Thursday, November 14, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 14

1963 Baath meeting voided Nov 11 election that exiled Sec Gen Sadi and exiled two of
Sadi’s opponents to Lebanon Sadi said he was returning to Baghdad with Syrian Baathists
1973 KDP delegation went to Moscow where Soviets tried to mediate its dispute with Communists
(Musings On Iraq book review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1980 Iraq offensive to take Susangard Khuzistan started Iraq took town in Sep but abandoned it
(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 Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1991 Kurds announced tentative deal with Saddam to end blockade of Kurdistan in return for
Peshmerga withdrawing from cities
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1992 Iranian Turkish Syrian officials met in Ankara Condemned Kurdish autonomous region and
warned they would not allow break up of Iraq
1997 Clinton said by expelling UN inspectors Iraq would have sanctions until the “end of
1998 Clinton outlined 5 conditions Iraq had to meet with UN Included unconditional access by
inspectors and turning over all documents If Iraq didn’t agree US would strike
(Musings On Iraq book review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)
(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)
2001 Def Policy Board head Perle speech at For Policy Research Institute Said Iraq behind 9/11 and
should be attacked
2001 VP Cheney said he knew 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraq intelligence in Prague in 2001 Story false
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
2002 UK For Sec Straw told cabinet UN Resolution 1441 authorized military action against Iraq
without a 2nd resolution
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2002 UK intel report said Iraq accepted new weapons inspectors to avoid US led attack and would
continue to hide its most important WMD programs
(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)
2002 Def Policy Board’s Perle quoted INC defector ex-nuke scientist Hamza that Iraq could get
nuclear bomb and attack US Called for preventive action vs Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on how poor US intel work led to claim Iraq rebuilt its nuclear weapons program)
2003 Japan decided to hold off deploying troops to Iraq due to rising violence
2003 South Korea ordered its 464 troops in southern Iraq to suspend operations due to rising violence
2003 Denmark rejected call to send 100 more troops to Iraq due to rising violence
2003 US army intel report said insurgency successfully prevented CPA from providing safe and
secure Iraq Said US failed in Iraq because relied upon conventional military tactics and didn’t understand Iraqi culture Said insurgents were targeting tribal structure in Iraq while US ignored it
2004 Insurgents kidnapped wounded police from Mosul hospital and dismembered them Led to ½ of
city’s police to quit
2004 Iraqi police commandos sent into Mosul to recapture police stations after all but one fell to
insurgents in city
2004 Report Sevan UN officials accused of getting kickbacks from Iraq under Oil for Food Program
UN official told his staff not to investigate corruption
2005 Pentagon’s Insp Gen announced investigation into Pentagon intel unit on Iraq-Al Qaeda ties
led by Deputy Sec Def Feith to see whether it did anything illegal
2006 National Police arrested 159 people from Higher Educ Min in Baghdad 70 were never seen again and
presumed killed 5 senior police officers and an army general were arrested for kidnapping but nothing happened Ministry was run by Iraqi Accordance Front PM Maliki initially said event was due to militia rivalries Then denied police or militias involved PM Maliki also claimed only 39 taken and 37 of them freed
(Musings On Iraq book review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)
2006 Anbar council agreed to 8 new members picked by Awakening
(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)
2007 Sunni Endowment closed offices of Muslim Scholars Association in Baghdad claiming it stood
with ISI
2008 PM Maliki announced power plan to have production meet demand by 2012 Would cost up to
$5.5 bil Came after govt signed contracts with GE and Siemens in Sep to boost production
(Musings On Iraq article on Maliki’s power plan)
2013 US Natl Counterterrorism Center testified to Congress that ISIS was strongest since its peak in
2017 Iraq Federal Court rejected appeal by ex-Kirkuk Governor Karim to reverse his dismissal by
Iraqi parliament

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