Thursday, August 15, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 15


1920 UK PM George wrote that French objected to Faisal becoming king of Iraq George and French
both thought he was weak leader
1921 Feisal said he wouldn’t accept restrictions on sovereignty included in UK’s Iraq mandate Wanted an
Anglo-Iraq treaty that would give him full power
1921 Churchill wrote Iraq Commissioner Cox that Feisal needed to stop making demands of UK and do
what London told him
(Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s policy towards Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Churchill’s Folly, How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1933 King Feisal ordered Interior Min Suleiman to investigate massacre of Assyrians in Sumail
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1982 Iraqi planes started attacking shipping at Khor Musa channel leading to Bandar Khomeini port in Iran
Sank 2 ships
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)
1982 Iraqi planes started bombing campaign against Kharg Island Iran’s major oil port
(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)
1986 Turkey launched raid into Kurdistan after PKK destroyed a Turkish military post in Anatolia Turks
killed 165 PKK
1990 Iraqi opposition in Iran claimed they could field 50,000 to fight Saddam
1990 Iraq offered to fully implement UN Res 598 and Algiers Agreement to try to win favor with Iran after
Kuwait invasion
1991 UN Resolution 706 proposed Iraq import petroleum products to alleviate humanitarian situation
caused by sanctions Iraq rejected plan
1991 UN Resolution 707 Said Iraq was in flagrant violation of weapons inspectors Allowed inspectors to use
planes and helicopters for flights inside Iraq
1991 Baghdad objected to Res 707 saying US had flown U2 spy plane over Iraq claiming it was for
inspectors
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
1995 Supreme Council denounced Jordan taking in Saddam’s son-in-law Hussein Kamal calling him a
murderer 
2002 NatlSecAdv Rice said US needed to launch pre-emptive strike against Iraq before it got too strong
(Musings On Iraq book review America at the Crossroads, Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2002 Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Feith’s office briefed CIA officials on its findings that Iraq and
Al Qaeda had cooperated for years
2002 1st Bush NatlSecAdv Scowcroft wrote Wall St Journal OpEd saying Saddam not threat to US and not
connected to 9/11
2002 Sec State Powell called Scowcroft thanking him for OpEd saying it would help for arguments within
administration over Iraq
2002 Dep head of UK embassy to US wrote that White House talking about when war would start
not if it would happen
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 3.4 Development of UK Iraq Strategy and Options, Late July to 14 September 2002)
2003 White House objected to CPA’s request for $20.3 bil after administration said it would not ask
Congress for any more money for Iraq
2003 Oil pipeline to Turkey bombed in Baiji Salahaddin shutting down exports for 2nd time in a week
2004 Peace talks between Allawi govt and Sadr broke down over ending 2nd Battle of Najaf
(Musings On Iraq article on 2nd battle of Najaf)
(Musings On Iraq book review Battle For The City Of The Dead)
2005 One week extension given to Constitutional committee to finish work
(Musings On Iraq interview with constitutional scholar Zaid al-Ali on Iraq’s constitution)
2008 Report US intel officer said that Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah had 4 training
camps in Iran for Asaib Ahl Al-Haq and Kataib Hezbollah in Tehran Qom Ahaz Mashhad
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran training Iraqi militias)
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)
(Musings On Iraq book review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)
2011 ISI attacked Sahwa in mosque in Yusifiya during Ramadan and bombed St Ephraim Syriac Orthodox
church in Kirkuk
2012 PM Maliki said he wanted better relations with Turkey but also complained about Ankara’s ties to
Kurdistan
2015 Chief Justice Medhat said that judiciary supported PM Abadi’s reforms but made no changes
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)
2018 Protester killed by police beating outside West Qurna 2 oil field Basra Led to more demonstrations in
province

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