Thursday, November 1, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 1


1940 Report to UK cabinet said PM Gaylani had to be dealt with because of contacts with
Germany and refusal to sever ties with Italy
1940 UK Chiefs of Staff recommended removing Gaylani via diplomatic moves
(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)
1956 Iraq filed complaint with England over Suez Crisis and imposed martial law to try to stop
protests
1963 Wandawi head of Baathist National Guard dismissed in fallout between nationalist and
Baathist coup members
1978 Iraq hosted anti-Sadat conference to oppose Egypt-Israel peace treaty
1982 Iranian Op Holy Muharram attacked Maysan Iranians changed strategy from human wave
attacks to infiltration Iranian Rev Guard division and extra battalions snuck through Iraqi lines at border
1983 Sec of State Schultz told Iraq using chemical weapons almost every day in Iran-Iraq War
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones 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)
1990 Bush authorized offensive planning and preparations for Gulf War
2000 UK intel report said Saddam had no reason to work with UN because felt US would never end
sanctions as long as he was in power
2002 UnderSec State Bolton told conference if Iraq got fissile material it could have a nuclear bomb
in a year
2002 UN Head inspectors Blix and El Baradei visited Bush and Cheney at White House Bush said
inspections had full US backing
2003 UN withdrew most of its staff after Zarqawi bombing
2003 Asst Cmdr 1st Armored Div Gen Hertling said that the insurgency was faltering
2003 Zarqawi truck bomb hit Italian Carabinieri HQ in Nasiriya killing 14
2003 Bush said former regime members and foreigners behind insurgency but US would not quit
2008 PM Maliki govt took over control of Baghdad Sahwa Said would pay and integrate them Same
time cut paycheck
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki govt taking over Sahwa)
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki govt integration of Sahwa)
2008 IOM report Before Feb 06 Samarra bombing 1.2 mil displaced Afterward another 1.5 displaced
(Musings On Iraq article on IOM displacement report)
2013 Iraq said it supported Geneva II meeting to arrange political transition in Syria for Assad to
step down
2016 Mosul entered by Iraqi forces for first time starting with eastern neighborhoods
2017 Pres Barzani stepped down from office he held since 2005
2017 Iraq Joint Ops Command accused Kurds of walking out on talks over borders and border
crossings

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