Monday, June 17, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 17

1927 Lord Cecil said British public opinion was overwhelmingly against staying in Iraq
1954 PM Umari resigned so he could go on annual vacation to Turkey to escape summer heat in Iraq
1981 Col Qaddafi announced he would go to Tehran and Baghdad to try to negotiate
            ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War Libya supported Iran 
1987 Iran Op Fath 7 Iranian Rev Guard and PUK attacked Iraqi 27th Div supplylines in 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 The Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1996 UN said Iraq smuggling oil through Iranian waters breaking sanctions
2003 CIA report to Dir Tenet said that Niger-Iraq uranium story was dropped because based upon fake docs
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 CIA report that it found docs at Iraqi scientist’s home that proved Saddam had nuke program Proved
2004 PM Allawi promised reprisals against insurgents after suicide bombing of Iraqi army base
2004 Natl Sec Adv Rice told Bremer Bush supported early end to CPA
2004 Bush refuted 9/11 Comm Said Iraq-Al Qaeda had connections and that was why Iraq was a threat
2004 Cheney said 9/11 Comm didn’t look at the overwhelming evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda connections
Claimed he had intel on Iraq-Al Qaeda ties that 9/11 Comm didn’t That intel later proved false
2005 Constitutional Committee agreed to expand number of Sunnis from 2 to 17 with another 10 as
advisers under heavy US and UK pressure
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2007 Report PM Maliki complained to US Cmdr in Iraq Gen Petraeus about Sahwa program
2008 Truck bomb by Mahdi Army or Special Group in Baghdad killed 63 wounded 70 US forces claimed
bombing meant to stop return of displaced Sunnis and provoke sectarian fighting
(Musings On Iraq article on Hurriya bombing)
2009 US held talks with Syria to try to stop foreign fighters travelling through country to Iraq
2011 ISI took responsibility for killing deputy head of deBaathification Comm Lami
2011 Anbar councilman said Syria still supported insurgency
2011 PM Maliki organized second march for his government in Baghdad and Karbala
2011 Protests held in Baghdad and Dhi Qar against corruption Baghdad protesters attacked by PM Maliki
supporters 2nd time
2012 Sadr said he would not accept a 3rd term for PM Maliki
2012 PUK’s MP Othman said that KDP wanted PM Maliki out while PUK didn’t
2013 Kataib Hezbollah attacked Mujahedeen e-Khalq camp with rockets
2013 Badr said one of its men died fighting in Syria before its presence officially announced
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
2013 Exxon signed 3rd contract with KRG to explore for oil in Sulaymaniya
2013 Sadrists maintained control of Maysan governorship in new govt
2013 State of Law-SIIC-Sadr alliance formed new govt in Qadisiyah SIIC got governorship 
2014 Security operation to clear Qaim, Anbar began
2014 Tuz Kharmato declared freed
2014 Rawa Ana Saqlawiya Amiriya Fallujah Ramadi Khalidiya in Anbar all declared freed half of them
(Musings On Iraq Security In Iraq’s Anbar Shows Battle Against Insurgents Will Be Long And Often Futile)
(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Western Front Is Anbar Next To Fall?)
2014 Insurgents attacked 3 neighborhoods in Baquba, Diyala along with Hit and Garma in Anbar
2014 Prisoner that was wounded when Hashd executed 43 prisoners in Baquba was taken from hospital by
police and killed
2014 PM Maliki dismissed Gen Gharawi head of Ninewa Ops Command for fall of Mosul
2014 Hezbollah’s Nasrallah said that Shiite shrines in Iraq needed to be protected from insurgents Said that
Hezbollah would send men to fight in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Iran And Its Shiite Militias Mobilize In Iraq Interview With Phillip Smyth)
2015 Sadr blamed PM Maliki’s authoritarianism for return of insurgency
2016 PM Abadi prematurely announced liberation of Fallujah
2017 KRG Pres Barzani held meeting and announced that Kurdish independence referendum would happen

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