Friday, January 8, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 8


1921 Churchill wrote Sir Percy Cox saying too expensive to maintain British forces in

Mesopotamia therefore Arab govt should be created to run things

(Musings On Iraq Churchill In His Own Words On Mesopotamia/Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Churchill’s Folly, How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied)

(Musings On Iraq review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)

1948 College student strike in Baghdad over Anglo-Iraq Treaty ended when arrested students were

released by police

1956 Interior Minister announced conspiracy against govt by Egypt Based upon evidence Egypt

involved in bombings of Turkish embassy in Baghdad and assassination attempt on PM Said

1966 Govt forces attacked Kurds in Panjwin

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

(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurdish Revolt 1961-1970)

1981 Iranian commander thought he’d destroyed most of Iraqi forces so tried one more attack in Op

Hoveyzeh Attacked failed and Iranians retreated In operation Iran lost 214 Chieftain tanks and 8 Cobra helicopters Iraq lost 100 T-55 and T-62 tanks End of 1st Iranian counteroffensive in war Failed

1987 Iranian cmdr said Op Karbala 5 needed to start immediately before Iraq discovered it

(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 The Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)

(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)

1993 Iraq warned that it was in material breach of weapons inspections and would suffer consequences

(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)

1999 Kurdish parties met to discuss how to implement peace plan in civil war

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

2003 Bush met with Congressional leaders and said he would make case to Congress and US

public for war with Iraq

2003 Bush met with Republican leaders saying Saddam wasn’t complying with UN resolution and

he would have to address US about war

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy


(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

(Musings On Iraq review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)

2006 Bush admin meetings said US was on strategic defensive in Iraq

2007 Human Rights Watch report Militias killing torturing and dumping bodies with protection of

Interior Ministry

2008 6 churches in Mosul and Baghdad bombed

2008 US Op Phantom Phoenix began to secure Baghdad and belts in Diyala Salahaddin Ninewa US kept

offensive secret from most ISF fearing they would leak offensive to insurgents Still many insurgents escaped

2008 Ret Gen McCaffrey warned that Awakening and Sahwa were good short term security solution but

didn’t mean long term political stability in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)

2009 Marine cmdr in Anbar said he failed because Baghdad didn’t rebuild Anbar after Awakening

helped reduce violence Blamed sectarianism

2011 Inter Min Bolani claimed investigation into fake bomb detectors was a political move and no

corruption in purchase

2011 Sadr gave homecoming speech after returning from Iran Said was religious obligation to

resist US occupation of Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Sadr’s Return To Public View)

(Musings On Iraq Why Sadr Left Iraq)

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