Wednesday, August 29, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 29


1922 Turkish troops testing border with Iraq attacked Rania in Sulaymaniya
1987 Iraq attacked 2 Iranian merchant ships 40 ships hit by both Iran and Iraq in next 2
            weeks
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones 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)
1988 Bazi Gorge in Kurdistan attacked by Iraqi forces with chemical weapons
            killing around 3,000 Kurds during Anfal campaign
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
1996 Iraqi National Accord discovered impending Iraqi attack on Kurdistan and KDP
            had made deal with Saddam
2002 Bush signed Iraq: Goals, Objectives, Strategy that said US would use all means to
            remove Saddam
2002 Bush and Blair talked about tough UN resolution on Iraq disarmament and how
            Saddam wouldn't comply leading to conflict
2002 Cheney spoke at Veterans of Korea War about Iraq threat Said Iraqis would
            welcome US invasion with joy
2002 UK Foreign Office paper said rebuilding Iraq would be a long and costly affair
2002 IAEA spokesman in London Times no evidence Iraq rebuilding nuclear facilities
            Would be easy to find by spy satellites
2002 Chirac said France opposed unilateral and pre-emptive action by U.S. against Iraq
2003 SCIRI head Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim killed in Najaf Imam Ali shrine car bombing
by Zarqawi 125 killed 500 wounded Bomb driven by Yassin Jarrad father of Zarqawi’s second wife
2007 Sadr announced freeze of Mahdi Army after fighting with Badr in Karbala
2007 Petraeus wrote about Anbar Awakening and Sahwa and how they improved
            security in Iraq
2008 PM Maliki in confrontation with KRG warned that if Peshmerga operated outside
            of Kurdistan they would be breaking the law
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki dispute with Kurds over disputed areas)
2017 Anbar council elected Halbusi new governor after finally dismissing Governor
            Rawi on corruption after 3 tries
2017 Kirkuk council voted to be included in Kurdistan independence referendum
            Condemned by Arab and Turkmen politicians

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