Thursday, June 27, 2019

This Day in Iraqi History - Jun 27

1915 British forces began campaign to capture Nasiriya from Ottomans
1923 Govt arrested cleric Khalisi and others blaming them for posting fatwa on Khadmiya shrine against
Iraqis defending Mosul against Turks Khalisi would be deported to Persia
1923 Persian mujtahids and businesses in Najaf protested arrest of cleric Khalisi for his opposition activities
1923 2 mujtahids led protest in Karbala trying to get clerics and religious students to leave for Persia to
protest Khalisi’s arrest
1954 Parliament dismissed as part of Nuri al-Said’s demands before he returned as premier  
1983 France agreed to lend Iraq 5 Super Etendard fighter bombers that Baghdad wanted to use to attack
shipping heading towards Iran 
1988 Saddam agreed upon offensive to destroy Iranian army to prevent postwar threat
(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)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1990 Iraq’s Revolutionary Command Council meeting gave Saddam okay to use force against Kuwait
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
2003 Cheney Chief of Staff Libby told Bob Woodward 2002 Natl Intel Estimate on Iraq included Iraq trying
to buy uranium from Africa Part of plan to counter fmr Amb Wilson who said Iraq-Niger deal didn’t happen
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2004 Bremer got OK from Bush to close CPA Jun 28 to try to fool insurgency
2006 Under pressure PM Maliki revised amnesty offer made 2 days before to include just those that had not
killed anyone
2007 UK intel report on ISF Maliki govt working on national security strategy but unlikely to change
situation without reconciliation Maliki govt had multiple committees on security that competed and didn't cooperate and ineffective Army developing slowly Police full of insurgents and militias and probably unreformable Said ISF couldn’t operate without US support
(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)
2008 Senior judge assassinated in east Baghdad during spate of attacks upon judiciary in capital
(Musings On Iraq article on attacks on judges)
2008 Suicide bomber attacked meeting of Anbar Awakening killing 20 including several sheikhs
(Musings On Iraq article on Awakening bombing) 

2 comments:

amjad said...

thanks for the valuable history .

Joel Wing said...

Glad you enjoy it. Lots of hard work that I'm constantly adding to.

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