Monday, December 10, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 10


1949 Ali Aiyubi became premier of Iraq for 2nd time
1980 Iran launched counteroffensive at Darkhovin to break siege of Abadan in south Failed but put
Iraq on defensive in first year of war
1981 Report that Soviet Union resumed arms deliveries to Iraq after ban when Iran-Iraq War started
(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)
1996 Oil for Food program began in Iraq Helped save Iraqi economy from shortages and inflation
Program allowed Iraq to sell $2 bil in oil every six months Half the money went to the UN Kuwait Kurdistan
1999 UN Res 1281 extended Oil for Food Program for Iraq
2001 Ansar al-Islam formed from 3 Kurdish Islamist groups
2002 USAID said Iraq would be small intervention but security needed to be first priority
2002 NSC committee presented humanitarian plan for postwar Iraq based upon secure environment
and small US role
2002 IAEA went to Al Qaim facility US claimed was an active Iraqi nuclear plant Found it destroyed
2003 CPA presented list of 1,706 priority projects US and Iraq didn’t have money for all of them
2003 US asked France Germany Russia to forgive some of the debt Iraq owed them
2003 Russia refused US request to forgive its Iraq debt after US banned it from bidding on
reconstruction projects
2006 Sunni families continued to flee Baghdad’s Hurriya after Mahdi Army attack Dec 9 Mahdi
Army rep admitted that militia attacked Sunnis in neighborhood in retaliation for attacks upon Shiites
2006 Ret Gen Keane and Fred Kaban met at American Enterprise Institute to outline surge idea to
be presented to Bush
2007 Def Sec Gates told NSC that Pres Tabalni told him Maliki was intolerable and US should help
remove him
2017 PM Abadi held victory parade in Baghdad for defeating IS

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