Monday, July 30, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 30

1920 War Min Churchill approved sending division to Mesopotamia from India
            to put down 1920 Revolt
(Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s views on Mesopotamia)
(Musings On Iraq review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1968 Pres Bakr accused Def Min Daud and PM Naif of attempting to take over govt PM
Naif arrested and became Ambassador to Morocco Baath then purged govt of opponents
1968 Pres Bakr became prime minister and commander and chief of armed forces
consolidating his power Appointed Saddam deputy secretary general of Baath Party
1983 Iran ended Op Wa al-Fajr 2 after seizing 14 km of Kurdistan and capturing Hajj
            Omran garrison
1983 Iran started Op Wa al-Fajr 3 to free Mehran, Iran
1988 Iran and Iraq started talks at UN for ceasefire
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)
1990 Saddam offered to withdraw his troops from Iran and settle Shatt al-Arab
            differences to prepare for Kuwait invasion
1990 DIA analyst told DIA Dir Soyster Iraq could overrun Kuwait and northern Saudi
Arabia and US would have no warning Said that Saddam was going to use force vs Kuwait and Kuwait would make no concessions to Iraq
1990 DIA Dir Soyster disagreed with analyst about Iraq’s intentions but passed
            assessment to SecDef Cheney and Gen Powell
1991 Iraq admitted to have four times as many chemical munitions as it claimed before
            to UN weapons inspectors
1992 Iraqi forces surrounded Shiite rebels in southern marshes and bombed them
1996 CIA report head of Iraq intel met bin Laden in Sudan and provided bomb making
know how False report bin Laden left Sudan May 96 and no reports he returned afterward
2002 Blair’s foreign policy adv Manning told Bush UK with US against Iraq but had
            to go through UN
2002 UK attorney general Goldsmith told Blair without U.N. resolution war against
            Iraq illegal
2002 Pres Chirac said that Germany and France would only support an invasion of Iraq
            if backed by a UN resolution
2002 Fmr head UN inspector Ekeus said US manipulated 90s inspections to spy on Iraqi
security services and find location of Saddam Said US wanted to create crises to justify attacks on Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on how CIA used UN inspectors to spy and back coup in Iraq)
2003 Bush admitted Iraq-Africa uranium story should not have been included in his
            State of Union speech
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 Rice said Saddam was a threat and he had WMD Said Iraq was buying all kinds of
            equipment for centrifuges including aluminum tubes
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2004 SecState Powell in Iraq said US worried about Iran’s influence in southern Iraq
2008 U.S. forces officially withdrew troops from Iraqi cities
2008 Sadr said he was leading a nationalist movement against the US and needed to
            restrain abuses and violence of Mahdi Army
2015 Protests in Arbat and Darabandikhan, KRG and Nasiriya over lack of services and

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