Thursday, October 18, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 18


1920 Najaf surrendered to British in 1920 Revolt
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1928 Shiite sheikhs issued statement about conscription saying only the Shiites would be
drafted as Kurds and western tribes would never allow it meaning Shiites would make all the sacrifices
1940 Ger Amb to Turkey told Fin Min Shawkat Germany supported Arabs but gave no specific
promises or support
(Musings On Iraq book review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The Nationalist Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)
1980 Pres Carter called on Iraq to withdraw from Iran Carter was trying to get
            US hostages held by Tehran released
1980 Iraqi forces attempted to attack Abadan from behind but failed Iranian counterattack
            in Andimeshk forced Iraqi retreat
1984 Iranian Op Al Fajr 7 began to recapture Mehran Iran Discovered by Iraqi intelligence
(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)
1997 PUK and KDP agreed to US brokered ceasefire in civil war Clashes continued
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
2001 2nd CIA report on story that Iraq tried to buy uranium from Niger Said Iraq didn’t have
facilities to process uranium
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2001 Wall St Journal OpEd by ex-CIA Dir Woolsey said Iraq behind 9/11
2002 Sec of Def Rumsfeld told Under Sec of Def Feith to create postwar planning office for Iraq
Cancelled few days later Cancellation came from White House that didn’t want postwar planning because could derail invasion
2006 Al Qaeda in Iraq held march in Ramadi to declare its Islamic state and mark its transformation
to ISI
2017 KRG Election Comm said it stopped preparations for presidential and parliamentary elections
because no candidates
2017 UN warned Election Comm that choosing electronic voting system would undermine trust in
voting

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