Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 27

1915 British forces began campaign to capture Nasiriya from Ottomans
1923 Persian mujtahids and businesses in Najaf protested deportation of cleric
            Khalisi for his opposition activities
1923 2 mujtahids led protest in Karbala trying to get clerics and religious students to
            leave for Persia to protest Khalisi’s deportation
1954 Parliament dismissed as part of Nuri al-Said’s demands before he returned as
1983 France agreed to lend Iraq 5 Super Entendard fighter bombers that Baghdad
            wanted to use to attack Iranian oil fields and installations
1990 Iraq’s Revolutionary Command Council meeting gave Saddam okay to use force
            against Kuwait
2003 Cheney Chief of Staff Libby told Bob Woodward 2002 Natl Intel Estimate on Iraq
            included Iraq trying to buy uranium from Africa
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2004 Bremer got OK from Bush to close CPA Jun 28 to try to fool insurgency
2006 Under pressure Maliki revised amnesty offer made 2 days before to include just
            those that had not killed anyone
2008 Senior judge assassinated in east Baghdad during spate of attacks upon judiciary in
(Musings On Iraq article on attacks on judges)
2008 Suicide bomber attacked meeting of Anbar Awakening killing 20 including several
(Musings On Iraq article on Awakeing bombing)

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