Saturday, January 12, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 12

1968 Baghdad Univ student strike demanded return to parliamentary govt and elections led
by Baath and Communists
(Musings On Iraq book review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1973 After 8th Baath Party Congress Bakr govt said it would reach out to western countries while
maintaining ties with Soviets
1987 Saddam started 3rd War of the Cities in retaliation for Iran’s Op Karbala 5 Iraqi air force
stopped ground support ops in Basra and attacks upon Gulf shipping to focus upon Iranian cities
1987 Iraq Def Min Khairallah authorized used of WMD to repel Iran Op Karbala 5 in Basra
(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 Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
1991 Bush administration authorized by Congress to use force to make Iraq withdraw from Kuwait
1998 1st day new UN inspections went to General Security HQ and Abu Ghraib prison looking for
docs on WMD tests on prisoners from 1994-95
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2003 State Dept intel analyst sent email to intel community arguing that Niger docs were fakes
2003 State Dept told White House docs claiming Iraq-Niger uranium deal were fakes
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 IAEA said it would be hard to believe that Iraq was hiding a complete nuclear weapons
program IAEA head El Baredei said provisional conclusion aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy were for rockets not centrifuges
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2006 Gen Peterson head of US training mission said that 200,000 Iraqi police would finish courses
by end of 2006 in what was dubbed Year of the Police
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 Report Albu Mahal tribe in Qaim west Anbar turned on Al Qaeda in Iraq and formed Desert
Protection Force to fight it
(Musings On Iraq article on Albu Mahal tribe)
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar tribes turning on Al Qaeda in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq article on change in perceptions that led to Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)
(Musings On Iraq book review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)
2006 Report US hoping to exploit splits between insurgency and Al Qaeda in Iraq
2008 Accountability and Justice Commission replaced deBaathification Commission
(Musings On Iraq article on Accountability and Justice Law)
2009 4 MPs from Independent Democratic Gathering left Iraqi Accordance Front National Dialogue
Council and Independent Bloc already left list accusing Iraqi Islamic Party of domination
(Musings On Iraq article on disintegration of Iraqi Accordance Front)
2011 Kuwait Premier and Foreign Affairs Min arrived in Baghdad for first high level meet between
2 countries since 1990

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