Tuesday, October 8, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 8

1920 US Consul in Baghdad blamed UK High Commissioner Wilson’s heavy administration taxes
and bombing civilians for causing 1920 revolt
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1942 PM Nuri al-Said formed a new cabinet
(Musings On Iraq book review of ‘Independent Iraq’ The Monarchy & British Influence, 1941-1958 on Said govt)
1948 Export-import licenses for Jewish businesses forbidden after creation of Israel
1984 Iraq broke 3 week ceasefire in Tanker War with attack upon ship leaving Iran’s Kharg Island main
oil facility
1986 U.N. Res 588 said Iran and Iraq should follow Res 582 to resolve Iran-Iraq War Iran rejected UN Res
588 because didn’t blame Iraq for starting 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)
1991 Fighting broke out between army and Peshmerga in Sulaymaniya 400 killed before ceasefire
reached with army withdrawing
1994 Iraq’s 15th Mechanized Brigade was 20 km from Kuwait border
1994 US France UK deployed troops to Persian Gulf in response to Saddam putting troops on Kuwait
1994 President of UN Security Council demanded that Iraq withdraw its troops from Kuwait border
1994 SCIRI asked international community to give it control of sections of southern Iraq
1997 IAEA Iraq started centrifuge program in 1987 but was way behind schedule Iraq might have had a
bomb by 96
(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)
1997 UK said that Iraq smuggling oil through Iran violating UN sanctions
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2002 White House posted pictures claiming to be Iraq working on three facilities for nuclear weapons
(Musings On Iraq article on how poor US intel work led to claim Iraq rebuilt its nuclear weapons program)
2003 Bush US went to war with Iraq to deal with future threats with WMD and ties to terrorism Said found
Iraq’s WMD programs
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2004 Presidential debate Bush said Iraq invasion absolutely right Iraq was trying to end sanctions and
rebuild WMD programs
2004 Natl Sec Adv Rice said Iraq Survey Group proved Iraq wanted WMD and therefore was a threat
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2004 Family of British hostage Ken Bigley said he had been killed by insurgents
2006 Political parties agreed to PM Maliki’s plan for Central Comm for Peace and Security to help secure
Baghdad would have reps from each major party and coordinate with ISF and premier’s office
2008 Christian families began fleeing Mosul after 5 killed
(Musings On Iraq article on Christians in Mosul)
(Musings On Iraq book review Christianity in Iraq)
2012 PM Maliki went to Russia and signed $4.2 bil in arms deals
2017 Clash between Hashd and Peshmerga in Allewa Kirkuk as a result of independence referendum
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

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