Saturday, July 27, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 27

1933 French forbid anymore Assyrians entering Syria
1933 Iraq asked French to impose treaty between two to remove Assyrians from Iraq-Syrian border and disarm
them for 2nd time
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1958 Provisional constitution gave Kurds recognition as equal to Arabs
1959 Gen Qasim passed deal promising Arab-Kurdish partnership after talks with Mullah Mustafa
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1968 Communists issued demands to new Baath govt calling for National Front and coalition govt
1973 Communists said Bakr govt’s policies leading Iraq towards socialism
(Musings On Iraq book review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1982 US official sent to Baghdad to share CIA satellite imagery of Iranian troop movements
1983 Iraq announced it would increase attacks on Iran’s oil facilities
1983 Iraqi forces regained control of Rayat and Mount Kerman from Iranians in Kurdistan
            Iran turned over Haj Omran to ISCI
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1987 US asked Iraq to stop attacks on shipping in Persian Gulf in hopes that Iran would follow suit
(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 Congress voted to impose sanctions on Iraq for threats against Kuwait Israel nuke and WMD programs      and human rights violations White House opposed
1990 Israel Science Minister threatened retaliation with chemical weapons if Iraq attacked
(Musings On Iraq article on Saddam’s motivation for threatening Israel before the Kuwait invasion)
1993 Iran asked for aid for 4,000 Iraqi refugees that entered country as southern marshes were drained
2001 Pentagon memo said that sanctions were falling apart Meant US could face a nuclear armed
            Saddam Advocated for regime change without saying how to achieve it
2003 DepSecDef Wolfowitz claimed that Iraq’s insurgency had no support in Iraq or in region
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2003 Iraq Survey Group head Kay briefed Bush VP Cheney Def Sec Rumsfeld Dep Def Sec Wolfowitz CIA
Dir Tenet Natl Sec Adv Rice Chief of Staff Card on WMD hunt Said Iraq probably only had surge capacity to quickly restart WMD programs but no stockpiles Said trailers found were probably not mobile WMD labs Said Bush seemed unphased by fact that no WMD found
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 Kay separately briefed VP Cheney who asked Kay to look into whether Iraq sent its WMD to Syria or
Bekka Valley Lebanon
2005 Saddam’s trial ended
2006 Iraq and UN announced International Compact to help develop country
2006 UK Amb to Iraq Patey said that de facto division of Iraq and civil war more likely than transition to
2007 KDP and PUK renewed strategic power sharing agreement
2007 Report Jan 07 Saudis told US Amb to Iraq Khalilzad that PM Maliki an Iranian agent and helped
Sadr Bush officials said Saudis not helping with Iraq Financing Sunni groups Half foreign fighters to Iraq Saudis Majority of suicide bombers Saudis 40% of foreign fighters in Iraq Saudis Saudis asked Gulf States to help it finance Sunni groups opposed to Maliki US didn’t publicly criticized Saudis because of alliance
(Musings On Iraq article on Saudi role in insurgency)
2015 Protests in Rania KRG over project being stopped that led to clash with police
2018 Protests in Basra Babil Dhi Qar Karbala Baghdad Najaf Maysan Muthanna Qadisiya for jobs services
(Musings On Iraq article on Jul 27 protests)

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