Tuesday, July 2, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 2

1975 Iraq and Saudi Arabia agreed to divide neutral zone set up between two countries by British after
WWI to set new border
1982 Iran attacked Penjwin Kurdistan Were stopped
1983 Iranian began op Wa al-Fajr 2 towards Rawanduz Valley in Kurdistan KDP Dawa Badr Brigade took
part Goal was to seize Haj Omran which was KDPI HQ
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1986 Iran Op Karbala 1 pushed Iraqi foces almost back to Iraqi border central front
(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)
1992 Govt began draining southern marshes to force out rebels and displaced
2001 US intel report on confiscated aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy Said did not fit rocket launchers Did
match 1950s German centrifuge design Was untrue
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2002 UK Def Min secretary told PM Blair’s foreign policy adviser Manning US working on military plans to
remove Saddam with no post-war plan and no overall strategy behind it
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 3.4 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options, Late July to 14 September 2002)
2002 UK Def Min Hoon told PM Blair he had to push US to think about postwar Iraq planning
(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 Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 Bush said “Bring em on” when talking about insurgency in Iraq
2003 UK ForSec Straw said political and security situation in Iraq was improving
2003 Baroness Amos wrote report on her Jun 03 trip to Iraq said Baghdad on edge Daily attacks on US
Things getting worse UN was going to cut 1/3 of its staff over lack of security CPA didn’t have staff experienced in nation building in post-conflict societies Said Iraqis needed to be convinced that sovereignty would be returned soon Bremer said he had no set timetable for his political plan
2003 UK intel report on Iraq Various groups competing for power Some using violence Security and living
conditions top priorities for Iraqis Differences could escalate
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2006 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey extended tour of 172nd Stryker Brigade because violence too high in
Baghdad Casey’s plan was to withdraw US forces
2009 State Dept listed Abu Muhandis as a global terrorist
2014 IS head Baghdadi said the caliphate had been established after the humiliation of Muslims
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2017 Protest in Karbala Demanded Electricity Min Fahadawi be dismissed for shortages
2018 Protest outside West Qurna 2 oil field demanding jobs from oil companies 

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