Friday, August 23, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 23


1922 King Faisal struck by appendicitis with no PM or govt UK High Commissioner Cox ruled
until king returned Cox deported and exiled opposition leaders banned opposition parties and papers Silenced opposition and Shiite leaders
1924 American Consul in Iraq said King Faisal had no popular support and many were openly opposed to          him
1952 Communist led strike at Basra port over pay Broken up by police Started year of protests called the
Intifada
(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)
1962 Govt census in Jazeera listed 120,000 Kurds as aliens during Kurdish revolt
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1986 1000 Turkish soldiers invaded Kurdistan Captured 40 KDP Peshmerga
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
1988 UN said that Iraq used poison gas in attack on Oshnaviyeh Iran on Aug 2 that wounded around 2,600
civilians 7th time UN documented use of WMD by Iraq
(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 Saddam appeared on state TV with western hostages in Iraq Told them they were being held to
prevent war
1996 Barzani said KDP stopped PUK offensive captured or killed 400 PUK Peshmerga
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2002 UK intel said it knew little about Iraq’s WMD since 1988
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 CPA created Dep of Border Enforcement but gave it little money to control Iraq’s borders
2003 Turkmen protested in Kirkuk city over Turkmen being killed Turned violent 3 killed 15-20 wounded
2005 US embassy report said Gen Casey’s plan for handing off security to Iraq had no chance of succeeding
and argued for counterinsurgency to defeat insurgency
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2005 Sunni members of constitutional committee said they rejected draft Said committee didn’t create
consensus on draft
2005 Members of Allawi’s Iraqi National Accord also voiced concerns over draft constitution
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2006 Gen Barbero Joint Chief deputy chief of ops said Iran training funding arming Iraqi militias
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2006 UK Intel report Said Maliki govt unable to deal with militias because afraid of break up of United Iraqi
Alliance
2008 Report 2 Mahdi Army men said Hezbollah training the militia in Lebanon
(Musings On Iraq article on Iranian and Hezbollah training of Iraqi militias)
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
2009 Baghdad Operations Command aired taped confession of man who said he was a Baathist and
involved in Aug 18 Baghdad bombings Said attack ordered by Syria Was actually done by ISI
(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Can’t Get Its Story Straight On Aug 18 Bombings)
2015 Police opened fire on demonstrations in Babil wounding 4

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