Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 15


1920 UK PM George wrote that French objected to Faisal becoming king
            of Iraq George and French both thought he was weak leader
1921 Feisal said he wouldn’t accept restrictions on sovereignty included in UK’s
            Iraq mandate Wanted an Anglo-Iraq treaty that would give him full power
1921 Churchill wrote Iraq Commissioner Cox that Feisal needed to stop making
            demands of UK and do what London told him
(Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s policy towards Iraq)
1982 Iraqi planes started attacking shipping at Khor Musa channel leading to Bandar
            Khomeini port in Iran Sank 2 ships
1982 Iraqi plans started bombing campaign against Kharg Island Iran’s major oil port
(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 Iraqi opposition in Iran claimed they could field 50,000 to fight Saddam
1990 Iraq offered to fully implement UN Res 598 and Algiers Agreement to try to win
            favor with Iran after Kuwait invasion
1991 UN Resolution 706 proposed Iraq import petroleum products to alleviate
humanitarian situation caused by sanctions Iraq rejected plan
1991 UN Resolution 707 Said Iraq was in flagrant violation of weapons inspectors
            Allowed inspectors to use planes and helicopters for flights inside Iraq
1991 Baghdad objected to Res 707 saying US had flown U2 spy plane over Iraq
            claiming it was for inspectors
1995 Supreme Council denounced Jordan taking in Saddam’s son-in-law Hussein
Kamal calling him a murderer  
2001 Foreign Office legal adv Sir Wood said that British forces could be sued if not
            given legal basis for going to war with Iraq
2002 NatlSecAdv Rice said US needed to launch pre-emptive strike against Iraq
            before it got too strong
2002 Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Feith’s office briefed CIA officials on its
            findings that Iraq and Al Qaeda had cooperated for years
2002 1st Bush NatlSecAdv Scowcroft wrote Wall St Journal OpEd saying Saddam not
            threat to US and not connected to 9/11
2002 Powell called Scowcroft thanking him for OpEd saying it would help for
            arguments within administration over Iraq
2003 White House objected to CPA’s request for $20.3 bil after administration said it
            would not ask Congress for any more money for Iraq
2003 Oil pipeline to Turkey bombed in Baiji Salahaddin shutting down exports for 2nd
            time in a week
2004 Peace talks between Allawi govt and Sadr broke down over ending 2nd Battle of
            Najaf
2005 One week extension given to Constitutional committee to finish work
2008 Report US intel officer said that Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah had 4
training camps in Iran for Asaib Ahl Al-Haq and Kataib Hezbollah in Tehran Qom Ahaz Mashhad
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran training Iraqi militias)
2011 ISI attacked Sahwa in mosque in Yusifiya during Ramadan and bombed St
            Ephraim Syriac Orthodox church in Kirkuk
2012 Maliki said he wanted better relations with Turkey but also complained about
            Ankara’s ties to Kurdistan
2015 Chief Justice Medhat said that judiciary supported Abadi’s reforms but made no
            changes

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