Saturday, May 12, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - May 12

1920 US protested to UK about San Remo agreement that divided up Iraq’s oil
            between UK and France saying London promised open door policy in region
1941 Soviet Union recognized PM Gaylani’s govt
1941 British reinforcements from Palestine and Transjordan attacked by a German
1941 German air force liaison officer killed while trying to land in Baghdad during dog
            fight between Iraqi and British fighter planes
1941 PM Gaylani told German ambassador to Turkey made offer to be middleman with
            England Gaylani feared Ankara would intervene in Iraq
1948 Railway strike against Anglo-Iraq Treaty
1969 Dispute over Shatt al-Arab discussed at UN after Iran protested Iraq expelling
            10,000 Iranians
1982 Iran drove Iraqi forces out of Susangerd area, Iran-Iraq War
1986 Iraq launched operation to seize Mehran, Iran 1st offensive since 1983 Was in
            response to losing Fao Peninsula
1986 US intel report Iraq was talking with China to build a covert nuclear power plant
1990 Italy said it seized parts headed for Iraq to make a 130 ft long supergun
1990 Iraqi govt extended amnesty for Iraqi fighters until June
1991 Baghdad took journalists to mass grave with 100 bodies it claims were killed
            by Iranians and Shiite rebels in southern Iraq
1996 Sec of State Albright interviewed on 60 Minutes Was asked whether 500,000
            Iraqi children dying as a result of sanctions was worth it Albright said yes
2003 Paul Bremer arrived in Iraq to take over new CPA
2003 Only 4000 Iraqi police on duty in Baghdad to cover 7 mil inhabitants
2003 UK ForSec Straw said that Coalition failed to restore order in Baghdad
2003 Report on INC defector ex-nuke scientist Hamza Saddam’s son-in-law Kamal
            called Hamza a liar
2003 Report 1998 ex-nuke scientist Hamza and former UN inspector Albright tried to get
book published on Iraq’s nuke program Said Iraq failed to build bomb Not published
2003 Report 2000 ex-nuke scientist Hamza got book published Saddam’s Bombmaker
            claiming Iraq was closer to building a bomb than anyone knew
2004 1800 new pictures of prison abuse at Abu Ghraib released
2004 Rumsfeld told Senate US interrogation methods used in Iraq were legal and
            cleared by Pentagon lawyers
2006 Bush invited 10 former Secretaries of State and Defense to ask them opinions
            about Iraq war
2008 Sadr issued another ceasefire to try to stop govt offensive against Mahdi Army
2008 United Iraqi Alliance and Sadrists agreed not to attack each other politically after
            ceasefire announced
2009 Presidential council vetoed 2009 budget
2009 Tribal march in Mosul for Hadbaa list and against Peshmerga and Asayesh
presence in province
2009 Mass grave in Qadisiyah found with 100 Kurds killed during Anfal campaign
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
2010 US general warned Sadrists carrying out attacks extortion intimidation in southern
2011 Parliament elected 3 VPs after 2010 elections Mahdi Hashemi and Khuzai
2013 Iraqi paper got memo showing Maliki okayed purchase of fake bomb detectors
2013 Supreme Council and Fadhila agreed to form coalition in 7 new provincial
            govts in south
2015 ISCI accused Kataib Hezbollah of attacking its offices in Basra Baghdad and
            other provinces

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