Friday, January 4, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 4

1920 Cpt Mann UK political officer in Shamiya said that Iraqis were angry that British had
not kept WWI promises of independence
1948 Students in Baghdad protested against 1930 Anglo-Iraq Treaty Broken up by police
1981 Iran claimed it destroyed Iraq’s oil industry in Iran-Iraq War Was just damaged
1981 Iran launched diversionary attack in Mehran Iran central front before main operation in south
1983 Tariq Aziz went to Paris to renegotiate $5 bil debt Said wanted to buy 20 Super Etendard jets
and Exocet missiles Dassault pressured Pres Mitterand to rent the Etendards to Iraq Iraq also made deal to buy 24 Mirage fighters to be built in 2 years
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Tom Cooper 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 The Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1993 Iraq deployed 20 anti-aircraft missiles batteries within the No Fly Zone to challenge the west
1999 Iraqi opposition claimed Baghdad executed 100 dissidents in Nov 1998 who were arrested
during 91 uprising
2003 UK For Pol Adv Manning told Blair US almost given up on inspections because wanted
immediate action against Iraq Manning warned that US was pushing for war as soon as possible
2003 US Natl Intel Council report said building democracy in Iraq would be long and difficult
2004 Bin Laden said US war in Iraq attempt to control region’s oil and start of holy war in Middle
2005 Report US considered embedding US advisors within Iraqi units to speed their development
2007 Bush told Maliki Surge happening and he had to publicly back it and could not stop US ops
Maliki wanted US to only go after insurgents while he continued to protect Sadr and Mahdi Army
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
2007 Baathist leader Izzat al-Dhuri declared war on Sadr and Hakim
2007 Report New Pentagon program opened one closed state owned enterprise factory in Dec Had
plans to reopen 9 more by end of Jan Hoping they would create 11,000 jobs
2007 Report Intl Org for Migration recorded 40,000 Sunnis fled Baghdad to Anbar in 2006 to flee
civil war
2009 Maliki govt took control of Diyala sahwa Promised 33% jobs in ISF Higher than 20% promised
to Sahwa in Baghdad Maliki had gone after Sahwa and Sunni parties in Diyala to break them up before provincial elections Now offered Sahwa better terms to co-opt them
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki govt taking control of Diyala sahwa)
2014 Indiscriminate govt shelling of Fallujah was causing hundreds to be displaced
(Musings On Iraq article on ISF attack upon Fallujah)

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