Sunday, October 28, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 28

1913 Secret Ahd Association of Ottoman officers formed Included many Iraqis that would
become leaders and prime ministers under monarchy such as Nuri al-Said Yasin Hashemi Jamil Midfai and others Called for Arab autonomy
1980 Fighting ended in Khorrmahshahr with Iraqis in control Iraq lost 2,000 dead 6,000 wounded
Iran lost 1,500 dead Iraq lost so many troops gave up assault on Abadan and decided to surround city instead
1980 Iranian navy made raids on Fao oil facilities in Basra
1987 Soviet diplomat Vorontsov made another trip to Iran and Iraq to try to negotiate end to war
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones 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)
2003 Bush speech said Iraq frontline of war on terror and would take time to win
2003 Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Gen Pace said US had to return sovereignty as soon
as possible and get Iraqis to run things
2003 Powell said security number one priority in postwar Iraq otherwise nothing else would matter
2005 Bush speech said Iraq central front in war on terror against Al Qaeda and US would have
complete victory
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2005 Cheney chief of staff Libby indicted on obstruction perjury false statements for retaliating vs
FmrAmb Wilson over Iraq-Niger deal
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2006 ISI launched first chlorine bomb
2006 Spec Insp Gen for Iraq Recon report US hadn’t trained enough Def and Interior Min personnel
to handle logistics Didn’t think ISF would be ready to handle own logistics by Jan 08 deadline it set
2008 Report Maliki tried to set up Tribal Support Council in Khanaqin Diyala Maliki tried to assert
federal control over district run by Kurds for months
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki and Khanaqin District)
2016 KRG PM Barzani replaced 4 Gorran ministers with 4 KDP politicians in dispute over Pres
Barzani’s term

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