Sunday, July 14, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 14


1920 Banu Hassan tribe joined 1920 Revolt
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1941 PM Midfai declared martial law in Sulaymaniya to stop revolt by Barzani
1958 Free Officers led coup overthrowing King Faisal II and Iraq’s monarchy
(Musings On Iraq book review An Analysis of Hanna Batatu’s The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of Iraq)
1958 Gen Qasim became head of state King Faisal II and family killed
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1958 Communists had been in contact with Free Officers Called out its followers to demonstrate in
streets of Baghdad to support coup
(Musings On Iraq book review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1959 Kurdish communists and KDP held joint anniversary for 58 coup in Kirkuk city Turkmen held
separate celebration Two sides clashed leading to 2 days of fighting in city Around 30 killed and 100 injured
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1964 Pres Arif announced pan-Arab Iraqi Arab Socialist Union party
1964 Pres Arif nationalized banks and insurance companies
1968 Coup against Pres Arif planned but called off after army officers backed out Baath would not drop
coup
1982 Iraqi 3rd Corps counterattacked began against Iran Op Ramadan in Basra Used tear gas
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1985 Iran Op Qadir overran Iraqi forces outside Penjwin Kurdistan and advanced 20 miles into Iraq
Attack into Halabja failed
1987 Saddam shuffled military leadership to get more offensive minded officers in command
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
1988 Iran Op Tawakalna ala Allah 3 expanded into Iranian territory in center Saddam threatened to
attack towards Ahwz in southern Iran and seize oil fields if Tehran didn’t withdraw from Kurdistan
1988 Iranian leadership agreed to accept UN Res 598 calling for end of Iran-Iraq War
(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)
1990 Kuwait said it would reconsider OPEC quotas in Oct Was considered a breech by Iraq
1990 Pres Mubarak visited Saddam in Baghdad trying to get him to backdown in confrontation with Kuwait
2003 Article Iraqi scientists said bombings inspections sanctions unilateral destruction ended Iraq’s WMD
programs before invasion
2003 Columnist Novak exposed Ex Amb Wilson’s wife as a CIA agent after he criticized Bush admin over
false Niger-Iraq uranium deal Info came from VP Cheney’s office trying to discredit Wilson
2003 UK For Sec Straw said CIA believed UK intel on Iraq-Africa uranium deal
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2004 US appointed governor of Mosul assassinated
2004 Blair said he expected Iraq’s WMD to be found
2004 Butler Report said UK intel on Iraq WMD based upon worst case scenarios and exaggerated alleged
stockpiles Said UK intel on Iraq WMD was “seriously flawed”
2004 Butler Report said UK intel found no evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda cooperation
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2006 When asked was the US winning in Iraq US Army Chief of Staff Gen Schoomaker told congressional
aids U.S. wasn’t losing in Iraq Said war was getting more difficult and was more at the start than the end
2007 PM Maliki said Iraqi forces were ready to take over security when US left
2007 Fmr State Dept reconstruction coordinator said impact of Provincial Reconstruction Teams were
negligible because of lack of security
2018 Govt shut down Internet to try to stop protest organizers and news of demonstrations from being
spread PM Abadi warned of “infiltrators” amongst activists while releasing funds for development projects demanded by protests
2018 Protests in 9 provinces Babil stormed Dawa and Fadhila offices 2 marches in Baghdad Badr HQ in
Basra city burned Protests at Rumaila Majnoon West Qurna oil fields and Um Qasr port Asaib Ahl Al-Haq office in Najaf burned marches in Dhi Qar Maysan Najaf Qadisiya Wasit
(Musings On Iraq article on latest protests)
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)

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