Sunday, October 20, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 20


1980 US said Iraq invasion of Iran threatened security in Gulf and land should not be seized
by force
1983 Iranian Op Wa al-Fajr 4 seized 15 villages in Kurdistan
1984 Iraq held elections to prove legitimacy of Saddam Was 40% quota for Shiite deputies
(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)
1991 Report Saddam was arming PKK to fight Turkey
2000 UK Foreign Office said wanted to offer end of sanctions to return inspectors but didn’t think US
would agree
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 1.2 UK Iraq strategy September 2000 To September 2001)
2002 Czech Intel told US no evidence 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraq intelligence in Prague
2004 Report Jan 03 Natl Intel Council warned building democracy in Iraq would be long difficult and
turbulent Council warned that overthrowing Saddam could lead to ethnosectarian rivalries and power grabs in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
2004 Transparency International ranked Iraq one of most corrupt countries in world
(Musings On Iraq book review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
(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)
2005 One of Saddam’s lawyers kidnapped and killed
2006 Mahdi Army Badr and officials from PM Maliki’s office worked out ceasefire to end fighting in
Amara 10 police 15 militiamen killed 160 wounded
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
2007 US Special Forces raid into Sadr City hunting Special Groups led to huge firefight
2008 4 Iranian infiltrators arrested outside Baquba Diyala
(Musings On Iraq article on Iranian infiltration into Iraq)
2010 KRG Natural Resource Min Hawrami said Kurds were ready to send 60 bil cubic meters of
natural gas to Turkey
2015 Baiji town finally cleared of IS
2016 PM Abadi announced govt would not allow human rights violations during Mosul campaign
and investigative committee created to look into any
2017 Fighting broke out between Iraqi forces and Peshmerga in Altun Kupri Kirkuk as Kurds
worried federal forces were going to march on Irbil after independence referendum
(Musings On Iraq article on Kurds withdrawal from disputed areas)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
2018 Official results of KRG election announced KDP won 45 seats PUK 21 seats Change 12 New
Generation 8 Kurdistan Islamic Group 7 Towards Reform 5
(Musings On Iraq article on 2018 KRG election results)
2018 Oil Ministry reversed its order to transfer 9 state oil companies to new Iraq National Oil Company
after PM Designate Mahdi warned against it
(Musings On Iraq article on reversal of Oil Ministry order)

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