Wednesday, January 1, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 1


1960 Gen Qasim issued new law of association promising parties would be legalized and more
political freedom Banned any student organizing and activism on campuses to control student protests
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1982 Peshmerga bombed Iraq-Turkey oil pipeline
1984 Report US told Persian Gulf allies that it supported Iraq in Iran-Iraq War
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
1988 Iran Launched Bait al-Moqaddas 2 in Mawet Kurdistan
(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)
1995 Civil war between PUK and KDP killed more than 500 over control of Irbil
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
1997 US and UK launched Operation Northern Watch to maintain no fly zone over northern Iraq
after France withdrew
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
1999 French paper claimed in 1998 bin Laden talked about safe haven in Iraq
2001 Break-in at Niger embassy in Rome to provide cover for how Italian intel broker Martino got
fake Iraq-Niger uranium papers
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
2006 UK Gen Houghton said that US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey wanted to emphasize fighting insurgency
while withdrawing US troops Houghton didn’t think that was plan to defeat insurgents
2007 ISF raided Al-Sharqiya TV station office in Baghdad after newscaster wore black day after
Saddam executed Govt claimed station promoted violence Owned by Bazzaz who ran TV and radio for Saddam
2008 Migration Minister said that govt plan was to return refugees to their homes and neighborhoods Gen
Petraeus didn’t think that possible because demographics had changed during civil war Said it would lead to violence Said many refugees would never return to their homes
(Musings On Iraq book review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)
2009 US military handed over control of Green Zone to Iraqi govt
2009 British transferred control of Basra Airport to Iraqi forces
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2014 ISI fighters moved into Ramadi and looted police stations Reports police in Fallujah deserted
and joined insurgents Fighting spread to Garma
(Musings On Iraq article on aftermath of shutting down Anbar protest sites)
2014 Sheikh Abu Risha called on Anbar to fight ISI
2014 ISI began pushing families out of Jurf al-Sakhr, Babil

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