Tuesday, October 22, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 22


1965 Gen Nasser said he supported Iraqi govt against Mustafa Barzani’s Kurdish rebellion
1980 Iraqi forces surrounded and began siege of Abadan Iran
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1981 UN backed Islamic Conference Organization’s attempt to end Iran-Iraq War
1983 Iranian Op Wa al-Farj 4 reached Penjwin Kurdistan Iraqi counterattack pushed Iranians back
(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)
1991 Baghdad told Kurdish workers that if they wanted to keep their jobs they had to move to govt
controlled areas of Kurdistan due to clashes with Peshmerga
2004 Sistani aide Safi in Friday sermon said voting in 2005 elections was a religious duty
(Musings On Iraq book review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
2006 Report criticized Lancet report that est 400,000-800,000 Iraqis deaths since 2003 Lancet claimed 40
consecutive households were questioned within one day Public health researcher Hicks didn’t think that possible One Lancet author Roberts said 80% of deaths recorded had a death certificate and that deaths had been underreported Report criticized for main street bias only surveying main streets where violence more likely Lancet author Burnham said off streets were included Then said he actually didn’t know how survey was conducted Lancet author Roberts said some of the raw data was destroyed to protect people’s safety Also said that findings could easily be replicated by other studies
(Musings On Iraq article Major Flaws in Lancet Report Pt 1)
(Musings On Iraq article Major Flaws in Lancet Report Pt 11)
(Musings On Iraq article New Study Refutes Lancet Reports)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mark Van Der Laan on Lancet Reports)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Michael Spagat on Lancet reports)
2006 Report US in talks with Islamic Army in Jordan
2006 Fmr Finance Min Allawi said $750-$800mil in defense spending under PM Allawi stolen Ziad
Cattan head of military procurement convicted in absentia for stealing from defense deals
(Musings On Iraq book review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector Gen for Iraq Reconstruction Bowen on corruption in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq interview with fmr anti-graft official Vincent Foulk on corruption in Iraq)
2007 bin Laden message to Iraq said insurgency was winning Had to overcome differences and not work
with US Said insurgency would undo the division of the Ottoman empire and a new Islamic age was coming
2007 Report Sadiya Bagdhad used to be majority Sunni Now 60% Shiite Mahdi Army worked with Inter
Min Wolf Brigade to cleanse neighborhood of Sunnis Sunnis turned to ISI US then organized Sadiya Guardians in Sep 07 Mahdi Army shelled Guardians Was protest by Shiite against Guardians claiming there were killers Sunnis held counter demonstration PM Maliki said he wanted Shiites to join Guardians but they objected
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)
2007 Report US campaign plan now had militias bigger threat to Iraq than insurgency Couldn’t defeat
militias so hoped that reconciliation would happen Dropped legislative benchmarks as sign of progress
2010 Wikileaks released thousands of classified US reports on Iraq

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