Thursday, August 29, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 29

1922 Turkish troops testing border with Iraq attacked Rania in Sulaymaniya
1987 Iraq attacked 2 Iranian merchant ships 40 ships hit by both Iran and Iraq in next 2 weeks
(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 Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)
1988 Bazi Gorge in Kurdistan attacked by Iraqi forces with chemical weapons killing around 3,000 Kurds
during Anfal campaign
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
1996 Iraqi National Accord discovered impending Iraqi attack on Kurdistan and KDP had made deal with
2002 Bush signed Iraq: Goals, Objectives, Strategy that said US would use all means to remove Saddam
Said US would work with Iraqi exiles and not occupy Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy Tragedy)
(Musings On Iraq book review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)
2002 Bush and PM Blair talked about tough UN resolution on Iraq disarmament and how Saddam wouldn't
comply leading to conflict
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 3.4 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options, Late July to 14 September 2002)
2002 VP Cheney spoke at Veterans of Korea War about Iraq threat Said Iraqis would welcome US invasion
with joy
2002 UK Foreign Office paper said rebuilding Iraq would be a long and costly affair
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2002 IAEA spokesman in London Times no evidence Iraq rebuilding nuclear facilities Would be easy to
find by spy satellites
(Musings On Iraq article on how poor US intel work led to claim Iraq rebuilt its nuclear weapons program)
2002 Pres Chirac said France opposed unilateral and pre-emptive action by US against Iraq
2003 SCIRI head Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim killed in Najaf Imam Ali shrine car bombing by Zarqawi 125
killed 500 wounded Bomb driven by Yassin Jarrad father of Zarqawi’s second wife
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2007 Sadr announced freeze of Mahdi Army after fighting with Badr in Karbala Sadrists said some Mahdi
Army following Iran and freeze would allow purge
(Musings On Iraq article on Sadr freezing Mahdi Army)
2007 Gen Petraeus wrote about Anbar Awakening and Sahwa and how they improved security in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
2008 PM Maliki in confrontation with KRG warned that if Peshmerga operated outside of Kurdistan they
would be breaking the law
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki dispute with Kurds over disputed areas)
2009 Interior Min announced it arrested 14 ISI members behind Aug 18 Baghdad bombings PM Maliki had
blamed Baathists and Syria
(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Can’t Get Its Story Straight On Aug 18 Bombings)
2016 KDP-PUK delegation went to Baghdad Talked about Kurdish independence and Battle of Mosul Pres
            Barzani said status quo couldn’t continue and Kurds needed independence
2017 Anbar council elected Halbusi new governor after finally dismissing Governor Rawi on corruption
after 3 tries
2017 Kirkuk council voted to be included in Kurdistan independence referendum Condemned by Arab and
Turkmen politicians
2018 Protests in Dhi Qar and Baghdad for jobs and reform and one in Basra demanding ISF member that
killed a demonstrator be arrested

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