Thursday, July 18, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 18

1926 Turkey and England agreed on final border between Iraq and Turkey
(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1937 Treaty of Tehran Kept 1913 Constantinople Protocol that gave Shatt al-Arab to Iraq Added
that border between Iran and Iraq ran along the thalweg in the Shatt al-Arab
1979 Saddam accused Revolutionary Command Council member Mashadi and 4 others of Syrian backed
coup plot Meant to remove Saddam’s opponents
1980 CIA memo said that border clashes pointed to possible war between Iran and Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1988 Iran and Iraq agreed upon ceasefire under UN Resolution 598
1988 Soviet UN Amb Vorontsov arrived in Baghdad Sent letter to UN Secretary Gen that Iran would
accept UN Res 598 Said ceasefire would start in Aug
(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)
1990 Saddam moved 3 tank divisions to Iraq-Kuwait border
1990 Saddam demanded that Kuwait repay for allegedly stealing oil and nullify debt from Iran-Iraq War
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
1990 Kuwait cabinet believed Iraq threats were to get it to continue financial aid to Baghdad Thought if
there was military action with Iraq would just be along border
1990 Sec Def Cheney said US would defend Kuwait Pentagon later said press exaggerated his statement
1991 UN inspectors found hidden Iraqi missile program and destroyed equipment
1998 UN inspectors went to Iraq Air Force HQ Found document showing Iraqis used mustard gas tabun
sarin gas gangrene during Iran-Iraq War in huge quantities Iraqis refused to let inspectors keep the document
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
2003 Pentagon approved CPA’s Vision for Iraq to build a democratic country
2003 Sadr attacked Iraqi Governing Council as unbelievers Announced that he was creating Mahdi Army to
fight US and British occupation
2003 White House answered questions about making Iraq-Africa uranium claim that CIA opposed Tried to
blame CIA for including Iraq-Africa uranium claim in Bush State of the Union
2003 Sr White House official asked about problems with WMD claims in Bush State of Union said
President not a fact checker
2003 Aid to Natl Sec Adv Rice blamed for pushing CIA to allow Iraq-Africa uranium claim into Bush State
of the Union
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 6 US soldiers in Fallujah that complained to news about extended tours discharged by White House
2004 Insurgents offered $285,000 reward for anyone that could kill PM Allawi
2005 Ayatollah Sistani said violence in Iraq reaching level of a genocidal war
2005 Meeting on Iraq reconstruction in Jordan said that US rebuilding program failed to provide basic
2005 Weekly Standard article claimed Iraq considered bin Laden an intelligence asset in 92 and worked
together in terrorist plots Included conspiracy theory that Iraq behind 1993 World Trade Center bombing
(Musings On Iraq article on Mylroie’s Iraq conspiracy theories)
2006 Ayatollah Sistani condemned violence in Iraq
2007 US announced it captured ISI Information Min Mashadani who fed disinformation to US
            that ISI front for Al Qaeda and Abu Omar al-Baghdad didn’t exist
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval War College’s Prof Whiteside on ISI leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi)
2008 Report US forces trying to shut down Iranian supply networks to militias in Basra Maysan Wasit
(Musings On Iraq article on going after Iran’s supply lines in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
2014 IS said all minorities in Mosul had to convert to Islam pay religious tax or die Started exodus of
Christians from city
(Musings On Iraq book review Christianity in Iraq)
2015 Basra governor said he would meet demands of protesters by releasing prisoners replacing electricity
2017 PM Abadi acknowledged Iraqi forces had committed human rights abuses during Mosul battle but said
they were individual acts and they would be punished Said any member of security forces that committed violations during Mosul battle was either ignorant of consequences or working with IS Nothing happened
2018 Protests in Babil Baghdad Basra Activists were taking to Basra govt about demands Govt arrested and
looked for organizers in Baghdad Qadisiya Dhi Qar Najaf while media campaign to discredit them continued
(Musings On Iraq article on July 18 protests)

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