Saturday, November 26, 2022

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Review Endgame, Solving The Iraq Crisis

Ritter, Scott, Endgame, Solving The Iraq Crisis, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002


Endgame, Solving The Iraq Crisis was Scott Ritter venting his frustration with the United Nations weapons inspections in Iraq in the 1990s. Ritter was one of the chief inspectors and believed that the United States gave up on the process and allowed Iraq to hide its weapons of mass destruction. A few years later however he completely flipped around his perspective questioning the Bush administration’s argument to remove Saddam Hussein in 2003.

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 23 Military govt formed under PM Mahmoud to put down 1952 Intifada protests against monarchy and UK



1914 Sir Percy Cox issued statement in Arabic that British had occupied Basra and UK was

at war with Ottomans and had no ill will towards locals

(Musings On Iraq review When God Made Hell, The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921)

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Security In Iraq Nov 15-21, 2022  

For the 6th straight week security incidents in Iraq were in single digits. There were 8 incidents from November 15-21 all by the Islamic State. That was up from 6 the second week of the month and 7 the 1st week. For 29 of 43 weeks incidents have been in single digits in 2022.

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 22 1952 Intifada started against Regent of Iraq



1914 Looting started in Basra city after it fell to British UK appointed governor of vilayet

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 26 1920 Revolt ended vs British Mandate in Iraq

(Shia Waves)   1914 Gen Barrow in India was against further advances by British in Mesopotamia Did want to seize Qurna, ...