Thursday, August 30, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 30


1919 War Min Churchill wrote that half the British forces in Mesopotamia
            should be sent home
(Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s views on Mesopotamia/Iraq)
1920 War Min Churchill denied Middle East commander Gen Haldane additional
            reinforcements to put down 1920 Revolt
(Musings On Iraq review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1962 KDP bombed Iraq Petroleum Company pipeline
1968 Pres Bakr shut down Iraqi offices of Arab Socialist Union and ended Iraq-Egypt
            union plans
1987 Iraq air raid on Kharg Island Iraq’s main oil terminal 
(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)
1992 Reports that govt arrested Shiites in south and moved them into camps
1996 State Dept attempted to mediate ceasefire between KDP-PUK KDP denied that it
            had any deal with Baghdad
2000 US and Soviets agreed not to send UN inspectors back to Iraq
2002 Blair decided UK strategy would be to get UN to issue resolution that would give
            ultimatum to Iraq on inspectors or else
2003 Iraqi Governing Council announced 17 candidates for first-post Saddam cabinet
2005 US Amb Khalizad said final draft of constitution with edits had not been
            submitted yet Never was
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
2006 Bush said if US left Iraq before job done would become terrorist state and
            undermine US leadership
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 Report Mahdi Army seized Sunnis in Baghdad hospitals and executed them
Health Min run by Sadrsits Inspector General said investigation into matter found nothing

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