Wednesday, July 28, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 28


1920 US complained 2nd time to England about San Remo agreement that divided Iraq’s oil between

England and France

1920 War Min Churchill told UK Cmdr in Iraq Gen Haldane no reinforcements were to be had

Told Haldane to consult with chief political officer Wilson to formulate policy to deal with 1920 Revolt

(Musings On Iraq review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern 1927 British report Difficult to settle Assyrians in north because land already inhabited

(Musings On Iraq review The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1959 Qasim govt disbanded communist led Federation of Trade Unions, arrested members Part of

            push back against communist influence

(Musings On Iraq review The Making of Iraq 1900-1963, Capital, Power and Ideology)

(Musings On Iraq 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)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)

1982 Iran made fifth attack in Basra as part of Op Ramadan but failed

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

1982 During Iranian Op Ramadan Ayatollah Baqir al-Hakim crossed into Iraq from Iran

            Called for uprising vs Saddam

(Musings On Iraq history of Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq)

1983 Iraq counterattack against Iran Op Wa al-Fajr 2 with heliborne assault that recaptured Mount

Kerde Mand in Iraqi 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 review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

(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)

1990 Iraq said it was suspending talks with Kuwait over disputes over border and oil

1990 Bush letter to Saddam asked him not to use force in region and hoped for continued good US-Iraq

relations Pentagon tried to block Bush note to Saddam fearing an Iraq invasion of Kuwait

(Musings On Iraq review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)

(Musings On Iraq review Unholy Babylon, The Secret History of Saddam’s War)

(Musings On Iraq review The Outlaw State, Saddam Hussein’s Quest for Power and the Gulf Crisis)

1990 CIA briefed Bush warning that Iraq was going to invade Kuwait

1990 Egyptian intelligence sent report to Pres Mubarak saying Iraq would invade Kuwait within a week

Saddam had assured Mubarak Iraq would not invade Mubarak asked for another report

1990 Jordan’s King Hussein called Kuwait’s emir told him Iraq would not invade

1992 UN inspectors went through Agriculture Min but found nothing as Iraqis had removed all

            WMD docs

(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)

1996 Iranian Revolutionary Guard entered Kurdistan to fight the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran

but also to support the PUK against the KDP Guard went 40 miles into Kurdistan and stayed 72 hours When withdrew left behind weapons for PUK

2002 PM Blair told Bush UK would be with US on Iraq but had to consider difficulties and work on politics

of war

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Volume 2 Sec 3.3 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options April to July 2002)

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 3.4 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options, Late July to 14 September 2002)

(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

2002 Wash Post article on Iraq war plans Said many in military wanted containment of Iraq

2003 Blair govt accused of crimes against humanity for Iraq war in Greek court

2004 68 killed in suicide car bomb on police center Baquba Diyala

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

2007 US Inspector General found from 2005-07 Iraqi govt only accepted 435 out of 2797 reconstruction

projects Since Maliki govt took power in 06 accepted few if any projects Finance Min Jabr blamed for not releasing money to take over projects US spent $90 mil to fix 2 turbines at Dora power plant Iraqis didn’t know how to work turbines and used wrong fuel Iraqi govt wouldn’t accept project Meant US turning over projects to provincial and city govts that didn’t have money or know how to run them Problem was US didn’t include Iraqis in projects who had no say in what was built

(Musings On Iraq review Hard Lessons, The Iraq Reconstruction Experience)

2007 Maliki ratified dismissal of Basra Gov Waeli who received no confidence vote led by ISCI over

corruption Waeli refused to step down and referred issue to Supreme Court

2008 3 female suicide bombers hit Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad’s Karrada 32 dead 100


(Musings On Iraq 26th Female Suicide Attack In Iraq Takes Dozens Of Lives In Baghdad)

(Musings On Iraq Motivations Behind Female Suicide Bombers)

(Musings On Iraq review The ISIS Reader, Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement)

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

2008 Suicide bomber attacked Kurds protesting provincial election results in Kirkuk 24 killed Crowd burned

down Turkmen Front office and attacked Arab councilman’s house afterward

(Musings On Iraq Kurdish Frustrations Over Provincial Elections Boil Over After Suicide Bombing)

2017 Protest in Baghdad Governor said demos legitimate and trying to improve services

            Also demo in Muthanna over electricity

2018 Protests in Baghdad outside West Qurna 1 oil field in Basra

2019 Israeli allegedly bombed Ashraf air base in Diyala targeting Hashd and Iranian weapons

(Musings on Iraq Pro-Iran Hashd Brigades And Now Israeli Strikes Making A Joke Of PM Abdul Mahdi’s Claims Iraq Neutral In Regional Conflicts)

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