Friday, November 22, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 22


1915 Start of Battle of Salman Pak Ottomans called on Indian troops to rise up against
British commanders 20th Punjabi Batt removed after an Indian killed a British soldier
1923 PM Sadoun resigned over differences with Shiite leaders and King Faisal
1923 Jafar Pasha al-Askari became 3rd PM of Iraq Would hold office 2 times Shiites got Finance and
Education ministries in Askari govt Shiite leaders gave pledge of allegiance to King as a result
1952 Baghdad protests against Regent Started 1952 Intifada Communists one of main organizers
Clashes with police led to 1 dead 52 wounded Led to PM Umari resigning
(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)
1997 UN inspectors talked out of visit to Special Republican Guard base by US that did not want
another confrontation that would allow Saddam to blame 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)
2001 Saudi intel chief Prince Turksi said that bin Laden considered Saddam an apostate
2002 France told US that it did not believe Iraq tried to buy uranium from Niger
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2002 Russia’s Putin warned U.S. not to unilaterally act against Iraq
2003 US transport plane hit by missile at Baghdad International Airport
2005 Wall St Journal OpEd claimed 9/11 hijacker Atta might have met Iraqi intel agent in Prague in
2001 Story disproved in 2002
2006 Commander of US forces in Iraq Gen Casey told Joint Chiefs troop surge would not work
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
2006 UN said over 100,000 Iraqis left country each month mostly going for Syria and Jordan Many were
professionals Shiite death squads and militias operating within police Police accused of kidnappings torture murder bribery theft extortion
(Musings On Iraq book review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)
2007 Report captured ISI docs from Sinjar showed 80-110 foreign fighters entered Iraq each month first half
of 2007 41% were Saudis followed Libyans at 18%
(Musings On Iraq article on Saudi role in insurgency)
2009 Baghdad aired video confession of 3 men claiming they were Baathists behind Oct 09 Baghdad
bombings Were actually done by ISI
(Musings On Iraq Maliki Returns to Sectarian Politics)

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