Monday, February 15, 2021

This Day On Iraqi History - Feb 15


1923 UK Head of Board of Trade Sir Graeme told Iraq commission Iraq too costly and British

should withdraw

1936 Def Ministry complained that UK War Office ignored arms purchases and deliveries and that was

undermining Iraqi army

1949 2 Communist politburo members hanged by PM Said to put down protests

(Musings On Iraq review The Modern History of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq 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)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Historian Phebe Marr comparing PM Said with PM Maliki)

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

1964 Arif govt and Mustafa Barzani started talks to try to end KDP revolt

(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)

(Musings On Iraq review Journey Among Brave Men, Travels in Kurdistan)

1984 Iraq, Egypt, Argentina and Swiss companies signed contract to develop long range missile

1984 Iranian Op Al Fajr 5 began Largest operation to date in war Included 2/3 of Iran’s manpower

400,000 men in 15 division Attacked Wasit towards Kut Aim was to cut Baghdad-Basra road

(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 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 Voice of America commentary called for end of dictatorships after fall of Ceausescu in Romania

Named Iraq

1991 Pres Bush called on Iraqi military and people to overthrow Saddam twice

(Musings On Iraq When The US Helped Start A Rebellion In Iraq That It Didn’t Want)

(Musings On Iraq interview with National Univ of Singapore’s Fanar Haddad on the impact of the 1991 uprising)

(Musings On Iraq review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)

(Musings On Iraq review Out Of The Ashes, The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein)

1991 US Task Force 1-41 first Coalition troops to cross into Iraq to carry out recon and combat missions

1991 US 1st Cav Div launched probing attack into Iraq

1991 US Task Force 1-32 breached Iraqi defensive berm and entered Iraq in deception attack to

convince Iraq that invasion would come through Wadi Al-Batin

2001 US and UK planes bombed Iraq’s air defense system as part of no fly zone

2002 VP Cheney told Council on Foreign Relations action needed to be taken against Saddam for his

aggressive actions support of terror WMD threat

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)

(Musings On Iraq review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)

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


(Musings On Iraq review Losing Iraq, Inside The Post War Reconstruction Fiasco)

2003 Protests in more than 600 cities around world against going to war with Iraq

2003 Bush told Sec Def Rumsfeld to slow troop deployments because getting ahead of diplomacy

2006 Study Iraqi insurgency dominated by few large groups Sunni identity became basis for groups

Had no program for future of Iraq Iraqi insurgents rejected politics Believed they could win

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

(Musings On Iraq review Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency In Iraq)

2007 Pres Talabani claimed Mahdi Army commanders had left Iraq for Iran because Sadr supported the

Surge and wanted Baghdad secured Sadr and militiamen had fled to avoid being arrested and killed by US

2008 Report leaked US doc said Maliki govt didn’t feel urgency to integrate Sahwa Said ministries

interested in taking on Sahwa didn’t have capacity to do so

(Musings On Iraq review Surge, My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War)

2009 Iraq Election Comm said fraud took place in 14 of Iraq’s 18 provinces but only effected

small fraction of votes 30 ballot boxes thrown out No revote

(Musings On Iraq Voter Disenfranchisement In Provincial Elections)

2009 UN report Unemployment 18% Underemployment 10% 28% of men 15-29 not working Only

17% of women worked Warned that without development of private sector 450,000 new people would enter work force and not be able to find work

2009 Transportation Min said budget cuts meant 10,000 workers would no longer have work but

would not fire them or stop paying them

2010 PM Maliki reversed order to have all raids authorized by him Came after he protested US-Iraq raid

on Kataib Hezbollah

(Musings On Iraq Instrument Of Iran’s Power In Iraq And Syria Kataib Hezbollah)

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