Sunday, August 22, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 22


1973 Sheikh Jabir al-Sabah visited Iraq and again offered to talk about Iraq-Kuwait border

dispute Iraq demanded 2 islands from Kuwait which it refused

1991 Bush announced no fly zone over southern Iraq to stop Saddam offensive to clear out southern


(Musings On Iraq review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)

1995 UN interviewed Hussein Kamal former Industry Min and Saddam’s son-in-law that defected to

Jordan Kamal said Iraq hid its WMD and nuke programs from inspectors but all programs ended after Gulf War US and UN didn’t believe Kamal’s claim that Iraq had ended its programs Were convinced Iraq would always hide WMD

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)

(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)

(Musings On Iraq review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)

(Musings On Iraq review Out Of The Ashes, The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein)

1996 Barzani wrote Saddam asking for help to fight PUK and their Iranian backers in Irbil Tariq

Aziz released letter

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurds, A Modern History)

2003 Bush said Iraq war had transformed to one against Baathists and Al Qaeda

(Musings On Iraq review The U.S. Army In The Iraq War: Volume 1, Invasion, Insurgency, Civil

War, 2003-2006)

2003 Australian intel officer testified to parliament no pre-war evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda ties and Iraq’s

WMD contained Said US flooded with disinformation by anti-Saddam Iraqis before war

2005 Incomplete draft constitution presented to parliament Given another extension to finish draft

(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)

(Musings On Iraq review The Struggle For Iraq’s Future, How Corruption, Incompetence and Sectarianism Have Undermined Democracy)

2005 Report Abu Mustafa Sheibani running arms for Iranian Revolutionary Guard to Shiite militias in

Iraq including EFPs

(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 

(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)

(Musings On Iraq review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2005 Board of Supreme Audit report leaked to press Nearly half of $1.27 bil spent by Def Min

disappeared in 1st 8 months of Allawi govt Found Allawi’s office and Def Min gave no bid defense contracts to middlemen paid up front in cash

(Musings On Iraq review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)

2006 Sheikh Abu Risha met with US and asked for more financing and more raids on insurgents

2006 Sheikh Abu Risha met with 1920 Revolution Brigades leader in Anbar and convinced him to turn on

            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)

2007 1920 Revolution Brigade leader killed by ISI in Baquba His mosque was destroyed and 15 people

kidnapped as well

2008 US Amb Crocker cable Said PM Maliki acting more self confident but also causing backlash

amongst Sunni and Kurdish parties Quoted Adv to VP Hashemi that Islamic Party backed Maliki during Charge of Knights but now PM was accusing them of being terrorists Arrested party members during security op in Diyala Said was move to sideline Maliki’s rivals before 2009 provincial elections

2008 Report US and Iraqi military said there are orders to arrest 100s of Sahwa in Diyala 5 senior Sahwa

already detained Sahwa unit in Abu Ghraib said 650 of their men arrested Iraqi general in west Baghdad said Sahwa were like a cancer

2009 Iraqi govt said it was arresting Baathists involved in Aug 18 Baghdad bombings when it was

actually ISI

(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Can’t Get Its Story Straight On Aug 18 Bombings)

(Musings On Iraq Fall 09 When Maliki Blamed Islamic State Bombings In Baghdad On Baathists)

(Musings On Iraq Syria-Iraq Dispute Could Be Ending)

(Musings On Iraq Request For UN Investigation Into August Baghdad Bombings Said To Be Turned Down)

2014 ISF and Asaib Ahl Al-Haq raided mosque in Diyala and killed worshippers

(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Interview Iran And Its Shiite Militias Mobilize In Iraq Interview With Phillip Smyth)

2015 Gunmen in military uniforms attacked sit in protesters in Basra Police did nothing

2015 Riot police broke up protests in Hillah beating them Used water hoses

2019 Head of Hashd Commission and NatSecAdv Fayad said investigation into Balad Air Base and that

Dep Hashd Comm head Muhandis’ statement on attack didn’t represent official Hashd position

(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)

2020 Interior Min said it was sending forces to Basra to arrest killers of protesters Nothing happened

(Musings On Iraq While PM Kazemi Visits Trump Pro-Iran Groups Target US And Kill Protesters To Embarrass Govt)

(Musings On Iraq Ebb And Flow Of Protests In Iraq)

2020 KRG offices burned and stones thrown at PUK and KDP offices in Sulaymaniya and Halabja

Protesters demanded the regional govt resign

(Musings On Iraq Protests In Iraq’s Kurdistan Over Economic Conditions And Mismanagement)

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