Tuesday, May 28, 2024

This Day In Iraqi History - May 28 Govt had Assyrian leader Mar Shimun come to Baghdad to discuss Assyrian issue


1933 Interior Min had Assyrian leader Mar Shimun come to Baghdad to discuss differences with

govt over settling community in north Interior said it was willing to acknowledge Mar Shimun as spiritual leader but would not give him any political power Said UK officer arriving to help settle community Mar Shimun said he would help with settlement Pledged loyalty to King Faisal

(Musings On Iraq review The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)


1941 British forces captured Khan Nuqta fort on march from Fallujah to Baghdad

(Musings On Iraq interview World War II In Iraq and Syria Interview With Case Western’s Prof Broich)

1941 British troops moved from Basra to Baghdad Took Ur

1941 British forces attacked Abu Ghraib canal but turned back by Iraqis

1941 British intel spread rumor to Iraqi military that 100 tanks heading to Baghdad Led PM Gaylani

to flee

1941 3rd shipment of German military supplies arrived in Mosul Never used

1941 Iraq Chiefs of Staff decided to withdraw to Kirkuk to avoid British attack on Baghdad PM

Gayalni joined them

(Musings On Iraq review Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq 1941, The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah and Baghdad)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)

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

1959 Communists marched Demanded appointments to Qasim’s cabinet He refused

1968 Communist uprising began in southern Marshes

(Musings On Iraq review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)

(Musings On Iraq A History Of The Iraqi Communist Party Interview With Univ of East Anglia’s Johan Franzen)

1981 Dawa blew up an ammo and fuel dump at Baghdad Airport

(Musings On Iraq Interview A History of Iraq’s Islamic Dawa Party, Interview With Lowy Inst for Intl Policy’s Dr. Rodger Shanahan)

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

1981 Saddam gave speech saying Iraqi army could take any area in Iran Led to attack upon Dehloran

in central front Only held it for 12 hours and had to retreat

1982 Iran launched attacks on Qasr e-Shirin and Sumer in center across from Diyala but failed

(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)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)

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

1990 Arab summit in Baghdad Saddam spoke about freeing the Palestinians Saddam

accused Kuwait of breaking OPEC quotas driving down oil prices costing Iraq $14 bil Saddam called Kuwait’s oil policy an act of war against Iraq Saddam personally warned Sheikh Sabah of Kuwait he was being manipulated in US conspiracy against Iraq Saddam demanded $27 bil in compensation from Kuwait

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Outlaw State, Saddam Hussein’s Quest for Power and the Gulf Crisis)

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

(Musings On Iraq review Unholy Babylon, The Secret History of Saddam’s War)

1990 PLO chief Arafat said Saddam was bringing new leadership to pan-Arab cause

2003 PM Blair said he still believed Iraq had WMD

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

2003 DepDef Sec Wolfowitz said threat of Iraq came from its WMD and links to terrorists Said no

one expected finding Iraq’s WMD would be easy because so good at hiding them

(Musings On Iraq Iraq One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)

(Musings On Iraq How The Administration Reversed Itself On Finding Iraq’s WMD)

(Musings On Iraq review Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War)

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

2003 CIA posted White Paper on its webpage saying they found mobile WMD labs Proved that Iraq

was hiding its WMD program Were no labs

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

2003 CIA held conference call with reporters to brief them on WMD mobile labs report Didn’t exist

2003 DIA inspection team in Iraq sent memo to Washington 2 trailers not mobile WMD labs

(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claims That Iraq Had WMD)

2003 UN inspectors told oversight panel that 2 trailers found were not for WMD Said equipment was


2004 Iraqi Governing Council agreed upon Iyad Allawi as head of interim govt

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

2007 US and Iran held meeting US demanded Tehran stop supporting militias Nothing came of talks

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2008 Sadr called for weekly protests against security agreement with US

2008 Fmr White House press sec McClellan’s book said White House shaped war debate so force

only option vs Iraq Said that Iraq war was not necessary Said Bush never admitted to any mistakes and was isolated

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

2008 Intl Org for Migration reported of 5.8 mil refugees only 1% had returned Iraq largest refugee

crisis in world

2009 Protest in Tal Afar to make it independent of Ninewa Complained about Gov Nujafi and

neglect Part of Kurd-Al Hadbaa dispute

(Musings On Iraq Tit For Tat In Ninewa)

(Musings On Iraq Arab-Kurdish Divide Over New Ninewa Provincial Council)

(Musings On Iraq Troubles Continue In Ninewa Over Results Of Provincial Elections)

2009 Report Asaib Ahl Al-Haq demanded release of its members from jail and to run in elections in

return for releasing 5 Brits it kidnapped

(Musings On Iraq Sadr Tries To Reconcile With Breakaway League Of The Righteous)

(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

2009 PM Maliki said he gave up with outreach to Saudis Said futile and made Iraq look weak

(Musings On Iraq review A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, The Saudi Struggle For Iraq)

