Friday, October 18, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 18


1920 Najaf surrendered to British in 1920 Revolt
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1928 Shiite sheikhs issued statement about conscription saying only the Shiites would be drafted as Kurds
and western tribes would never allow it meaning Shiites would make all the sacrifices
1940 Ger Amb to Turkey told Fin Min Shawkat Germany supported Arabs but gave no specific
promises or support
(Musings On Iraq book review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The Nationalist Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
1980 Pres Carter called on Iraq to withdraw from Iran Carter was trying to get US hostages held by Tehran
released
1980 Iraqi forces attempted to attack Abadan from behind but failed Iranian counterattack in Andimeshk
forced Iraqi retreat
1984 Iranian Op Al Fajr 7 began to recapture Mehran Iran Discovered by Iraqi intelligence
(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)
1997 PUK and KDP agreed to US brokered ceasefire in civil war Clashes continued
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2001 2nd CIA report on story that Iraq tried to buy uranium from Niger Said Iraq didn’t have
facilities to process uranium
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
2001 Wall St Journal OpEd by ex-CIA Dir Woolsey said Iraq behind 9/11
2002 Sec Def Rumsfeld told Under Sec of Def Feith to create postwar planning office for Iraq Cancelled few
days later Cancellation came from White House that didn’t want postwar planning because could derail invasion
(Musings On Iraq article on Part I Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Planning for Postwar Iraq September 2001 to May 2003)
(Musings On Iraq article on Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Chapter 3 The Department of Defense Takes Charge)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2006 ISI held march in Ramadi to declare its Islamic state and mark its new name
2006 CENTCOM briefing said Iraq heading towards chaos Increased sectarian violence despite U.S.
security plan
2011 Exxon signed oil and gas deal with KRG marking 1st major energy company to enter region
(Musings On Iraq article on Exxon-KRG deal)
2017 KRG Election Comm said it stopped preparations for presidential and parliamentary elections
because no candidates
(Musings On Iraq In Face Of Referendum Fallout Kurdish Ruling Parties Decide To Hold Onto Power)
2017 UN warned Election Comm that choosing electronic voting system would undermine trust in
voting
2018 Out going Oil Minister Luabi transferred 9 state oil companies to new Iraq National Oil Company that
he headed PM Designate Mahdi warned that his govt would cancel any orders it felt illegal
(Musings On Iraq article on transferring state oil companies to Iraq National Oil Company)

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