Wednesday, August 7, 2019

This Day in Iraqi History - Aug 7

1933 Kurds began attacking and killing Assyrians in Dohuk and Zakho
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1958 Gen Qasim supported march by Communists against federation of United Arab Republic of Syria and
Egypt Qasim opposed United Arab Republic because rival of Egypt’s Nasser
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Juan Romero on the Qasim govt)
(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)
1988 Iran accepted ceasefire and direct talks with Iraq after implemented in 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 Iraq Interior Minister Wahab visited Kuwait to talk about resolving border between two countries
1990 Iraq declared Kuwait a republic
1990 Saddam victory speech Said Kuwait’s al-Sabahs didn't stand with masses but foreigners and got what
they deserved Said new day for Arabs had arisen from Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait
(Musings On Iraq review the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait)
1990 Saddam told aides that he didn’t fear war with US because all they would do is bomb and rally Arab
world behind Iraq
1990 Bush announced Operation Desert Shield US troops deployed to Saudi Arabia
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
1994 PUK fought with Kurdistan Islamic League along Iranian border
1995 Hussein and Saddam Kamal Saddam’s cousins and sons in law defected to Jordan along with wives
who were Saddam’s daughters Hussein ran Iraq’s WMD programs
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
2001 US Energy Dept said aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy could be for centrifuges but probably for
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2002 VP Cheney said he was skeptical UN inspectors would find anything in Iraq Said Iraq could get a nuke
bomb soon
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
(Musings On Iraq article on how poor US intel work led to claim Iraq rebuilt its nuclear weapons program)
2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice said Saddam was a threat to the US and world
2003 White House said because Bush used Iraq-Africa uranium deal in State of Union rest of govt started
repeating it
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 Zarqawi bombed Jordanian embassy in Baghdad killing 17 wounding 40
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2004 PM Allawi issued amnesty for insurgents with no blood on their hands
2005 Protest in Samawa over lack of jobs, water and electricity turned into a riot outside governor’s office
Broken up by police
2006 US-Iraqi Op Together Forward II started to secure Sunni areas of Baghdad threatened by militias Only
2 of 6 Iraqi army battalions deployed Op failed
2006 Bush said US had strategy for Iraq Privately Bush thought wasn’t working and wanted new one
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2007 Report Basra split between political parties and their militias Fadhila controlled governorship
provincial council Oil Police oil infrastructure and export terminals Sadrists controlled local police Facilities Protection Services Basra Port Authority Sadrists and Iraqi Hezbollah split customs police ISCI controlled intelligence service and police commandos Police said 3-10 political killings and kidnappings a day
2009 ISI document said that it negotiated contract with Communications Ministry to give deal to local
leader in Mosul In return ISI got % of the contract
2009 ISI bombed Turkmen Shiite mosque in Mosul Killed 38 wounded 140
(Musings On Iraq Political Parties Playing Into Hands Of Insurgent Attacks)
2012 KRG re-started oil exports for Baghdad to try to get a new revenue sharing deal with central govt
2012 Turkey’s Foreign Min Davutoglu visited Irbil and then Kirkuk 1st Turkish visit to that city since 1976
2014 Pres Obama announced beginning of bombing campaign against IS in Iraq
2017 Parliament delayed Sep 2017 provincial elections until 2018 Voted to use 1.7% divisor to decide seat
2018 Sit ins continued at West Qurna 1 and 2 oil fields Basra and Dhi Qar and Muthanna Also marches in
Qadisiya Shatt al-Arab and Zubayr in Basra 

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