Thursday, August 26, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 26


1920 War Min Churchill wrote PM George that he thought reinforcements would lead to victory

in 1920 Revolt

(Musings On Iraq Churchill In His Own Words On Mesopotamia/Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Churchill’s Folly, How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)

(Musings On Iraq review Enemy On The Euphrates, The Battle For Iraq 1914-1921)

1922 King Faisal apologized to British Iraq High Commissioner Cox for Anti-British remark made at a


1968 Mullah Mustafa Barzani had his two ministers resign from Bakr govt because Baath was backing

Jalal Talabani

(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurdish Revolt 1961-1970)

1980 After Saddam visited Khanaqin Diyala Iraqi army started shelling Iranian border Was looking for

excuse to justify invasion

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

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

1981 85 POWs exchanged between Iraq and Iran in Cyprus 2nd prisoner exchange of Iran-Iraq War

1987 Iraq demanded UN arms embargo on Iran for not accepting ceasefire deal and threatened new air


1987 US signed 5 year trade agreement with Iraq mostly for farm products One of main forms of support

US provided Iraq during Iran-Iraq War

(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 Saddam Tapes)

(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)

1988 End of 5th Anfal campaign

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Anfal Campaign And The Destruction Of The Kurdish Opposition)

1988 UN Res 620 condemned use of chemical weapons in Iraq Was reference to Anfal campaign

1992 US, UK, France started Operation Southern Watch creating southern no fly zone over Iraq

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

1994 Iraqi Vanguard for National Salvation took responsibility for car bomb in Baghdad

1996 CIA said Saddam was going to launch attack upon PUK in Irbil

1998 UN inspector Ritter quit after his anti-concealment unit was disbanded at request of Clinton admin

Ritter claimed from Nov 97-August 98 Clinton admin tried to block inspectors work 7 times Ritter’s claims about Clinton convinced many on UN Security Council US manipulating inspectors for its own aims

(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 Iraq In The Eye of the Storm)

(Musings On Iraq review Neighbors, Not Friends, Iraq And Iran After The Gulf Wars)

2002 VP Cheney speech at Veterans of Foreign War Called Iraq a mortal threat to US Said no doubt Iraq

had WMD and that it was good at deceiving weapons inspectors Said Iraqi defectors like Hussein Kamal proved Iraq had renewed its nuke program Hussein Kamal defected in 1995 Said Iraq ended nuke program and killed 1996 so couldn’t know what Iraq doing in 2001 Argued UN inspectors would fail in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review What Happened, Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)

(Musings On Iraq review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy


(Musings On Iraq review The WMD Mirage, Iraq’s Decade of Deception and America’s False Premise for War)

(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)

2002 Sec State Powell argued that US had to go through UN to deal with Iraq at National Security


(Musings On Iraq review Losing Iraq, Inside The Post War Reconstruction Fiasco)

2002 Turkish Foreign Min official talked with Def Sec Rumsfeld who said Iraq war plans being made but no

final decision Invasion would include US using Turkey

2003 Report US left thousands of munitions dumps all over Iraq which were looted by

            insurgents and militias

2003 Bremer said Iraq could not pay for its own reconstruction and US would have to put up several

billion dollars to do it CPA could not meet Iraq’s electricity needs until summer of 2004

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

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

2003 US launched Op Ivy Needle to hunt down criminals and Baathists in Salahaddin

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

War, 2003-2006)

2003 DepSecState Armitage said US might consider a multinational force under UN to help with

security after rejecting UN role

2003 Humanitarian aid groups announced pulling out workers from Iraq after terrorist attacks by Zarqawi

(Musings On Iraq review The Terrorists of Iraq, Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraqi Insurgency 2003-2014)

(Musings On Iraq review Black Flags, The Rise Of ISIS)

2004 US halted military operations in 2nd Battle of Najaf to allow negotiations to end fighting

(Musings On Iraq review US Marines in Battle An-Najaf August 20014)

(Musings On Iraq review Battle For The City Of The Dead)

(Musings On Iraq A Divided Sadr Trend)

2004 Mahdi Army attacked Sistani supporters in Kufa killing 20

2006 National conference of Sunni sheikhs backed Maliki govt condemned violence called for people to

participate in politics

2007 PM Maliki Pres Talabani and VPs announced deal on provincial powers law and deBaathifcation

Maliki also agreed to share decision making with Presidency Council

2007 Report insurgents were extorting money from companies that got contracts to work with Anbar


2008 Kurds in Kahanqin Diyala protested arrival of Iraqi forces leading them to withdraw

(Musings On Iraq Kurdish-Baghdad Tensions Over Diyala)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)

2008 Car bomb hit new police recruits drawn from Sahwa in Diyala Part of ISI campaign against Sahwa

2009 Head of Qadisiya reconstruction comm said previous provincial govt issued $43 mil in

frivolous projects Some went to tribal figures others to corrupt persons others were political favors

2015 Pres Masum implied that some of PM Abadi’s reforms were unconstitutional

(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)

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