Wednesday, January 8, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 8


1921 Churchill wrote Sir Percy Cox saying too expensive to maintain British forces in
Mesopotamia therefore Arab govt should be created to run things
(Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s views on Mesopotamia)
(Musings On Iraq book review Churchill’s Folly, How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied)
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1948 College student strike in Baghdad over Anglo-Iraq Treaty ended when arrested students were
released by police
1956 Interior Minister announced conspiracy against govt by Egypt Based upon evidence Egypt
involved in bombings of Turkish embassy in Baghdad and assassination attempt on PM Said
1966 Govt forces attacked KDP in Panjwin
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1981 Iranian commander thought he’d destroyed most of Iraqi forces so tried one more attack in Op
Hoveyzeh Attacked failed and Iranians retreated In operation Iran lost 214 Chieftain tanks and 8 Cobra helicopters Iraq lost 100 T-55 and T-62 tanks End of 1st Iranian counteroffensive in war Failed
1987 Iranian cmdr said Op Karbala 5 needed to start immediately before Iraq discovered it
(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 The Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
1993 Iraq warned that it was in material breach of weapons inspections and would suffer consequences
(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)
1999 Kurdish parties met to discuss how to implement peace plan in civil war
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2003 Bush met with Congressional leaders and said he would make case to Congress and US
public for war with Iraq
2003 Bush met with Republican leaders saying Saddam wasn’t complying with UN resolution and
he would have to address US about war
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)
2006 Bush admin meetings said US was on strategic defensive in Iraq
2007 Human Rights Watch report Militias killing torturing and dumping bodies with protection of
Interior Ministry
2008 6 churches in Mosul and Baghdad bombed
2008 US Op Phantom Phoenix began to secure Baghdad and belts in Diyala Salahaddin Ninewa US kept
offensive secret from most ISF fearing they would leak offensive to insurgents Still many insurgents escaped
2008 Ret Gen McCaffrey warned that Awakening and Sahwa were good short term security solution but
didn’t mean long term political stability in Iraq
2011 Inter Min Bolani claimed investigation into fake bomb detectors was a political move and no
corruption in purchase
2011 Sadr gave homecoming speech after returning from Iran Said was religious obligation to
resist US occupation of Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on Sadr’s return to Iraq from Iran)
(Musings On Iraq article on why Sadr left Iraq during Surge)

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