Saturday, October 19, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 19

1948 All Jewish govt workers fired in Iraq after creation of Israel
1958 Gen Bakr forced to retire after Col Arif lost power struggle with Gen Qasim within govt
1980 Saddam speech said Iraq couldn’t win war because outnumbered by Iran
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)
1983 Iranian Op Wa al-Fajr 4 began to take Penjwin Valley in Kurdistan from KDPI and cut its
supply line to Iraq
(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)
2003 Sec State Powell said US found evidence of Iraq’s WMD programs and that Saddam always
wanted nuclear weapons
(Musings On Iraq article on how poor US intel work led to claim Iraq rebuilt its nuclear weapons program)
2004 Head of aid group Care was kidnapped in Baghdad Later killed by insurgents
2004 Iraq conspiracy theorist Mylroie wrote OpEd in NY Sun that Saddam was training foreigners to
carry out terrorist attacks and working with Islamic groups
(Musings On Iraq article on Mylroie’s Iraq conspiracy theories)
2004 PM Allawi got US to free insurgent leader Sheikh Jumaili in attempt to split militants in Fallujah
against Zarqawi Failed
2005 Saddam’s trial started and pled his innocence
2005 Natl Sec Adv Rice told Senate about Clear Hold Build counterinsurgency plan for Iraq Was not
discussed with US military beforehand
(Musings On Iraq 2006 Clear Hold Build: An Iraq Strategy That Wasn’t A Strategy)
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2005 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey US Iraq Amb Khalizad later asked Rice what Clear Hold Build was and why
not consulted
2005 Def Sec Rumsfeld complained to Natl Sec Adv Rice that he did not back Clear Hold Build and he
            was not consulted about it
2006 IED killed Amara police chief from Badr Police arrested brother of suspected bomber from Mahdi
Army 2 days of fighting started Mahdi Army stormed 3 police stations manned by Badr in Amara
2006 US military spokesman said Op Together Forward II failed to reduce violence in Baghdad Said
attacks up 22% since start of Ramadan US forces returned to Dora after it was touted as first area cleared during operation
(Musings On Iraq book review Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq)
2006 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey US Amb Khalzad gave press conference saying Op Together Forward
II in Baghdad working
2006 Report over 20 militias operating in Baghdad Mahdi Army splintering
2006 Report police unit blamed for killing 26 Sunnis at food factory in Baghdad’s Amil Unit was
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)
2013 IS held parade in southern Fallujah

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Harry Barnes said...

This cross-party Early Day Motion on the UK's Parliamentary Order Paper may be of interest, but it needs pushing on the floor of the Commons which at the moment unfortuneately is consumed with the whether and how the UK will be leaving the European Union. UK MPs also need to pursue it via Ministerial and other contacts -

Joel Wing said...

Surprise parliament got around to it. At least someone in the west is paying attentin to Iraq.

This Day In Iraqi History - May 26 Jamil Midfai led Al-Ahd forces to attack Tal Afar in attempt to start revolt vs UK Mandate in Iraq

  1915 US consulate report Discontent in Baghdad against draft for war growing UK tried to bribe tribes south of Baghdad...