Sunday, December 16, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 16

1922 UK Lord of the Admiralty told Iraq commission Iraq oil would be important in case of
war in Far East
1925 League of Nations set Turkey-Iraq border with Mosul province going to Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)
1962 43 day long student strike started in secondary schools that spread to colleges demanding
political rights
1981 Iranian Op Matla al-Fajar reached outside Hamid in center and stopped
1985 Saddam visited Moscow Gorbachev said USSR couldn’t sell to Iraq on credit anymore because
of financial problems Also Moscow would not give Saddam full backing now that he had relations with US Said USSR would still sell weapons and promised 54 Su-25 planes and 300 SCUD missiles
(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)
1991 KDP announced plans for elections for Kurdish parliament Iraq agreed Kurdish MPs not to
swear allegiance to Baath
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1995 King Hussein offered to sponsor talks amongst Iraqi opposition parties
1998 UN inspectors left Iraq again over non-cooperation
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
1998 US and UK started Operation Desert Fox after Iraq broke off cooperation with UN weapons
inspectors Considered failure at time Hit empty buildings Actually ended Iraqs plans to revive WMD programs
(Musings On Iraq article on Op Desert Fox)
1998 Assessment by International Atomic Energy Agency Iraq had not produced a nuclear bomb
before Gulf War Iraq only produced a few grams of weapons grade nuclear material before Gulf War Iraq didn’t have capability to produce nuclear material because of inspections
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2003 Blair said it would take time to find Iraq’s WMD
2003 France and Germany agreed to US request to forgive part of $120 bil debt Iraq owed them
2004 Major Shiite parties agreed to United Iraqi Alliance for 2005 elections
2004 US Iraq cmdr Gen Casey US needed to train Iraqi forces and create effective Iraqi intelligence
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2007 Iraq took control of Basra province from British
2011 Iraqiya meeting at VP Hashemi’s residence Declared list would boycott parliament until PM
Maliki included them in decision making shared power stopped arbitrary arrests
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraqiya’s boycott)
2013 Maliki appointed Parliamentary Affairs Minister Safi from State of Law as acting Finance

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