Sunday, August 29, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History – Aug 29


1922 Turkish troops testing border with Iraq attacked Rania in Sulaymaniya

1965 Arif govt announced 72 people tried for plot Claimed Communists KDP and other

banned groups behind it

1987 Iraq attacked 2 Iranian merchant ships 40 ships hit by both Iran and Iraq in next 2 weeks

(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 Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)

(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 Bazi Gorge in Kurdistan attacked by Iraqi forces with chemical weapons killing around 3,000

Kurds during Anfal campaign

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

1996 Iraqi National Accord discovered impending Iraqi attack on Kurdistan and KDP had made deal with


2002 Bush signed Iraq Goals Objectives Strategy Said US would use all means to remove Saddam

US would work with Iraqi exiles and not occupy Iraq Would build democracy in Iraq and help rebuild country Pentagon didn’t include rebuilding

(Musings On Iraq review Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)

(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 Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

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

2002 Bush’s Iraq: Goals, Objectives, Strategy led CENTCOM to start postwar planning Was never a


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

(Musings On Iraq US Army History of Iraq War Vol 1 – Chapter 3 Maneuvering Into


2002 Bush and PM Blair talked about tough UN resolution on Iraq disarmament and how Saddam

wouldn't comply leading to conflict

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

2002 VP Cheney spoke at Veterans of Korea War about Iraq threat Said Iraqis would welcome US

invasion with joy

2002 UK Foreign Office paper said rebuilding Iraq would be a long and costly affair

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

2002 IAEA spokesman in London Times no evidence Iraq rebuilding nuclear facilities Would be easy to

find by spy satellites

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Created An Iraqi Nuclear Threat In 2002)

2002 Pres Chirac said France opposed unilateral and pre-emptive action by US against Iraq

2003 SCIRI head Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim killed in Najaf Imam Ali shrine car bombing by Zarqawi

125 killed 500 wounded Bomb driven by Yassin Jarrad father of Zarqawi’s second wife

(Musings On Iraq review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)

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

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

2007 Sadr announced freeze of Mahdi Army after fighting with Badr in Karbala Sadrists said some

Mahdi Army following Iran and freeze would allow purge

(Musings On Iraq A Divided Sadr Trend)

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

2007 Gen Petraeus wrote about Anbar Awakening and Sahwa and how they improved security in Iraq

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

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)

(Musings On Iraq review Surge, My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War)

2008 PM Maliki in confrontation with KRG warned that if Peshmerga operated outside of Kurdistan they

would be breaking the law

(Musings On Iraq Maliki Ups the Ante on Kahanqin District of Diyala)

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

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

2008 Report US would be arming Fallujah police because Baghdad wouldn’t give them supplies

2009 Interior Min announced it arrested 14 ISI members behind Aug 18 Baghdad bombings PM Maliki had

blamed Baathists and Syria

(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 Report Obama said his administration didn’t have strategy to deal with IS

2016 KDP-PUK delegation went to Baghdad Talked about Kurdish independence and Battle of Mosul Pres

            Barzani said status quo couldn’t continue and Kurds needed independence

2017 Anbar council elected Halbusi new governor after finally dismissing Governor Rawi on corruption

after 3 tries

2017 Kirkuk council voted to be included in Kurdistan independence referendum Condemned by Arab and

Turkmen politicians

(Musings On Iraq review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

(Musings On Iraq review Quicksilver War, Syria, Iraq and the Spiral of Conflict)

2018 Protests in Dhi Qar and Baghdad for jobs and reform and one in Basra demanding ISF member that

killed a demonstrator be arrested

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