Saturday, June 27, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 27

1915 British forces began campaign to capture Nasiriya from Ottomans
1923 Govt arrested cleric Khalisi and others blaming them for posting fatwa on Khadmiya shrine against
Iraqis defending Mosul against Turks Khalisi would be deported to Persia
1923 Persian mujtahids and businesses in Najaf protested arrest of cleric Khalisi for his opposition activities
1923 2 mujtahids led protest in Karbala trying to get clerics and religious students to leave for Persia to
protest Khalisi’s arrest
1954 Parliament dismissed as part of Nuri al-Said’s demands before he returned as premier  
1983 France agreed to lend Iraq 5 Super Etendard fighter bombers that Baghdad wanted to use to attack
shipping heading towards Iran 
1988 Saddam agreed upon offensive to destroy Iranian army to prevent postwar threat
(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 review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)
1990 Iraq’s Revolutionary Command Council meeting gave Saddam okay to use force against Kuwait
(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)
(Musings On Iraq review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq review Out Of The Ashes, The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein)
2003 Cheney Chief of Staff Libby told Bob Woodward 2002 Natl Intel Estimate on Iraq included Iraq trying
to buy uranium from Africa Part of plan to counter fmr Amb Wilson who said Iraq-Niger deal didn’t happen
(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Failed The Iraq-Niger Uranium Story)
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
2004 Bremer got OK from Bush to close CPA Jun 28 to try to fool insurgency
2006 Under pressure PM Maliki revised amnesty offer made 2 days before to include just those that had
not killed anyone
2007 UK intel report on ISF Maliki govt working on national security strategy but unlikely to change
situation without reconciliation Maliki govt had multiple committees on security that competed and didn't cooperate and ineffective Army developing slowly Police full of insurgents and militias and probably unreformable Said ISF couldn’t operate without US support
(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)
2008 Chief Justice Majeed assassinated in east Baghdad during spate of attacks upon judiciary in
(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Judiciary Under Attack)
2008 Suicide bomber attacked meeting of Anbar Awakening killing 20 including several sheikhs
(Musings On Iraq Anbar Dispute Between Sunnis Growing)

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