Monday, November 11, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 11


1914 Battle of Basra began when Ottomans attacked and were turned back by British troops
1920 League of Nations announced British mandate over Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)
(Musings On Iraq book review An Analysis of Hanna Batatu’s The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Dictatorship, Imperialism & Chaos, Iraq since 1989)
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1920 Abd al-Rahman al-Gaylani became Iraq’s 1st prime minister
(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq)
1922 UK Colonial Sec argued UK should keep Mosul Said if Turks gained Mosul would be threat to
UK holdings in Iraq and King Faisal
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
1956 Communists issued manifesto saying violence might be necessary for Iraq’s circumstances
(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)
1963 Baath election put moderates in control and Sec Gen Ali Sadi was exiled to Spain Sadi’s
supporters protested Baath militia went on rampage Attacked Rasheed military base in Bagdhad Sadi’s supporters in air force bombed presidential palace in Baghdad
1973 KDP attacked Communist villages in Sulaymaniya accusing them of taking arms from govt
and attacking party
(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)
1982 Iran ended Op Muharram after failing to gain much territory in Maysan and Diyala Iran lost
4000 dead Iraq 3000 dead and 3500 taken prisoner
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1987 Arab League meeting condemned Iran for not ending Iran-Iraq War
(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 review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)
1991 Saddam dismissed his son in law Gen Hussein Kamal as Defense Minister Replaced him with
his cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid who was the Interior Minister
1998 UN Secretary Gen Annan appealed to Saddam to work with weapons inspectors again
(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)
2001 London Observer quoted INC defector Khodada that Iraq trained terrorists at Salman Pak to
hijack planes like 9/11
2003 US Cmdr in Iraq Gen Sanchez said US would be more aggressive fighting insurgency
2003 Bush said Iraq and war on terror were like struggle against Communism
2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld said that US facing low-intensity war in Iraq
2003 Bremer called Washington over unhappiness with his longterm plan for Iraq and transferring
sovereignty
(Musings On Iraq book review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)
2003 NSC meeting CIA official said US facing insurgency in Iraq Def Sec Rumsfeld said that was wrong
word and wanted definition Bremer agreed with CIA official that US facing insurgency in Iraq Bush said he didn’t see an insurgency in press and didn’t want to hear about it in press Bush said US had to stay the course and succeed in Iraq Dep Sec of Sate Armitage thought Bush in denial about what was happening in Iraq Def Sec Rumsfeld said Iraqis had to take things over to show them they had to run their own country
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
(Musings On Iraq book review State of War, The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration)
2003 Pentagon refuted Weekly Standard and Under Sec of Def Feith claims of Iraq-Al Qaeda ties since 90s
2004 Zarqawi arrived in Ramadi after leaving Fallujah during 2nd battle for city
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq seized 14 police stations and established temporary control of Mosul
2004 Insurgents attacked police stations across Ramadi causing collapse of force
2005 Bush announced US Iraq strategy was clear hold build Didn't tell military beforehand and not
actual policy
(Musings On Iraq 2006 Clear Hold Build: An Iraq Strategy That Wasn’t A Strategy)
2005 Sec State Rice arrived in Mosul to announce first US Provincial Reconstruction Team
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Savage on US reconstruction effort in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Reconstructing Iraq’s Budgetary Institutions)
2007 PM Maliki speech Said security improvement was remarkable and would allow Iraq to move past
sectarian war Talked about amnesty for those that supported insurgents but didn’t commit crimes
2007 PM Maliki put a freeze on hiring sahwa into govt fearing insurgent infiltration
2007 PM Maliki announced 18,000 militiamen including Badr members were to be integrated into the
            ISF
2007 Head of police intel in Karbala from Sadrists arrested Accused of planning to kill Karbala police chief
who was from ISCI Part of on going feud between two parties in south
2007 US Gen for south Iraq said ISI losing ground due to Sahwa Iranians weapons still a problem
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2007 Report US contracted with Iraqi business man in 2004 to provide arms for police Sold weapons on
the side US didn’t follow procedures on contract Police sold their own weapons US then contracted with American company that also sold weapons on the side
2010 New parliament had 2nd session in 5 months Elected Nujafi new speaker

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