Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 31

1924 MP Chalabi rejected quotas in new parliament for minorities claiming
            everyone would be represented
1928 Red Line Agreement allowed British Dutch French US Turkish oil companies to
jointly control Turkish Petroleum Company would lead to Iraq Petroleum Company
1982 Iraq claimed it crushed Iranian Op Ramadan to seize Basra
(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)
1983 Iraqi army took 8,000 men from Barzani clan and executed them
1990 King Fahd and Pres Mubarak tried to mediate between Iraq and Kuwait Kuwit emir
told his representative to not give into any Iraqi demands at meeting in Saudi Arabia between 2 nations
1990 AsstSecState Kelly told House US had no defense treaty with Gulf States and
didn’t take position on border disputes or OPEC Said US would be concerned if Iraq invaded Kuwait but had no treaties with it
1990 Pentagon said it was committed to individual and collective defense of its allies in
            the Gulf
2002 Iraq Foreign Minister Sabri said Bagdhad rejected return of UN inspectors Said
            they would just collect intel for U.S. strikes
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2002 Bush said US goal was regime change but denied any war plans were on his desk
2002 Senate Foreign Relations Comm began hearing on Iraq invasion
2002 Rumsfeld told Senate Comm time helped Saddam erode sanctions and spread
2002 NSA had drill on Iraq Found it had little signals intel on country
2002 Report Iraq working on nuclear program quoted fmr UN inspector Kay and INC
            defectors Hamza and Haideri May 02 Haideri labeled fabricator by DIA
2002 INC defector ex-nuke scientist Hamza testified to Senate Foreign Relations
            Comm claiming Iraq only lacked uranium to build nuke bomb in 1994
2002 Iraq conspiracy theorist Mylroie interviewed on CNN Said Bush was going to
invade Iraq because of WMD and its ties to terrorism including 9/11 Accused CIA of covering up Iraq’s involvement in 9/11
(Musings On Iraq article on Mylroie’s Iraq conspiracy theories)
2003 Sadr announced 10,000 man Islamic army being formed in Najaf
2003 Report several Iraqi scientists interviewed by US said Saddam had not restarted
            its nuclear or WMD programs
2003 National Sec Adv Rice said international intel agencies all agreed with US that Iraq
            had WMD US would prove right that Saddam was threat to world
2003 Iraq Survey Group head Kay testified to Senate
2003 US forces found Iraqi jets buried at Taqadum airbase west of Baghdad Helped
            explain why Iraqi air force didn't fight during invasion
(Musings On Iraq article on why Iraqi air force didn’t fight during 2003 invasion)
2004 US arrested Sadrist Sheikh Hasnawi in Karbala Mahdi Army kidnapped police
            in Najaf in response
2006 Displacement Min said 182,1854 had been displaced since Askari shrine bombing
            in Feb 2006
2006 Police in 15 SUVs kidnapped 25 people from Iraqi American Chamber of
Commerce and Rawi telephone company in central Baghdad Never seen again
2008 Police raided Sahwa officer in Kut arrested 3 Sahwa that formed political party 2
            months before provincial elections
(Musings On Iraq article on govt crackdown on Sahwa)
2008 US and Iraq missed deadline to sign Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq (SOFA)
            US wanted residual military force to stay in Iraq after official withdrawal
(Musings On Iraq article on missed deadline) 
2012 France’s Total signed contracts for two oil blocks in KRG
2015 Protest in Baghdad Basra Najaf over lack of electricity Called for Electricity Min
to step down

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