2009 Last British troops withdrew from Iraq

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

2010 Report Bank of Iraq and Agricultural Bank gave trillions of dinars worth of loans to

community banks for investments Money ended up in Jordan Banks under investigation for corruption

(Musings On Iraq Corruption In Iraq An Interview With Stuart Bowen Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Trouble Fighting Corruption Interview With Vincent Foulk Former US Anti-Graft Official)

2010 Iraqi police helped rob Rafidain Bank branch in Najaf Took $5.5 mil

(Musings On Iraq Major Robberies In Baghdad and Najaf Likely Done By Iraqi Police)

2011 Protests and clashes in Ramadi after raid killed police chief ISF said he was linked to ISI

Residents complained about army raids

2011 ISF raided protest organization HQ in Baghdad arresting 11 activists

(Musings On Iraq More Protesters Arrested In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq June 3, 2011 Protest In Iraq’s Tahrir Square)

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

2011 Report PM Maliki turned to Asaib Ahl Al-Haq to counter Sadrists in Baghdad and southern


(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

2012 KRG PM Barzani compared PM Maliki to Saddam Claimed Kurds were being expelled from

Diyala and Kirkuk

(Musings On Iraq How The No Confidence Move Against Iraq’s Premier Split The Kurdish Parties)

(Musings On Iraq Argument For Maliki Being Iraq’s Next Strongman)

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

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

(Musings On Iraq Is Iraq’s Prime Minister Becoming A Dictator? An Interview With Kirk Sowell Of Inside Iraqi Politics)

(Musings On Iraq Is Iraq’s Prime Minister Maliki More Like Premier Nuri al-Sa’id Than Saddam? An Interview With Historian Phebe Marr)

2012 Meeting in Irbil with Speaker Nujafi Allawi Sadr spokesman and Kurds over no confidence

vote against PM Maliki

(Musings On Iraq What Does Iraq’s Sadr Want?)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Sadrist Back Off Attacks Upon Prime Minister Maliki For Now)

2014 ISIS killed 8 Naqshibandi fighters in Baiji

(Musings On Iraq Clashes Between the Islamic State and the Baathist Naqshibandi As Both Try To Expand)

(Musings On Iraq Precarious Relationship Between The Islamic State of Iraq And The Baathist Naqshibandi)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Resurgent Insurgency Interview With Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi)

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

2014 Peshmerga Min punished Peshmerga who protested not getting paid in Sulaymaniya

2014 Iraqi intelligence received report on neighborhoods in Mosul ISIS would attack in June

2015 New U.N. resolution to try to crackdown on IS smuggling of antiquities from Iraq and Syria

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

2015 Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander killed near Ramadi Was supporting Khorasani


(Musings On Iraq Iranian & Hezbollah Advisers Committed To Baiji Refinery And Ramadi Ops Leading To Another Loss For The Revolutionary Guard)

(Musings On Iraq Khorasani Brigade Another Iraq Militia That Returned Home From Syria To Fight The Insurgency)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)

(Musings On Iraq review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)

2015 Reinforcements arrived to try to take back Ramadi Wouldn’t happen until Feb 2016

2015 Parliament removed Ninewa Gov Nujafi from office upon recommendation of PM Abadi for

fall of Mosul

(Musings On Iraq Ninewa’s Governor Nujafi Dismissed By Iraq’s Parliament)

2016 Witness claimed Federal Police Badr and Kataib Hezbollah shot civilians fleeing IS held

area in Sjar Anbar

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

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

(Musings On Iraq Crimes And Misdemeanors Of Kataib Hezbollah During War Vs ISIS Interview With Free Lance Journalist Jonathan Lee Krohn)

2018 Parliament voted to reject all foreign votes and displaced voting in Anbar Salahaddin Ninewa Diyala Authorized manual recount of 10% of voting boxes Response to widespread cheating Was non binding however

(Musings On Iraq No Major Changes In Results After Election Recount In Iraq)

2019 Nechirvan Barzani elected KRG president PUK boycotted session accused KDP of

not following power sharing deal

2019 Turkey began new military campaign in KRG vs PKK

2019 Students marched in Dhi Qar over lack of electricity and water Graduates from

Basra Oil Company training demanded jobs

(Musings On Iraq Summer Approaches And Early Protests Begin In South Iraq)

2020 Kurdistan Islamic Group MP claimed Irbil governor met with political parties and told them

they couldn’t protest Were on going demonstrations over unpaid govt salaries

2020 Tribal Hashd warned of escalating IS activity in northern Muqdadiya dist Said were village

empty of people and no ISF presence Said district had become HQ for IS

(Musings On Iraq The Islamic State’s Failed Comeback In Iraq)

2021 Female activist shot and wounded in Baghdad Dec 2020 was kidnapped and tortured

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

(Musings On Iraq United Nations Faults Iraq For Failing To Protect Protesters)

2021 2 people arrested for assassination of Karbala activist

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