Tuesday, December 10, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 10


1949 Ali Aiyubi became premier of Iraq for 2nd time
1980 Iran launched counteroffensive at Darkhovin to break siege of Abadan in south Failed but put
Iraq on defensive in first year of war
1981 Report that Soviet Union resumed arms deliveries to Iraq after ban when Iran-Iraq War started
1983 PUK made deal with Iraqi govt not to attack Iraqi forces and fight Iran in return for being left
alone 3,000 PUK Peshmerga quit and joined KDP out of protest
(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)
1996 Oil for Food program began in Iraq Helped save Iraqi economy from shortages and inflation
Program allowed Iraq to sell $2 bil in oil every six months Half the money went to the UN Kuwait Kurdistan
1999 UN Res 1281 extended Oil for Food Program for Iraq
2001 Ansar al-Islam formed from 3 Kurdish Islamist groups
(Musings On Iraq Why Didn’t Bush Strike Zarqawi And Ansar al-Islam In 2002?)
2001 Badr leadership Amiri Laquaa Basri met Taked about possible US invasion of Iraq and how to
prepare for it Iran told Badr to come up with action plan for post-Saddam Iraq Ordered to do recon within Iraq Carry out ops vs Iraqi military in south Iraq Prepare 2 battalions to send into Amarah and Nasiriya after a US invasion Battalions would be under Iranian intelligence control
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
2002 USAID said Iraq would be small intervention but security needed to be first priority
2002 NSC committee presented humanitarian plan for postwar Iraq based upon secure environment
and small US role
(Musings On Iraq article on Part I Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Planning for Postwar Iraq September 2001 to May 2003)
(Musings On Iraq article on Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Chapter 2 The Agencies Engage)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2002 IAEA went to Al Qaim facility US claimed was an active Iraqi nuclear plant Found it
destroyed Went to Al Furat and found no nuclear equipment there
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
2003 CPA presented list of 1,706 priority projects US and Iraq didn’t have money for all of them
2003 US asked France Germany Russia to forgive some of the debt Iraq owed them
2003 Russia refused US request to forgive its Iraq debt after US banned it from bidding on
reconstruction projects
2006 Sunni families continued to flee Baghdad’s Hurriya after Mahdi Army attack Dec 9 Mahdi
Army rep admitted that militia attacked Sunnis in neighborhood in retaliation for attacks upon Shiites
(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 Ret Gen Keane and Fred Kagan met at American Enterprise Institute to outline surge idea to
be presented to Bush
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
2007 Def Sec Gates told NSC that Pres Tabalni told him PM Maliki was intolerable and US should help
remove him
2007 Fmr Dep Def Sec Feith speech said original US plan was for US to quickly turn over power to Iraqis
after invasion Said Bremer’s long term political plan angered Iraqis and started insurgency Said deBaathifiaction was good idea but had problems with implementation
2013 Pro-PM Maliki Sheikh Hayes had his house hit by mortar fire in Jazeera in spate of violence against
Anbar notables
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar violence)
2017 PM Abadi held victory parade in Baghdad for defeating IS

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