Friday, October 25, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 25


1922 Gertrude Bell wrote that King Faisal was trying to create his own party but was being
played by politicians
(Musings On Iraq book review of Gertrude Bell And Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Gertrude Bell, Explorer of the Middle East)
1937 Nuri al-Said’s son told him to return from exile in Egypt after made contact with pan-Arab
Golden Square officers
(Musings On Iraq book review The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
1980 Iraq fired missiles at Dezful, Iran
1983 Iran claimed Iraqi troops destroyed Kurdish town of Penjwin
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1984 Iranian troops recaptured Mehran, Iran ending Op Dawn 7
(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)
2000 Congress authorized increase in support for Iraqi opposition groups to $25 mil in 2001 $18 mil
would go to INC
2002 VP Cheney met with Russian For Min Told him countries that sided with US in war would get
preferential treatment in contracts afterward
2003 Iraqi prisoners were stripped handcuffed and piled in pyramid on top of each other by US
jailers in Abu Ghraib
2004 Report top contracting official at US Army Corps of Engineers questioned Halliburton’s no-bid
Iraq contracts
2004 Report 380 tons of high grade explosives looted from Al Qaqaa site
2004 Kurds marched in Kirkuk demanding Kurdish control of city
2005 Results of Constitutional referendum announced 79% voted for constitution Anbar and
Salahaddin overwhelmingly voted no
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
2005 Death toll for Americans in Iraq reached 2,000 since 03 invasion
2005 Iraq Body Count est 26,690-30,051 Iraqi civilians and police died since 03 invasion
2006 Bush speech Iraq challenge of our time Knew people weren’t happy with Iraq war and neither
was he Bush speech said US winning in Iraq Bush said he didn’t believe in timetables for Iraq but Gen Casey and Amb Khalilzad issued a timetable the day before Said they were benchmarks and not a timetable At time he thought strategy failing and working on new one
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 CNN poll found 34% of Americans supported Bush on Iraq 64% disapproved
2006 PM Maliki criticized US timetable for his govt Said no one had right to impose deadlines on Iraqi
govt Said timetable was created for US consumption before Nov elections Amb Khalilzad said Maliki agreed to idea of a timetable
2006 US and ISF raided Mahdi Army areas in east Baghdad PM Maliki complained about raids saying
they wouldn’t happen again
2006 Report British military wanted to withdraw from Iraq within a year British officials told US
that British military near breaking point with long deployments to Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2006 Special Insp Gen for Iraq Recon audit found some US reconstruction contracts had 55% overhead
costs Main reason was long delay between signing contracts assembling teams and actual work starting US wrote poor contracts bad to no oversight needless delays poor practices
2006 Report US raid in Washash Baghdad found Mahdi Army papers listing 65 houses that had
Sunni families in them replaced by Shiites Also draft of threats to Sunnis to drive them out
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)
2006 Report Feb 05 Gen Casey said US would transfer security to ISF by end of 05 Jun 06 Casey
sent plan to White House saying that US troops would start withdrawing by Sep 06 and have 50% out by Dec 07 Oct 24 Casey said that ISF would take over security in 12-15 months
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
(Musings On Iraq book review Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq)
2009 ISI bombed Justice and Municipalities Ministries in Baghdad 155 dead 721 wounded PM Maliki
blamed Baathists but was ISI
(Musings On Iraq Fall 09 When Maliki Blamed Islamic State Bombings In Baghdad On Baathists)
2017 KRG offered to freeze results of independence referendum in return for ceasefire and talks Led to halt
in fighting between federal and Kurdish forces PM Abadi demanded full cancellation of referendum
(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Ups Ante Attempting To Seize Control Of Kurds’ Oil Pipeline)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
2018 Adel Abdul Mahdi sworn in as prime minister

View the Iraq History Timelines 

No comments:

Pro-Iran Hashd Carry Out Another More Deadly Attack Upon Baghdad Protesters

Gunmen left behind ammo boxes with Ministry of Sepah on them an Iranian govt agency from the Iran-Iraq War pointing to pro-Iran Hashd bei...