Saturday, November 2, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 2

1918 British invaded Ottoman’s Mosul vilayet after WWI armistice
(Musings On Iraq article on how Mosul province became part of Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)
1978 Arab summit in Baghdad VP Saddam worked to expel Egypt for Camp David Accord with
Israel Backed by Syria
1978 Pres Bakr told Arab summit Iraq and Syria needed to deal with Camp David Accord as a single
1982 Iranian Op Holy Muharram attacked Maysan Iraq withdrew from Iran back into Maysan
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1983 Iraq warned merchant ships to avoid northern end of Persian Gulf due to 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 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)
2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld said both Clinton and Bush administrations believed Iraq had WMD
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 US Chinook helicopter shot down near Fallujah Killed 13 soldiers Deadliest post-invasion
attack on US up to that point
2003 US Cmdr in Iraq Gen Sanchez said violence in Iraq was strategically insignificant
2004 Association of Muslim Scholars said if Fallujah attacked it would call for national civil
disobedience and boycott of January 2005 elections
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2006 Joint Chiefs briefing US Iraq strategy not working US running out of time to change things
Said US not winning in Iraq meant US losing
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2007 Head of Anbar council said Baghdad not providing enough support to province for police and services
and some of that was intentional due to ruling parties
2009 Eni Occidental and KOGAS signed deal to develop Zubayr oil field in Basra
(Musings On Iraq Iraq Moves Ahead With Oil Deals)
2015 Parliament voted to support PM Abadi’s reforms but had to approve his moves
2015 Supreme Court ruled vice presidents could not be dismissed as office was in constitution
overturning Abadi’s move
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)

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