Tuesday, December 25, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 25


1920 Gertrude Bell wrote that Feisal was the only solution to Iraq and its first choice to be
king
(Musings On Iraq book review of Gertrude Bell And Iraq)
1943 PM Nuri al-Said formed his 3rd cabinet Made Mullah Mustafa Barzani Minister of Kurdish
Affairs in failed attempt to co-opt him and end his revolt
1986 Iraqi counterattack pushed Iranians back into Shatt al-Arab Ended Iran’s Op Karbala 4 Iran lost
9,000-12,000 casualties vs 3,000 Iraqi casualties
(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)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
2005 Report US mismanaged developing Iraq’s electricity network Installed 26 natural gas turbines
at 7 plants when Iraq didn’t have gas or infrastructure to support them
2006 British and Iraqi army assaulted serious crime unit police station in Basra city Freed 127
prisoners many were tortured British claimed criminals and militias ran serious crime unit that ran death squads responsible for political and tribal violence
2012 Iraqiya boycotted cabinet 2nd time over arrest warrant for Fin Min Issawi
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki’s moves against Fin Min Issawi)
2013 Acting Def Min Dulaimi said govt would not shut down Ramadi protest site
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki crackdown on Anbar protests)

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