Saturday, August 24, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 24


1922 On anniversary of King Faisal’s coronation opposition gave him a petition calling for an
assembly to draft a constitution, elections for a parliament, and independence for Iraq
1922 UK High Commissioner for Iraq Sir Percy Cox met by anti-British slogans being chanted outside
palace During celebration Haras Party leader Basir gave anti-British speech Cox demanded King punish perpetrators
1986 Ayatollah Khomeini said Iran had to fight until victory and Saddam deposed
1988 Iran and Iraq started peace talks in Geneva to officially end Iran-Iraq War
(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)
1988 Start of 6th and final Anfal campaign focused upon destroying KDP bases in Dohuk KDP HQ attacked
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
1990 PLO Foreign Minister Qaddumi said PLO supported Iraq against colonialists
1995 UK intel report said Iraq had hidden much of its nuke program destroyed its SCUDs didn’t have
hidden chemical stockpile
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
1998 US Intel said Iraq was connected to Al Qaeda chemical plant Clinton admin bombed in Sudan
2000 Iraq rejected new UN inspectors and Resolution 1284
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
2003 Ayatollah Hakim wounded in bombing at his Najaf office Some blamed Sadr for attack in growing
inter-Shiite rivalry
2003 Bremer admitted US not doing a good job securing Iraq’s borders
2004 Panel found Rumsfeld’s orders on interrogations contributed to abuse of prisoners in Iraq Found that
US underestimated need for prisons in postwar Iraq then didn’t attempt to solve the problem Contradicted White House claim that Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal was act of a few prison guards Found Abu Ghraib prison abuse was not part of an intelligence gathering operation
2005 Report EFP attacks upon US forces showed Iranian and Hezbollah arming militias in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2005 Police took away 36 Sunnis from Hurriya Baghdad tortured killed them and dumped bodies along
Iranian border Judge blamed Volcano Brigade commander but nothing done to him
(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)
2006 PM Maliki banned TV channels from showing bloodshed caused by the war
2007 Natl Intel Estimate on Iraq said security improving unevenly No reconciliation
2007 Report Pentagon plan to restart state owned enterprises by getting US businesses to buy Iraqi products
            failed
2007 Iraqi Red Crescent and International Organization for Migration reported that number of displaced
grew during Surge from 499,000 in Feb 07 to 1.1 mil in Aug 07 100,000 fleeing per month
2008 PM Maliki broke deal with Kurds and moved ISF into Khanaqin east Diyala Kurds organized
demonstrations in response
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki’s pressuring Kurds in Diyala)
2009 Sadrists ISCI Jaafari announced creation of National Alliance
(Musings On Iraq The New National Alliance And Other Political Maneuverings)
2015 Sadr said his followers should join Friday protests in Baghdad on Aug 28
(Musings On Iraq interview with Cambridge’s Michael Clark on Sadr, protests and PM Abadi’s reforms)
2015 Sit in protests in Basra ended when govt promised to meet their demands Were not met

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