Thursday, January 9, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 9


1916 Battle of Sheikh Saad ended with British beating the Ottomans
1917 Battle of Mohammed Abdul Hassan between Ottomans and British
1917 British began assault upon Khadairi Bend fort
1921 Foreign Secretary Lord Curzon wrote Churchill supporting Feisal for Iraq’s monarch
(Musings On Iraq book review Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied)
1960 Communists applied for govt recognition Qasim accepted party with exact same name to
shut Communists out Communists didn’t know Qasim behind move and blamed other party
(Musings On Iraq book review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1987 Iran Op Karbala 5 began attacking Fish Lake defensive line before Basra City
(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)
1990 Iraq opened 2nd oil pipeline with Saudi Arabia
1991 Sec of State Baker met with Iraq For Min Aziz and failed to end Kuwait crisis Bush sent
Baker to Baghdad to convince people he was trying all options to resolve Kuwait crisis Baker warned Iraq not use to use WMD in upcoming Gulf War Baker tried to give Aziz a letter from Bush to Saddam but Aziz refused to take it
1991 Iraq said that if it was attacked it would strike Israel
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq in Wartime, Soldiering, Martyrdom, and Remembrance)
1991 Bush sent request to Congress to use force against Iraq in Kuwait
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
2002 CENTCOM commander Gen Franks briefed Sec Def Rumsfeld on latest war plan
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
2002 Sec State Powell called Gen Franks concerned that Sec Def Rumsfeld was trying to push as small an          Iraq invasion force as possible
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2003 Head UN weapons inspector Blix said no smoking gun found in Iraq but didn’t mean there
were no WMD Said Iraq’s Dec weapons declaration was incomplete
(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 IAEA head El Baradei said aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy were probably for rockets not
nuclear program
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2003 White House responded to IAEA Said Iraq spinning it over aluminum tubes Said knew for
a fact that Iraq had WMD
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 Pentagon asked Jay Garner to head ORHA to run postwar Iraq 2 months before invasion He
initially said no
2003 Gen Franks briefed Bush on war plan Talked about Turkey’s refusal to allow in US troops
Franks worried about Jordan and Saudi Arabia staying on board for war Franks said he’d be ready for invasion by Feb 03 but March would be better
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2004 Maysan governor’s security fired into crowd protesting job program Killed 3 British army
took over security and killed 2 more Govt building looted
2006 Foreign Min Zebari told Amb Khalilzad Ayatollah Sistani and Iran’s Gen Suleimani would
likely pick next candidate for premier after 05 vote
(Musings On Iraq Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Commander General Suleimani And His Role In Iraq, An Interview With The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins)
2008 World Health Org released study on est deaths in Iraq Found 151,000 deaths from Mar 03-Jun 06
Compared to Lancet study that had 600,000 deaths Mar 03-Jul 06 WHO study had larger sample size than Lancet which was widely criticized for being inaccurate
(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)
2011 Parliament passed VP law taking away their power

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