Friday, July 5, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 5


1920 Revolt leaders in Shamiya passed demands to British Wanted full independence End to fighting
Withdrawal of British administrators from Mid-Euphrates Release of leading cleric Shirazi
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1923 UK report Shiites wanted a weak Mandate so they could set up their own theocracy Hoped King
Feisal would be able to win loyalty of people and undermine Shiite clerics Shiites also mistrusted elections and believed all power would go to Sunnis Also didn’t seem to like Feisal
1926 Turkey and Britain signed treaty setting Turkey-Iraq border UK agreed to give Turkey 10% of
Mosul oil revenues in return
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1940 PM Gaylani made overture to Germany with Justice Min Shawkat meeting German ambassador to
Turkey von Papen Justice Min Shawkat told Ger Amb von Papen Iraq wanted Germany to stop Italian imperialism from spreading in Middle East and to support pan-Arabism instead Papen said Iraq should contribute to war vs England and Shawkat said that would happen
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(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 Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
1959 Communists plotted a coup to overthrow Qasim Abandoned at last minute
1960 Islamic Party issued statement warning against Communist activities in Iraq
(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)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1983 Tariq Aziz returned from trip to Egypt to improve relations and ensure Cairo would continue to
supply Iraq with ammunition for the war
(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)
2002 Talks between Iraq and UN in Vienna brokedown over new weapons inspections
2002 Supporters of Def Sec Rumsfeld leaked CENTCOM doc to NYTimes on invasion plans to use air
strikes Special Forces CIA operatives for covert ops
(Musings On Iraq article on arguments over US Iraq invasion plan)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
2003 US police training center in Ramadi bombed 7 police killed 40 wounded
2003 CIA Dir Tenet complained to NSC about Iraq-Africa uranium deal getting into Bush’s State of the
Union speech
2003 NSC said DepNatSecAdv Hadley forgot CIA had pulled Iraq-Africa story from previous Bush speech
Tenet didnt read State of Union
2003 CIA Dir Tenet said he and NSC responsible for Iraq-Africa uranium story getting into Bush’s State of
Union
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2004 Allawi govt announced amnesty for insurgents
2004 Report Zarqawi’s bombing moved him from margins of insurgency to the center
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2007 Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri released video Called for people to rally around ISI Same time ISI had to find
unity with Iraqis Was acknowledgement insurgent groups were splitting with ISI
2008 Head of Islamic Party in Fallujah escaped assassination attempt in campaign against the party
2018 Hundreds protested at Basra provincial council building demanding jobs
(Musings On Iraq article on summer protests)

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