Wednesday, November 6, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 6

1914 British troops landed at Fao, Basra starting war against Ottomans in Mesopotamia
1979 Iraq’s consulates in Iran’s Kermanshah and Khorramshahr were occupied
1982 Iranian Op Muharram Iran seized several border crossings Abu Shirib and Bayat oil fields in
Maysan Iraq counterattacked to try to take back oil fields but failed Rain ended Iranian offensive Iran lost 4,000 dead Iraq lost 3,000 dead 3,500 prisoners
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1983 Iranian Op Wa al-Farj 4 Made 2nd major attack Seized Penjwin KDPI HQ and moved towards
Sulaymaniya Was stopped by Iraqi counterattack using mustard gas 1st use of chemical weapons in 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)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)
1990 SecState Baker convinced China to abstain on UN resolution to allow use of force against
Iraq for Kuwait invasion
1994 Iran fired SCUD missiles at Mujahadeen e-Khalq camp in Iraq
1998 Clinton admin sent letter to Congress saying US would support Kurds as long as they
remained united
2002 UN told that Iraq cut back on oil smuggling but still continuing in violation of UN sanctions
2002 Sec State Powell got ok from Natl Sec Adv Rice to make deal with France on UN resolution
to allow UN inspections in Iraq
(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 Congress authorized $18.4 bil for Iraq reconstruction
2003 Bush speech If democracy failed in Iraq would be win for terrorism and bad for Middle East
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
2003 Report Saddam offered to allow US troops to search country for WMD before invasion
2003 UK Foreign Sec Straw told cabinet that CPA’s political plan needed changes and that British
should talk with US about it
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 Bremer said that after meeting with Iraqi Governing Council he realized that his long
            term political plan was dead Was actually due to White House
(Musings On Iraq book review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)
2004 Fallujah police collapsed after night attack by insurgents
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2005 Report Feb 2002 DIA said Al Qaeda captive Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi was misleading in
statements about Iraq-Al Qaeda cooperation Libi continued to be source of Bush admin statements about Iraq-Al Qaeda ties after it was believed he was making things up
2005 Report Italian intel SISMI appeared to be source for both US and UK claim that Iraq tried to
buy uranium from Niger/Africa SISMI got fake docs from informer Rocco Martino on alleged Iraq-Niger uranium deal and then passed intel to other countries
(Musings On Iraq article on Iraq-Niger uranium story)
(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)
2006 Def Sec Rumsfeld memo to White House Iraq not working and needed change Said US should set
benchmarks for Iraqi govt Increases trainers Imbed US forces with ISF Start closing US bases and slow US withdrawal Only help Iraqi provinces that cooperate with US Stop rewarding Iraqis for bad behavior Position US forces along Syrian and Iranian borders to stop infiltrations
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2006 Report insurgent intimidation campaign against ISF and officials in Fallujah U.S. officers
said not enough forces to secure city
2007 US said it would release 9 Iranian Rev guard members it captured in Iraq Said number of Iranian
weapons flowing to Iraq were down due to US raids
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
(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)
2007 100,000 more Iraqis became displaced 16% increase according to Iraq Red Crescent Displacement
            up since Surge Dep head of Red Crescent said PM Maliki had not given aid to displaced as promised
(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)
2012 Pres Barzani called on Democratic Union Party and Kurdish National Council to stop
fighting each other in Syria
2015 Friday sermon Ayatollah Sistani rep said Abadi’s reforms should not be blocked
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)
2016 Iraqi forces freed Hamam al-Alil Ninewa
2017 Iraq Federal Court ruled no province could secede in lawsuit against Kurdish independence
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East

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