Monday, August 19, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 19


1921 UK cabinet decided Feisal would be coronated king and then Anglo-Iraq treaty drafted
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1984 France agreed to refinance $1.4 bil in debts Iraq owed France biggest western backer of Iraq
1988 UN Res 619 created military observation group to watch Iran-Iraq border to make sure ceasefire
followed
(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)
1996 PUK accused KDP of working with Baghdad KDP accused PUK of working with Iran during civil war
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2003 Zarqawi bombed UN headquarters in Baghdad killed 23 including UN Rep de Mello and injured
over 100
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2003 Bremer asked Washington if he could arrest Sadr Rumsfeld said no fearing would provoke more
violence
2004 PM Allawi wrote Bush saying Iraq was more dangerous and unstable than a year ago
2004 Allawi govt called for Sadr to disband Mahdi Army and leave Najaf shrine
2004 Sistani’s office said it was open to Sadr’s offer to turn over keys to Najaf shrine
(Musings On Iraq article on 2nd battle of Najaf)
(Musings On Iraq book review Battle For The City Of The Dead)
(Musings On Iraq book review US Marines in Battle An-Najaf August 20014)
2004 Iraq Survey Group head Kay was rebuked by NSC staffer for criticizing NSC to Congress on
WMD Group head Kay said Rice more interested in being Bush’s friend than being National Security Adviser
2005 Al Qaeda in Iraq unsuccessful fired rockets from Jordan at 2 US ships docked in Israeli port
2005 3 Islamic Party members kidnapped by gunmen in Mosul putting up flyers to vote in constitutional
referendum
2007 US general accused Iran of training Shiite militias in Iraq to attack US forces Said 50 Iranian
Revolutionary Guard members in South Baghdad Last 3 months found 217 weapons in 4 provinces suspected of coming from Iran Said most going to Mahdi Army
(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)
(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)
2009 Iraq withdrew its ambassador to Damascus to protest Baghdad bombings
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki’s response to Fall 09 bombings)
2014 IS posted video of beheading of journalist James Foley
2018 Protest in Qadisiya over services

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