Saturday, June 29, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 29

1923 Mujtahids Isfahani and Nayini arrived in Karbala in protest march against deportation of cleric
Khalisi but only two other mujtahids joined them
1932 Assyrian leader Mar Shimun issued letter telling Assyrian Levies to stop resigning Not all listened
Over 400 still resigned
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1947 Baghdad hung four of Barzani’s lieutenants and arrested his brother Shekh Ahmed
1966 Baghdad-Kurdish deal called for recognition of Kurds in constitution and autonomy Never
implemented but stopped war
1966 Some 10,000 killed and 80,000 displaced during fighting between Kurds and govt from 1961-1966
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1982 Iraq claimed it had withdrawn all its troops from Iranian territory Iraq still held border areas between
Qasr e-Shriin and Fakkeh in center across from Diyala
1988 Iraq continued push into Mawat Valley Kurdistan and then towards Iranian border
(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)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1992 Attempted coup by 4 officers in Republican Guard put down by Saddam 150 Republican Guard
officers executed and dismissed in aftermath
2003 Report Sec State Powell misrepresented recording of Republican Guard in Feb 03 UN speech to make
it seem like they were trying to hide WMD
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
2003 FmrAmb Wilson claimed it unlikely British intel didn’t receive CIA reporting that Iraq-Niger uranium
papers were fake Claimed he saw fake Iraq-Niger docs He didn’t Also had no knowledge of CIA-British intel sharing
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 1st UN inspector chief Ekeus OpEd said Iraq’s strategic rational for WMD was Iran not the US or west
2003 Ekeus OpEd said Iraq learned from Iran-Iraq War its chemical weapons quickly deteriorated
2003 Ekeus OpEd Iraq changed its WMD policy after Gulf War to stop producing and focus upon design
and engineering
2003 Ekeus OpEd Iraq started just in time WMD program to work on infrastructure and then produce
chemical weapons right before war
2003 Ekeus OpEd said Iraq’s WMD threat was in its research know how and production facilities
2003 1st UN weapons inspector Ekeus OpEd said letting Saddam stay in power with WMD know how was a
2004 New PM Allawi announced Saddam and 11 others would face trial for their crimes under Saddam’s
2006 VP Cheney stood by his claim that the insurgency was in its “last throes” in 2005 Said people would
look back at 2005 as a turning point in Iraq Said US underestimated the insurgency and damage Saddam’s rule did to Iraq
2006 US military said most captured foreign fighters in Iraq came from Egypt, Syria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia
in that order
(Musings On Iraq article on Saudi role in insurgency)
2007 Bush speech on Iraq at Naval War College mentioned Al Qaeda 27 times Said Al Qaed attacked US on
9/11 and was now in Iraq Part of White House media campaign to gain support for Surge US military press releases on Iraq mentioned Al Qaeda 33 times in a week
2007 Iraqi Accordance Front ministers boycotted cabinet Demanded investigation into Culture Min
2008 Maliki promised Jabouri tribe limited autonomy in return for their support
2008 Female suicide bomber hit Sahwa council in Baquba
(Musings On Iraq article on female suicide bombers)
2014 ISIS spokesman Adnani Promise of Allah statement said would form the caliphate under Caliph
Ibrahim Said that all Muslims had to give allegiance to the caliphate
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2017 Nouri Mosque Mosul liberated by Iraqi forces where IS’s Baghdadi declared the caliphate in 2014
2017 1st protest of summer over services led by Sadrists in Najaf Burned building Led to police shooting at
crowd 4 dead 20 wounded

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