Monday, October 8, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 8


1920 US Consul in Baghdad blamed UK High Commissioner Wilson’s heavy
            administration taxes and bombing civilians for causing 1920 revolt
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1942 PM Nuri al-Said formed a new cabinet
1948 Export-import licenses for Jewish businesses forbidden after creation of
            Israel
1984 Iraq broke 3 week ceasefire in Tanker War with attack upon ship leaving Iran’s
            Kharg Island main oil facility
1986 U.N. Res 588 said Iran and Iraq should follow Res 582 to resolve Iran-Iraq War Iran
            rejected UN Res 588 because didn’t blame Iraq for starting Iran-Iraq War
1991 Fighting broke out between army and Peshmerga in Sulaymaniya 400 killed before
            ceasefire reached with army withdrawing
1994 Iraq’s 15th Mechanized Brigade was 20 km from Kuwait border
1994 US France UK deployed troops to Persian Gulf in response to Saddam putting
            troops on Kuwait border
1994 President of UN Security Council demanded that Iraq withdraw its troops from
            Kuwait border
1994 SCIRI asked international community to give it control of sections of southern Iraq
1997 IAEA Iraq started centrifuge program in 1987 but was way behind schedule Iraq
            might have had a bomb by 96
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
1997 UK said that Iraq smuggling oil through Iran violating UN sanctions
2002 White House posted pictures claiming to be Iraq working on three facilities for
            nuclear weapons program
2003 Bush US went to war with Iraq to deal with future threats with WMD and ties
            to terrorism Said found Iraq’s WMD programs
2004 Presidential debate Bush said Iraq invasion absolutely right Iraq was trying to
            end sanctions and rebuild WMD programs
2004 Rice said Iraq Survey Group proved Iraq wanted WMD and therefore was a threat
2004 Family of British hostage Ken Bigley said he had been killed by insurgents
2006 Political parties agreed to Maliki’s plan for Central Comm for Peace and Security to
help secure Baghdad would have reps from each major party and coordinate with ISF and premier’s office
2008 Christian families began fleeing Mosul after 5 killed
(Musings On Iraq article on Christians in Mosul)
2012 Maliki went to Russia and signed $4.2 bil in arms deals
2017 Clash between Hashd and Peshmerga in Allewa, Kirkuk

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