Friday, October 29, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 29


867 Riot by Turkish soldiers in Abbasid capital Samarra against two top advisers Wasif and Bugha over

salaries Wasif beheaded

(Musings On Iraq review when baghdad ruled the muslim world, the rise and fall of islam’s greatest dynasty)

1936 Planes dropped flyers over Baghdad demanding PM Hashemi’s resignation as troops marched on

capital in coup led by Sulaiman who had been shut out of govt and Gen Sidqi PM who thought he wouldn’t be promoted When Hashemi didn’t resign Parliament building bombed in coup Def Min Askari was assassinated by Gen Bakr Sidqi coup plotters Nuri al-Said Yasin Hashemi Rashid Ali al-Gaylani all fled Iraq fearing assassination after coup 1st coup in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)

(Musings On Iraq review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)

(Musings On Iraq review Blood, Oil and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against A Fascist State In Iraq and the Levant, 1941)

(Musings On Iraq review The Modern History of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq Between the Two World Wars, The Militarist Origins of Tyranny)

1980 2 Iraqi Tu-22 bombers shot down ending Baghdad’s bombing campaign of Iranian cities

1983 Iraq abandoned Penjwin Kurdistan but prevented Iranians from taking it during Op Wa al-Farj 4

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

1986 Iran Op Fath 2 Iranian commandos and KDP attacked air defense radar in Irbil

(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)

1990 UN Security Council said overtures to Iraq over Kuwait invasion had failed and talked about          alternatives but came up with nothing

1990 Bush said US wouldn’t rule out use of force against Iraq for Kuwait invasion

(Musings On Iraq review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)

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

1997 Tariq Aziz sent letter to UN saying Iraq was ready to cooperate with inspectors but no Americans

would be allowed accusing them of being spies and trying to overthrow Saddam

(Musings On Iraq review The Greatest Threat, Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, And The Growing Crisis Of Global Security)

1997 Iraq sent letter to UN objecting to inspectors using U-2 planes for surveillance because it was flown

by Americans

1997 IAEA suspended all its work in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

(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 Charles Duelfer’s Account Of The End Of The 1990s U.N. Inspections)

2002 Gen Franks briefed Bush on Iraq war plans again

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

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


2003 Bush said he supported Bremer’s plan for Iraq but that it could be sped up

(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)

2004 CIA report said that Iraqi elections would likely lead to opposition from Sunni Arab govts

(Musings On Iraq Did the US Ever Have A Strategy To Win In Iraq Before the Surge?)

2004 1st Lancet report on Iraqi casualties claimed 100,000 civilians died since invasion mostly due to

Coalition 1st Lancet gained huge publicity but was mostly discredited by experts but not in media

(Musings On Iraq Major Flaws With The Lancet Reports On Iraqi Deaths Part I)

(Musings On Iraq Major Flaws With The Lancet Reports On Iraqi Deaths Part II)

(Musings On Iraq New Survey On Estimated Deaths In Iraq Refutes Lancet Reports)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mark Van Der Laan on Lancet Reports)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Michael Spagat on Lancet reports)

2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq beheaded Japanese civilian Shosei Koda

2004 Report US forces reached Al Qaqaa site during 03 invasion then left and site looted of high

grade explosives

2004 US cmdr in Mosul briefed US cmdr in Iraq Gen Casey Said city was near collapse

2005 Def Sec Rumsfeld disagreed with Rice’s Clear Hold Build strategy Said Iraqis were ones that needed

to stand and fight and not rely on US troops

(Musings On Iraq Did the US Ever Have A Strategy To Win In Iraq Before the Surge?)

(Musings On Iraq 2006 Clear Hold Build: An Iraq Strategy That Wasn’t A Strategy)

(Musings On Iraq review State of Denial, Bush At War, Part III)

2006 Spec Insp Gen for Iraq Recon report US didn’t track hundreds of thousands of weapons it

bought for ISF and didn’t provide spare parts maintenance personnel training manuals 14,331 assault rifles sub machine guns and pistols went missing

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

War, 2003-2006)

2008 US turned over Wasit to Iraqi control 13th of 18th province to do so

(Musings On Iraq Wasit Province Turned Over To Iraqi Control)

2015 VP Maliki said PM Abadi removing Vice Presidents was illegal

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

2017 Pres Barzani said he would step down and defended independence referendum KDP followers

attacked press and opposition politicians and burned their offices Stormed KRG parliament building

(Musings On Iraq Barzani’s Followers Respond With Violence To News He Will Step Down)

(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)

2019 Abdul Mahdi’s office and Karbala governor denied any died in Karbala the night

before when 35 were killed Karbala governor reportedly behind attack upon protest site

(Musings On Iraq Massacre Of Karbala Protesters As Talk Begins Of PM Abdul Mahdi Resigning)

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

2019 3 universities Teachers’ Union & Bar Assoc on strike and went to Tahrir Sq in Baghdad 2

killed trying to cross into Green Zone 2 protests in Babil and farm workers went on strike Protests in Um Qasr Basra Zubayr Shatt al-Arab and Qurn in Basra Basra Oil Company workers joined strike Um Qasr port entrance blocked Most schools in Dhi Qar went on strike Sit in at Nasiriya Najaf Samawa Diwaniya Protest at Gharraf oil field in Dhi Qar and Karbala

2019 Protests in Baquba for second day and Muqtadiya and Mosul in support of Baghdad

and south

2019 Comm to Protect Journalists said reporters being arrested and attacked at protest sites

Govt also shut down Al Dijlah Al Arabiya and Al Hadath TV stations

2019 PM Abdul Mahd rejected Sadr’s call for early elections Said if Sadr wanted a new govt

he should talk to Amiri since they created the govt Amiri said he would not ask Abdul Mahdi to step down

2019 Pres Salah called emergency meeting of ruling parties to discuss alternative to

            Abdul Mahdi

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