Tuesday, May 28, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - May 28


1933 Interior Ministry had Assyrian leader Mar Shimun come to Baghdad to discuss
differences with govt over settling community in north Interior said it was willing to acknowledge Mar Shimun as spiritual leader but would not give him any political power Said British officer arriving to help settle community Mar Shimun said he would help with settlement Pledged loyalty to King Feisal
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1941 British forces captured Khan Nuqta fort on march from Fallujah to Baghdad
1941 British troops moved from Basra to Baghdad take Ur
1941 British forces attacked Abu Ghraib canal but turned back by Iraqis
1941 British intel spread rumor to Iraqi military that 100 tanks heading to Baghdad Led PM Gaylani to
flee
1941 3rd shipment of German military supplies arrived in Mosul Never used
1941 Iraq Chiefs of Staff decided to withdraw to Kirkuk to avoid British attack on Baghdad PM Gayalni
joined them
(Musings On Iraq book review of Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq 1941, The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah and Baghdad)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
1968 Communist uprising began in southern Marshes
(Musings On Iraq book 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)
1981 Dawa blew up an ammo and fuel dump at Baghdad Airport
1981 Saddam gave speech saying Iraqi army could take any area in Iran Led to attack upon Dehloran
in central front Only held it for 12 hours and had to retreat
1982 Iran launched attacks on Qasr e-Shring and Sumer in center across from Diyala but 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)
1990 Arab summit in Baghdad Saddam spoke about freeing the Palestinians
(Musings On Iraq article on Saddam’s motivation for threatening Israel before the Kuwait invasion)
1990 Arab summit Saddam accused Kuwait of breaking OPEC quotas driving down oil prices costing Iraq
$14 bil called Kuwait’s oil policy an act of war against Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
1990 At Arab summit Saddam personally warned Sheikh Sabah he was being manipulated in US
conspiracy against Iraq Demanded $27 bil in compensation from Kuwait
1990 Arab summit backed Iraq’s right to protect itself from any Israeli attack
1990 PLO chief Arafat said Saddam was bringing new leadership to pan-Arab cause
2003 PM Blair said he still believed Iraq had WMD
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 DepDef Sec Wolfowitz said threat of Iraq came from its WMD and links to terrorists Said no one
expected finding Iraq’s WMD would be easy because so good at hiding them
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 CIA-DIA report said that 2 trailers found during invasion were mobile WMD labs Denied Iraqi
claims trailers were for weather balloons They were
2003 CIA held conference call with reporters to brief them on WMD mobile labs report
2003 DIA inspection team in Iraq sent memo to Washington 2 trailers not mobile WMD labs
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2004 Iraqi Governing Council agreed upon Iyad Allawi as head of interim govt
2007 US and Iran held meeting US demanded Tehran stop supporting militias Nothing came of talks
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2008 Sadr called for weekly protests against security agreement with US
2008 Fmr White House press sec McClellan’s book said White House shaped war debate so force only
option vs Iraq Said that Iraq war was not necessary
2009 Protest in Tal Afar to make it independent of Ninewa Complained about Gov Nujafi and neglect
Part of Kurd-Al Hadbaa dispute
(Musings On Iraq article on Kurd-Al Hadbaa dispute in Ninewa)
(Musings On Iraq article on Al-Hadbaa taking over Ninewa council)
(Musings On Iraq article Kurd-Al Hadbaa dispute in Ninewa continues)
2009 Report Asaib Ahl Al-Haq demanded release of its members from jail and to run in elections in
return for releasing 5 Brits it kidnapped
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2009 PM Maliki said he gave up with outreach to Saudis Said futile and made Iraq look weak
2009 Last British troops withdrew from Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2011 Protests and clashes in Ramadi after raid killed police chief ISF said he was linked to ISI Residents
complained about army raids
2011 ISF raided protest organization HQ in Baghdad arresting 11 activists
2011 Report PM Maliki turning to Asaib Ahl Al-Haq to counter Sadrists in Baghdad and southern Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2012 KRG PM Barzani compared PM Maliki to Saddam claiming Kurds were being expelled from Diyala
and Kirkuk
2012 Meeting in Irbil with Speaker Nujafi Allawi Sadr spokesman and Kurds over no confidence vote
against PM Maliki
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2013 Security ops against ISIS in Anbar Ninewa Diyala Salahaddin Babil Baghdad
2014 ISIS killed 8 Naqshibandi fighters in Baiji
2014 Peshmerga Min punished Peshmerga who protested not getting paid in Sulaymaniya
2014 Iraqi intelligence received report on neighborhoods in Mosul ISIS would attack in June
2015 New U.N. resolution to try to crackdown on IS smuggling of antiquities from Iraq and Syria
2015 Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander killed near Ramadi
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)
(Musings On Iraq book review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)
2015 Reinforcements arrived to try to take back Ramadi Wouldn’t happen until Feb 2016
2016 PM Abadi approved parliament’s dismissal of Ninewa Gov Nujafi
2017 Attack on final section of Mosul under IS control began

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