Wednesday, April 3, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 3


1929 Shah and King Faisal passed notes that legal barriers over Persian nationals In Iraq had been
lifted
1939 King Ghazi died in car accident King Faisal II took power but was only 3 His cousin Abd al-Ilah
chosen to rule in his place
1939 Ger Amb to Iraq Gobba spread rumors that England behind Ghazi’s death Led to riot in Mosul that
sacked British consulate and killed consular
1941 Golden Square officers picked Gaylani to become PM for 3rd time Started arresting pro-British
politicians
1941 British War Office asked commander in Middle East what forces available for Iraq after Golden
Square military coup
1941 Nazi Germany sent letter saying it supported the Golden Square coup and would lend military aid
(Musings On Iraq article on 1941 coup)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq 1941, The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah and Baghdad)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
1965 Army and KDP clashed in Sulaymaniya killing 60
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1969 Communist militant Hajj who tried and failed at armed revolt in 1968 appeared on Baghdad TV
attacked his group and denounced the Communists Was appointed Iraq’s representative to UNESCO in Paris as reward
(Musings On Iraq book review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1970 Def Min Tikriti Inter Min Ammash named co-VPs under Pres Bakr to try to end rivalry between two
for power
1991 Saddam’s troops captured Sulaymaniya last major town held by Kurdish rebels after Gulf War
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1991 Saddam told aides that Iraqi army was psychologically defeated by Gulf War and that was why Shiites
and Kurds rose up against govt
(Musings On Iraq article on Saddam’s view of 1991 uprisings)
1991 UN Resolution 687 said Iraq had to agree to border with Kuwait peacekeeping force along that border
and Coalition forces would exit southern Iraq Said Iraq had to destroy its WMD and long range missiles Said Iraq had to make a declaration on its WMD and nuclear programs by 4/17/91 Said that UN Secretary General would create a weapons inspection commission by 5/17/19 Said Iraq had to return stolen property pay reparations to Kuwait Until all of those were met sanctions would remain
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
(Musings On Iraq article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
2003 Baath officials began fleeing Baghdad
2003 Sadrists held march in east Baghdad
2003 US forces reached Baghdad international airport
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2003 Information Minister Sahaf denied U.S. had taken Karbala or Um Qasr in Basra and said all those
stories were lies
2003 Power cut in Baghdad
2003 British forces made deep thrust into Basra City
2004 US arrested Sadr’s deputy Mustafa Yacoubi for murder of Sheikh Abdul Khoei
2004 Sadr said that he wanted to unite with Hezbollah and Hamas
2004 Sec State Powell said US intelligence gave him questionable intelligence about Iraq mobile WMD labs
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2004 Marines ordered to go into Fallujah and arrest culprits behind killing Blackwater contractors became
Op Vigilant Resolve
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2007 Integrity Comm head Radhi said Iraq lost $8 bil since 2004 due to corruption $2 bil for electricity
disappeared Former Electricity Min Samarraie convicted of corruption but fled Iraq for US Radhi said ministers blocking investigations into $55 mil in missing funds
(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector Gen for Iraq Reconstruction Bowen on corruption in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq interview with fmr anti-graft official Vincent Foulk on corruption in Iraq)
2007 Report 8 Mahdi Army commanders dismissed for insubordination and crimes
2008 Maliki officially extended Charge of Knights op against Mahdi Army to Sadr City
2008 Sadr said he would help govt clear ISF of militias
2008 Iraqi special forces arrested head of Thar Allah party claiming it was stealing govt property and behind
violence
2012 Kurds accused Shiite parties in Baghdad of smuggling oil to Israel via Jordan after Dep PM
Shahristani accused KRG of smuggling oil to Iran
2012 Sistani rep in Hillah had house bombed in wave of attacks against Ayatollah’s followers
2012 Obama called Maliki about Iran flying weapons to Syria via Iraqi airspace
2014 Sadr said PM Maliki should not run for 3rd term as premier
2015 Salahaddin council called on Sistani to intervene to stop burning and looting in Tikrit
2015 Head of Salahaddin council said Hashd were looting and burning buildings in Tikrit
2015 VP Nujafi complained about looting and burning homes in Tikrit
2015 PM Abadi ordered ISF to arrest anyone breaking law in Tikrit
2015 Sistani reps Friday sermon called for ending of looting in Tikrit
2015 Police said there had been clashes between soldiers and Hashd to stop them from looting in Tikrit

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