Saturday, December 15, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 15

1932 League of Nations Mandate Comm rejected Assyrian petition for autonomy Said Iraqi
govt would settle Assyrians within country or outside of it
1940 Foreign Minister Said wrote memo to PM Gaylani and Regent that Iraq had to back England
during WW2
(Musings On Iraq book review of Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
1957 Abdul-Wahab Mirjan became premier of Iraq Cabinet included 3 Kurdish ministers
1981 Iraq said it was ready to end war if Iran recognized borders Iran rejected offer
(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 Saddam told officials that US started war against Iraq in 1986 when it sold weapons to Iran in
Iran-Contra Affair
1998 US told chief UN inspector Butler to remove his team from Iraq before imminent US strike
1998 UN inspector chief report to Security Council said Iraq not cooperating again Was released to
press before UN members got their copies
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2003 Report Al Qaeda was going to divert fighters and funds from Afghanistan to Iraq
2005 Iraq held elections for a permanent parliament Some insurgent groups provided security to
make sure Sunnis could vote
2005 Secular candidate in Basra said afraid Shiite religious parties would use their militias and police
to carry out fraud during election
2005 Police in Najaf drove through city calling on people to vote for the United Iraqi Alliance
2006 Bush told Maliki to accept Surge as way to bring down violence Maliki said he would
announce it next day Didn't
2006 US intel said Maliki against Surge Said he didn't like US forces and didn’t want more of them
in Iraq
2011 U.S. announced withdrawal of its forces from Iraq
2011 ISF deployed outside homes of VP Hashemi, Fin Min Rafi Issawi and Dep PM Mutlaq in Green
Zone on orders of PM Maliki
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki targeting Fin Min Issawi)
2011 PM Maliki suggested Dep PM Mutlaq be barred from entering parliament at meeting of
National Alliance Idea rejected by list
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki’s moves against Mutlaq and Iraqiya)
2011 Militiamen sent by PM Maliki stormed Diyala council building and set up roadblocks
throughout province to intimidate local govt over move to make province federal region Head of Diyala council had his house set on fire and one of his bodyguards killed
(Musings On Iraq article on militia moves in Diyala) 

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