Monday, November 4, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 4

1913 Constantinople Protocol set new border between Ottomans and Persia Ottomans kept
Shatt al-Arab waterway
1958 When rumors spread of a coup against Qasim Col Arif returned to Iraq from Germany
1980 Saddam told parliament he knew war was bad but he had no other choice
(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 review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)
1991 Iraqi army blocked all roads into Kurdistan starting economic blockade
1992 Saddam told top Baath officials that election of Pres Clinton might usher in better Iraq-US
1998 NY indictment claimed Al Qaeda-Iraq had agreement not to work vs Saddamand to cooperate
on weapons Indictment based on intel that Al Qaeda and Iraq were working on weapons together in Sudan Charges of Al Qaeda-Iraq cooperation were later dropped in indictment
1998 NSC counterterror dir Clarke sent memo to NalSecAdv Berger saying Iraq WMD experts
were at Sudan factory probably working with Al Qaeda
2001 Badr met with Shiite tribes loyal to SIIC Talked about taking over government in southern Iraq after
a US invasion
2003 CPA meeting US military said unhappy with deBaathification because driving Iraqis away
from US and free market reforms that were laying off Iraqis that could be recruited into insurgency
(Musings On Iraq book review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
2003 CPA officials suggested Transitional Admin Law as interim constitution to bridge differences
between Bremer and Ayatollah Sistani Sistani wanted Iraqis to elect body to write constitution Bremer wanted indirect method
(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)
2003 Iraqi prisoner was hooded placed on box wires attached to him and told he would be
electrocuted by US jailers Abu Ghraib
2003 Report Saddam made various overtures to US before war but ignored by US as fakes or to
stall for time
2003 CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Abizaid told Blair’s foreign policy adv Sir Sheinwald that insurgency
was growing in Sunni areas based around former regime members backed by foreign fighters Said insurgency still at low level and lacked support amongst Sunnis Abizaid said solution was to increase Iraqi security forces reconciliation and passing sovereignty to Iraqis
2007 Court issued arrest warrants for Sadrist leaders in Karbala blaming them for clash with Badr controlled
            police in city in Aug 07 Sadrists blamed SIIC saying they controlled the provincial govt
2007 Report 3100 families returned to Baghdad in 3 months due to decreasing violence Some were
displaced, some came from Syria Numbers were being inflated by govt
(Musings On Iraq book review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)
2007 60 Minutes found identity of CURVEBALL who claimed pre-03 that Iraq had mobile WMD labs Was
Rafid Ahmed Alwan who sought asylum in Germany in 1998
(Musings On Iraq article on how CURVEBALL influenced US intel on Iraq’s WMD)
(Musings On Iraq articles on the CURVEBALL story)
(Musings On Iraq article on mobile labs story)
2009 2 Hezbollah members captured in Baghdad Hezbollah used by Iran to support militias
(Musings On Iraq Iranian Parliamentary Speaker’s Visit Raises Questions About Tehran’s Influence In Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
2009 BP and CNPC singed deal to develop Rumaila oil field in Basra
(Musings On Iraq Iraq Moves Ahead With Oil Deals)
2017 Rawa in west Anbar freed

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