Sunday, July 28, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 28


1920 US complained 2nd time to England about San Remo agreement that divided Iraq’s oil between
England and France
1927 British report Difficult to settle Assyrians in north because land already inhabited
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1959 Qasim govt disbanded communist led Federation of Trade Unions, arrested members Part of
            push back against communist influence
(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)
1982 Iran made fifth attack in Basra as part of Op Ramadan but failed
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1982 During Iranian Op Ramadan Ayatollah Baqir al-Hakim crossed into Iraq from Iran
            Called for uprising vs Saddam
(Musings On Iraq history of Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq)
1983 Iraq counterattack against Iran Op Wa al-Fajr 2 with heliborne assault that recaptured Mount
Kerde Mand in Iraqi Kurdistan
(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 Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1990 Bush letter to Saddam asked him not to use force in region and hoped for continued good US-Iraq
relations Pentagon tried to block Bush note to Saddam fearing an Iraq invasion of Kuwait
1990 CIA briefed Bush warning that Iraq was going to invade Kuwait
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
1996 Iranian Revolutionary Guard entered Kurdistan to fight the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran
but also to support the PUK against the KDP Guard went 40 miles into Kurdistan and stayed 72 hours When withdrew left behind weapons for PUK
2002 PM Blair told Bush UK would be with US on Iraq but had to consider difficulties and work on politics
of war
(Musings On Iraq article Chilcot Report Volume 2 Sec 3.3 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options April to July 2002)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 3.4 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options, Late July to 14 September 2002)
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2002 Wash Post article on Iraq war plans Said many in military wanted containment of Iraq
2003 Blair govt accused of crimes against humanity for Iraq war in Greek court
2004 68 killed in suicide car bomb on police center Baquba Diyala
2007 US Inspector General found from 2005-07 Iraqi govt only accepted 435 out of 2797 reconstruction
projects Since Maliki govt took power in 06 had accepted few if any projects Finance Min Jabr blamed for not releasing money to take over projects US spent $90 mil to fix 2 turbines at Dora power plant Iraqis didn’t know how to work turbines and used wrong fuel Iraqi govt wouldn’t accept project Meant US turning over projects to provincial and city govts that didn’t have money or know how to run them Problem was US didn’t include Iraqis in projects who had no say in what was built
2008 3 female suicide bombers hit Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad’s Karrada 32 dead 100
            wounded
(Musings On Iraq article on female suicide bombing in Karrada)
2008 Suicide bomber attacked Kurds protesting provincial election results in Kirkuk 24 killed Crowd burned
down Turkmen Front office and attacked Arab councilman’s house afterward
(Musings On Iraq article on Kurdish protests and violence in Kirkuk)
2017 Protest in Baghdad Governor said demos legitimate and trying to improve services
            Also demo in Muthanna over electricity
2018 Protests in Baghdad outside West Qurna 1 oil field in Basra

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