Friday, October 5, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 5


1915 6th Army created by Ottomans under command of German Gen von der
            Goltz to defend Mesopotamia from British
1922 King Feisal accepted Anglo-Iraq Treaty
1922 UK Sec of War Evans lobbied cabinet to withdraw from Mosul province
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
1974 Kurdish parliament appointed by Baghdad took office
1975 Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz went to Damascus to discuss uniting Iraq and Syria
1980 Iraq ended unilateral ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War after Iran didn’t follow suite and
            went back to fighting
1982 UN Res 522 called for ceasefire Iraq accepted Iran rejected
1982 Iranian Op Muslim ibn Aql invaded Diyala and attacked Mandali
1985 Iraq ended air strikes on Kharg Island Iran’s main oil terminal Hit 21 times but
            no lasting damage
(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 Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz addressed UN saying Iraq wouldn’t compromise on
            Kuwait
2000 During VP debate Cheney said US might have to take military action to remove
            Saddam in future
2002 CIA Dir Tenet told White House to remove Iraq tried to buy uranium from Niger
            from Bush speech Said intel was weak
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2002 Knight Ridder article quoted several intelligence officers that Bush admin
            ignoring dissenting opinions on aluminum tubes
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2004 Bremer said US never had enough troops in Iraq while he was running the CPA
            Said military thought troop levels fine
2005 Parliament changed decision from actual voters back to registered ones for no
            vote on constitution
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
2005 Suicide bomber hit mosque in Hilla, Babil killing 27 wounding 87
2005 UK official claimed Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah providing EFPs
            to Shiite militias in Basra to attack British troops
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
2006 Sunni leaders told Sec State Rice Iraq breaking apart They were victims of
            sectarian violence and no one protecting them
2006 SCIR head Hakim told Sec State Rice Shiites tried to work with Sunnis but they
            were obstructionists
2006 Sec State Rice told Maliki if there was no reconciliation US would leave and
            Maliki would end up being hung
2006 Al Jazeera played tape by Islamic Army offering talks with US Said Iraq facing
occupation by US and Iranians and latter worse Said Zarqawi had made mistakes in Iraq
2017 Riyad and Hawija in Kirkuk liberated from Islamic State
2017 Turkey’s President Erdogan threatened to close border and air space to Kurdistan
            in retaliation for KRG independence referendum

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