Sunday, March 3, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Mar 3


1958 Nuri al-Said became premier 8th time
(Musings On Iraq interview with Historian Phebe Marr comparing PM Said with PM Maliki)
(Musings On Iraq book review of ‘Independent Iraq’ The Monarchy & British Influence, 1941-1958 on Said govt)
1970 Committee created for economic cooperation between Iraq and Soviet Union
1981 Islamic Conf Organization went back to Tehran to present its peace plan
1983 Iraq claimed it destroyed several Iranian oil rigs and 5 Iranian ships in Persian Gulf
1984 US stopped company from selling products to Iraq that could be used for chemical weapons
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
1987 Iran attacked Iraqi lines in Basra Gained 3km
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
1987 Iran Op Karbala 7 in Haj Omran Kurdistan KDP took part Gained 10 miles heading towards
Rawandaz Turkey told Iran it would not allow it to take Kirkuk or Mosul Was diversionary attack from main operation in Basra
1987 Gulf Cooperation Council condemned Iran’s occupation of Fao Peninsula Basra
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Tom Cooper 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)
1991 Iraq signed ceasefire with US to end Gulf War
1991 Demonstrations against Saddam started in Najaf following Gulf War Fired upon by security forces
(Musings On Iraq interview with National Univ of Singapore’s Fanar Haddad on the Impact of the 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on 1st hand accounts of 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on Saddam’s view of 1991 Uprising)
(Ahulbayt Video on 1991 Uprising)
1995 CIA told its team in Irbil not to support INC uprising plan
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iraq In The Eye of the Storm that includes 1995 coup plot)
1999 Pres Clinton told Congress that Iraq violated UN sanctions by smuggling oil
1999 SCIRI’s Hakim claimed it attacked govt buildings in Karbala in revenge for murder of Ayatollah Sadr
2003 Russia threatened to use veto power in UN to stop any resolution authorizing war vs Iraq
2003 US and UK planes hit five targets in Wasit and Basra as part of no fly zone Were trying to weaken
Iraq’s air defenses before invasion
2003 IAEA told US that docs alleging Iraq-Niger uranium deal were forgeries
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2003 ORHA head Garner went to UN to try to get support for postwar Iraq UN said no because White
House said it was opposed to any UN role
2003 UndersecDef Feith briefed Bush on Pentagon’s postwar plans Included creating democracy winning
intl support destroying WMD
2003 Pentagon postwar Iraq plans only outlined goals not how to accomplish them
(Musings On Iraq article on Part I Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Planning for Postwar Iraq September 2001 to May 2003)
2004 Gen Taguba’s investigation into abuses at Abu Ghraib prison sent to military
2005 Kurds said parties had agreed on Talabani being Iraq’s president and Jaafari prime minister in new
govt
2011 Gorran and 2 Islamic parties boycotted Kurdish parliament in support of protests
(Musings On Iraq interview with journalist Wladimir Van Wilgenburg on 2011 KRG protests)
2014 ISIS released statement telling people in Kirkuk not to vote
2018 Parliament voted on provincial election law including Kirkuk for first time since 2005
(Musings On Iraq article on provincial elections date set)
2018 2018 budget passed for $88 bil with $10.6 bil deficit Kurds boycotted session because KRG didn’t
have usual 17% allotment
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq’s 2018 budget)

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