Wednesday, October 27, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 27


1982 Saddam ordered increased attacks upon Iranian cities 3 SCUD missiles fired at Dezful

(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)

1984 Iraq restored diplomatic relations with US which ended in Oct 1967

1992 Report before Gulf War Bush admin approved sale of computers and software to Iraq that were

used on missile and supergun programs

1992 UK approved illegal sales of equipment to Iraq before Kuwait invasion that were used for weapons

programs Deals were made to collect intel on Iraq

1992 Opposition meeting in Salahaddin Kurdistan called for democratic and federal Iraq Made INC

umbrella organization with ethnosectarian quotas

(Musings On Iraq Origins Of Iraq’s Ethnosectarian Quota System)

(Musings On Iraq review Sectarianism In Iraq)

1992 PUK KDP PKK signed ceasefire after PUK and KDP helped Turks attack PKK

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

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

2002 US intel complained to press Pentagon using own intel on Iraq and relying upon INC too


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


2003 Bremer returned to DC to discuss his long term plan for Iraq which White House had turned against

(Musings On Iraq review My Year in Iraq, The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope)

(Musings On Iraq review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Endgame, The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from

George W. Bush to Barack Obama)

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

2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld told Bremer of plan to give power to Iraqi Governing Council and return Iraq

sovereignty by Apr 04 Bremer said needed new Iraqi govt and constitution 1st

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Dysfunctional Democracy)

2003 Bush at NSC meeting said US had to stay the course in Iraq Gen Abizaid said US had to bring

back ex-Iraqi soldiers to rebuild army Bremer said too risky Natl Sec Adv Rice said insurgency desperate and not going to succeed

2003 Zarqawi bombed Red Cross HQ and 4 police stations in Baghdad Sixth attack foiled 35 dead

and 244 injured Part of Ramadan offensive

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

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

2003 Saddam called on insurgents to attack Iraqi security forces rather than US led coalition

2003 U.S. military blamed foreign fighters for spate of Baghdad bombings Day before denied foreign

fighters important in capital Said insurgents were paying 10 times as much for people to carry out attacks against US forces

2003 UnderSecDef Feith provided evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda ties his office had collected to Senate

Intel Comm Feith told comm Iraqi govt knew Zarqawi entered Iraq in 2002

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


(Musings On Iraq review Insurgent Iraq, Al Zarqawi and the New Generation)

2003 Bush told press that violence in Iraq desperate act and sign that US was making progress

2004 Report number of IEDs being planted in Iraq went from 500 per months in May and June 04 to

1,000 by Oct 04

2005 Baghdad insurgent leader told Guardian he supported voting on Constitution and opposed Al

Qaeda in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

2007 Gen Petraeus said ISI no longer had any strongholds in central Baghdad Said ops in Baghdad Belt

responsible Said harder to root out militias

2007 Report Winter 06 Sadiya Baghdad was being cleansed of Sunnis by Mahdi Army and Interior Min’s

Wolf Brigade Half population fled US troops arrived during Surge Were attacked by police US hired Sunnis into police PM Maliki govt objected

(Musings On Iraq review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)

(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)

2008 Iranian agent arrested attempting to infiltrate into eastern Basra 4th such incident in Oct

(Musings On Iraq Overview of Iran’s Influence In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Iranians And Special Groups Forces Returning To Iraq)

2009 Iyad Allawi announced he was joining with Salah al-Mutlaq and VP Hashemi to create Iraqi

National Movement for 2010 election

2011 Salahaddin council voted to start process to become a federal region PM Maliki blocked move Was

            to protest Maliki govt

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

2015 60 members of State of Law sent letter to PM Abadi demanding answers about his reforms Organized

by VP Maliki

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

2017 Ceasefire announced between federal and Kurdish forces to allow for talks after independence


(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Ups Ante Attempting To Seize Control Of Kurds’ Oil Pipeline)

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

2019 Students went on strike in Baghdad Marched to Tahrir Sq PM Abdul Mahdi

condemned student action Badr and 2 MPs offices burned in Babil ISF broke up protest in Basra Were protests in 2 other districts in Basra 1 protester died of wounds in Basra ISF started arrest campaign against activists and journalists in Dhi Qar Sit in continued in Karbala and tried to storm govt building at night Marches in Rumaitha and Samawa in Muthanna Protest in Diwaniya Protesters shut down govt offices in 3 districts of Wasit Solidarity protest in Ninewa

(Musings On Iraq More Confrontations Between Protesters And Govt 3rd Day Of Renewed Demonstrations)

(Musings On Iraq UN Report On Violence Against Iraqi Protesters)

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

2019 Govt shut down Al Arabiya and Al Hadath TV stations for covering protests

2019 6 MPs from Sairoon and Nasr resigned to support protests

2019 Dep head of Hashd Comm Abu Muhandis said he was watching protests Hoped govt

would meet people’s demands and called on people to support PM Abdul Mahdi

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