Thursday, October 11, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 11


1961 Qasim said he would give up demands on Iraq Petroleum Company if it gave up 90% of the
territory it was developing and gave Iraq larger share of profits Iraq Petroleum Company refused to give into Qasim’s demands
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1980 Iraqis made 2nd crossing of Karun River cut off road to Ahwaz and surrounded Abadan in south
(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 plan to White House to expel Iraq from Kuwait
1990 Pres Bush decided to give up on sanctions and use force to expel Iraq from Kuwait
1991 Iraq rejected UN Resolution 715 which extended UN weapons inspections and allowed 
            cameras to be installed at former weapons sites
1994 Were over 60,000 Iraqi troops near Kuwait border
1996 Inspector report to UN Secretary General said Iraq had not fully disclosed its WMD and missile
programs
2001 Blair told Bush talk of war with Iraq was undermining war in Afghanistan and Iraq could come 
             later
2002 Putin said he supported new inspections in Iraq but doubted Saddam had WMD
2002 Senate passed resolution allowing use of force against Iraq 77-23
2002 CIA analysts complained to press they were being pressured by Pentagon about their Iraq 
             assessments
2003 Sadrists held large demonstrations against occupation
2004 IAEA warned that nuclear materials had been looted in Iraq after invasion
2004 Mahdi Army began turning over heavy weapons to US forces as part of peace deal with Allawi 
            govt Didn’t last
2005 US agreement created committee to amend new constitution after it was passed to get Sunni 
            support Amendments never happened
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
2006 Parliament voted on law allowing for formation of federal regions Backed by SCIRI Sadrists 
            and Fadhila didn’t vote on bill
2006 NSC Iraq policy review called for surge in troops to secure Baghdad Diyala Anbar
2006 Bush said reason violence up in Iraq because US and Iraqi forces were on the offensive
2006 US Iraq Amb Khalizad said US didn't have forces to make new Baghdad security plan work
2006 Report in Lancet estimate approx 655,000 deaths Iraq due to US invasion from Mar 2003-Jun 
            2006 Report gained huge press coverage Has since been thoroughly debunked by experts
(Musings On Iraq article Major Flaws in Lancet Report Pt 1)
(Musings On Iraq article Major Flaws in Lancet Report Pt 11)
(Musings On Iraq article New Study Refutes Lancet Reports)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mark Van Der Laan on Lancet Reports)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Michael Spagat on Lancet reports)
2006 Displacement Min Sultan said more than 300,000 Iraqis had been displaced since 03
            AP estimated 890,000 Iraqis fled to Jordan Iran Syria since 03
2006 Report Maliki govt barred Baghdad morgue and Health Min from reporting on Iraqi
            deaths US military claimed Iraqi govt figures were too high
2006 US Embassy estimated 5-30 Iraqis were kidnapped each day
2006 Report 135 judges removed for corruption and Baathist ties Judges said crime rate far
higher than official figures because most incidents not reported Judges had been killed and no one arrested
2015 KDP security refused to allow KRG Speaker of parliament from Gorran to enter Irbil city and 
            attend parliament
2016 Erdogan said Turkey didn’t need to ask for Iraqi permission to operate in its territory Told PM 
            Abadi he needed to stay in his place
2017 Warrants issued for 3 members of Kurdish referendum organizing committee for breaking court
injunction against holding vote

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