Tuesday, August 14, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 14


1985 Iraq started air campaign against Kharg Island Iran’s main oil terminal
            Dropped capacity by 1/3 Iran moved most of its shipping south as a result
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones 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)
1998 Iraq found violating UN sanctions by smuggling oil
2002 National Security Presidential Directive included liberating people of Iraq and
            spreading democracy
2002 NSC meeting Powell said US had to build coalition against Iraq Said Bush should
address Iraq in his UN speech on 9/12/02 Cheney said Bush’s UN speech should attack organization for inaction on Iraq Natl Sec Adv Rice agreed with both
2003 UN Resolution 1500 created UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Said Iraqi
            Governing Council important step to Iraq self-governance
2003 US intel officer wrote memo saying that “gloves are coming off” in interrogating
            Iraqi prisoners
2005 US Amb Khalizad accused of Iran of attempting to subvert Iraq after US forces
            seized EFPs in south Iraq
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
2005 Kurds marched in Irbil Kirkuk Dohuk Sulaymaniya calling for Kurdish self
            determination control of Kirkuk and disputed areas
2006 US police training program offered plan to crack down on death squads and
            kidnappings by Interior Min by reviewing each police battalion
2006 After threat by insurgents only around 100 of Fallujah’s 1700 police showed up to
            duty
2006 Protest in Basra over lack of electricity during summer heat Clashed with police
2007 4 suicide bombers hit Kahtaniya, Sinjar district killing 796 Yazidis and
            wounding almost 1,500  
2014 Maliki agreed to step down after elections Was under pressure from US and
            Ayatollah Sistani
2015 Ayatollah Sistani’s office said Abadi needed to reform judiciary
2015 Protests in Maysan Kirkuk Samawa Basra Karbala Najaf Nasiriya Hillah Baghdad
Diwaniya Kut Baquba Dujail over better services fight corruption
2015 Journalists said that Baghdad Operations Command stormed their office and
            told them not to cover protests
2015 VP Maliki gave interview saying reform protests were anti-religious

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