Sunday, November 17, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 17


1952 Opposition parties agreed to coordinating committee to lead strikes Started Intifada against
            Regent
1975 France-Iraq nuclear deal France would provide enriched uranium build a reactor and power
station called Osirak in Iraq 
1980 Iraq took Susangard Khuzistan 2nd time 
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1982 Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim announced Supreme Assembly of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq
formed in Iran
(Musings On Iraq history of Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq)
1987 Iraq bombed 2 abandoned nuclear reactors in south Iran believing that Tehran had restarted
work on them
(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)
1993 Iran reported 60,000 Iraqi refugees entered country after Saddam drained southern marshes
2001 Dep Sec Def Wolfowitz wrote Def Sec Rumsfeld that if any evidence found of Iraq involvement
in 9/11 US should act
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
Tragedy)
2005 US Embassy said militias and sectarian actors should not run Iraqi security forces or any
ministries
2005 Head of central criminal court in Baghdad Samarrie said special Inter Min forces didn't need
arrest warrants or file court papers to detain people
2005 Congressman Murtha introduced resolution to withdraw US troops from Iraq saying war going
badly
2005 Report detailed how INC defector Haideri spread false stories about Iraq WMD to media and a
White House paper
2006 Unknown group showed video on Iranian TV claiming responsibility for kidnapping 5 western
            security guards and stealing 19 trucks bringing supplies from Kuwait on Nov 16
2006 PM Maliki spokesman Dabbagh denied claim by Interior Ministry that it had arrest warrant for
            Harith al-Dhari head of Muslim Scholars Association Said Dhari under investigation
2006 State Dept memo suggested US should pull back from Iraq and have same relationship as all
other states Argued against a surge in troops in Iraq to help quell violence
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
2009 US and ISF started Op Lion’s Leap targeting Mahdi Army in Diwaniya
2009 Transparency Intl ranked Iraq 4th most corrupt country in world Was #3 in 2008
(Musings On Iraq Iraq Moves Down List Of Most Corrupt In The World)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Vincent Foulk former US anti-graf official)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Stuart Bowen Special Inspetor General for Iraq Reconstruction)
2009 Displaced families in Diyala protested against election law which said displaced could only vote in
their home provinces Threatened a boycott
(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Displaced Forgotten In Debate Over Election Law)
2015 VP Nujafi filed lawsuit to remain in office after Abadi dismissed vice presidents
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)
2015 3 dozen protesters in Baghdad taken away by police Some beaten
2017 Rawa in west Anbar liberated Was last town held by IS in Iraq

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