Saturday, November 3, 2018

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)
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
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)
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 article on UN weapons inspections)
2002 Observer reported INC’s Chalabi met with oil companies to discuss contracts in post-Saddam
2005 Human Rights Report on systematic abuse of prisoners by 82n 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 know said war was a failure Richard
Perle formerly of Defense Policy Board said he was shocked by violence in Iraq Said that 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 David Frum said US failing at protecting Iraqis Kenneth Adleman also of Defense Policy Board said Bush national security team incompetent and dysfunctional
2010 KRG issued demonstration law saying protesters had to registers 48 hours before any event
2017 Qaim district in Anbar freed Leaves only small border region under IS control

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