Friday, August 31, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 31


1922 Gertrude Bell wrote King Faisal telling him he was vain and weak
(Musings On Iraq book review of Gertrude Bell And Iraq)
- 1986 Iran started Op Karbala 2 in Haj Umran Advanced deep into Kurdistan in
            retaliation for Iraq air attacks on oil facilities
(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)
1986 Document said chemical and biological agents were being distributed in Irbil to be
            used against Kurds
1996 30,000 Republican Guards began attack upon PUK Captured Irbil city to back
KDP PUK gave orders to flee to hills to escape Iraqi attack upon Irbil
1996 INC camp in Qushtapa, Irbil captured by Iraqi forces 96 INC members killed
1996 Clinton said he was concerned about Iraqi attack on Irbil but US not ready to
            respond Def Sec Perry said US should not get involved in Kurdish civil war
2003 Commander of Guantanamo Bay prison Gen Miller flew to Iraq to advise on
interrogation techniques
2003 Pentagon DefPolicyBoard’s Perle US should have organized Iraqi opposition to
            take over govt after invasion
2004 CIA report Sistani and Sadr’s standing increased by Battle of Najaf PM Allawi’s
            hurt
2005 Rumor of suicide bomber led to stampede of Shiite pilgrims on Tigris Bridge in
            Baghdad leading to over 1,000 dead and wounded
2005 Report draft constitution did not deal with some of major issues in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
2005 Albu Mahal Sheikh Mahallawi said his tribe had declared war on Al Qaeda in Iraq in
            western Anbar
2006 Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey said Baghdad security progressing US forces clearing
areas but Iraqis not holding them Said Iraqi forces could take over security in country in 12-18 months
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 Maliki told Iraq Survey Group security problems caused by Baathists and Al Qaeda
            Said problem with Iraqi police was too many former regime members in it
2006 Report Spec Insp Gen for Iraq Reconstruction said 30% of 56 projects inspected
didn't meet standards and some were failures Said US should have started using Iraqi companies for work to speed process and help Iraqi economy
2010 US officially ended combat operations in Iraq
2015 Protest in front of Judicial Council building in Baghdad demanding Chief Justice
            Medhat be dismissed

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