Sunday, August 4, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 4


1933 French deported Assyrians who had fled to Syria Iraqi troops sent to meet Assyrians and disarm
them Assyrians attacked army camp upon return to Iraq believing army was going to kill them 33 soldiers killed 40 wounded Over 500 Assyrians crossed back into Syria and were arrested by French Assyrians caught on Iraqi side were executed by army
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1963 Govt troops captured Barzan and Mazna in offensive against KDP in Kurdistan
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1970 Saddam visited Soviet Union and asked for debt relief Also for Moscow to stop aiding Kurds Soviets
agreed
1986 VP Bush used Egyptian Pres Mubarak to pass message to Iraq that it should expand air campaign
against Iran
(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)
1990 Bush met Kuwait emir Sabah and said US would free Kuwait and return emir to power
1990 Joint statement by US and Soviet Union condemned Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait and called for
withdrawal
1990 European Community imposed sanctions on Iraq for invasion of Kuwait
1990 Iraq announced Provisional Government of Free Kuwait
1990 King Hussein said Saddam was a patriot and wanted good Jordan-Iraq relations
1990 White House went over military plans in response to Kuwait invasion Included 200,000-250,000
troops deploying to Saudi Arabia
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
1990 Bush said goal of deploying US forces to Persian Gulf was to protect Saudi Arabia
1990 Mukhabarat agents flown into Kuwait to run internal security
1991 Baath ordered property in Kirkuk to be given to Arabs and building over 2700 new homes for them
1992 Iraqi army shelled Kurdish positions in Kirkuk
1998 Saddam ended cooperation with UN inspectors Kept monitoring system in tact Saddam demanded
inspectors reflect rotating membership of Security Council and offices be moved to Geneva or Vienna and out of NY to not be influenced by US
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
(Musings On Iraq article Charles Duelfer’s Account Of The End Of The 1990s U.N. Inspections)
2002 UnderSecDefArmsControl Bolton told BBC US didn’t care whether new UN inspections happened
because goal was regime change in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
2002 Fmr National Sec Adv Brent Scowcroft came out against invading Iraq
2003 US reopened Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad
2004 Mahdi Army shot down US helicopter in Sadr City Police chief there led celebration for its downing
2004 Sec State Powell told UK Foreign Sec Straw that security in Sunni areas of Iraq was worse than
thought Said it was an indigenous movement with good intel to adapt to situation on the ground
2005 Report large shipment of EFPs captured in northern Iraq coming from Iran
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2006 Sec State Rice said US making progress Iraq strategy not failing US had to stay the course Privately
Rice thought strategy failing
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2008 Flyers posted in Baghdad’s Dora warning Shiite families not to return to district Up to 50% of Shiite
families had been driven out during civil war
(Musings On Iraq article on anti-Shiite flyers in Baghdad’s Dora)
2015 2 Protests in Sulaymaniya province over lack of services that led to clash with police Over 30 wounded
Also demo in Maysan
2017 Thousands protested in Baghdad over corruption called for by Sadr
2018 8th day sit-in protest West Qurna 1 oil field 7th day sit-in in Muthanna Protest ended in Husseiniya
Baghdad Demonstrations in Dhi Qar Qadisiya 2 others in Basra

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