Wednesday, November 13, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 13


1929 PM Sadoun shot himself due to criticism he faced over his performance
1963 Baath National Guard commander Wandawi began bombing Rasheed Camp while Guard
rampaged through Baghdad
1963 Baath Sec Gen Sadi said party run by new 15 member council headed by Gen Bakr
1980 Iraq launched new attack in Khuzistan province southern Iran Attacked Dezful but stopped
after only a few miles Iran counterattacked and recaptured Alvan Shush Naderi Iraq attacked Ahwaz but got stuck
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1981 UN Resolution 36/27 again criticized Israel’s destruction of Osirak nuclear reactor and said
Israel should pay for damages
1982 Saddam ran informal referendum backed by pro-Saddam marches
1986 Rev Command Council meeting believed Israel was behind Reagan selling weapons to Iran in
Iran-Contra scandal
(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 Saddam replaced Interior Minister Ali Hassan al-Majid with Wathban Ibrahim Hassan
1992 Turkey began withdrawing troop after month long operation in norther Kurdistan against PKK
1995 KDP and PUK restarted US brokered peace talks to end civil war but came to no agreement
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
1998 Tariq Aziz told CNN UN inspectors spying for US and Israel
1998 UN chief Annan sent letter to Saddam saying he had to cooperate with inspectors to avoid a
US-UK military strike Annan told Iraq that if cooperated with inspectors Security Council would discuss Iraq’s disarmament to move towards ending sanctions
1998 Countries told Iraq that if it didn’t back down on inspectors it would be hit by US within 24
hours
1998 Iraq sent letter to UN blaming US for blocking review of Iraq’s disarmament Said because of
UN chief Annan it would cooperate with inspectors again
1998 Tariq Aziz went on CNN to say that Iraq would let inspectors return US B-52 bombers were
only about an hour away from bombing Iraq Clinton recalled them
(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 book review The Saddam Tapes)
2002 Iraq accepted UN Resolution 1441 to allow UN weapons inspectors
(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)
2002 Def Sec Rumsfeld memo to Bush Said inspections were important because Saddam would make a
mistake and the military would be ready to react as soon as Bush gave the order
2002 PM Blair said that goal of UN Res 1441 was disarming Iraq not regime change
2002 PM Blair told UK cabinet that UN Res 1441 meant military action could be taken against Iraq in case
of violations without a 2nd resolution
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 US forces launched Op Iron Hammer to hunt down insurgents in Baghdad
2005 US forces found 173 prisoners in secret prison in Baghdad run by Badr unit of Interior Ministry
Prisoners were tortured
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
2005 18 Sunni men found handcuffed blindfolded and shot in Baghdad
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2006 Bush met Iraq Study Group Said Iraq part of ideological struggle in world Said US needed to
back PM Maliki Group didn’t think Bush knew what victory in Iraq meant besides platitudes
2006 Iraq Study Group met with US Cmdr Iraq Gen Casey who said Iraqis had to eventually take
control of own affairs Casey said that sectarian violence problem in Iraq but PM Maliki only talked about Baathists
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 Iraq Study Group met CIA Dir Hayden who said Maliki govt only talked about Baathists not
sectarian violence Hayden said stable and democratic Iraq may not be possible
2006 Dep Cmdr US forces in Anbar said Baghdad wasn’t paying police in province and Anbaris felt
Baghdad neglecting them Maliki govt claimed ghost police hindered paying forces
2006 Weekly Standard had two OpEds by Frederick Kagan criticizing Bush admin for not sending
enough troops to Iraq and calling for temporary troop surge to stabilize country Kagan helped draft plan that would lead to Surge
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
2007 Karbala fired 340 police linked to Mahdi Army Part of conflict between ISCI and Sadrists for control
of south
2007 Report Still sectarian fighting in Baghdad’s Sadiya and Salam Amil Baya Jihad Shurta Rabia ceasefires
made between Sunnis and Shiites Bodies found civilians killed car bombings all down since start of 07 Life returning to central Bagdhad Shops re-opening
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)
2008 Iraqi Army following Order 101 moved to evict 4,000 squatters from Hurriya Baghdad Was
supposed to allow displaced to return to area Were mostly Shiite who had moved into area after Sunnis were expelled during civil war
(Musings On Iraq article on Order 101)
2008 MP Latif gave petition to Election Commission calling for referendum to turn Basra into
federal region Effort failed
(Musings On Iraq article on effort to turn Basra into region)
2013 Fallujah’s mayor killed by a sniper
2015 Peshmerga freed Sinjar town
2016 Iraqi forces freed Nimrod Ninewa

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