Wednesday, March 6, 2019

This Day In Iraqi Hisory - Mar 6

1922 King Feisal threatened to end Anglo-Iraq treaty talks if term mandate wasn’t dropped from Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1959 Leftists announced creation of Peace Partisans in Mosul Up to 250,000 from all over Iraq arrived in
Mosul Caused reaction by pan-Arab opponents of Qasim
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1975 Iran Iraq Algeria foreign ministers met and signed Algiers Agreement to settle Iran-Iraq border issues
1981 Iran demanded Islamic Conference Organization determine aggressor in the war
1981 Jordanian Yarmouk Force deployed with Iraqi forces in central front
1984 Iraq launched another counterattack to try to retake Majnoon Island from Iranians during Op
Kheibar Gained little
(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 of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1991 Saddam appointed cousin Ali Majid Interior Minister to put down uprisings after Gulf War
1991 State Dept spokesman said foreign powers should not get involved in Iraqi uprisings following
Gulf War
(Musings On Iraq article on how US encouraged 1991 uprising)
1991 Kurdish uprising started in Kol Sanjaq
(Musings On Iraq interview with National Univ of Singapore’s Fanar Haddad on the Impact of the 1991 Uprising)
(Musings On Iraq article on Saddam’s view of 1991 Uprising)
1992 Turkey said it would send troops into Iraq to stop Kurdish independence
1992 Saddam regime suspected of car bombing in central Sulaymaniya outside Kurdish party offices
1998 UN inspectors went to Special Republican Guard and Special Security Directorate sites US was hoping
to cause confrontation over inspectors to strike Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
(Musings On Iraq article on how US manipulated UN inspections)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iraq In The Eye of the Storm)
2002 Blair wrote article for UK paper saying Iraq had WMD and would use them
2002 Gen Franks briefed VP Cheney on which Middle East countries needed to be lobbied to help with Iraq
invasion before trip to region
2002 CIA held meeting on covert and unconventional warfare capabilities against Iraq
2002 US war game held on political and military implications of Iraq invasion
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
2003 Bush TV address Said time running out on UN weapons inspectors Accused Iraq of hiding its WMD
Bush said that he’d not decided on war when he had
2003 NatSecAdv Rice letter to Senator US had briefed UN on all suspected WMD sites Didn’t give info on
21 of 105 sites
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2003 Blair was told UK should not try to administer post-war Iraq
2004 Report US intel dismissed reports that said Iraq had no WMD
2004 Report Bush chastised Rumsfeld over Abu Ghraib abuse scandal
2006 Basra police surrounded 5 US govt workers Had to be rescued by security contractors
2006 Iraq NGO report to US said over 700 Shiite families fled neighborhoods in Baghdad after Askari shrine
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2007 ISI attacked Badush prison, Ninewa freeing 68 prisoners
2007 Bombing in Hilla killed 120
2007 Ret Gen Keane told VP Cheney that Petraeus had re-invigorated US mission in Iraq
2009 PM Maliki called for reconciliation with former Saddam era soldiers Came after talks with formers
officers in Feb 09
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki’s call for reconciliation with former Iraqi soldiers)
2011 Independent radio station in Kalar attacked by armed men for supporting protests
(Musings On Iraq interview with journalist Wladimir Van Wilgenburg on 2011 KRG protests)
2014 Transportation Min Amiri turned around Middle East Airlines plane in flight so his son who was late
could get on
2015 Dour outside of Tikrit freed from IS
2016 Kurdish delegation met with Abadi demanding 20% of any new cabinet

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