Saturday, November 30, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 30


1920 British said all of its colonial offices were under control of Iraq council of state
1973 Soviets said Bakr govt policies leading Iraq towards socialism
1980 Iranian air force attacked Iraq’s nuclear reactor at Tuwaitha and Fao Peninsula in Basra
(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 After fighting ended Iraq and KDP restarted talks over Kurdish autonomy
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
2001 Def Sec Rumsfeld told press US knew Iraq had WMD because defectors said so
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 US soldiers repelled 3 ambushes on convoy in Samarra Iraqis later claimed US fired
indiscriminately killing civilians
2003 Senior CIA analyst said 2002 Nat Intel Est on Iraq’s WMD lacked specifics on the programs
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2004 Report War mismanagement sanctions since 1980s destroyed Iraq’s health care system
2005 Aide to PM Jaafari wanted to know whether KRG signing oil deal with DNO was constitutional
2005 White House released National Strategy for Victory in Iraq Lacked any substance on what
strategy was
2005 Bush speech went over new National Strategy for Victory in Iraq Said goal was to train Iraqi
forces to take over war
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2005 Pentagon contracted Lincoln Group to place pro-US stories in Arab media about Iraq
2006 Bush met PM Maliki Said he wanted more control over ISF and command over them Maliki
also presented plan for Iraqi forces to take control of Baghdad Bush said no Bush told Maliki he had lost control of Baghdad and about to lose Iraq Maliki agreed Bush told Maliki US was going to have troop surge Maliki had to back it and agree to reconciliation Maliki said yes
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
2006 Sadrists walked out of parliament and cabinet for PM Maliki meeting with Pres Bush in Jordan
Sadrists had 30 MPs and 5 ministers Came after 6 car bombs killed 215 in Sadr City Sadrists blamed US for insecurity in Iraq 
2007 US Govt Accountability Office report US designating ISF units as independent and fully
independent meaningless because still completely relied upon US for logistics intel and other services
2007 US military complained govt had no plan to help returning displaced/refugees No plans to settle
property disputes in Baghdad after major population changes No plans for aid shelter or services
(Musings On Iraq book review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)
2014 IS put travel restrictions on people trying to leave Mosul

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