Friday, March 15, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 15

1935 PM Midfai resigned over tribal revolt in Diwaniya King Ghazi asked Yasin al-Hashemi to
form new govt
1959 Nasser gave 5th speech against Iraqi Communists Said party was anti-religious
(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)
1980 Ayatollah Khomeini called on Iraqis to rise up against Saddam
1981 Saddam said unless Iran agreed to ceasefire he would aid Iranian opposition groups
1985 Iraq carried out air raid on Tehran Iran fired SCUDs at Baghdad in War of Cities
1985 Iraq launched counterattack against Iran Op Badr Pushed Iranians back across Tigris
1988 Iran seized areas south of Mawat Kurdistan
(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 of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1988 First detention center for Kurds displaced during Anfal campaign set up
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
1990 Iraq executed UK Observer journalist Batoft for reporting on missile program Condemned in West
1991 Rebels in Diwanaiya attempted and failed to take Hillah
1991 Saddam declared southern revolt over
1991 Iraqi govt forces began operation to retake Tuz Kharmato from Peshmerga
1991 U.S. shot down Iraqi fighter after warned it no flights allowed during uprisings
(Musings On Iraq interview with National Univ of Singapore’s Fanar Haddad on the Impact of the 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on 1st hand accounts of 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on Saddam’s view of 1991 Uprising)
(Ahulbayt Video on 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on how US encouraged 1991 uprising)
2003 Iraqi state TV said country was on a war footing Baghdad had been divided into four military districts
2003 Special Republican Guard withdrew $1 bil from Central Bank of Iraq under Uday Hussein to pay off
sheikhs to put down expected rebellions
2003 Iraqi security forces tried to stamp out signs of Kurdish opposition in Kirkuk City
2003 ORHA head Garner told Sec Def Rumsfeld plan was only to dismiss top two officials from each Iraqi
ministry and not carry out any deBaathification policy Rumsfeld okayed plan
2003 Rumsfeld complained Garner picked non-Pentagon people to run some Iraqi ministries Wanted them
all from Defense
2003 CIA gave explosive to Kurdish team which blew up Mosul-Baghdad railway starting covert action
campaign before invasion
2004 Bush told Blair Chalabi up to no good using deBaathification committee for his own ends
2005 Mahdi Army attacked college engineering students in Basra for having mixed male-female party in
park Led to protests vs Sadrists
2005 Report leaked that Halliburton overcharged US for fuel imports to Iraq by more than $108 mil
2005 Italy announced it would withdraw its approximate 3,000 troops from Iraq
2005 Ukraine withdrew 130 of its soldiers from Iraq
2006 Iraq Study Group began creating alternative Iraq strategy for Bush admin
2007 Report when White House presented Surge said would be progress on political benchmarks by Mar 07
Was none Cabinet approved draft oil law US officials said they were backing off pushing Maliki govt on changing deBaathification law in fear of backlash
2012 One of VP Hashemi’s guards who had accused him of terrorism died in custody Authorities claimed
kidney failure but pictures showed torture

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