Monday, August 6, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 6


1920 UK Cabinet decided to send Sir Percy Cox to Baghdad to help deal with
            1920 Revolt
(Musings On Iraq review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1933 rumors spread that Assyrians had massacred Iraqi soldiers blown up bridges
            poisoned water
1981 Cuba China India Zambia PLO sent delegation to Tehran to try to end Iran-Iraq
            War
1986 Iraq air strike hit 5 of Iran’s 11 tankers at Kharg Island Iran’s main oil terminal
1988 Saddam said he would accept ceasefire to end Iran-Iraq if Iran would hold direct
talks Iran said no Saddam was trying to add his own demands to UN proposal
(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)
1990 U.N. Resolution 661 placed economic sanctions on Iraq for its invasion of
            Kuwait
1990 Iraq issued statement saying reports about its forces heading towards Saudi border
            were false
1990 Saddam met with US Charge De’Affaires Wilson Said he respected US interests
            and was not going to attack Saudi Arabia
1990 US delegation convinced King Fahd to invite US troops to Saudi Arabia after
            Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait
1990 Bush authorized Def Sec Cheney to start deploying troops to Saudi Arabia
1990 Bush met Thatcher Both agreed to confront Iraq
1991 Iraq told UN weapons inspectors that it worked on anthrax and botulin toxin as
            part of its biological weapons program
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
1999 Jim Hoagland in WashPost reported Clinton Natl Sec Adv Berger told Iraqi
            opposition president wanted Saddam removed by end of his term
2002 National Security Adviser called Secretary of State Powell and told him he did a
great job with Bush Said there should be more discussions on what Iraq policy should be
2002 White House Chief of Staff Card called Powell asking for same briefing on Iraq
            he’d given Bush day before
2002 Gen Franks told his commander to switch to Hybrid War plan which could start
            immediately
2003 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Sanchez said limiting arrests and raids looking for Baathists
            Said few returns and angering Iraqis
2004 After 2 days of fighting in Najaf US claimed killed 300 Mahdi Army fighters
2004 Report US intel officers were involved in Abu Ghraib prison abuse
2006 Report ISF not able to secure Baghdad and US doubling troops in city from 7200
            to 14200 to help Iraqis
2007 Iraqiya’s 4 ministers started boycott of cabinet Were now 15 ministers total
            not going to Maliki cabinet
2008 US Govt report Iraq revenues up and could take more responsibility for
reconstruction but most of budget going to salaries and benefits and barely spending investment money Only 23% in 2005 19% in 2006 28% in 2007 Iraq was now outspending US however on reconstruction
(Musings On Iraq article on US and Iraqi reconstruction spending)
2008 Iran and Iraq signed trade agreement to create free trade zone Tehran one of Iraq’s
            top 2 trade partners
(Musings On Iraq article on trade deal)
2008 Govt gave squatters 1 month to leave or be sued or arrested Would be given
limited compensation Part of Maliki displaced program to force people to return home Complaints that govt had no real plan or funding for program
(Musings On Iraq article on govt return program)
2015 Protests in Karbala, Najaf, Baghdad, Basra, Hillah, Nasiriya and Rumaitha,
Muthanna demanding reform

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