Monday, November 26, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 26


1920 Last British correspondence saying that 1920 Revolt had ended
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1969 Bakr govt executed opponents in central Baghdad
1980 Iraq sent letter to UN saying it was still following the 1975 Algiers Accord on Shatt al-Arab
and Iran was violating it
1983 Pres Reagan signed NSDD114 saying U.S. would back Iraq in Iran-Iraq War to prevent it from
losing
(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)
1993 Iraq accepted UN Resolution 715 to extend UN weapons inspections Initially rejected
resolution
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
1999 Baath paper said Iraq couldn’t accept sanctions and spies at same time but sanctions easier to
accept then spies and crises they created to prolong sanctions
1999 Sec State Albright said No Fly Zones were about containing Saddam
2001 Bush called Saddam a terrorist who would be held accountable and said Iraq needed to allow
UN weapons inspectors back in
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2001 White House spokesman Fleischer said US afraid Al Qaeda might try to get nuclear weapons
from Iraq
2002 Gen Franks presented deployment plan for Iraq invasion to Rumsfeld Was for 300,000 troops
to be sent from summer 02-spring 03 Rumsfeld said large deployment would undermine diplomatic moves US making on Iraq Rumsfeld decided to go through entire deployment process for Iraq invasion Ended up breaking it up and controlling entire process
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
2003 Ayatollah Sistani said he opposed CPA’s plan for caucuses to be formed to draft new Iraq
constitution Wanted Islamic identity to be included in any new Iraqi government
2006 US Iraq strategy review presented to Bush Said Maliki unable or unwilling to act against
violence Said US should continue with withdrawal plan but could have temporary surge of troops
2006 SecState Rice told Bush US should step back from Iraq Was opposed to surge of troops
NatlSecAdv Hadley told Bush US should have a surge of troops in Iraq to bring down violence Bush said he would consult with everyone and decide on a new Iraq strategy in Dec 06
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 NYTimes got Jun 06 US govt report Said insurgency now self-financed via crime Raised est
$70-$200 mil/yr $25-$100 mil from oil smuggling $36 mil from kidnapping 05 Foreign govts including France and Italy paid $30 mil in ransoms 03 insurgents financed by Baathists 04 were funded by foreigners By 05 self-financed
2006 Militiamen attacked 2 Sunni mosques and market in Baghdad’s Ghaziliya Up to 45 killed
2007 Maliki told Bush he was afraid insurgents were infiltrating the sahwa
2016 Parliament made Hashd an independent military force under the commander and chief

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