Sunday, November 3, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 3


1918 British troops took Mosul city from Ottomans after WW1 armistice
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)
1920 UK Foreign Office official suggested US Standard Oil be allowed oil rights in Iraq to not allow
Turkish Petroleum Company a monopoly and faster development
(Musings On Iraq book review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)
1920 Gertrude Bell said Shiites were complaining about not being represented in cabinet but
dismissed them as being mostly Persians
(Musings On Iraq book review of Gertrude Bell And Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Gertrude Bell, Explorer of the Middle East)
1932 Naj Shawkat became premier of Iraq
1955 Pakistan joined Iraq Turkey England Iran security agreement that became anti-communist
Baghdad Pact Egypt’s Nasser opposed Baghdad Pact Started cold war between Nasser and PM Said
1997 Iraq blocked UN inspection at al-Samoud missile range because included Americans
1997 Iraq asked inspectors to suspend two days of U2 overflights claiming they were supplying intel
for planned US air strikes
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(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)
2002 Observer reported INC’s Chalabi met with oil companies to discuss contracts in post-Saddam
Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq and the Politics of Oil, An Insider’s Perspective)
2005 Human Rights Watch report on systematic abuse of prisoners by 82nd Airborne Div in Anbar
2005 Report Jan 03 Italian intel agency SISMI told US Iraq-Niger docs were fakes
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
2006 Vanity Fair talked with neocon supporters of Iraq who now said war was a failure Perle fmr head of
Def Policy Board said he was shocked by violence in Iraq Said Bush made wrong decisions because opponents of war within admin Said neocons made no bad decisions because had no authority over Iraq Said Bush ultimately responsible for problems in Iraq Bush speechwriter Frum said US failing at protecting Iraqis Adleman also of Def Policy Board said Bush national security team incompetent and dysfunctional
(Musings On Iraq book review The Road to Iraq, The Making of a Neoconservative War)
(Musings On Iraq book review America at the Crossroads, Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy)
2007 Judge said enough evidence to put ex-Deputy Health Min Zamili and ex-Health Min Facilities
Protection (FPS) chief General Shammari on trial for kidnappings and sectarian killings Were awaiting okay from Health Minister to move forward Zamili and Shammari organized 150 man unit within FPS to move weapons in ambulances and carry out killings and kidnappings from 05-07 Sunni patients and relatives at 3 Baghdad hospitals were killed Relatives that went to morgues were killed Mahdi Army tried to force Sunni doctors to quit Told doctors at 1 Baghdad hospital to not treat any Sunni patients Diverted money from Health Min to Sadrists Officials that opposed Sadrists were killed and threatened
2009 Intl Org for Migration report said 1.6 mil displaced since Feb 06 Samarra bombing 1.5 mil
refugees Baghdad Diyala Ninewa saw 90% of the displacement 58,000 returned since Feb 06
(Musings On Iraq Number of Displaced Returning Likely To Increase, Will Iraq Be Ready?)
(Musings On Iraq book review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2010 KRG issued demonstration law saying protesters had to registers 48 hours before any event
2017 Qaim district in Anbar freed Left only small border region under IS control
2018 Protest in Basra City over jobs water crisis demanded PM Abdul Mahdi include a minister from
province
(Musings On Iraq article on renewed Basra protests)

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