Saturday, January 4, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 4


Jan 4 1920 Cpt Mann UK political officer in Shamiya said that Iraqis were angry that British had
not kept WWI promises of independence
1948 Students in Baghdad protested against 1930 Anglo-Iraq Treaty Broken up by police
1981 Iran claimed it destroyed Iraq’s oil industry in Iran-Iraq War Was just damaged
1981 Iran launched diversionary attack in Mehran Iran central front before main operation in south
(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)
1983 Tariq Aziz went to Paris to renegotiate $5 bil debt Said wanted to buy 20 Super Etendard jets
and Exocet missiles Dassault pressured Pres Mitterand to rent the Etendards to Iraq Iraq also made deal to buy 24 Mirage fighters to be built in 2 years
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)
1993 Iraq deployed 20 anti-aircraft missiles batteries within the No Fly Zone to challenge the West
1999 Iraqi opposition claimed Baghdad executed 100 dissidents in Nov 1998 who were arrested
during 91 uprising
2003 UK For Pol Adv Manning told Blair US almost given up on inspections because wanted
immediate action against Iraq Manning warned that US was pushing for war as soon as possible
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
(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 US Natl Intel Council report said building democracy in Iraq would be long and difficult
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2004 Bin Laden said US war in Iraq attempt to control region’s oil and start of holy war in Middle
East
2005 Report US considered embedding US advisors within Iraqi units to speed their development
2007 Bush told PM Maliki Surge happening and he had to publicly back it and could not stop US ops
PM Maliki wanted US to only go after insurgents while he continued to protect Sadr and Mahdi Army
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
(Musings On Iraq interview with New America Foundation’s Ollivant On Reassessing the Surge)
2007 Baathist leader Izzat al-Dhuri declared war on Sadr and Hakim
2007 Report New Pentagon program opened one closed state owned enterprise factory in Dec Had
plans to reopen 9 more by end of Jan Hoping they would create 11,000 jobs
2007 Report Intl Org for Migration recorded 40,000 Sunnis fled Baghdad to Anbar in 2006 to escape
civil war
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)
2008 Iraqi Red Crescent reported 45,913 refugees returned from Syria from Sep-Dec 07 Govt claimed
60,000 had returned because inflating numbers 38,736 went to Baghdad Around 10,000 displaced returned home from Nov-Dec 07 Returnees finding it hard to find housing school health care
(Musings On Iraq book review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)
2009 Report found discrepancy with Lancet report that est 601,027 deaths in Iraq from 2003-06 Lancent
report said it had 22 missing or lost death certificates out of 629 recorded deaths All 22 were in Ninewa out of 16 provinces surveyed
(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)
2009 PM Maliki govt took control of Diyala Sahwa Promised 33% jobs in ISF Higher than 20%
promised to Sahwa in Baghdad Maliki had gone after Sahwa and Sunni parties in Diyala to break them up before provincial elections Now offered Sahwa better terms to co-opt them
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki govt taking control of Diyala sahwa)
(Musings On Iraq Sons of Iraq Integration Update)
2014 Indiscriminate govt shelling of Fallujah caused hundreds to be displaced
(Musings On Iraq article on ISF attack upon Fallujah)

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