Tuesday, July 9, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 9


1962 Iraqi planes bombed Turkish border post during operation against Kurdish rebels killing 2
Turkish soldiers
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1963 Soviet Union accused Arif govt of genocide against Kurds
1973 Another 36 coup plotters tried including Baath Regional Command members Samarriea and Fadil
and given death sentences
1978 Former Prime Minister after 1968 Baath coup Naif shot in London by Iraqi agents on orders
from Saddam
1980 Former Shah generals launched failed coup vs Khomeini Iraq blamed
1982 Pres Rafsanjani said Iran would accept peace if 1975 border treaty retained $100 bil in
reparations Saddam tried as war criminal
1988 Iraq recaptured Penjwin 23 mountain peaks in Mawet area of Kurdistan Pushed towards Iranian
border
(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 US Amb to Iraq Glaspie said that US working on releasing 2nd half of $1 bil loan guarantees to
Baghdad
1996 UN Sec Council asked US for info about Iraq smuggling to get around sanctions
1997 KDP accused PUK of breaking ceasefire attacking its positions with help of PKK
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
2003 CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Franks told Congress violence in Iraq meant no US troop withdrawal
anytime soon
2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld told Congress Iraq was costing US around $3.9 bil a month
2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld told Congress Iraq war wasn't because new evidence about Iraq’s WMD but
because saw Iraq differently after 9/11
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 Fmr State Dept Military Intel officer Thielman told Congress US govt misrepresented intel
about Iraq threat
2004 Iraqi defector Zubaidi claimed INC embellished reports of defectors about Iraq’s WMD INC
denied story
2004 Bush said everyone believed Iraq had stocks of WMD and Saddam wanted those WMD
programs
2005 Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri sent Iraq strategy letter to Zarqawi Expel US Declare emirate that would
become caliphate Expand to other nations Told Zarqawi he should include more Iraqis in Al Qaeda in Iraq Warned Zarqawi attacks upon Muslim civilians could cost him hearts and minds and support
(Musings On Iraq interview with former CIA analyst Nada Bakos that tracked Zarqawi)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2006 PM Maliki announced Op Together Forward 2 to try to secure Baghdad again Failed in days
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 Militiamen in Jihad, Baghdad pulled Sunnis from cars and executed at least 50
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2006 Article on State Dept report on Interior Min Said corruption human rights abuses sectarian
violence connections to insurgents and militias undermined ministry
(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)
2006 US officials said Jadriya prison in Baghdad run by Mahmoud Waeli Badr’s intel head and
renegade faction of Interior Ministry
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
2012 KRG said it would barter oil for refined products with Turkey
2014 Human Rights Watch recorded 61 Sunni civilians killed by Hashd in last month
2018 Protests in 3 parts of Basra and Muthanna demanding better services and jobs from oil companies
Blocked entrances to West Qurna 1 and Rumaila oil fields

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