Tuesday, June 30, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 30


1915 UK committee wrote paper advocating for break up of Ottoman Empire and creation of Iraq to
control its oil and agriculture Cabinet didn’t agree
1930 Anglo-Iraq Treaty agreed on independence in Oct 1932 Allowed British to keep military in Iraq and
use Iraqi territory for 25 years
(Musings On Iraq review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1957 Ali Aiyubi became premier 3rd time
1961 Kuwait asked British for military aid to protect it from Iraq after Qasim claimed Kuwait part of Iraq
1973 Police Chief Kazzar launched failed coup against Bakr Arrested Defense Minister Shihab and Interior
Minister Ghaydan Failed to assassinate Bakr and Saddam
1973 Police Chief Kazzar was captured trying to flee to Iran but not before he killed Def Min Shihab and
seriously wounded Inter Min Ghaydan
1980 Newly elected parliament took office Naim Haddad of Revolutionary Command Council elected
speaker 
1986 Iran started Op Karbala 1 to recapture Mehran, Iran from Iraq central front
1988 Iraq recaptured Mawet, Kurdistan from Iran
(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 review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)
1991 Saddam created special committee headed by Tariq Aziz to conceal weapons programs from UN
inspectors
(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
(Musings On Iraq review Out Of The Ashes, The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein)
(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)
1993 Barzani and Talabani presented their differences to Kurdish parliament Was mostly about grievances
over taxes collected from trade with Iran and Turkey
2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld said no guerrilla war or organized resistance in Iraq
2003 Report IAEA had US British German experts look at aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy All said they
were for rockets not centrifuges
2003 New Republic article quoted intel officials that Bush admin exaggerated Iraq aluminum tubes story
(Musings On Iraq How A Contested Aluminum Tubes Story Became The Basis For War With Iraq)
2003 UK Under Sec Def Tebbit wrote to Def Min Hoon on his trip to Iraq Said no integrated plan for
rebuilding Iraq Didn’t know whether US would give Bremer authority to manage task Said Bremer wanted UK help with police training
2007 Battle of Donkey Island US destroyed ISI force planning to attack Ramadi Was first major attack upon
city since district secured by Awakening
2008 IEDs targeted 5 judges in Baghdad
(Musings On Iraq article on attacks on judges)
2008 Iraq offered 8 oil fields and 2 gas fields for foreign investment Wanted to sign deals in one month
Pre-approved 41 companies to bid on fields Before said would have no bid contracts Wouldn’t happen until a year later
2008 Report during ISF fighting Mahdi Army in Baghdad in Mar-Apr Sunnis were expelled from 5 east
Baghdad neighborhoods by militias
2008 PM Maliki and VP Hashemi made deal to allow Iraqi Accordance Front to return to govt Accordance
Front got nothing in return Boycotted govt in Aug 07 to protest being excluded by Maliki
2009 US withdrew forces from Iraqi cities
(Musings On Iraq Iraq After The U.S. Withdrawal)
2009 Iraq auctioned eight oil and gas fields to international energy companies Rumaila only field
successfully auctioned Was considered a failure at first further hurting standing of Oil Min Shahristani that parliament was trying to remove
(Musings On Iraq 1st Oil Bidding Round Flops In Iraq)
2014 ISIS killed Mohammed Khamis head of Ramadi Awakening Council
(Musings On Iraq review The ISIS Reader, Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement)
2017 People in Hilla Babil blocked Baghdad-Babil highway protesting lack of drinking water

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