Tuesday, October 29, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 29


1936 Planes dropped flyers over Baghdad demanding PM Yasin Hashemi’s resignation as troops
marched on capital in coup led by Sulaiman and Gen Sidqi PM Hashemi asked for King Ghazi’s support When didn't get it offered his resignation Parliament building bombed in coup Def Min Askari was assassinated by Gen Bakr Sidqi coup plotters Nuri al-Said Yasin Hashemi Rashid Ali al-Gaylani all fled Iraq fearing assassination after coup 1st coup in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
1980 2 Iraqi Tu-22 bombers shot down ending Baghdad’s bombing campaign of Iranian cities
1983 Iraq abandoned Penjwin Kurdistan but prevented Iranians from taking it during Op Wa al-Farj 4
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1986 Iran Op Fath 2 Iranian commandos and KDP attacked air defense radar in Irbil
(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 of Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
(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)
1990 UN Security Council said overtures to Iraq had failed and talked about alternatives but came up
with nothing
1990 Bush said US wouldn’t rule out use of force against Iraq for Kuwait invasion
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)
1997 Tariq Aziz said no Americans would be allowed as inspectors accusing them of being spies and
trying to overthrow Saddam
1997 IAEA suspended all its work in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
(Musings On Iraq article Charles Duelfer’s Account Of The End Of The 1990s U.N. Inspections)
2002 Gen Franks briefed Bush on war plans again
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2003 Bush said he supported Bremer’s plan for Iraq but that it could be sped up
(Musings On Iraq book review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)
2004 CIA report said that Iraqi elections would likely lead to opposition from Sunni Arab govts
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2004 1st Lancet report on Iraqi casualties claimed 100,000 civilians died since invasion mostly due to
Coalition 1st Lancet gained huge publicity but was mostly discredited by experts but not in media
(Musings On Iraq article Major Flaws in Lancet Report Pt 1)
(Musings On Iraq article Major Flaws in Lancet Report Pt 11)
(Musings On Iraq article New Study Refutes Lancet Reports)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mark Van Der Laan on Lancet Reports)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Michael Spagat on Lancet reports)
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq beheaded Japanese civilian Shosei Koda
2004 Report US forces reached Al Qaqaa site during 03 invasion then left and site looted of high
grade explosives
2005 Def Sec Rumsfeld disagreed with Rice’s Clear Hold Build strategy Said Iraqis were ones that needed to
stand and fight and not rely on US troops
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
(Musings On Iraq 2006 Clear Hold Build: An Iraq Strategy That Wasn’t A Strategy)
2006 Spec Insp Gen for Iraq Recon report US didn’t track hundreds of thousands of weapons it
bought for ISF and didn’t provide spare parts maintenance personnel training manuals 14,331 assault rifles sub machine guns and pistols went missing
2008 US turned over Wasit to Iraqi control 13th of 18th province to do so
(Musings On Iraq article on Wasit handover)
2015 VP Maliki said PM Abadi removing Vice Presidents was illegal
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)
2017 Pres Barzani said he would step down and defended independence referendum KDP followers
attacked press and opposition politicians and burned their offices Stormed KRG parliament building
(Musings On Iraq article on Pres Barzani’s resignation)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

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