Monday, May 11, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - May 11

1925 UK Colonial Secretary wrote Arab elites knew Iraq was being held together by British
1935 Iraq air force bombed rebel villages in Diwaniya held by Abu Hassan Bani Zurayij and Zawalim
1941 British forces left Haifa, Palestine heading for Habaniya, Anbar
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Boich World War II In Iraq and Syria)
1941 More British planes landed as reinforcements at Habaniya air base Anbar
1941 German military aid began arriving from Syria by train Stored in Mosul but never used
1941 German diplomat Dr. Grobba arrived in Baghdad along with 3 German planes and 20,000 Pounds
for PM Gaylani
(Musings On Iraq review of Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq review Iraq 1941, The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah and Baghdad)
(Musings On Iraq review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(Musings On Iraq review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
(Musings On Iraq review Blood, Oil and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against A Fascist State In Iraq and the Levant, 1941)
1982 Iranian Op Bait al-Moqaddas Took Husseiniya and pushed Iraqis to border in Khuzistan province
Saddam ordered retreat to Khorramshahr across from Basra
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)
1985 Iran launched attack into southern Iraq marshes to seize Basra-Baghdad highway
(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 review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)
1991 UK PM Major said was against ending UN sanctions on Iraq until Saddam overthrown
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
1991 CIA hired Rendon Group for propaganda ops in Iraq Would help create Iraqi National Congress
2002 Gen Franks briefed Bush on war plans at Camp David Said he would attack Iraq on 5 fronts: west
for special operations south would be main invasion front from Kuwait north would be Turkey if it agreed to be involved center would be Baghdad attacked by air strikes and last would be information campaign
(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
(Musings On Iraq review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
2003 UK envoy to Iraq said US had no leadership no strategy for rebuilding Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 Report US military team searching for Iraq’s WMD found nothing
2003 UN report Iraq farming could collapse threatening widespread hunger
2004 Zarqawi released video of himself beheading US hostage Nick Berg Zarqawi claimed revenge for
Abu Ghraib abuses
2004 Bush put training of new Iraqi security forces under CENTCOM
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2004 Bush signed NSPP 35 okayed 1st interagency plan to rebuild Iraq Happened year after invasion
2004 Bush signed NSPP 36 giving State Dept control of Iraq after CPA closed
2004 Gen Taguba and Under Sec Def Cambone testified to Senate Armed Services Comm on Abu
Ghraib abuse Asked if Gen Miller’s visit to Iraq from Guantanamo Bay on interrogation techniques had led to abuse Cambone said no Taguba said yes
2004 Conspiracy theorist Mylroie claimed 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intel in Prague in 2001 after
story discredited
(Musings On Iraq article on Mylroie’s Iraq conspiracy theories)
(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Iraq Conspiracy Theory Was Debunked By Captured Baath Documents)
2004 Report Red Cross pointed out only 600 out of 43,000 Iraqis arrested by US in 03 went to court
2005 Congress approved $5.3 bil to rebuild Iraqi security forces
2010 US arrested Kataib Hezbollah commander accused of attacking US and Iraq forces
(Musings On Iraq Instrument Of Iran’s Power In Iraq And Syria Kataib Hezbollah)
2010 Report that Iran Rev Guards Quds Force’s Gen Suleimani helped negotiate State of Law-
National Alliance merger into National Coalition
(Musings On Iraq Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Commander General Suleimani And His Role In Iraq, An Interview With The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins)
2011 PM Maliki said US forces could stay past end of year if ruling parties agreed
2011 Tribes in Basra threatened revolt if US forces stayed past end of year
2012 PM Maliki said Turkey was not respecting Iraq
2014 Gen Austin and US diplomats met PM Maliki who asked for drones and air strikes Obama turned him
2014 Protest in Basra about lack of electricity
2014 ISIS spokesman Adnani released video saying ISIS was following true path of Al Qaeda while
Zawahiri had split the jihadist movement and only cared about promoting himself
(Musings On Iraq review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2015 Kataib Hezbollah attacked SIIC office in Basra accusing official of corruption
(Musings On Iraq Instrument Of Iran’s Power In Iraq And Syria Kataib Hezbollah)
2016 3 suicide car bombs in Baghdad killed 113 wounded 187 Deadliest day in years in Iraq

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