Monday, January 20, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 20

1943 Fmr PM Gaylani in exile in Germany made radio broadcast claiming Iraq still in state
of war with England
(Musings On Iraq book review of Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
1948 March by railway workers and students against Anglo-Iraq treaty fired upon by police killing
some Organized by Communists
(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)
1970 failed military coup against Pres Bakr led by ex-Gen Rawi and Col Samarraie backed by Iran
1970 Iran expelled Iraq’s ambassador military attache and four embassy staff over failed coup
1970 Shah of Iran opposed to Baathism’s Pan-Arabism and socialism Moved troops to border after
coup leading to war scare
1988 Iraqi air raid on Lavan oil refinery led to fuel shortages in Iran Trapped majority of Iranian
Revolutionary Guard units in north and couldn’t move for rest of war
(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 Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)
1991 Saddam said Iraq’s army hadn’t started fighting but when it did Coalition would suffer heavy
casualties and leave
2003 Bush and VP Cheney met with Joint Chiefs Bush asked if anyone had any concerns about the
invasion No objections made
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
2003 Military Industrialization Commission ordered its director generals to come forward with any
info on WMD
2003 White House gave report to Congress on Iraq’s noncompliance with UN inspectors Included
Iraq not mentioning trying to buy uranium from Africa
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
(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)
2003 National Sec Presidential Dir 24 gave Pentagon control of postwar Iraq
(Musings On Iraq review Losing Iraq, Inside The Post War Reconstruction Fiasco by David Phillips)
2003 Pentagon would dismiss previous NSC planning for postwar Iraq and kick out State Dept
2003 Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA) created to run post-war Iraq
2 months before invasion
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq and Back, Inside The War To Win The Peace)
(Musings On Iraq Only 3 of 13 Reconstruction Contracts Were Signed Before War)
(Musings On Iraq article on Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Chapter 3 The Department of Defense Takes Charge)
2003 UK announced it deployed ground forces for Iraq War
2003 France’s For Min deVillepin said there was no justification for war against Iraq
2003 Sec State Powell furious at French statement because took threat of war off table at UN and
strengthened Saddam
2004 Bush’s State of the Union said US was committed to spreading democracy to Iraq Said Iraq
Survey Group found Iraq’s WMD programs and if US hadn’t invaded Iraq would still have them
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
(Musings On Iraq How The Administration Reversed Itself On Finding Iraq’s WMD)
(Musings On Iraq review Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
2004 CENTCOM emailed dir Joint Chiefs Adm Keating Def Sec Rumsfeld’s military aide Gen Craddock
US Iraq Cmdr Gen Sanchez that abuse happened at Abu Ghraib and were photos of it
2006 Dec 05 election results announced United Iraqi Alliance 128 seats Kurds 53 Accordinace Front 44
Iraqiya 25 National Dialogue Front 11
2006 Al Qaeda in Iraq said Abdullah Rashid al-Baghdadi had become emir of new Mujahedeen
Shura Council
2006 Amb Khalizad met with Iyad Allawi and Fadhila head Jabiri Jabiri promised PM spot if he
broke with United Iraqi Alliance and backed Allawi Sunnis and Kurds
2006 Iyad Allawi told his followers he would get Fadhila head Jabiri to back him as PM after he
broke with United Iraqi Alliance
2007 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq in an Iranian Revolutionary Guard planned op attacked Karbala Center and
kidnapped and killed 5 US soldiers Was retaliation for US arrests of Iranian operatives in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article background to Asaib Ahl Al-Haq raid on Karbala Center)
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)
(Musings On Iraq book review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
2008 US general said number of EFP attacks down but Iran showed no sign of ending supplies and
training to militias
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
2009 Iraq Election Comm announced autonomy plan in Basra failed to gain enough signatures to
hold referendum on issue
(Musings On Iraq article on failed Basra autonomy plan)
2015 IS suicide car bomb and assault on Nikhaib Suicide truck bomb in Albu Ghanim Suicide car
bomb and assault upon Abu Risha 7 suicide car bombs in Ramadi
(Musings On Iraq article on violence in Anbar)
2015 60 members of the ISF were executed in Mosul by IS

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