Sunday, August 26, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 26


1920 War Min Churchill wrote PM George that he thought reinforcemetns would
            lead to victory in 1920 Revolt
(Musings On Iraq review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1922 King Faisal apologized to British Iraq High Commissioner Cox for Anti-British
            remark made at a party
1968 Mullah Barzani had his two ministers resign from Bakr govt because Baath was
            backing Jalal Talabani
1980 After Saddam visited Khanaqin Diyala Iraqi army started shelling Iranian border
            Was looking for excuse to justify invasion
1981 85 POWs exchanged between Iraq and Iran in Cyprus 2nd prisoner exchange of Iran-
            Iraq War
1987 Iraq demanded UN arms embargo on Iran for not accepting ceasefire deal and
            threatened new air strikes
1987 U.S. signed 5 year trade agreement with Iraq mostly for farm products One of
            main forms of support US provided Iraq during Iran-Iraq War
(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)
1988 End of 5th Anfal campaign
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
1992 US, UK, France started Operation Southern Watch creating southern no fly zone over
            Iraq
1994 Iraqi Vanguard for National Salvation took responsibility for car bomb in Baghdad
1998 UN inspector Ritter quit after his anti-concealment unit was disbanded at request of
Clinton admin Ritter claimed from Nov 97-August 98 Clinton admin had tried to block inspectors work 7 times and came from top of White House staff Ritter’s claims about Clinton convinced many on UN Security Council US manipulating inspectors for its own aims
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2002 Cheney speech at Veterans of Foreign War Called Iraq a mortal threat to US Said no
doubt Iraq had WMD and that it was good at deceiving weapons inspectors Said Iraqi defectors like Hussein Kamal proved Iraq had renewed its nuke program Hussein Kamal defected in 1995 Said Iraq ended nuke program and killed 1996 so couldn’t know what Iraq doing in 2001 Argued UN inspectors would fail in Iraq Cheney gave speech because felt losing argument within administration over Iraq war
2002 Powell argued that US had to go through UN to deal with Iraq at National Security
            Council
2003 Report US left thousands of munitions dumps all over Iraq which were looted by
            insurgents and militias
2003 Bremer said Iraq could not pay for its own reconstruction and U.S. would have to put
up several billion dollars to do it CPA could not meet Iraq’s electricity needs until summer of 2004
2003 US launched Op Ivy Needle to hunt down criminals and Baathists in Salahaddin
2003 DepSecState Armitage said US might consider a multinational force under UN to
            help with security after rejecting UN role
2003 Humanitarian aid groups announced pulling out workers from Iraq after terrorist
            attacks
2004 US halted military operations in 2nd Battle of Najaf to allow negotiations to end
            fighting
2004 Mahdi Army attacked Sistani supporters in Kufa killing 20
2006 National conference of Sunni sheikhs backed Maliki govt condemned violence
            called for people to participate in politics
2008 Kurds in Kahanqin Diyala protested arrival of Iraqi forces leading them to
            withdraw
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki dispute with Kurds over Khanaqin)
2015 Pres Masum implied that some of Abadi’s reforms were unconstitutional

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