Wednesday, November 4, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 4

 

1913 Constantinople Protocol set new border between Ottomans and Persia Ottomans kept

Shatt al-Arab waterway

1958 When rumors spread of a coup against Qasim Col Arif returned to Iraq from Germany

1980 Saddam told parliament he knew war was bad but he had no other choice

(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 review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)

(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)

1991 Iraqi army blocked all roads into Kurdistan starting economic blockade

1992 Saddam told top Baath officials that election of Pres Clinton might usher in better Iraq-US

relations

1998 NY indictment claimed Al Qaeda-Iraq had agreement not to work vs Saddamand to cooperate

on weapons Indictment based on intel that Al Qaeda and Iraq were working on weapons together in Sudan Charges of Al Qaeda-Iraq cooperation were later dropped in indictment

1998 NSC counterterror dir Clarke sent memo to NalSecAdv Berger saying Iraq WMD experts

were at Sudan factory probably working with Al Qaeda

2001 Badr met with Shiite tribes loyal to SIIC Talked about taking over government in southern Iraq after

a US invasion

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

2003 CPA meeting US military said unhappy with deBaathification because driving Iraqis away

from US and free market reforms that were laying off Iraqis that could be recruited into insurgency

(Musings On Iraq review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)

(Musings On Iraq Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Chapter 6 Charting A New Course)

2003 CPA officials suggested Transitional Admin Law as interim constitution to bridge differences

between Bremer and Ayatollah Sistani Sistani wanted Iraqis to elect body to write constitution Bremer wanted indirect method

(Musings On Iraq review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)

(Musings On Iraq review Patriotic Ayatollahs, Nationalism In Post-Saddam Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)

2003 Iraqi prisoner was hooded placed on box wires attached to him and told he would be

electrocuted by US jailers Abu Ghraib

2003 Report Saddam made various overtures to US before war but ignored by US as fakes or to

stall for time

2003 CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Abizaid told Blair’s foreign policy adv Sir Sheinwald that insurgency

was growing in Sunni areas based around former regime members backed by foreign fighters Said insurgency still at low level and lacked support amongst Sunnis Abizaid said solution was to increase Iraqi security forces reconciliation and passing sovereignty to Iraqis

2007 Court issued arrest warrants for Sadrist leaders in Karbala blaming them for clash with Badr controlled

            police in city in Aug 07 Sadrists blamed SIIC saying they controlled the provincial govt

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

2007 Report 3100 families returned to Baghdad in 3 months due to decreasing violence Some were

displaced, some came from Syria Numbers were being inflated by govt

(Musings On Iraq January 2009 U.N. Report On Iraq Refugee Returns)

(Musings On Iraq review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)

2007 60 Minutes found identity of CURVEBALL who claimed pre-03 that Iraq had mobile WMD labs Was

Rafid Ahmed Alwan who sought asylum in Germany in 1998

(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claim That Iraq Had WMD)

(Musings On Iraq Look Who The LA Times Dug Up – CURVEBALL)

(Musings On Iraq Story of CURVEBALL And Iraq’s Mobile Biological Weapons Labs)

2009 2 Hezbollah members captured in Baghdad Hezbollah used by Iran to support militias

(Musings On Iraq Iranian Parliamentary Speaker’s Visit Raises Questions About Tehran’s Influence In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Hezbollah’s Role In Iraq)

2009 BP and CNPC singed deal to develop Rumaila oil field in Basra

(Musings On Iraq Iraq Moves Ahead With Oil Deals)

2019 Baghdad’s Al-Ahrar Bridge blocked by protesters Surrounded prime minister’s office

Tried to burn Justice Min 7 killed by security forces

(Musings On Iraq New Confrontations Between Protesters And Iraqi Security Forces)

(Musings On Iraq UN Report On Violence Against Iraqi Protesters)

2019 Govt office shut down in Babil Roads to West Qurna 1 and 2 oil fields blocked BP oil

workers had solidarity march in Basra Um Qasr port shut down by protests Clash with ISF in Dhi Qar led to 1 death Iranian consulate in Karbala assaulted Led to 3 deaths Protest at Karbala govt building Diyala-Baghdad highway cut

2019 Basra Ops Command said got approval to break up Um Qasr protest

2019 Amnesty reported govt intimidation campaign aginst activists in Anbar to stop them

from backing protests 2 arrested for posting on Facebook about protests

2019 Govt cut Internet in Iraq again Led to nighttime arrests of activsts in Baghdad by ISF

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