Tuesday, December 24, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 24


1922 Anglo-Iraq declaration to League of Nations talked about giving Kurds rights and own
govt in their region
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1938 Golden Square army colonels overthrew PM Jamil Midfai for trying to remove pan-Arab
officers Coup backed by Nuri al-Said who became PM and Taha al-Hashimi who became Def Min Rashid al-Gaylani became Chamberlain of Royal Office
(Musings On Iraq book review The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
1938 PM Said moved to punish ex-PM Sulaiman
1963 Arif govt promised to settle problems with foreign oil companies
1980 Iraq air force bombed Iran’s main oil terminal at Kharg Island for 1st time Iran bombed Basra
refinery in retaliation
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)
1980 Iraqi division moved into Iran in north Took control of Rashah and Rayat Passes to block any
Iranian move upon Sulaymaniya
(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 Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
2002 UK For Sec Straw told Sec of State Powell a 2nd UN resolution was needed to gain UK political
support and legal justification for war
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2002 Niger Premier said that his country did not try to sell uranium to Iraq
2003 Report President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board found White House disregarded
warnings by CIA about Iraq-Africa uranium story
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2004 Def Sec Rumsfeld told troops in Iraq insurgency could be defeated
2005 National Security Adv Rubaie met with Ayatollah Sistani Said Sistani rejected calls for revote
due to complaints and violations Rubaie said Iraq would re-arrest Baathist officials just released by US
2005 Iraq court barred 90 candidates from election for Baathist ties
2006 Acting upon warrants issued by Basra judge for 62 police officers UK forces raided HQ of Serious
Crime Unit in Basra city Found 127 prisoners 80% were tortured Some Basra councilman protested against raid Interior Min Bolani said he would disband Serious Crime Unit PM Maliki Basra Gov Waili and sheikhs all supported raid Crime Unit responsible for death squads Attacks on UK Criminal activity Ties to Mahdi Army
2007 Report US general in charge of northern Iraq said most people in Sahwa were there for $ Of
15,000 Sahwa in north only 20% wanted to join ISF In some areas more people were volunteering for Sahwa then needed Iraqi economy didn’t have enough jobs for Sahwa after US money for program ended
2007 US military said violence in Iraq down 60% from Jun to Dec 07
2008 Iraqi National Dialogue Council left the Iraqi Accordance Front (IAF) claiming that the Islamic
Party was attempting to monopolize power Ended IAF
(Musings On Iraq article on break-up of the Iraqi Accordance Front)
2009 2nd day of protests in Pirmargrun Sulaymaniya over mayor and lack of services PUK guards
broke up demonstration using gunfire
(Musings On Iraq Anti-Government Protests In Both Southern and Northern Iraq)
2013 PM Maliki ordered ISF to surround Ramadi protest site
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki crackdown on Anbar protests)
2013 Acting Def Min Dulaimi’s convoy hit by IED
(Musings On Iraq article on insurgent offensive in Anbar)

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