Wednesday, November 29, 2017

This Day In Iraqi History – Nov 29


1927 UK For Sec Chamberlain told King Faisal talks over Anglo-Iraq Treaty
            should be delayed for two years and Faisal would have to run Iraq on his own
1927 British knew Faisal afraid of potential unrest and were trying to intimidate him
            during negotiations over new treaty Tactic worked
1934 Border dispute between Iraq and Persia escalated
1980 Iranian marines destroyed Mina al Bakr and Khor al Amaya oil terminals
            in Iraq
1980 Iranian attack on Iraqi oil facilities in Basra cut exports from 3.24 mil/bar/day to
            550,000 bar/day
1981 Iran started Op Jerusalem Way in Khuzestan province Was start of human wave
            attacks
1990 UN Resolution 678 gave Iraq until 1/15/91 to withdraw from Kuwait
2001 UN Res 1382 extended Oil for Food program
2001 Amer Enterprise Institute panel said Saddam had to be removed before US
            could confront radical Islam
2002 UK Defense Min told Blair that US still had no political strategy for Iraq
2002 American Enterprise Inst group of experts started work on paper on what U.S.
            facing after 9/11 Would focus on Iraq
2003 Insurgent attacks killed 7 Spanish intelligence officers and 2 Japanese diplomats
            in Iraq
2004 Bush told NSC January 2005 Iraqi election had to happen on time
2005 Rumsfeld told press “insurgent” should no longer be used when reporting on Iraq
2005 Joint Chiefs head Gen Pace talked to press and used word “insurgent” in briefing
            on situation in Iraq
2005 Rumsfeld said US forces had no responsibility to report torture and abuse by Iraqi
            forces
2005 Joint Chiefs head Gen Pace said US absolutely had to report any abuse and torture
            it witnessed by Iraqi forces
2005 Report Badr infiltrated Interior Min Mahdi Army regular police Both carrying out
            extrajudicial killings torture abuse
2005 Interior Min Inspector General said police carrying out extrajudicial killings
2005 Ceremony for DNO to start drilling for oil at field in Zakho


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