Saturday, January 26, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 26

1948 PM Said said that Anglo-Iraq Treaty was still on the table after Regent cancelled it
Led to new protests
1948 PM Said ordered suppression of protests against Anglo-Iraq Treaty
1982 Iran and Iraq agreed to family visits for prisoners of war
1987 Islamic Conference Organization invited Iran and Iraq to summit in Kuwait Iran said no
1987 UN Sec Gen de Cuella addressed Islamic Conf Org saying aggressor in Iran-Iraq War needed
to be determined
(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)
1997 Iraqi National Accord operative gave interview saying CIA behind bombing campaign in Iraq
from 1994-95
1998 Project for New American Century sent letter to Clinton demanding US overthrow Saddam
11 of 18 signatores would join Bush admin
2003 Powell speech asked why Iraq tried to buy uranium Reference to Iraq-Niger uranium deal
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 Blair said Iraq non-cooperation with UN inspectors was material breach of UN Resolution
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2004 Japanese troops deployed to Iraq as part of Coalition of Willing
2004 Report CPA officials were questioning influence of Ayatollah Sistani and whether all major
CPA decisions would have to get his approval
2004 Report Pentagon signed new $96 mil contract with Harris Co to set up Iraqi news outlet to
broadcast US messaging to Iraqis Previous company contracted by Pentagon for Iraqi news outlet couldn’t find equipment Didn’t pay Iraqi workers Made poorly produced news
2005 Insurgent umbrella group announced campaign to disrupt that year’s elections
2005 US Cmdr in Iraq Gen Casey said US and Iraqi forces killing more insurgents and taking fight
to Sunni areas Said Iraqi forces could not secure country but could secure voting stations during elections
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 Al Qaeda sent letter to Ansar al-Sunnah suggested it merge with Al Qaeda in Iraq
2007 US arrested Sheikh Daraji Sadr’s media director in Baghdad
2007 Report Bush authorized killing and capturing Iranians in Iraq Fall 06 In 2006 US had arrested
dozens of Iranians but released them Administration believed hitting Iran hard in Iraq would make it step back from its nuke program Summer 06 US officials decided to confront Iran more directly in Iraq Said Iran had to pay a price for interfering in Iraq and threatening US forces CIA Dir Hayden warned that new policy could just lead to Iranians to retaliate against US in Iraq Secretary of State Rice worried about policy escalating to direct confrontation with Iran Some officials wanted US to go after Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Iraq as much as Islamic State of Iraq
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)
2007 Fmr Cheney media aide Martin said Vice President dictated talking points to his Chief of Staff
Libby to use with reporters to discredit fmr Amb Wilson on Iraq-Niger uranium story Libby was also ordered to call reporters Libby talked about ways to discredit Wilson including leaking to reporters Cheney also ordered Martin to track news stories about Wilson Martin contradicted Libby’s claim that he found out Wilson’s wife’s name from journalist Novak Wife Plame was a CIA officer Wilson claimed he found no evidence of Iraq-Niger uranium deal Claimed Cheney knew about his findings and continued to lie about it Cheney didn’t hear about Wilson’s account
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2011 Insurgents caught crossing from Syria to Anbar Said they got aid from Syrian govt
(Musings On Iraq article on Syrian support for Iraqi insurgency 2011-12)
2015 After battle with IS in Barwanah, Diyala Hashd kill 70 civilians
2017 All of east Mosul freed by Iraqi forces after PM Abadi declared it cleared already

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