Wednesday, December 29, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 29


1955 National Democratic Party and Independence Party sent note to King Faisal II Said Iraq was out of

touch with rest of Arab world that was moving towards independence and away from foreign control Response Iraq joining UK led Baghdad Pact

1979 US placed Iraq on list of State Sponsors of Terrorism for backing Palestinian terrorist

Abu Nidal and others

1981 Syria said it would start talks with Iran to try to end Iran-Iraq War

1988 Iran-Iraq agreed to joint commission to implement ceasefire to end 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 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 Joint Chief head Gen Powell told CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Schwarzkopf to be ready to start Gulf

War by 1/17/91

1996 Dawa announced campaign to assassinate top Iraqi officials

(Musings On Iraq Interview with Lowy Institution’s Shanahan on history of the Dawa Party)

(Musings On Iraq review The Shi’ite Movement in Iraq)

2002 US Senate authorized war against Iraq

2003 Iraqi Governing Council voted to replace family laws with sharia

2005 Zarqawi took responsibility for rocket attack on Israel Said he was fulfilling promise to bin Laden

2005 US military found 3 more secret prisons run by Badr within Interior Ministry where torture used

(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)

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

2006 Military Times did poll of its military subscribers Found 50% thought success possible in Iraq

Down from 83% in 2004 42% said they disapproved of Bush’s handling of the war versus 35% who approved 41% said US should have gone to war with Iraq in the first place Down from 65% in 2003 13% said US should have no troops in Iraq

2007 bin Laden video said that insurgency had to rally around ISI Criticized Awakening and those

undermining the jihad

2013 Head of Anbar council called for end of Ramadi protests in exchange for govt releasing MP


(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s PM Maliki Goes From Offensive Against Al Qaeda To Crackdown On Anbar Protestors)

2016 2nd phase of Battle of Mosul officially began attacking east side of city Attack actually began

Dec 24

(Musings On Iraq Mosul Campaign Day 74, Dec 29, 2016)

(Musings On Iraq Review They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate)

(Musings On Iraq Review Shatter the Nations, ISIS and the War for the Caliphate)

2019 US hit 3 Kataib Hezbollah bases in Anbar 28 killed 48 wounded 3 Iranians also died

Was retaliation for Dec 27 rocket attack on K1 Military Base in Kirkuk that killed US contractor

(Musings On Iraq Instrument Of Iran’s Power In Iraq And Syria Kataib Hezbollah)

(Musings On Iraq US Retaliates Against Kataib Hezbollah Raising Question Of What Comes Next?)

(Musings On Iraq Kataib Hezbllah’s Role Along The Iraq-Syrian Border: Security Profits Supporting Iran)

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