Friday, January 3, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 3

1923 Administrative Inspectors Law reduced number of British advisers to Iraqi govt and
limited their power
1948 Iraq’s Foreign Min Jamali said that Iraq was sensitive about the 1930 Anglo-Iraq Treaty
1948 Independence Party held meeting Decided to protest against govt and 1930 Anglo-Iraq Treaty
1963 Communists warned Gen Qasim to purge military to stop Baathist coup but ignored
(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)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)
1969 Bakr Govt launched new offensive against KDP
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1987 Iraq counterattack east of Basra city turned back
1984 Formal ceasefire formed between Iraqi govt and PUK PUK agreed to fight Iran in return for
being left alone Only lasted 1 year
(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 Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
2002 CIA Dir Tenet told VP Cheney coup wouldn’t work in Iraq only invasion would Tenet then
gave same briefing to Bush
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
2002 CIA argued overtly containing Iraq via UN sanctions while secretly working to overthrow
govt wouldn’t work Bush told CIA Dir Tenet dual Iraq policy would stand
2002 CIA paper said Iraq could hit neighbors with WMD missiles
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2004 US and Iraqi forces raided KDP and PUK offices in Kirkuk after Arab Turkmen Kurd clashes
in city
2007 Report Attacks doubled in Diyala since 05 US 4th Inf Div had largely withdrawn to bases Allowed ISF
to run province ISF accused of abuses Army and police generals both backed by Badr Diyala council dismissed police chief Accused of supporting death squads Sunnis boycotted Diyala govt until Iraqi army general replaced Insurgents held parade in Baquba neighborhood end of Dec Insurgents executed and expelled Shiites from Baquba
(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)
2008 Representatives of Sadr and SIIC met for second time to try to reconcile after a half year of fighting
            across the south Signed pact in October but didn't stop violence
2009 Oil Min Shahristani said KRG exaggerating how much oil it was producing and claimed most
of it was smuggled
(Musings On Iraq article on breakdown of Baghdad-KRG oil talks)
2010 PM Maliki said Baghdad and Irbil should talk about oil contracts Said talked about issue with
KRG PM Salah
(Musings On Iraq article on Baghdad-Irbil oil talks)
2014 Insurgents declared Fallujah an Islamic state ISIS held parade and public prayers in city

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