Thursday, August 9, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 9

1920 UK For Sec Lord Curzon replied to US complaints about San Remo
agreement saying US would not be shut out of Iraq oil and was just business deal not treaty
1920 Railway line to Baghdad cut by tribal fighters in Diyala during 1920 Revolt
(Musings On Iraq review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1933 Shammar and Jabour tribes attacked 60 Assyrian villages south of Dohuk
            Captured males given to Iraqi army who executed them
1966 Col Naji Talib became premier Proved to be completely ineffective and was later
1983 Iran’s Op Wa al-Fajr 3 to recapture Mehran, Iran failed Did seize 60 sq mi half in
1988 Iraq held victory celebrations for end of Iran-Iraq War
(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 Military campaign in southern marshes ended 400 homes and 500 boats destroyed
            along with mass arrests
1990 US forces arrived in Saudi Arabia to protect it from Iraq after invasion of Kuwait
1990 UN Resolution 662 said that Iraq’s annexation of Kuwait was illegal
1990 Turkey and Saudi Arabia closed pipelines to Iraq due to Kuwait invasion
2002 Def Policy Board Perle said that removing Saddam would lead to more peaceful
            and stable Middle East
2003 3 US army battalions added to 1st Battle of Najaf
2003 Bremer said Ansar al-Islam escaped to Iran during invasion and were now
            returning to Iraq to carry out terrorist attacks
2003 Protests in Basra over lack of electricity Threw rocks at British troops
2003 Mass robberies of oil tankers in Basra Police fled Czech and British troops fired on
            looters 2 killed 4 wounded
2003 AP story not much of Powell’s Feb 03 speech to UN on Iraq’s WMD proved true
2004 PM Allawi Def Min US generals had meeting Decided 2nd Najaf Battle had to end
            quick over concerns shrine might be damaged
2005 Baghdad city council chief Makkia of SCIRI led group of Badr militiamen to oust
            Baghdad mayor Tamimi and installed himself in office
2005 Rumsfeld said weapons were being smuggled from Iran into Iraq Most senior US
            official to accuse Tehran of arming militias in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
2005 Suicide car bomb hit US convoy in Baghdad killing 7 and wounding more than
2015 Abadi announced reform program of ending quotas, cut bodyguards, anti
corruption commission dismissing VPs and Dep PMs
2015 Cabinet voted to reduce number of members on provincial councils to save
            money sold as reform
2015 VPs Nujafi and Maliki said they supported Abadi’s reform program
2015 Protests in Baghdad, Nasiriya, Maysan supporting Abadi’s reforms
2015 Maliki TV interview said protests were becoming anti-religious and could get
            out of control
2015 Chief of staff of Iranian military criticized protests in Iraq saying they were
            making govt look bad

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