Sunday, October 27, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 27


1982 Saddam ordered increased attacks upon Iranian cities 3 SCUD missiles fired at Dezful
(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)
1984 Iraq restored diplomatic relations with US which ended in Oct 1967
1992 Report before Gulf War Bush admin approved sale of computers and software to Iraq that were
used on missile and supergun programs
1992 Opposition meeting in Salahaddin Kurdistan called for democratic and federal Iraq Made INC
umbrella organization with ethnosectarian quotas
(Musings On Iraq article on 1992 Salahaddin meeting)
1992 PUK KDP PKK signed ceasefire after PUK and KDP helped Turks attack PKK
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
2002 US intel complained to press Pentagon using own intel on Iraq and relying upon INC too
much
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2003 Bremer returned to DC to discuss his long term plan for Iraq which White House had turned
against
(Musings On Iraq book review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)
2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld told Bremer of plan to return Iraq sovereignty by Apr 04 Bremer said needed new
Iraqi govt and constitution 1st
2003 Bush at NSC meeting said US had to stay the course in Iraq Gen Abizaid said US had to bring
back ex-Iraqi soldiers to rebuild army Bremer said too risky Natl Sec Adv Rice said insurgency desperate and not going to succeed
2003 Zarqawi bombed Red Cross HQ and 4 police stations in Baghdad Sixth attack foiled 35 dead
and 244 injured at start of Ramadan
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2003 Saddam called on insurgents to attack Iraqi security forces rather than US led coalition
2003 U.S. military blamed foreign fighters for spate of Baghdad bombings Day before denied foreign
fighters important in capital Said insurgents were paying 10 times as much for people to carry out attacks against US forces
2003 UnderSecDef Feith provided evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda ties his office had collected to Senate
Intel Comm Feith told comm Iraqi govt knew Zarqawi entered Iraq in 2002
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2003 Bush told press that violence in Iraq desperate act and sign that US was making progress
2004 Report number of IEDs being planted in Iraq went from 500 per months in May and June 04 to
1,000 by Oct 04
2005 Baghdad insurgent leader told Guardian he supported voting on Constitution and opposed Al
Qaeda in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2007 Gen Petraeus said ISI no longer had any strongholds in central Baghdad Said ops in Baghdad Belt
responsible Said harder to root out militias
2007 Report Winter 06 Sadiya Baghdad was being cleansed of Sunnis by Mahdi Army and Interior Min’s
Wolf Brigade Half population fled US troops arrived during Surge Were attacked by police US hired Sunnis into police PM Maliki govt objected
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)
2008 Iranian agent arrested attempting to infiltrate into eastern Basra 3rd such incident in Oct
(Musings On Iraq article on Iranian infiltration into Iraq)
2011 Salahaddin council voted to start process to become a federal region Maliki blocked move
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2015 60 members of State of Law sent letter to PM Abadi demanding answers about his reforms organized
by VP Maliki
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)
2017 Ceasefire announced between federal and Kurdish forces to allow for talks after independence
            referendum
(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Ups Ante Attempting To Seize Control Of Kurds’ Oil Pipeline)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

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