Wednesday, November 28, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 28


1935 UK For Office rejected King Faisal mediating Palestine dispute believing he had
aspirations over territory
1947 Iraq’s Foreign Minister Jamail told UN that creation of Israel would lead to unrest in Middle
East
1958 Shah criticized Iraq for refusing to settle navigation down Shatt al-Arab Pres Qasim responded
by claiming all of waterway for Iraq
1980 Iran’s Op Morvarid continued into next day Iranian planes sunk 7 Iraqi boats Rest of day
Iranian planes bombed Fao port destroying more Iraqi ships In total Iran lost 1 ship Iraq lost 2 oil terminals 100 dead 2 planes 13 ships Was 80% of its ships Iraqi navy was out of commission  
(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)
2001 UK intel report Iraq not connected to 9/11 not working with Al Qaeda not giving WMD to
terrorists Said Iraq WMD threat “slight”
2001 Pentagon officials told Time after Afghanistan US would target Iraq as next step in war on
terror
2005 Dep Human Rights Min Usayran and Gen Samarriae told Knight Ridder Iraqi forces torturing
and abusing prisoners
2005 Arrest warrant for police Volcano Brigade commander Gen Gharwai Never given to Interior
Min to carry out
2005 Anbar Gov Mamoun hosted meeting of US forces and sheikhs interested in working with
Americans against insurgents Led to creation of Anbar security council of sheikhs religious leaders and former soldiers
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)
(Musings On Iraq book review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)
2006 CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Abizaid and US cmdr in Iraq Gen Casey said they opposed troop surge
Said it could only last 6-8 months and better to shift forces within Iraq
2006 Sadrists walked out of parliament and cabinet for PM Maliki meeting with Pres Bush in
Jordan Sadrists had 30 MPs and 5 ministers Came after 6 car bombs killed 215 in Sadr City Sadrists blamed US for insecurity in Iraq 
2006 Report US intel official said 1000-2000 militiamen had gone to Lebanon for training by
Hezbollah organized by Iran Summer 06 a Mahdi Army commander said he’d sent 300 of his men to Lebanon US officials said Iran providing IEDs and training to militiamen Iran might have directed some attacks by militiamen
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
2006 Report after Sadr City bombings Sunni militias had expelled Shiites from Dora and allowed
            Sunnis kicked out of north Baghdad into homes
2006 Report Ninewa Dep Gov said 70,000 Kurds fled Mosul due to violence Fed Police cmdr in
Diyala’s Khanaqin said sectarian civil war going on there Local Khanaqin councilman said around 100 killed there a week Was gun battle between Sunni and Kurdish police in Jalawla when Kurds refused new Sunni Arab police chief
2006 Report on US Marine intel report on Anbar Said that Sunnis were fighting for survival Shiites
carrying out “progroms” against Sunnis in Iraq and was forcing Sunnis into hands of ISI Said Sunnis believed that Iran was taking over Bgahdad and Anbar and Sunnis marginalized Said Sunnis couldn’t rely upon US because thought it was going to leave Said no economic revival in Anbar Govt offices had disintegrated Baghdad not paid salaries of Anbar officials and ISF Said US needed 15,000-20,000 more troops and billions in aid to change situation Said violence would be worse without US troops
2017 Mujahadeen Coalition announced for pro-Iran Hashd units to run in 2018 elections

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