Monday, December 30, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 30


1959 Qasim govt passed Law of Personal Status Equalized inheritance for men and women
Restricted polygamy Set legal marrage age at 18
2002 For Sec Straw and Sec of State Powell thought UN inspections would not provide
smoking gun against Iraq so alternatives needed
2002 UN inspectors said they had gone to all major suspected WMD sites and found nothing
(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)
2002 Report Reagan admin and its Middle East envoy Rumsfeld did nothing while Iraq used WMD
in Iran-Iraq War
2002 NYTimes article said CIA looking into Iraq buying smallpox from a Russian scientist
2003 White House meeting on what to do about Governing Council going to UN to ask them with
help to transition to sovereignty White House decided they would try to block any UN plans for Iraq because wanted to keep control of process Meeting then turned to security VP Cheney said he wanted to eliminate Sadr
2005 Oil Min Uloom put on leave after opposing govt plan to increase prices on gas and cooking oil
Replaced by Dep PM Chalabi
2005 South Korea’s parliament okayed plan to withdraw 1/3 of its forces from Iraq Korea had 3rd
largest Coalition force in Iraq
2006 Iraqi govt hanged Saddam Hussein while Sadrists taped it and chanted Moqtada
2006 Naqshibandi insurgent group formed by Baathists
2007 Basra police chief escaped 2 IEDs Was 7th attempt on his life since Jun 07
2009 British hostage Peter Moore released by Asaib Ahl Al-Haq in return for release of leader Qais
Khazali Moore and 4 bodyguards kidnapped from Fin Min building Baghdad in May 2007 Op planned by Iran’s Rev Guard Brits were held in Iran for most of 2 year captivity 4 bodyguards were killed
(Musings On Iraq Iranians Planned Kidnapping And Held British Captives Taken In Iraq) 
(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 2 suicide bombers hit provincial council building in Ramadi killing 27 and injuring 100
including Gov Fahadawi
(Musings On Iraq Voter Dissatisfaction Growing In Anbar?)
2013 Anbar sheikhs gave govt 12 hour ultimatum to release MP Alwani arrested by PM Maliki
2013 PM Maliki used death of army’s 7th Div cmdr to order Ramadi and Fallujah protest camps to be
closed Led to call to arms in Fallujah Closure helped insurgency to return
2013 Gunmen appeared in Fallujah after protest site there closed setting up checkpoints and fighting
with ISF Some mosques in Ramadi called for jihad Police cars seized in Ramadi and burned Clashes in Hit
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki crackdown on Anbar protests)
(Musings On Iraq article on aftermath of shutting down Anbar protest sites)
2013 Army base east of Fallujah hit by mortars as part of new insurgent offensive
(Musings On Iraq article on insurgent offensive in Anbar)

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