Thursday, November 29, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 29

1920 Gertrude Bell wrote few tribes were talking about self rule and many rejected it in
(Musings On Iraq book review of Gertrude Bell And Iraq)
1927 UK For Sec Chamberlain told King Faisal talks over Anglo-Iraq Treaty should be delayed for
two years and Faisal would have to run Iraq on his own British knew Faisal afraid of potential unrest and was trying to intimidate him during negotiations over new treaty Tactic worked
1934 Border dispute between Iraq and Persia escalated
1980 Iranian marines destroyed Mina al Bakr and Khor al Amaya oil terminals in Iraq Attack cut
Iraqi exports from 3.24 mil/bar/day to 550,000 bar/day
1981 Iran Op Tariq al-Quds began to free Bostan in south Started with drive in Susangard Pres
Rafsanjani told parliament he would push Iraqis back to the border
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
1990 UN Resolution 678 gave Iraq until 1/15/91 to withdraw from Kuwait
1990 Iraq released all the foreign hostages it held trying to sway world public opinion
2001 UN Res 1382 extended Oil for Food program
2001 Amer Enterprise Institute panel said Saddam had to be removed before US could confront
radical Islam
2002 UK Defense Min told Blair that US still had no political strategy for Iraq
2002 American Enterprise Inst group of experts started work on paper on what U.S. facing after
9/11 Would focus on Iraq
2003 Insurgent attacks killed 7 Spanish intelligence officers and 2 Japanese diplomats in Iraq
2004 Bush told NSC January 2005 Iraqi election had to happen on time
2005 Rumsfeld told press “insurgent” should no longer be used when reporting on Iraq because
they didn’t believe in anything He then explained that they stood for overthrowing the Iraqi system and creating a caliphate Rumsfeld said US forces didn't have to report abuse and torture by Iraqi forces Joint Chiefs head General Pace then used insurgent when describing security in Iraq and said US forces absolutely had responsibility to report any abuses by Iraqi forces
2005 Report Badr infiltrated Interior Ministry Mahdi Army regular police Both carrying out
murders torture and abuse Interior Ministry Inspector General quoted as saying police carrying out extrajudicial killings Interior Ministry intelligence chief Kamal said there was abuse going on but was not official policy of the Ministry
2005 Ceremony for DNO to start drilling for oil at field in Zakho
2006 Report Maliki wanted more control over ISF increased US training and bigger weapons Said
couldn’t disarm militias when Iraqis didn’t trust ISF and U.S. Said his govt would collapse if he moved against militias Said he would find a political solution to problem
2006 Adv to Saudi govt said would be a massive intervention by Riyad to save Iraq’s Sunnis from
Shiite militias if US withdrew

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