Friday, November 12, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 12


1914 British forces in Faw launched reconnaissance in force near Saihan, Basra

(Musings On Iraq review When God Made Hell, The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921)

1927 Kurdish MP Rowanduzi said Shiites and Kurds both opposed govt conscription for army

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq Between the Two World Wars, The Militarist Origins of Tyranny)

1963 Baath founder Aflaq went to Iraq to solve internal Baath dispute

1968 68 coup member Nasir al-Hani special adv to Pres Bakr assassinated

1991 Govt and Kurds agreed to ceasefire Iraq would end blockade of Kurdistan and Peshmerga

would withdraw to Irbil

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurds, A Modern History)

(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)

1997 Iraq expelled 6 US weapons inspectors claiming they were spies Almost entire inspection staff

withdrawn as a result

(Musings On Iraq review Neighbors, Not Friends, Iraq And Iran After The Gulf Wars)

(Musings On Iraq review The Greatest Threat, Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, And The Growing Crisis Of Global Security)

1997 UN Resolution 1137 demanded Iraq allow full and unhindered weapons inspections Imposed travel

restrictions on Iraqi officials

(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)

(Musings On Iraq Charles Duelfer’s Account Of The End Of The 1990s U.N. Inspections)

(Musings On Iraq review The Road to Iraq, The Making of a Neoconservative War)

(Musings On Iraq review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)

(Musings On Iraq review Out Of The Ashes, The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein)

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

1997 Wall St Journal op ed by David Wurmser called for US supporting INC and revolt in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review The Road to Iraq, The Making of a Neoconservative War)

(Musings On Iraq review The United States And Iraq Since 1990: A Brief History with Documents)

1998 Iraq Amb to UN told military strike impending if did not agree to work with weapons

inspectors again

2001 INC presented Iraqi defector Lami who claimed Iraq training terrorists at Salman Pak and had


2001 Safire column NY Times said 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi diplomat in 2001 was undisputed

fact Story false

2002 CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Franks said if US didn't act on Iraq it could acquire and use a nuclear


(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Created An Iraqi Nuclear Threat In 2002)

(Musings On Iraq review The WMD Mirage, Iraq’s Decade of Deception and America’s False Premise for War)

2002 Attny Gen Lord Goldsmith told Foreign Sec Straw that he wasn’t sure UN Resolution 1441

would give legal basis for war with Iraq Straw told Goldsmith he thought 1441 meant Iraq had to comply or else

2002 NYTimes article claimed Iraq bought anti-WMD drugs as sign that it had WMD and was going

to use it

2003 Zarqawi bombed Italian police in Nasiriyah killing 19 Italians 15 civilians and wounding

around 100

(Musings On Iraq review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)

2003 Bush decided US should turn over sovereignty to Iraq early against CPA plan

(Musings On Iraq review The Endgame, The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from

George W. Bush to Barack Obama)

(Musings On Iraq review Imperial Life In The Emerald City, Inside Iraq’s Green Zone)

(Musings On Iraq US Army History Of Iraq War Vol 1 – Chapter 9 Down The Spider Hole, October-December 2003)

2003 US launched Op Iron Hammer in Baghdad One of first anti-insurgent ops

2004 Marines attacked southern Fallujah 2nd Battle of Fallujah

(Musings On Iraq review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)

2004 Sec State Powell told Bush and PM Blair weren’t enough ground forces in Iraq to secure country

2005 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey told Def Sec Rumsfeld Iraq might take 9-13 yrs

(Musings On Iraq Did the US Ever Have A Strategy To Win In Iraq Before the Surge?)

2006 AP estimated avg of 45 killed per day in Baghdad UN estimated 100 violent deaths per day in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)

(Musings On Iraq review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)

2006 2 suicide bombers hit crowd of police recruits in Baghdad Killed 35 wounded 56 In Baquba

Diyala 50 bodies found

(Musings On Iraq review Suicide Bombers In Iraq, The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom)

2006 120 Albu Alwan tribesmen following Sheikh Raad Sabah al-Alwani volunteered for Anbar police

(Musings On Iraq Demise, But Not Death of Al Qaeda In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq How A Change In Perceptions Led To The Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq review Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)

(Musings On Iraq review The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)

(Musings On Iraq review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)

2006 Report Cmdr Iraq 5th Div in Diyala came into office with list of Sunnis to arrest from Maliki

govt US commanders believed 5th Div going after Sunni sheikhs and politicians to stop community organizing politically US also accused ISF of running death squads in Muqtadiya

2006 PM Maliki told MPs his govt was weak because political parties had forced ministers on him

Some were incompetent

2007 Interior Min claimed ISI War Min Masri killed Wasn’t true Said 75% of insurgent leaders dead

Admitted to using torture to get confessions

2007 Report US organized Sahwa of former insurgents in Babil’s Jurf al-Sakhr Based upon Janabi tribe

many of which were in Islamic Army Made deal with Mahdi Army in nearby Musayib to halt attacks

(Musings On Iraq review Surge, My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War)

2007 Sahwa in Baghdad’s Adhamiya claimed ISI driven out of district

2008 Report 27 female suicide bombers in Diyala in 2008 Recruited by 3 ISI clerics Targeted women who

lost family members to US and Iraqi forces

(Musings On Iraq The Rise of Female Suicide Bombers0

(Musings On Iraq Motivations Behind Female Suicide Bombers)

(Musings On Iraq review Suicide Bombers In Iraq, The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom)

2008 Gunmen attacked Christian house in Mosul killing 2 Was 17th and 18th Christian killed in city

(Musings On Iraq review Christianity in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Bad Times For Iraq’s Christians)

2008 Deputy speaker of parliament said PM Maliki’s Tribal Support Councils were unconstitutional

Delegation from Muthanna went to Baghdad to complain about councils there Councils were part of Maliki’s patronage network he was creating for 2009 election

(Musings On Iraq Argument For Maliki Being Iraq’s Next Strongman)

(Musings On Iraq Disputes Over Tribal Support Councils)

2009 PM Maliki told sheikhs in Sadr City that enemies of Iraq were going to use 2010 elections undermine

the country

(Musings On Iraq Maliki Returns to Sectarian Politics)

2011 Diyala council voted to make province a federal region to protest Maliki govt

(Musings On Iraq Push To Make Iraq’s Diyala Province An Autonomous Region Fades)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)

2019 Teacher’s Union called new strike Closed most Baghdad schools and universities and in south Sit-in

restarted in Basra city after broken up by ISF Mayor in Dhi Qar had house burned down Govt offices closed in Amara and Nasiriya Karbala police joined march

(Musings On Iraq New School Strike And Continued Protest Actions In Southern Iraq)


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