Monday, October 29, 2018

This Day In Iraqi News - Oct 29


1936 Planes dropped flyers over Baghdad demanding PM Yasin Hashemi’s resignation as
troops marched on capital in coup led by Sulaiman and Gen Sidqi PM Hashemi asked for King Ghazi’s support When didn't get it offered his resignation Parliament building bombed in coup Def Min Askari was assassinated by Gen Bakr Sidqi coup plotters Nuri al-Said Yasin Hashemi Rashid Ali al-Gaylani all fled Iraq fearing assassination after coup 1st coup in Iraq
1980 2 Iraqi Tu-22 bombers shot down ending Baghdad’s bombing campaign of Iranian cities
(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)
1990 UN Security Council said overtures to Iraq had failed and talked about alternatives but came up
with nothing
1990 Bush said US wouldn’t rule out use of force against Iraq for Kuwait invasion
1997 Tariq Aziz said no Americans would be allowed as inspectors accusing them of being spies and
trying to overthrow Saddam
1997 IAEA suspended all its work in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2002 Gen Franks briefed Bush on war plans again
2003 Bush said he supported Bremer’s plan for Iraq but that it could be sped up
2004 CIA report said that Iraqi elections would likely lead to opposition from Sunni Arab govts
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2004 1st Lancet report on Iraqi casualties claimed 100,000 civilians died since invasion mostly due to
Coalition 1st Lancet gained huge publicity but was mostly discredited by experts but not in
            media
(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)
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq beheaded Japanese civilian Shosei Koda
2004 Report US forces reached Al Qaqaa site during 03 invasion then left and site looted of high
grade explosives
2005 Rumsfeld disagreed with Rice’s Clear Hold Build strategy Said Iraqis were ones that needed to
stand and fight and not rely on US troops
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 Spec Insp Gen for Iraq Recon report US didn’t track hundreds of thousands of weapons it
bought for ISF and didn’t provide spare parts maintenance personnel training manuals 14,331 assault rifles sub machine guns and pistols went missing
2008 US turned over Wasit to Iraqi control 13th of 18th province to do so
(Musings On Iraq article on Wasit handover)
2015 VP Maliki said PM Abadi removing Vice Presidents was illegal
2017 Pres Barzani said he would step down and defended independence referendum KDP followers
attacked press and opposition politicians and burned their offices Stormed KRG parliament building
(Musings On Iraq article on Pres Barzani’s resignation)

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