Wednesday, August 14, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 14

1921 Gertrude Bell wrote that Kurds in Irbil and Mosul had voted for Feisal in referendum and in
return they would get Kurdish officials
(Musings On Iraq book review of Gertrude Bell And Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Gertrude Bell, Explorer of the Middle East)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1927 Report Assyrians refused to settle in northern Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1933 Interior Min Suleiman went to Dohuk and Amadiya to try to stop killing of Assyrians
1933 3 days of looting of Assyrian villages in Al Qosh by Kurd Arab and Yazidi tribes ended
1933 Arabs attacked 2 Chaldean Christian villages near Assyrian ones in Al Qosh
1985 Iraq started air campaign against Kharg Island Iran’s main oil terminal Would last 4 months
Dropped capacity by 1/3 Iran moved most of its shipping south as a result
(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)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)
1998 Iraq found violating UN sanctions by smuggling oil
2002 National Security Presidential Directive included liberating people of Iraq and spreading democracy
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
2002 NSC meeting Sec State Powell said US had to build coalition against Iraq Said Bush should
address Iraq in his UN speech on 9/12/02 VP Cheney said Bush’s UN speech should attack organization for inaction on Iraq Natl Sec Adv Rice agreed with both
2003 UN Resolution 1500 created UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Said Iraqi Governing Council
important step to Iraq self-governance
2003 US intel officer wrote memo saying that “gloves are coming off” in interrogating Iraqi prisoners
2005 US Amb Khalizad accused Iran of attempting to subvert Iraq after US forces seized EFPs in south Iraq
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2005 Kurds marched in Irbil Kirkuk Dohuk Sulaymaniya calling for Kurdish self determination control of
Kirkuk and disputed areas
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)
2006 US police training program offered plan to crack down on death squads and kidnappings by Interior
Min by reviewing each police battalion
(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)
2006 After threat by insurgents only around 100 of Fallujah’s 1700 police showed up to duty
2006 Protest in Basra over lack of electricity during summer heat Clashed with police
2007 4 suicide truck bombs hit Kahtaniya and Jazeera in Sinjar district killed 796 Yazidis and wounded
almost 1,500 Was deadliest bombing in Iraq since 2003
2007 100 soldiers kidnapped Oil Ministry officials from govt compound in Baghdad including Dep Oil
Minister
2014 PM Maliki agreed to step down after elections Was under pressure from US and Ayatollah Sistani
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)
2015 Ayatollah Sistani’s office said PM Abadi needed to reform judiciary
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)
2015 Protests in Maysan Kirkuk Samawa Basra Karbala Najaf Nasiriya Hillah Baghdad Diwaniya Kut
Baquba Dujail over better services fight corruption
2015 Journalists said that Baghdad Operations Command stormed their office and told them not to cover
protests
2015 VP Maliki gave interview saying reform protests were anti-religious
2018 Protesters tried to storm West Qurna 2 oil field in Basra ISF used gunfire to disperse people College
grads burned degrees in Irbil over lack of jobs

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