Monday, August 26, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 26

1920 War Min Churchill wrote PM George that he thought reinforcements would lead to victory in
1920 Revolt
(Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s views on Mesopotamia)
(Musings On Iraq book review Churchill’s Folly, How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1922 King Faisal apologized to British Iraq High Commissioner Cox for Anti-British remark made at a party
1968 Mullah Barzani had his two ministers resign from Bakr govt because Baath was backing Jalal Talabani
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1980 After Saddam visited Khanaqin Diyala Iraqi army started shelling Iranian border Was looking for
excuse to justify invasion
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1981 85 POWs exchanged between Iraq and Iran in Cyprus 2nd prisoner exchange of Iran-Iraq War
1987 Iraq demanded UN arms embargo on Iran for not accepting ceasefire deal and threatened new air
1987 US signed 5 year trade agreement with Iraq mostly for farm products One of main forms of support
US provided Iraq during Iran-Iraq War
(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 Saddam Tapes)
1988 End of 5th Anfal campaign
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
1992 US, UK, France started Operation Southern Watch creating southern no fly zone over Iraq
1994 Iraqi Vanguard for National Salvation took responsibility for car bomb in Baghdad
1998 UN inspector Ritter quit after his anti-concealment unit was disbanded at request of Clinton admin
Ritter claimed from Nov 97-August 98 Clinton admin had tried to block inspectors work 7 times and came from top of White House staff Ritter’s claims about Clinton convinced many on UN Security Council US manipulating inspectors for its own aims
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iraq In The Eye of the Storm)
2002 VP Cheney speech at Veterans of Foreign War Called Iraq a mortal threat to US Said no doubt Iraq
had WMD and that it was good at deceiving weapons inspectors Said Iraqi defectors like Hussein Kamal proved Iraq had renewed its nuke program Hussein Kamal defected in 1995 Said Iraq ended nuke program and killed 1996 so couldn’t know what Iraq doing in 2001 Argued UN inspectors would fail in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
(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)
2002 Sec State Powell argued that US had to go through UN to deal with Iraq at National Security
2003 Report US left thousands of munitions dumps all over Iraq which were looted by
            insurgents and militias
2003 Bremer said Iraq could not pay for its own reconstruction and US would have to put up several billion
dollars to do it CPA could not meet Iraq’s electricity needs until summer of 2004
(Musings On Iraq book review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
2003 US launched Op Ivy Needle to hunt down criminals and Baathists in Salahaddin
2003 DepSecState Armitage said US might consider a multinational force under UN to help with security
after rejecting UN role
2003 Humanitarian aid groups announced pulling out workers from Iraq after terrorist attacks by Zarqawi
2004 US halted military operations in 2nd Battle of Najaf to allow negotiations to end fighting
(Musings On Iraq book review US Marines in Battle An-Najaf August 20014)
(Musings On Iraq book review Battle For The City Of The Dead)
2004 Mahdi Army attacked Sistani supporters in Kufa killing 20
(Musings On Iraq article on 2nd battle of Najaf)
2006 National conference of Sunni sheikhs backed Maliki govt condemned violence called for people to
participate in politics
2007 Report insurgents were extorting money from companies that got contracts to work with Anbar
2008 Kurds in Kahanqin Diyala protested arrival of Iraqi forces leading them to withdraw
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki dispute with Kurds over Khanaqin)
2015 Pres Masum implied that some of PM Abadi’s reforms were unconstitutional
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)

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