Tuesday, September 3, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 3

1958 Qasim govt gave amnesty to Kurdish rebels
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1981 Iranian attack pushed back Iraqi forces in central front in thrust to retake Qasr e-Shirin
1986 Iran started Op Karbala 3 attacking Fao Peninsula and Majnoon Island Built bridge across Shatt al-
Arab Didn’t gain much
1986 Iraq recaptured Umaya oil platform in Basra
1987 Iran Op Fath 10 Iranian army and KDP attacked Iraqi 33rd and 45th Div’s supply lines Kurdistan
(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 The Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1988 Iraqi army said it recaptured all territory lost to Kurdish rebels
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
1990 Def Sec Cheney told Senate comm White House didn’t need anymore congressional authorization to
take action vs Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)
1996 2nd day of US cruise missile strikes on Iraq for Saddam helping KDP vs PUK and invading Irbil
1996 Iraq retaliated against US cruise missile attack by firing at US UK and French planes patrolling
northern No Fly Zone
1997 UK intel report said Iraq was still hiding parts of its biological weapons program
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
2002 PM Blair press conference said Saddam threat because of WMD that had to be dealt with
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2002 White House Iraq Group met for 1st time Decided on 1st propaganda campaign to promote war with
argument Iraq could get a nuclear bomb and the smoking gun could be a mushroom cloud Campaign started Sep 8
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
2002 White House Iraq Group decided to ask for Congressional resolution of force vs Iraq before midterm
2002 Iraqi opposition met with US officials in London to draft part of Future of Iraq Project
2002 UK Amb to UN warned that body did not believe in using force against Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 3.4 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options, Late July to 14 September 2002)
2003 1st post-Saddam Iraq cabinet sworn in with 17 new ministers
2003 US forces gave southern and central Iraq security to Multi-National Force under Polish command
2003 CPA Order 28 created Iraqi Civil Defense Corps as separate from police and army but would be folded
into ISF later
2003 EU Japan US World Bank agreed to create trust fund for reconstruction funds for Iraq independent of
2003 UK intel report on security in Iraq Said security would remain poor and could get worse in next year
leading to more spectacular attacks Former regime elements Islamists main threats Said Islamists now saw Iraq was the main front for Jihad
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2006 US Dep Iraq Cmdr Gen Chiarelli told Iraq Survey Group US needed reconciliation and political not
military solution
2006 US Cmdr training ISF Gen Dempsey told Iraq Survey Group Iraq needed reconciliation otherwise
training useless
2007 PM Maliki said new deBaathification law would be sent to parliament Law wasn’t passed until 2008
2007 Baghdad took control of Basra Palace as British troops withdrew from central Basra
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2007 Bush made surprise visit to Anbar to meet with Sheikh Abu Risha of Awakening
2008 ISF began removing displaced squatters in Baghdad and helped them return to their homes Govt
claimed 275 families returned to homes showing plan worked
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki policy on squatters/displaced)
2018 New parliament met for 1st session 2 opposing camps led by Sadr-Abadi vs Amiri-Maliki each claimed
to have largest bloc Issue left to Supreme Court to decide matter
2018 3 Protests in northern and central Basra over services 1 killed by ISF 

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