Sunday, November 10, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 10


1958 Iraqi Communist Party issued plan for Kurdistan saying it supported Kurdish self-
government within Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1968 Baath assassinated former Foreign Minister Nasir Hani and arrested Western businessmen
1980 Iraq claimed Iran started Iran-Iraq War by bombing border towns in Sep 80
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq in Wartime, Soldiering, Martyrdom, and Remembrance)
1980 Iraq gave up claim to break up Iran but said its right to Iranian territory would be determined
on battlefield
1981 Iran rejected Iraqi call for a ceasefire and said it was a sign of weakness by Baghdad
1982 Iraq counterattacked Iran Op Muslim ibn Aqil in Diyala
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1982 Saddam said Iran wanted to rule Iraq not just get rid of him
(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 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)
1991 Iraqi army attacked Peshmerga in Dawud after they refused to retreat to Irbil
1994 Iraq parliament recognized Kuwait’s border and independence
1997 Iraq said it would not allow any US planes to be used for weapons inspections
1998 All UN weapons inspectors left Iraq after Baghdad refused to cooperate anymore
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
(Musings On Iraq article Charles Duelfer’s Account Of The End Of The 1990s U.N. Inspections)
2003 Bremer met Bush saying two routes for Iraq could be elections for new govt or CPA could hold
caucuses to pick govt Bush backed CPA
(Musings On Iraq book review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)
2003 CIA report more Iraqis joining insurgency Said Iraqi leaders not showing ability to run country
(Musings On Iraq book review State of War, The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration)
2003 PUK HQ in Kirkuk bombed by insurgents
(Musings On Iraq How Did Kirkuk Become Such A Divisive Issue? A Portrait of The City In
2003)
2004 Ayatollah Sistani called for a peaceful resolution of 2nd Battle of Fallujah Expulsion of foreign
fighters Return of govt forces
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2005 Al Qaeda in Iraq took responsibility for hotel bombings in Jordan Later realized attacks cost it
public support and tried to justify them by claiming they were targeting Israelis and Americans and would never attack Jordanian public
2005 Nat Sec Adv Hadley denied that White House manipulated Iraq intel before 2003 invasion
2006 Bush formally asked his staff to review Iraq strategy because not working
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
2006 Iraq Health Min estimated 150,000 deaths since 2003 Previous Iraqi counts were 45,000-50,000
Refuted Lancet study that estimated 655,000 deaths
(Musings On Iraq article Major Flaws in Lancet Report Pt 1)
(Musings On Iraq article Major Flaws in Lancet Report Pt 11)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mark Van Der Laan on Lancet Reports)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Michael Spagat on Lancet reports)
2006 Report After rejecting a US timetable for ISF to take over security PM Maliki wanted one that would
have Iraqi forces assume control of most of Iraq by end of 2006 which was in original US plan
2006 Dawa MP Adeeb said that including Sunnis in govt was mistake Accused Iraqi Accordance
Front of being front for insurgency Said Sunnis wanted to seize power in a coup Accordance Front MP Hayali said Shiites didn’t want to share power Didn’t follow through with promises to remove militias from ISF Committee was supposed to work out differences within govt after election but never happened Sadrist MP Shanshal said parties were told national unity govt was only way to save Iraq but didn’t work
2007 Lions of Adhamiya Sahwa group announced in Baghdad
2007 2nd day of fighting between Islamic Army and ISI in Samarra after ISI blamed for killing 4 Islamic
Army leaders
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2009 Human Rights Watch report After 03 Kurds kicked out Arabs around Mosul Helped lead to insurgency
in Ninewa Insurgents targeted Christians Yazidis Shabaks Oct 08 insurgents tried to drive Christians out of Mosul 40 killed 12,000 fled Kurds tried to co-opt Ninewa minorities via patronage intimidation threats attacks
(Musings On Iraq Human Rights Watch: Ninewa’s Minorities Under Pressure From Both Sunni Insurgents and Kurds)
(Musings On Iraq book review Christianity in Iraq)
2010 Pres Barzani called meeting and agreed on new govt Maliki would remain PM Talabani stayed Pres
Allawi would head new strategic council Nujafi would be speaker of parliament Called Irbil Agreement
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2014 IS announced it got allegiance from groups in Egypt Libya Yemen Algeria Saudi Arabia
2018 Sit in protest started at West Qurna 2 oil field in Basra
(Musings On Iraq article on renewed Basra protests)

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