Saturday, August 10, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 10


1920 Treaty of Sevres started the break-up of the Ottoman Empire after World War I Included
ceding Mesopotamia to the British Included call for a Kurdish state and full protection for Assyrians Turkey rejected Treaty Also claimed Mosul province citing Madrid armistice when British forces only held small part of vilyat
(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)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1933 Kurds and Arabs looted Assyrian towns south of Dohuk Stole harvest from Sumail 
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1987 Iraq began bombing campaign against Iran’s Tabriz oil field Iran said it would make Persian Gulf a
killing field in retaliation
(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 Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)
1990 Arab League split over Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait Did vote to demand Iraq withdrawal return of Sabah
family to power troops to defend Saudi Arabia
1990 Saddam speech called on Arabs and Muslims to rise up against the US in jihad
(Musings On Iraq interview with Univ of Penn’s Dr Samuel Helfont on Saddam and Islam)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Compulsion In Religion, Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq)
1992 Govt curfew in Najaf to try to stop march after death of Ayatollah Khoei
2003 Report British govt said it had independent intel to support Iraq-Africa uranium deal after US said
story weak Story was false
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2003 Report CIA denied contradictory stories about aluminum tubes White House used tubes in its first
public relations campaign against Iraq claiming it had renewed nuke program
(Musings On Iraq article on the aluminum tubes story)
2006 US cmdr in Iraq Gen Casey said more civilians killed by Shiite militias than insurgents in Baghdad
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2008 PM Maliki turned Op Promise of Good in Diyala from hunting insurgents to confrontation with Kurds
over disputed area in Khanaqin Baghdad called for Peshmerga to withdraw from Jalawla Kurds refused saying they only followed KRG
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki dispute with Kurds over Khanaqin)
2009 2 truck bombs ht Shabak town of Khazan Killed 28 wounded 155
(Musings On Iraq Political Parties Playing Into Hands Of Insurgent Attacks)
2015 Foreign Min Jaafari dismissed 7 ambassadors and retired some directors as part of Abadi’s reforms
Were actually to cut costs during budget crisis
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)
2015 Speaker Jabouri demanded MPs with 2 passports give up the second or be dismissed
2017 ISCI’s Basra Gov Nasrawi resigned over corruption charges Parliament’s integrity committee banned
travel for Basra Gov to stop him from fleeing country
2018 Results of manual recount of May election results announced Fatah alliance picked up 1 seat in
Baghdad only change Arab Alliance and Turkmen Front complained about results still claiming fraud in Kirkuk
(Musings On Iraq article on manual recount of May election)
2018 Protests in Baghdad 2 in Basra Dhi Qar Najaf Qadisiay Karbala Babil for better services

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