Monday, November 18, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 18


1914 British launched second attack on Ottoman forces in Zain, Basra
1963 Pres Arif and brother Gen Arif and army put down Baath National Guard militia in Baghdad
Mosul and Kirkuk
1963 Pres Arif removed Baathists from positions in govt including PM Bakr
1968 KDP called on UN to intervene in Iraq during Kurdish revolt
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1973 Communists said they would stop anti-KDP propaganda campaign attacking it as feudal party
and capitalist tool
(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)
1979 Naji Suwaidi became premier of Iraq
1980 UN Special Rep to Iran and Iraq Olof Palme began mediation mission to try to stop war
1987 Iraq bombed 2 abandoned nuclear reactors in south Iran 2nd time
(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)
1997 Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with Iraqis trying to convince them to cooperate with
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)
(Musings On Iraq article Charles Duelfer’s Account Of The End Of The 1990s U.N. Inspections)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
1998 UN inspections began again in Iraq with goal of causing a confrontation to justify US bombing
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iraq In The Eye of the Storm)
2002 New UN inspectors arrived in Baghdad
(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)
2005 House Republicans attacked Democrats for trying to cut and run in Iraq by backing withdrawal
US policy was withdrawal
2005 Al Qaeda in Iraq bombed Shiite mosque in Khanaqin Diyala 74 dead
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2005 Study 90-96% of insurgency were Iraqis only 4-10% foreign fighters
2006 Pentagon and Joint Chiefs papers on Iraq said US should follow Gen Casey plan to withdraw turn
things over to Iraqis Joint Chiefs paper said Iraq falling into civil war US strategy not working
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
2006 US intel report on Iraq said US had no good options in Iraq
2006 VP Cheney’s office memo on Iraq said US should back Shiites and Kurds and forget about Sunnis
2008 US signed Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq that set 12/31/11 withdrawal date for US forces
2008 Report PM Maliki fired or replaced 17 anti-corruption officials Some were inspector generals at
Water Culture Trade Youth Ministries and perhaps Foreign Affairs Ministry Central Bank of Iraq Sunni and Christian Endowments
(Musings On Iraq article on PM Maliki removing inspector generals)
2009 VP Hashemi vetoed parliamentary election law saying it would reduce Sunni seats Kurdish Alliance
State of Law ISCI amended law to cut possible seats for Sunnis
(Musings On Iraq VP Hashemi Shoots Himself In The Foot With Veto Of Iraqi Election Law)

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