Thursday, July 5, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 5


1926 Turkey and Britain signed treaty setting Turkey-Iraq border UK agreed to
            give Turkey 10% of Mosul oil revenues in return
(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on setting Iraq-Turkey border)
1940 PM Gaylani made overture to Germany with Justice Min Shawkat meeting German
            ambassador to Turkey von Papen
1940 Justice Min Shawkat told Ger Amb von Papen Iraq wanted Germany to stop Italian
            imperialism from spreading in Middle East and to support pan-Arabism instead
1940 Germ Amb Papen said Iraq should contribute to war vs England and Shawkat
            said that would happen
1960 Islamic Party issued statement warning against Communist activities in Iraq
1983 Tariq Aziz returned from trip to Egypt to improve relations and ensure Cairo
            would continue to supply Iraq with ammunition for the war
2002 Talks between Iraq and UN in Vienna breakdown over new weapons inspections
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2002 Supporters of DefSec Rumsfeld leaked CENTCOM doc to NYTimes on invasion
            plans to use air strikes Special Forces CIA operatives for covert ops
(Musings On Iraq article on arguments over US Iraq invasion plan)
2003 US police training center in Ramadi bombed 7 police killed 40 wounded
2003 CIA Dir Tenet complained to NSC about Iraq-Africa uranium deal getting into
            Bush’s State of the Union speech
2003 NSC said DepNatSecAdv Hadley forgot CIA had pulled Iraq-Africa story from
            previous Bush speech Tenet didnt read State of Union
2003 CIA Dir Tenet said he and NSC responsible for Iraq-Africa uranium story getting
            into Bush’s State of Union
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2004 Allawi govt announced amnesty for insurgents
2004 Report Zarqawi’s bombing moved him from margins of insurgency to the center
2008 Head of Islamic Party in Fallujah escaped assassination attempt in campaign
            against the party

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