Tuesday, November 27, 2018

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 27


1980 Iranian Op Morvarid began to destroy Iraqi oil terminals in Gulf and attempted to
destroy Iraqi navy Iranian commandos landed at 2 Iraqi oil terminals and destroyed them ending Iraq’s ability to export oil from Basra 2 Iranian ships then waited at mouth of Shatt al-Arab to bait Iraqi navy to come out of its bases Sank 3 Iraqi boats
1983 Truck bomb hit Baghdad killing around 100 Iraq blamed Iran and said it would retaliate
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones 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)
1990 Gorbachev gave up on diplomatic effort to defuse Kuwait crisis an backed use of force against
Iraq
1994 Iraq finally agreed to border with Kuwait
2001 Rumsfeld told CENTCOM cmdr Gen Frank he wanted to completely revise Iraq war plan
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
2001 Saddam rejected Bush’s call for UN weapons inspectors to return to Iraq
2001 Wash Post survey found 78% of Americans supported military action against Iraq
2002 UN weapons inspections carried out first inspections under new regime
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2004 Report 1/3 of property Hallliburton contracted to manage in Iraq lost
2006 Joint Chiefs told Bush was leaning towards a troop surge in Iraq
2006 Frederick Kagan wrote 3rd OpEd in Weekly Standard calling for a troop surge in Iraq Kagan
helped draft plan that would become the Surge
2006 Sec State Rice and Asst Sec State Near East Welch said US wanted Saudi Arabia Egypt
Jordan to push Iraqi parties to back PM Maliki so he would move away from Sadr Also wanted Arab countries to pressure insurgents to reduce violence
2006 England said it would pull out most of its 7000 troops in Iraq by end of 2006 Poland and
            Italy said all their forces were withdrawing
2008 Iraq passed Status of Forces Agreement with US setting withdrawal date for US forces
12/31/11
(Musings On Iraq article on deliberations over SOFA)
(Musings On Iraq article on passing SOFA)
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraqi public opinion on SOFA)


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