Wednesday, January 9, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 9

1916 Battle of Sheikh Saad ended with British beating the Ottomans
1917 Battle of Mohammed Abdul Hassan between Ottomans and British
1917 British began assault upon Khadairi Bend fort
1960 Communists applied for govt recognition Qasim accepted party with exact same name to shut
Communists out Communists didn’t know Qasim behind move and blamed other party
(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)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1987 Iran Op Karbala 5 began attacking Fish Lake defensive line before Basra City
(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 The Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
1990 Iraq opened 2nd oil pipeline with Saudi Arabia
1991 Sec of State Baker met with Iraq For Min Aziz and failed to end Kuwait crisis
1991 Bush sent Baker to Baghdad to convince people he was trying all options to resolve Kuwait
1991 Baker warned Iraq not use to use WMD in upcoming Gulf War
1991 Baker tried to give Aziz a letter from Bushto Saddam but Aziz refused to take it
1991 Iraq said that if it was attacked it would strike Israel
1991 Bush sent request to Congress to use force against Iraq in Kuwait
2002 CENTCOM commander Gen Franks briefed Rumsfeld on latest war plan
2002 Powell called Gen Franks concerned that Rumsfeld was trying to push as small an Iraq
invasion force as possible
2003 Head UN weapons inspector Blix said no smoking gun found in Iraq but didn’t mean there
were no WMD Said Iraq’s Dec weapons declaration was incomplete
2003 IAEA head El Baradei said aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy were probably for rockets not
nuclear program
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2003 White House responded to IAEA saying Iraq spinning it over aluminum tubes Said knew for a
fact that Iraq had WMD
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2003 Pentagon asked Jay Garner to head ORHA to run postwar Iraq 2 months before invasion He
initially said no
2003 Gen Franks briefed Bush on war plan Talked about Turkey’s refusal to allow in US troops
Franks worried about Jordan and Saudi Arabia staying on board for war Franks said he’d be ready for invasion by Feb 03 but March would be better
2004 Maysan governor’s security fired into crowd protesting job program Killed 3 British army took
over security and killed 2 more Govt building looted
2006 Foreign Min Zebari told Amb Khalilzad Ayatollah Sistani and Iran’s Gen Suleimani would
likely pick next candidate for premier after 05 vote
2011 Parliament passed VP law taking away their power

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