Monday, November 28, 2022

PM Sudani Plays Politics With Iraq’s Latest Corruption Scandal  

(Radio Free Europe)

On November 27 Prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani  announced that
$125 million had been recovered from a corrupt businessman who was involved in the theft of $2.5 billion from the Iraqi tax authority. Nour Zuhair Jassim was arrested and had his assets frozen in October. The premier then was just trying to “show progress” in the latest graft scandal when in reality nothing new happened.

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 28 Qasim claimed all of Shatt al-Arab waterway in latest dispute with Iran

(Wikipedia)

 

1915 Arabs attacked UK ships on Tigris River forcing one to run aground and captured another

Sunday, November 27, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 27 Iran destroyed much of Iraq’s oil infrastructure in south ending its ability to export from Persian Gulf

(Hush-Kit)

 

1914 London told Gen Barrett wasn’t time to seize Baghdad vilayet but that Qurna, Basra

should be taken

(Musings On Iraq review When God Made Hell, The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921)

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Review Endgame, Solving The Iraq Crisis

Ritter, Scott, Endgame, Solving The Iraq Crisis, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002


 

Endgame, Solving The Iraq Crisis was Scott Ritter venting his frustration with the United Nations weapons inspections in Iraq in the 1990s. Ritter was one of the chief inspectors and believed that the United States gave up on the process and allowed Iraq to hide its weapons of mass destruction. A few years later however he completely flipped around his perspective questioning the Bush administration’s argument to remove Saddam Hussein in 2003.

PM Sudani Plays Politics With Iraq’s Latest Corruption Scandal  

(Radio Free Europe) On November 27 Prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani   announced that $125 million had been recovered from a corrupt busine...