Wednesday, January 16, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 16


1943 Iraq declared war on Axis
(Musings On Iraq book review of Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
1948 Communists led protests against new Anglo-Iraq Treaty Fired upon by police 4 killed Led to          large sectors of country to turn against treaty
(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)
1981 UN Envoy Palme visited Iran and Iraq to try to negotiate ceasefire in war
1987 Iran seized Bovarian Island Basra and caused 3000 Iraqi casualties
(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 Operation Desert Storm-Gulf War started to expel Iraq from Kuwait Coalition began air
campaign against Iraq
1995 UN asked Iran to relocate 4,000 Shiite refugees away from border which Iraq had claimed was
being used for base for attacks
1997 During peace talks PUK and KDP agreed to stop displacing rivals from towns and allow
displaced to return home
2003 UN inspectors found 12 missile warheads that could carry WMD not included in Iraq’s 2002
weapons declaration
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2003 Blair told cabinet 2nd UN resolution was not necessary for military action against Iraq even
though he was told it was
2003 Future ORHA head Garner met with Rumsfeld and UnderSecDef Feith Rumsfeld said no
coordination on postwar planning and Garner had to work that out Garner said in WWII US spent years planning for postwar and he was only given a few weeks for Iraq
2003 CIA received docs claiming Iraq-Niger uranium deal Sent to State Dept to be translated
Turned out to be fakes
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 UnderSecDef Feith memo to Rumsfeld said Iraq-Syria pipeline should be kept open after
invasion to see whether Syria would cooperate with US
2004 US military spokesman Gen Kimmit talked about allegations and investigations into Abu
Ghraib prison abuse
2004 30,000 Protested in Basra against U.S. installing an unelected provincial govt
2004 Report Shiite religious leaders on Iraqi Governing Council wanted to end Saddam family laws
that protected women’s rights and replace them with Sharia based ones Women protested move
2006 Sheikh Fahadawi of Albu Fahd in Ramadi assassinated by Al Qaeda in Iraq for talking with
Americans
(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)
2007 Bush said that his Iraq policy was heading for slow failure and that’s why he chose new policy
with Surge
2012 Baghdad complained to Turkey’s ambassador about Ankara accusing Maliki of spreading
sectarianism Turkey did same to Iraq’s ambassador to Ankara

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