Saturday, March 2, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 2


1981 Islamic Conf Organization met with Saddam Said he wanted ceasefire in war and wanted to
know what Khomeini wanted
1984 Iraqis used mustard gas against Iranians to try to turn them back in Basra marshes Was able to
gain bridgehead on South Majnoon island
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1986 Iraq made another attempt to retake Fao Peninsula Failed
(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 book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1988 VP Bush told Iraq that it could buy dual use equipment for its WMD program from US
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
1991 Shiite revolt spread to Suq al-Shuyukh and Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar after Gulf War
1991 Shiite rebels attacked military intelligence headquarters in Basra
(Musings On Iraq interview with National Univ of Singapore’s Fanar Haddad on the Impact of the 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on 1st hand accounts of 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on Saddam’s view of 1991 Uprising)
(Ahulbayt Video on 1991 Uprising)
1991 UN Resolution 686 required Iraq to accept 12 previous UN resolutions on Kuwait pay reparations end
annexation of Kuwait release POWs return stolen property
1992 UN investigation found that govt had executed hundreds of Shiites in southern marshes in recent
months
1992 Peshmerga launched counterattack upon Iraqi army in Kalak 60 killed
1993 After southern no fly zone created Iraqi forces began shelling and attacking southern marsh villages 
1998 UN Resolution 1154 allowed weapons inspectors at Iraq’s presidential palaces US was hoping to cause
a confrontation to strike Iraq
1999 Wash Post reported that US intelligence was using UN inspectors to spy on Iraq something it denied
in Feb
(Musings On Iraq article on how US manipulated UN inspections)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iraq In The Eye of the Storm)
2003 Senior admin official told NY Times UN weapons inspectors would not lead to anything
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2003 Report US and UK increased air strikes in Iraq as part of no fly zone Were trying to weaken air
defenses before invasion
2004 5 Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide bombers hit Karbala and Khadimiya during Ashura killing 270 wounding
570
2015 Offensive to free Tikrit began
2018 2nd report that General Dynamics withdrew most of its maintenance crews for Iraqi army’s Abrams
because Hashd had some of the tanks
(Musings On Iraq article on how Hashd got Abrams tanks)

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