Tuesday, August 7, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 7

1958 Gen Qasim supported march by Communists against federation of United
Arab Republic of Syria and Egypt Qasim opposed United Arab Republic because rival of Egypt’s Nasser
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Juan Romero on the Qasim govt)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof John Franzen on Iraqi Communist Party)
1988 Iran accepted ceasefire and direct talks with Iraq after implemented in Iran-Iraq
(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)
1988 Iraq Interior Minister Wahab visited Kuwait to talk about resolving border between
            two countries
1990 Iraq declared Kuwait a republic
1990 Saddam victory speech Kuwait’s al-Sabahs didn't stand with masses but foreigners
and got what they deserved Said new day for Arabs had arisen from Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait
1990 Saddam told aides that he didn’t fear war with US because all they would do is
            bomb and rally Arab world behind Iraq
1990 Bush announced Operation Desert Shield US troops deployed to Saudi Arabia
1994 PUK fought with Kurdistan Islamic League along Iranian border
1995 Hussein and Saddam Kamal Saddam’s cousins and sons in law defected to Jordan
            along with wives, Saddam’s daughters Hussein ran Iraq’s WMD programs
2001 US Energy Dept said aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy could be for centrifuges
            but probably for rockets
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2002 Cheney said skeptical UN inspectors would find anything in Iraq Said Iraq
            could get a nuke bomb soon
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice said Saddam was a threat to the US and world
2003 White House said because Bush used Iraq-Africa uranium deal in State of Union
            rest of govt started repeating it
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 Zarqawi bombed Jordanian embassy in Baghdad killing 17 wounding 40
2004 PM Allawi issued amnesty for insurgents with no blood on their hands
2005 Protest in Samawa over lack of jobs, water and electricity turned into a riot
            outside governor’s office Broken up by police
2006 US-Iraqi Op Together Forward II started to secure Sunni areas of Baghdad
            threatened by militias Only 2 of 6 Iraqi army battalions deployed Op failed
2006 Bush said US had strategy for Iraq Privately Bush thought wasn’t working
            and wanted new one
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2009 ISI document said that it negotiated contract with Communications Ministry to
            give deal to an Arab leader in Mosul In return ISI got % of the contract
2012 KRG re-started oil exports for Baghdad to try to get a new revenue sharing
            deal with central govt
2012 Turkey’s Foreign Min Davutoglu visited Irbil and then Kirkuk 1st Turkish
            visit to that city since 1976
2014 Pres Obama announced beginning of bombing campaign against IS in Iraq
2017 Parliament delayed Sep 2017 provincial elections until 2018 Voted to use
            1.7% divisor to decide seat allocations

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