Wednesday, June 17, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 17

1927 Lord Cecil said British public opinion was overwhelmingly against staying in Iraq
1954 PM Umari resigned so he could go on annual vacation to Turkey to escape summer heat in Iraq
1981 Col Qaddafi announced he would go to Tehran and Baghdad to try to negotiate
            ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War Libya supported Iran 
1987 Iran Op Fath 7 Iranian Rev Guard and PUK attacked Iraqi 27th Div supplylines in Kurdistan
(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 Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
(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)
1996 UN said Iraq smuggling oil through Iranian waters breaking sanctions
2003 CIA report to Dir Tenet said that Niger-Iraq uranium story was dropped because based upon fake
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
2003 CIA report that it found docs at Iraqi scientist’s home that proved Saddam had nuke program Proved
2003 Report UK official in CPA said Iraq reconstruction in chaos because no strategy Said CPA was most
chaotic organization he’d ever worked for Couldn’t deal with needs and lacked resources to make change in Iraq
2004 PM Allawi promised reprisals against insurgents after suicide bombing of Iraqi army base
(Musings On Iraq review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
2004 Natl Sec Adv Rice told Bremer Bush supported early end to CPA
(Musings On Iraq review State of Denial, Bush At War, Part III)
2004 Bush refuted 9/11 Comm Said Iraq-Al Qaeda had connections and that was why Iraq was a threat
2004 Cheney said 9/11 Comm didn’t look at the overwhelming evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda connections
Claimed he had intel on Iraq-Al Qaeda ties that 9/11 Comm didn’t That intel later proved false
2005 Constitutional Committee agreed to expand number of Sunnis from 2 to 17 with another 10 as
advisers under heavy US and UK pressure
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
(Musings On Iraq review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
2007 Report PM Maliki complained to US Cmdr in Iraq Gen Petraeus about Sahwa program
2008 Truck bomb by Mahdi Army or Special Group in Baghdad killed 63 wounded 70 US forces claimed
bombing meant to stop return of displaced Sunnis and provoke sectarian fighting
(Musings On Iraq article on Hurriya bombing)
2008 report Start of June standoff between Peshmerga and oil workers Khurmala Dome oil field KRG
claimed field belonged to it Baghdad gave Peshmerga 24 hrs to leave and did
2008 UN report displaced increased by 800,000 form 2007-08 45,000 refugees returned to Iraq fro 2007-08
(Musings On Iraq review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)
2009 US held talks with Syria to try to stop foreign fighters travelling through country to Iraq
2011 ISI took responsibility for killing deputy head of deBaathification Comm Lami
2011 Anbar councilman said Syria still supported insurgency
2011 PM Maliki organized second march for his government in Baghdad and Karbala
2011 Protests held in Baghdad and Dhi Qar against corruption Baghdad protesters attacked by PM Maliki
supporters 2nd time
2012 Sadr said he would not accept a 3rd term for PM Maliki
2012 PUK’s MP Othman said that KDP wanted PM Maliki out while PUK didn’t
2013 Kataib Hezbollah attacked Mujahedeen e-Khalq camp with rockets
(Musings On Iraq Instrument Of Iran’s Power In Iraq And Syria Kataib Hezbollah)
2013 Badr said one of its men died fighting in Syria before its presence officially announced
(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)
2013 Exxon signed 3rd contract with KRG to explore for oil in Sulaymaniya
2013 Sadrists maintained control of Maysan governorship in new govt
2013 State of Law-SIIC-Sadr alliance formed new govt in Qadisiyah SIIC got governorship 
2014 Security operation to clear Qaim, Anbar began
2014 Tuz Kharmato declared freed
2014 Rawa Ana Saqlawiya Amiriya Fallujah Ramadi Khalidiya in Anbar all declared freed half of them
(Musings On Iraq Security In Iraq’s Anbar Shows Battle Against Insurgents Will Be Long And Often Futile)
(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Western Front Is Anbar Next To Fall?)
2014 Insurgents attacked 3 neighborhoods in Baquba, Diyala along with Hit and Garma in Anbar
2014 Prisoner that was wounded when Hashd executed 43 prisoners in Baquba was taken from hospital by
police and killed
2014 PM Maliki dismissed Gen Gharawi head of Ninewa Ops Command for fall of Mosul
2014 Hezbollah’s Nasrallah said that Shiite shrines in Iraq needed to be protected from insurgents Said that
Hezbollah would send men to fight in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Interview Iran And Its Shiite Militias Mobilize In Iraq Interview With Phillip Smyth)
2015 Sadr blamed ex-PM Maliki’s authoritarianism for return of insurgency
2016 PM Abadi prematurely announced liberation of Fallujah
2017 KRG Pres Barzani held meeting and announced that Kurdish independence referendum would
happen 9/25/17
(Musings On Iraq review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
(Musings On Iraq review Quicksilver War, Syria, Iraq and the Spiral of Conflict)
2019 Rocket fired at Taji Base Baghdad by pro-Iran group due to US-Iran tensions

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