Wednesday, October 10, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 10

1920 Sayid Abu Tabikh made head of Iraqi provisional govt during 1920 Revolt
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1922 Anglo-Iraq Treaty signed Opposed by opposition who were anti-British Treaty
gave British control of Iraq’s govt King Faisal military finances foreign relations Basra port railroad Was to last 20 years
1922 British promised to push for Iraq independence in return for Anglo-Iraq Treaty
being passed
1940 UK official told UK Amb Iraqi politicians pan-Arab London unwilling to change
Palestine policy meant Iraq would be lukewarm towards UK until it started winning in WWII
(Musings On Iraq book review of Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
1961 Qasim govt ended ground offensive to put down Mustafa Barzani’s Kurdish
            revolt
1980 Iraqis crossed Karun River took Darkhovin forcing Iranians to retreat to Ahwaz in
            south
1982 Iran made 2nd attack on Diyala Entered Mandali but forced out Aim was reaching
            Baghdad Recaptured 80 sq mi of Iranian territory from Iraqis
1984 Tariq Aziz complained that Western Europe was still sending military equipment
            to Iran despite US efforts to stop them
1986 Iran carried out commando raid on pipeline near Kirkuk
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
1990 CENTCOM presented war plans at Pentagon to expel Iraq from Kuwait
1994 Clinton decided to continue Bush’s policy of undermining Saddam
2001 FBI issued warning may be more possible anthrax attacks Pundits began blaming
            Iraq for attacks
2002 UK intel report said that Iraq would only launch terrorism if attacked by US and
            couldn't use WMD outside its territory
2002 UK intel report found no cooperation between Iraq and Al Qaeda and attack on
Iraq would lead to more terrorism and radicalization Rejected Iraq-Al Qaeda ties Was leaked to press
2002 US House of Representatives approved use of force resolution against Iraq 296-33
2003 Sadr announced his own shadow govt
2003 Sadrist funeral in Sadr City turned into anti-US demonstration of 10,000
2003 Cheney cited Iraq Survey Group report to claim that Iraq in material breach of UN
resolutions and had WMD programs Said Iraq had a relationship with Al Qaeda and trained Al Qaeda in poisons and bomb making Said if Saddam still in power he would be training terrorists and producing WMD
2003 Powell said overwhelming evidence that Iraq violated UN resolutions about its
            WMD program
2003 Iraqi diplomat that went to Niger said his trip was about trade and breaking
            sanctions not buying uranium for nuke program
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2006 US brought Anbar Gov Mamoun and Sheikh Abu Risha together for meeting Two
            had heated argument Abu Risha wanted Mamoun replaced
(Musings On Iraq book review of Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)
(Musings On Iraq book review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)
2006 Meeting of ruling parties over ending sectarian violence in Baghdad broke up
when Sunnis accused Shiite militias of killing VP Hashemi’s brother Fadhila MP and National Dialogue Front MP said parties lost faith in each other Meetings would descend into Sunnis and Shiites blaming each other for violence
2008 Sadrists marched in Baghdad to protest assassination of MP Auqaeili day before
(Musings On Iraq article on Auqaeili’s assassination)
2017 Hawija operation officially ended



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