention of British ambassador
(Musings On Iraq book review The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)
1969 KDP launched offensive against Bakr govt
1979 KDP leader Mustafa Barzani died in U.S. where he went for medical treatment for lung cancer
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1981 Islamic Conf Org group met with Khomeini Said wanted aggressor in Iran-Iraq War punished
1981 Khomeini told Islamic Conf Org group he wanted plebiscite in Iraq to see whether people wanted
Saddam as their leader
1982 UN Rep Palme said his 5th attempt to negotiate ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War failed
1983 Iraq attacked Iran’s Nowruz oilfield along Persian Gulf
1984 Iraq counterattacked vs Iran’s Op Kheibar Same time Iranians attacked southward into marshes
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1984 France agreed to $500 mil loan to Baghdad that would pay for French contractors in Iraq
1985 Iraqi diplomat and son assassinated in Kuwait Iraq blamed SCIRI
1985 Iraq executed 10 Hakim family members in retaliation for assassination of its diplomat in Kuwait
1987 Iraq counterattack in Jasim River Basra to regain lost territory from Iran Op Karbala 5 Would
eventually regain 1/3 of lost territory but with high casualties
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
1988 Iraq fired missiles at Tehran for 2nd day in last war of cities
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Tom Cooper 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)
1991 Iraqi army units in Basra began revolt after end of Gulf War
(Musings On Iraq interview with Natl Singapore Univ’s Fanar Haddad on social impact of the 1991 uprising in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq article on 1st hand accounts of 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on Saddam’s view of 1991 Uprising)
(Ahulbayt Video on 1991 Uprising)
1991 Pres Bush said that the Iraqi people should overthrow Saddam
(Musings On Iraq article on how US encouraged 1991 uprising)
1995 Iraqi National Accord head Nouri went to US and argued against backing INC’s uprising plan Iraqi
National Accord able to talk Clinton admin out of supporting INC’s uprising plan
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iraq In The Eye of the Storm that includes 1995 coup plot)
1998 UN inspectors revealed progress of their work with CNN violating agreement with Iraq on inspection
regime
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
1998 Pres Clinton called Saddam was a predator who the US would not allow to have WMD
2001 NSC meeting on Iraq policy Powell told to devise smart sanctions proposal for UN
2001 Powell and Rumsfeld argued over dual use equipment that should be banned from Iraq
2001 Separate NSC meeting discussed working with Iraqi opposition and INC Talked about arming them
but couldn't agree on anything
2002 State Dept report on Iraq-Niger uranium deal Said it was unlikely
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 Turkish parliament rejected allowing US forces to use country for Iraq invasion
2004 Iraqi Governing Council agreed to text of Transitional Administration Law to be Iraq’s interim
constitution
2004 Weekly Standard article talked with Mukhabarat officer who claimed he was emissary to Al Qaeda
2007 Fmr Dep Def Sec Feith set up website criticizing Pentagon Inspector General report
on his Office of Special Plans Claimed Report never said whether his criticism of the CIA was wrong Claimed report was trying to protect the CIA and Agency had made plenty of errors in the past Inspector General said that Feith’s intelligence on Iraq-Al Qaeda ties was unreliable
2007 Study found after Iraq War 7 fold increase in jihadist attacks in world If Iraq and Afghanistan
excluded 1/3 increase in jihadist attacks Found Iraq war inspired Muslim youths to join jihadist groups

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