Friday, November 30, 2018

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 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 Rumsfeld told press US knew Iraq had WMD because defectors said so
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
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
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 Maliki Maliki Said he wanted more control over ISF and command over them 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
2006 Sadr withdrew ministers from Maliki’s cabinet to protest Maliki’s meeting with Bush

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