Monday, February 10, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Feb 10


1949 Communist Party Chairman Fahad and 2 politburo members convicted and sentenced
to death for leading party
1964 Pres Arif agreed to ceasefire with Mulla Mustafa Barzani
1972 Saddam visited Moscow to push for strategic agreement with Iraq
1974 Border dispute between Iran-Iraq led Iraq to attack Iranian border town of Mehran killing 23 Iraqis
30 Iranians Tehran responded by flying F-4 jets deep into Iraqi air space in show of force
1988 Iraq restarted attacks on Iranian shipping Iran retaliated in kind
(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 Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)
1998 Saudi Defense Minister Prince Sultant said Saudis would not allow air strikes against Iraq as US Def
Sec Cohen was about to visit
2002 VP Cheney speech said Iraq harbored terrorists and US wouldn’t allow terrorist states to threaten US         with WMD
2002 CIA presented covert action plan against Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2003 Australian Premier Howard met Bush Bush Said Saddam would leave power or US would remove
him
2003 France Germany Russia statement called for more time for inspections Doused US hopes France
would back 2nd UN Res on Iraq
2003 UK intel report said attack on Iraq would increase threat of terrorist attacks by Al Qaeda
2003 New Yorker article reported UnderSecDef Feith’s office claim that Iraq connected to Al Qaeda and
supporting Zarqawi
2003 German officials investigating Zarqawi said found no evidence he was linked to Iraqi govt
2003 US defense attache report that he looked at Benin warehouse and found no uranium headed for Iraq
Inspection done in Dec 2002
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2004 CPA Order 57 created Inspector Generals in each Iraqi ministry to fight corruption
(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector Gen for Iraq Reconstruction Bowen on corruption in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq interview with fmr anti-graft official Vincent Foulk on corruption in Iraq)
2004 Car bomb hit Iskandiriya Babil police station killed 50
2004 Report almost all of Sec State Powell’s 03 UN speech on Iraq WMD and ties to terrorism proved
wrong
2005 NSC staffer Zelikow told Sec State Rice Iraq failed state stuck in violence
2006 Report 1920 Revolution Brigades Amman Brigades Mujahadeen Army working to expel Al Qaeda in
Iraq from Ramadi after it killed head of Albu Fahad tribe
(Musings On Iraq article on splits within insurgency)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2006 Fmr CIA Natl Intel officer for Near East Pillar said intel on Iraq was cherry picked by White House to
justify war
2007 Gen Petraeus replaced Gen Casey as US commander in Iraq
(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 Report US intel said Iran and Hezbollah providing weapons and training to Iraqi militias Mehran
border crossing major conduit US trying to crackdown on Iranian cells operating in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
2008 US and ISF started operation in Mosul Found nothing Insurgents likely tipped off beforehand
2008 ISI set off 2 female suicide bombers in Baghdad markets 99 dead 2 car bombs hit tribal meeting of
Sahwa leaders 22 dead 42 wounded
2009 Sen Kerry went to Syria to try to improve relations as part of Obama’s new Iraq policy of including
neighbors in strategy
2016 PM Abadi said he wanted technocrats to replace existing ministers
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)

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