Monday, September 2, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 2


1922 Turkish troops tested border with Iraq Seized Rania in Sulaymaniya after four days of fighting
1980 Iraq-Iran border clash at Qasr-e-Shirin in central Iran across from Diyala province
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1987 UN Sec Gen tried to mediate end to 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)
1991 UN Resolution 712 said that money should be released for buying food and supplies for Iraqi civilians
1996 US began 2 days of cruise missile attacks on targets in Nasiriya in retaliation for Iraqi forces helping
KDP vs PUK and invading Irbil
1996 Iraqi army withdrew from most of Kurdistan after helping KDP against PUK
1996 Barzani interviewed on BBC Said Saddam was president of Iraq KDP had not left Iraq If deal could be
made with Baghdad it would happen
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
1996 US extended southern no fly zone farther north
2002 Bush told PM Blair Iraq had WMD and unclear how quickly it could get nukes
2002 NSC met to discuss how to approach UN on Iraq Sec State Powell wanted new inspections VP
Cheney said that would be useless Bush decided to ask for new inspections
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
2002 Bush told NSC he wanted Congressional resolution for use of force vs Iraq Thought would be easy
with elections coming 
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2003 Zarqawi car bomb hit Baghdad police HQ killing 1 wounding 20
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2003 Abdul Aziz al-Hakim blamed lax US security for death of his brother Ayatollah Hakim
2003 Bush agreed to talk with UN about multi-national force helping with security in Iraq Effort failed
2004 2 Americans Jack Henlsey and Eugene Armstrong and Briton Kenneth Bigley kidnapped by Zarqawi
in Baghdad
2006 20 Anbar sheikhs told US forces they were forming Emergency Council to fight Al Qaeda in
Iraq Said would work with US and wanted Anbar governor dismissed
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar Gov Alwani)
(Musings On Iraq article on change in perceptions that led to Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)
(Musings On Iraq book review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)
2006 Iraq CIA station chief told Iraq Survey Group Interior Ministry running death squads and torturing
people
2006 Fin Min Jabr told Iraq Survey Group corruption under control due to Board of Supreme Audit
(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector Gen for Iraq Reconstruction Bowen on corruption in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq interview with fmr anti-graft official Vincent Foulk on corruption in Iraq)
2007 Bush admin official said US now working around PM Maliki because he was unwilling to reconcile
Said US pushing for elections Maliki opposed US focusing on local reconciliation
2007 Report Head of Natl Reconciliation Comm Safa said afraid US creating Sunni militias with sahwa that
would fight govt UK Gen working on reconciliation said insurgents reluctant to join sahwa because afraid Maliki govt would turn on them
2007 UK Gen Cross said he raised concerns about postwar planning with Sec Def Rumsfeld who dismissed
warnings Told Rumsfeld reconstruction should be internationalized and said more troops needed Said US war plan fatally flawed
(Musings On Iraq book review Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq)
2008 Deadline for all displaced squatters to leave Baghdad set by PM Maliki Threatened legal action against
those that didn’t leave Little compliance
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki’s deadline to squatters/displaced)
2014 Peshmerga recaptured Zumar Ninewa
2014 Relatives of Camp Speicher massacre stormed parliament and demanded explanations for what
happened
2014 ISI released video beheading of US reporter Steven Slotoff Threatened to kill UK hostage if US didn’t
withdraw from Iraq
2014 US sent another 250 troops for force protection to Iraq
2015 Protesters surrounded Najaf provincial council building and tried to sack it
2017 Kurdish Asayesh accused of executing up to 375 IS suspects that just surrendered to them in Ninewa
(Musings On Iraq article on Kurdish executions)
2018 Protest in Basra City Hawir Nahr Bin Omar oil field Saibah gas field Shatt al-Arab and Garmat Ali
over water crisis in Basra Protesters handed over demands for reforms and services in Muthanna and Health workers protested not being paid in Dhi Qar and Qadisiyah

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