Monday, August 5, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 5


1933 Iraqi army swept through Jebel Behkair executed any Assyrians found
(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 Communists organized huge protest in Baghdad for federal union with United Arab Republic
and Yemen and against immediate union which was pushed by pan-Arab officers, Nasserists and Baathists
(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)
1968 Pres Bakr govt announced amnesty for KDP rebels Reconciliation attempt by new Bakr govt
with Kurds
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1980 Saddam went to Riyad to tell King Khalid Iraq was going to invade Iran and asked for financial
backing King questioned war and was afraid of repercussions Said Saudi military was weak and was afraid of Soviet intervention Couldn’t change Saddam’s mind and gave him tacit support
1983 Iraq counterattack in Mehran central front aimed at recapturing lost territory in Iranian Op
Wa al-Fajar 3
(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 Pres Bush said Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait would not stand
1990 Saudi King asked for briefing on US military plans to respond to Kuwait invasion Sec Def
Cheney went to get basing rights
1990 NSC meeting Bush said that Kuwait problem wouldn’t be solved until Saddam removed and
defending Saudis and invading Kuwait two different things
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
1991 2,000 Turkish troops invaded 3 districts of Kurdistan in retaliation for PKK attack in Turkey
KDP and PUK supported Turkey PKK criticized them for doing so
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2002 CENTCOM cmdr Gen Franks briefed Bush on latest Iraq war plans Had original Generated Start plan Running Start which would have quicker build up and new Hybrid Plan which would be immediate start to war
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
2002 Sec State Powell told Bush that Iraq invasion would dominate 1st term and US would be responsible
for Iraq afterward Powell said US had to go through UN to disarm Iraq and build international coalition Bush said wanted coalition
(Musings On Iraq article on Part I Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Planning for Postwar Iraq September 2001 to May 2003)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld announced US forces had been finding buried Iraqi fighter jets in desert Explained
why Iraqi air force didn't fight during invasion
(Musings On Iraq article on why Iraq buried its jets before the 2003 invasion)
2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld said “Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence” about Iraq’s WMD not
found yet
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld said death of Uday and Qusay Hussein showed Iraq that Baathists not returning to
power
2004 US Cmdr in Iraq Gen Casey issued first military campaign plan for Iraq since 2003 invasion
Said US had to confront insurgency Build Iraqi forces Persuade Sunnis to give up insurgency Rebuild country
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
(Musings On Iraq book review Nights in the Pink Motel, An American Strategist’s Pursuit of Peace in Iraq on writing campaign plan for Gen Casey)
2004 Sadr called for his followers to rise up against the US occupation
(Musings On Iraq article on 2nd battle of Najaf)
(Musings On Iraq book review Battle For The City Of The Dead)
2004 Mahdi Army attacked main police station in Najaf city and US forces in Baghdad starting 2nd
Battle of Najaf
(Musings On Iraq book review US Marines in Battle An-Najaf August 20014)
2004 Anbar governor resigned after his son was kidnapped by insurgents
2005 US said that EFPs were being shipped from Iran into Iraq to attack American forces
(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 of State Rice told Bush Iraqis pulling their country apart
2015 Protests in Sulaymaniya over lack of services broken up by police
2015 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq said it would participate in next protest in Baghdad attempting to co-opt demos
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2018 Report parliamentarian said Iraqi National Intel Service proved voting machines were not secure
2018 Continued sit ins by West Qurna 1 oil field in Basra and Muthanna Protests in Basra City West Qurna
2 and Barjisiya fields Safwan border crossing South Gas Company all in Basra, 2 in Qadisya, Babil

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