Wednesday, August 21, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 22

1973 Sheikh Jabir al-Sabah visited Iraq and again offered to talk about Iraq-Kuwait border dispute
Iraq demanded 2 islands from Kuwait which it refused
1991 Bush announced no fly zone over southern Iraq to stop Saddam offensive to clear out southern
1995 UN interviewed Hussein Kamal former Industry Min and Saddam’s son-in-law that defected to
Jordan Kamal said Iraq hid its WMD and nuke programs from inspectors but all programs ended after Gulf War US and UN didn’t believe Kamal’s claim that Iraq had ended its programs Were convince Iraq would always hide WMD
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
1996 Massoud Barzani wrote Saddam asking for help to fight PUK and their Iranian backers in Irbil Tariq
Aziz released letter
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2003 Bush said Iraq war had transformed to one against Baathists and Al Qaeda
2003 Australian intel officer testified to parliament no pre-war evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda ties and Iraq’s
WMD contained Said US flooded with disinformation by anti-Saddam Iraqis before war
2005 Incomplete draft constitution presented to parliament Given another extension to finish draft
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
2005 Report Abu Mustafa Sheibani running arms for Iranian Revolutionary Guard to Shiite militias in Iraq
including EFPs
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)
(Musings On Iraq book review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2005 Board of Supreme Audit report leaked to press Nearly half of $1.27 bil spent by Def Min disappeared
in 1st 8 months of Allawi govt Found Allawi’s office and Def Min gave no bid defense contracts to middlemen paid up front in cash
(Musings On Iraq book review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
2006 Sheikh Abu Risha met with US and asked for more financing and more raids on insurgents
(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)
2007 1920 Revolution Brigade leader killed by ISI in Baquba His mosque was destroyed and 15 people
kidnapped as well
2009 Iraqi govt said it was arresting Baathists involved in Aug 18 Baghdad bombings when it was actually
(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Can’t Get Its Story Straight On Aug 18 Bombings)
2014 ISF and Asaib Ahl Al-Haq raided mosque in Diyala and killed worshippers
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
(Musings On Iraq Iran And Its Shiite Militias Mobilize In Iraq Interview With Phillip Smyth)
2015 Gunmen in military uniforms attacked sit in protesters in Basra Police did nothing
2015 Riot police broke up protests in Hillah beating them Used water hoses

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