Sunday, December 1, 2019

This Day in Iraqi History - Dec 1

1918 UK PM George asked Fr PM Clemenceau to renegotiate Sykes-Picot giving Mosul to British UK
got France to agree to give it most of Mosul in return France got stake in Iraqi oil and Syria
(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)
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1971 Iraq broke relations with Iran and UK Expelled Iranian nationals Turned to Soviet Union for
support Iraq argued with Iran over Shatt al-Arab and Tehran funding and arming Kurds in alliance with US and Israel
(Musings On Iraq book review Killing Hope, U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II)
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
(Musings On Iraq article on Nixon admin support for Kurdish revolt)
1987 Iran attacked Fakeh area north of Basra
(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)
1997 Weekly Standard special issue on removing Saddam featured neoconservative writers like
Wolfowitz Khalilzad Kagan
(Musings On Iraq book review The Road to Iraq, The Making of a Neoconservative War)
(Musings On Iraq book review America at the Crossroads, Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy)
2000 UK Intel report Iraq contained but if sanctions ended Saddam would start rebuilding WMD
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Section 1.2 UK Iraq strategy September 2000 To September 2001)
2001 Def Sec Rumsfeld issued order to Joint Chiefs to begin revising war planning for Iraq CENTCOM
cmdr Gen Franks was only given 3 days to revise Iraq war plan and present it to Rumsfeld
(Musings On Iraq book review of Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
(Musings On Iraq book review Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account Of The Decision To
Invade Iraq)
2001 NY Times article quoted Dep Sec State Armitage saying US was going to force Iraq to allow
UN inspectors to return Said White House looking into options to support Iraqi opposition groups
2003 Iraq physicist book claimed Iraq never rebuilt nuclear program after 90s and US exaggerated
threat Said Iraq never close to building a nuclear bomb
2004 KDP and PUK announced Kurdistan Coalition for Jan 2005 elections
2004 Report US Army warned Dec 03 that military-CIA Task Force 121 searching for WMD abused
Iraq prisoners
2004 US announced it would increase troops from 138,000 to 150,000 for Jan 2005 elections
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2005 Kurdistan Islamic Union sent letter to Dohuk govt saying they wanted security for
            planned KDP demonstrations at their offices
2006 Report State Dept proposed dropping reconciliation because not going to happen and US
should just focus upon Shiites and Kurds Amb Khalilzad and US military opposed proposal Said bringing insurgents into poltical process critical and US couldn’t be seen as taking sides in civil war
2007 Iraqi Red Crescent 25,000-28,000 Iraqi refugees returned from Syria since 9/15/07
(Musings On Iraq book review Children of War, Voices Of Iraqi Refugees)
2009 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq ended talks with PM Maliki over running in 2010 elections because leader
Qais Khazali not released
(Musings On Iraq League Of Righteous Breaks Off talks With Baghdad)
2013 Fallujah protest leader Sheikh Khalid Hamoud al-Juamili assassinated
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar violence)

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