Friday, November 1, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 1

1940 Report to UK cabinet said PM Gaylani had to be dealt with because of contacts with
Germany and refusal to sever ties with Italy
1940 UK Chiefs of Staff recommended removing Gaylani via diplomatic moves
(Musings On Iraq book review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The Nationalist Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)
(Musings On Iraq book review Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Boich World War II In Iraq and Syria)
1956 Iraq filed complaint with England over Suez Crisis and imposed martial law to try to stop
1963 Wandawi head of Baathist National Guard dismissed in fallout between nationalist and
Baathist coup members
1978 Iraq hosted anti-Sadat conference to oppose Egypt-Israel peace treaty
1982 Iranian Op Holy Muharram attacked Maysan Iranians changed strategy from human wave
attacks to infiltration Iranian Rev Guard division and extra battalions snuck through Iraqi lines at border
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)
(Musings On Iraq book review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1983 Sec of State Schultz told Iraq using chemical weapons almost every day in Iran-Iraq War
(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 article on the origins of Iraq’s WMD programs)
(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 Bush authorized offensive planning and preparations for Gulf War
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)
2000 UK intel report said Saddam had no reason to work with UN because felt US would never end
sanctions as long as he was in power
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 1.2 UK Iraq strategy September 2000 To September 2001)
2002 UnderSec State Bolton told conference if Iraq got fissile material it could have a nuclear bomb
in a year
(Musings On Iraq article on how poor US intel work led to claim Iraq rebuilt its nuclear weapons program)
2002 UN Head inspectors Blix and El Baradei visited Bush and VP Cheney at White House Bush said
inspections had full US backing
(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)
2003 UN withdrew most of its staff after Zarqawi bombing
2003 Asst Cmdr 1st Armored Div Gen Hertling said that the insurgency was faltering
2003 Zarqawi truck bomb hit Italian Carabinieri HQ in Nasiriya killing 14
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2003 Bush said former regime members and foreigners behind insurgency but US would not quit
2005 Bush and PM Blair agreed Sunni outreach before Dec election main priority
2007 Report Baghdad’s Rasheed used to be majority Sunni Now 70% Shiite Hurriya home to many Shiites
driven out of Adil by insurgents Sunnis expelled from Hurriya Sunni cleansing of Ghazaliya largely ended due to US presence
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)
2008 PM Maliki govt took over control of Baghdad Sahwa Said would pay and integrate them Same
time cut paycheck
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki govt taking over Sahwa)
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki govt integration of Sahwa)
(Musings On Iraq Sons of Iraq Integration Update)
2008 Intl Org for Migration report Before Feb 06 Samarra bombing 1.2 mil displaced Afterward another 1.5
(Musings On Iraq article on IOM displacement report)
2013 Iraq said it supported Geneva II meeting to arrange political transition in Syria for Assad to
step down
2016 Mosul entered by Iraqi forces for first time starting with eastern neighborhoods
(Musings On Iraq Review They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate)
2017 Pres Barzani stepped down from office he held since 2005 due to failed independence referendum
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
2017 Iraq Joint Ops Command accused Kurds of walking out on talks over borders and border crossings
2018 Protests restarted in Basra over water crisis jobs and better governance
(Musings On Iraq article on renewed Basra protests)

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