Friday, January 1, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 1


1960 Gen Qasim issued new law of association promising parties would be legalized and more

political freedom Banned any student organizing and activism on campuses to control student protests

(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)

1982 Peshmerga bombed Iraq-Turkey oil pipeline

1984 Report US told Persian Gulf allies that it supported Iraq in Iran-Iraq War

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

1988 Iran Launched Bait al-Moqaddas 2 in Mawet 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 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)

1995 Civil war between PUK and KDP killed more than 500 over control of Irbil

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurds, A Modern History)

1997 US and UK launched Operation Northern Watch to maintain no fly zone over northern Iraq

after France withdrew

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)

1999 French paper claimed in 1998 bin Laden talked about safe haven in Iraq

2001 Break-in at Niger embassy in Rome to provide cover for how Italian intel broker Martino got

fake Iraq-Niger uranium papers

(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)

2006 UK Gen Houghton said that US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey wanted to emphasize fighting insurgency

while withdrawing US troops Houghton didn’t think that was plan to defeat insurgents

2007 ISF raided Al-Sharqiya TV station office in Baghdad after newscaster wore black day after

Saddam executed Govt claimed station promoted violence Owned by Bazzaz who ran TV and radio for Saddam

2008 Migration Minister said that govt plan was to return refugees to their homes and neighborhoods

Gen Petraeus didn’t think that possible because demographics had changed during civil war Said it would lead to violence Said many refugees would never return to their homes

(Musings On Iraq review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)

(Musings On Iraq Refugees International Report On Iraq’s Refugees and Displaced)

(Musings On Iraq January 2009 U.N. Report On Iraq Refugee Returns)

2009 US military handed over control of Green Zone to Iraqi govt

2009 British transferred control of Basra Airport to Iraqi forces

(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

2014 ISI fighters moved into Ramadi and looted police stations Reports police in Fallujah deserted

and joined insurgents Fighting spread to Garma

(Musings On Iraq Aftermath of Shutting Down Ramadi Protest Site In Iraq)

2014 Sheikh Abu Risha called on Anbar to fight ISI

2014 ISI began pushing families out of Jurf al-Sakhr, Babil

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