Tuesday, November 26, 2019

This Day For Iraqi History - Nov 26

1920 Last British correspondence saying that 1920 Revolt had ended
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1969 Bakr govt executed opponents in central Baghdad
1980 Iraq sent letter to UN saying it was still following the 1975 Algiers Accord on Shatt al-Arab
and Iran was violating it
1983 Pres Reagan signed NSDD114 saying U.S. would back Iraq in Iran-Iraq War to prevent it from
(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 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)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
1993 Iraq accepted UN Resolution 715 to extend UN weapons inspections Initially rejected
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
1999 Baath paper said Iraq couldn’t accept sanctions and spies at same time but sanctions easier to
accept then spies and crises they created to prolong sanctions
1999 Sec State Albright said No Fly Zones were about containing Saddam
2001 Bush called Saddam a terrorist who would be held accountable and said Iraq needed to allow
UN weapons inspectors back in
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
2001 White House spokesman Fleischer said US afraid Al Qaeda might try to get nuclear weapons
from Iraq
2002 Gen Franks presented deployment plan for Iraq invasion to Def Sec Rumsfeld Was for 300,000 troops
to be sent from summer 02-spring 03 Rumsfeld said large deployment would undermine diplomatic moves US making on Iraq Rumsfeld decided to go through entire deployment process for Iraq invasion Ended up breaking it up and controlling entire process
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
(Musings On Iraq book review Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account Of The Decision To Invade Iraq)
2003 Ayatollah Sistani said he opposed CPA’s plan for caucuses to be formed to draft new Iraq
constitution Wanted Islamic identity to be included in any new Iraqi government
(Musings On Iraq book review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
(Musings On Iraq book review Patriotic Ayatollahs, Nationalism In Post-Saddam Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)
2006 US Iraq strategy review presented to Bush Said PM Maliki unable or unwilling to act against
violence Said US should continue with withdrawal plan but could have temporary surge of troops
2006 Sec State Rice told Bush US should step back from Iraq Was opposed to surge of troops
Natl Sec Adv Hadley told Bush US should have a surge of troops in Iraq to bring down violence Bush said he would consult with everyone and decide on a new Iraq strategy in Dec 06
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)
2006 NYTimes got Jun 06 US govt report Said insurgency now self-financed via crime Raised est
$70-$200 mil/yr $25-$100 mil from oil smuggling $36 mil from kidnapping 05 Foreign govts including France and Italy paid $30 mil in ransoms 03 insurgents financed by Baathists 04 were funded by foreigners By 05 self-financed
2006 Militiamen attacked 2 Sunni mosques and market in Baghdad’s Ghaziliya Up to 45 killed
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)
2007 US and Iraq signed declaration of principles to start negotiation for Status of Forces Agreement to
maintain US troops and ties to Iraq
2007 US general in charge of southern Baghdad said Iraq wanted to start paying Sahwa Govt spokesman
Dabbagh said he didn’t know of any such plan
2007 PM Maliki told Bush he was afraid insurgents were infiltrating the sahwa
2007 Report govt was inflating return numbers Counted every Iraqi crossing border from Syria as return
whether refugee or not Nov Iraqi general said 46,030 refugees had returned and 28,017 displaced in Oct 07
(Musings On Iraq book review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)
2007 US general in charge of northern Baghdad said attacks down 75% but EFP attacks by Iranian
supported militias increased in Oct 07 2 Iranians captured in Nov
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2007 Report Islamic Army faction in Mosul condemned sahwa Said would continue fighting US
2007 US general in charge of training ISF said turning over all Iraqi provinces to Baghdad by end of 2007
not possible Said ISF still lacked leadership logistics and suffered from sectarianism Situation in each province would determine when handed back to Iraq
2009 Former UK Amb to US Meyer testified to Chilcot Inquiry Said US decided on Iraq war before UN
weapons inspectors returned in Nov 02 Said US already had invasion plan with war starting Jan 03 which was pushed back to March Meyer said UN inspectors had no time to finish their work US and UK only wanted a smoking gun to justify war
(Musings On Iraq Former British Diplomat Confirms that U.N. Inspectors Were Means To War With Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2016 Parliament made Hashd an independent military force under the commander and chief
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