Tuesday, November 12, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 12


1914 British forces in Fao launched reconnaissance in force near Salhan, Basra
1927 Kurdish MP Rowanduzi said Shiites and Kurds both opposed govt conscription for army
1963 Baath founder Aflaq went to Iraq to solve internal Baath dispute
1968 68 coup member Nasir al-Hani special adv to Pres Bakr assassinated
1991 Govt and Kurds agreed to ceasefire Iraq would end blockade of Kurdistan and Peshmerga
would withdraw to Irbil
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1997 Iraq expelled 6 US weapons inspectors claiming they were spies Almost entire inspection staff
withdrawn as a result
1997 UN Resolution 1137 demanded Iraq allow full and unhindered weapons inspections
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(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 Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
(Musings On Iraq article Charles Duelfer’s Account Of The End Of The 1990s U.N. Inspections)
1997 Wall St Journal op ed by David Wurmser called for US supporting INC and revolt in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review The Road to Iraq, The Making of a Neoconservative War)
1998 Iraq Amb to UN told military strike impending if did not agree to work with weapons
inspectors again
2001 INC presented Iraqi defector Lami who claimed Iraq training terrorists at Salman Pak and had
anthrax
2001 Safire column NY Times said 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi diplomat in 2001 was undisputed
fact Story false
2002 CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Franks said if US didn't act on Iraq it could acquire and use a nuclear
weapon
(Musings On Iraq article on how poor US intel work led to claim Iraq rebuilt its nuclear weapons program)
2002 Attny Gen Lord Goldsmith told Foreign Sec Straw that he wasn’t sure UN Resolution 1441
would give legal basis for war with Iraq Straw told Goldsmith he thought 1441 meant Iraq had to comply or else
2002 NYTimes article claimed Iraq bought anti-WMD drugs as sign that it had WMD and was going
to use it
2003 Zarqawi bombed Italian police in Nasiriyah killing 19 Italians 15 civilians and wounding
around 100
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2003 Bush decided US should turn over sovereignty to Iraq early against CPA plan
2004 Marines attacked southern Fallujah 2nd Battle of Fallujah
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2004 Sec State Powell told Bush and PM Blair weren’t enough ground forces in Iraq to secure country
2005 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey told Def Sec Rumsfeld Iraq might take 9-13 yrs
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 AP estimated avg of 45 killed per day in Baghdad UN estimated 100 violent deaths per day in
Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)
2006 2 suicide bombers hit crowd of police recruits in Baghdad Killed 35 wounded 56 In Baquba
Diyala 50 bodies found
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2006 120 Albu Alwan tribesmen following Sheikh Raad Sabah al-Alwani volunteered for Anbar police
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq article on change in perceptions that led to Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)
(Musings On Iraq book review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)
2006 Report Cmdr Iraq 5th Div in Diyala came into office with list of Sunnis to arrest from Maliki
govt US commanders believed 5th Div going after Sunni sheikhs and politicians to stop community organizing politically US also accused ISF of running death squds in Muqtadiya
2006 PM Maliki told MPs his govt was weak because political parties had forced ministers on him
Some were incompetent
2007 Interior Min claimed ISI War Min Masri killed Wasn’t true Said 75% of insurgent leaders dead
Admitted to using torture to get confessions
2007 Report US organized Sahwa of former insurgents in Babil’s Jurf al-Sakhr Based upon Janabi tribe
many of which were in Islamic Army Made deal with Mahdi Army in nearby Musayib to halt attacks
2007 Sahwa in Baghdad’s Adhamiya claimed ISI driven out of district
2009 PM Maliki told sheikhs in Sadr City that enemies of Iraq were going to use 2010 elections undermine
the country
(Musings On Iraq Maliki Returns to Sectarian Politics)
2011 Diyala council voted to make province a federal region
(Musings On Iraq article on Diyala’s attempt to become federal region)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)

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