Tuesday, March 2, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 2


1981 Islamic Conf Organization met with Saddam Said he wanted ceasefire in war and wanted to

know what Khomeini wanted

1984 Iraqis used mustard gas against Iranians to try to turn them back in Basra marshes Was able to

gain bridgehead on South Majnoon island

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)

1986 Iraq made another attempt to retake Faw Peninsula in Basra Failed

(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 review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)

(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)

1989 VP Bush told Iraq that it could buy dual use equipment for its WMD program from US

(Musings On Iraq Origins Of Iraq’s WMD Programs)

1991 Shiite revolt spread to Suq al-Shuyukh and Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar after Gulf War

1991 Shiite rebels attacked military intelligence headquarters in Basra Rebels started executing Baathists

            and security personnel

(Musings On Iraq interview with National Univ of Singapore’s Fanar Haddad on the Impact of the 1991 Uprising)

(Musings On Iraq Remembering The 1991 Uprising In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Saddam’s View of Iraq’s 1991 Uprising)

(Ahulbayt Video on 1991 Uprising)

1991 Iraqi Hammurabi Div ordered to move north from Basra to help put down uprising Fired upon

            US 24th Inf Div breaking Gulf War ceasefire Was destroyed by US

1991 UN Resolution 686 required Iraq to accept 12 previous UN resolutions on Kuwait pay reparations

end annexation of Kuwait release POWs return stolen property

1991 Report UNICEF warned of cholera epidemic and malnutrition amongst Iraqi children

because of sanctions

1992 UN investigation found that govt had executed hundreds of Shiites in southern marshes in recent


1992 Peshmerga launched counterattack upon Iraqi army in Kalak 60 killed

1993 After southern no fly zone created Iraqi forces began shelling and attacking southern marsh


1995 US intercepted Iraqi report that it had uncovered INC-KDP-PUK uprising White House had

not been informed about plan NSC ordered CIA to withdraw any support for plan

(Musings On Iraq review of Iraq In The Eye of the Storm)

1998 UN Resolution 1154 allowed weapons inspectors at Iraq’s presidential palaces US was hoping to

cause a confrontation to strike Iraq

1998 Jesse Helm advisor Danielle Pletka organized Senate hearing on overthrowing Saddam Chalabi

testified Said he represented Iraq people Said CIA couldn’t determine leadership of Iraq only Iraqis could Claimed he had following inside Iraq Pushed INC revolt plan to overthrow Saddam

(Musings On Iraq review The Man Who Pushed America To War, The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi)

(Musings On Iraq review Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi and the Selling of the Iraq War)

1999 Wash Post reported that US intelligence was using UN inspectors to spy on Iraq something it

denied in Feb

(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors and CIA Spying On Iraq In The 90s)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq In The Eye of the Storm)

2003 Senior admin official told NY Times UN weapons inspectors would not lead to anything

(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)

2003 Report US and UK increased air strikes in Iraq as part of no fly zone Were trying to weaken air

defenses before invasion

2004 5 Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide bombers hit Karbala and Khadimiya during Ashura killing 270

wounding 570

(Musings On Iraq review Suicide Bombers In Iraq, The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom)

2007 300 ISI attacked funeral in Amiriya Fallujah for Feb 27 bombing of mosque attended by

Awakening leader Led to major battle between ISI vs Awakening police and army

(Musings On Iraq The Demise But Not Death of Al Qaeda In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq How A Change In Perceptions Led To The Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq review Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)

(Musings On Iraq review The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)

(Musings On Iraq review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

2008 Mahdi Army and ISCI controlled ISF announced ceasefire in Nasiriya after 10 killed and 60

wounded in fighting between two sides

2009 Report Kurds asked US military to stay in Kurdistan because afraid PM Maliki would move

against them once Americans withdrew

2009 Head of Iran’s Expediency Council Rafsanjani came to Iraq for 5 days Pushed Shiite parties

to reform United Alliance for 2010 elections

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2015 Offensive to free Tikrit from IS began

2018 2nd report that General Dynamics withdrew most of its maintenance crews for Iraqi army’s Abrams

because Hashd had some of the tanks

(Musings On Iraq Iraqi Army Supplied Pro-Iran Hashd With US Abrams Tanks)

2020 Mohammed Allawi resigned as premier designate after failing to get parliament to

            approve his cabinet

(Musings On Iraq Allawi Gives Up Forming Govt As Iraqi Elite Fail Again) 


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