Sunday, November 14, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 14


1914 Sheikh of Islam called for jihad against British and French during WWI Call was repeated in all Sunni

mosques in Mosul, Baghdad and Basra vilayets

1914 Gen Barrett ordered to seize Basra vilayet

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

1914 British attacked Ottomans at Sahil Caught in rainstorm Couldn’t see enemy saved by naval gunfire

1963 Baath meeting voided Nov 11 election that exiled Sec Gen Sadi and exiled two of

Sadi’s opponents to Lebanon Sadi said he was returning to Baghdad with Syrian Baathists

1964 PM Yahya announced new govt with goal of uniting Iraq and Egypt

1973 KDP delegation went to Moscow where Soviets tried to mediate its dispute with Communists

(Musings On Iraq review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)

(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)

1980 Iraq offensive to take Susangard Khuzistan started Iraq took town in Sep but abandoned it

(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 Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

(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 review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)

1991 Kurds announced tentative deal with Saddam to end blockade of Kurdistan in return for

Peshmerga withdrawing from cities

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

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

1992 Iranian Turkish Syrian officials met in Ankara Condemned Kurdish autonomous region and

warned they would not allow break up of Iraq

1994 US said Iraq not fully revealed its WMD programs to try to block UN Res 833 on

            Iraq-Kuwait border being completed

1997 Clinton said by expelling UN inspectors Iraq would have sanctions until the “end of


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

1998 Iraq said it would work with inspectors again Said comprehensive review of its WMD could be

accomplished quickly so that sanctions could be lifted

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

1998 Clinton outlined 5 conditions Iraq had to meet with UN Included unconditional access by

inspectors and turning over all documents If Iraq didn’t agree US would attack

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

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

2001 Def Policy Board head Perle speech at Foreign Policy Research Institute Said Iraq behind 9/11 and

should be attacked

2001 VP Cheney said he knew 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraq intelligence in Prague in 2001 Story false

2002 UK For Sec Straw told cabinet UN Resolution 1441 authorized military action against Iraq

without a 2nd resolution

(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

2002 UK intel report said Iraq accepted new weapons inspectors to avoid US led attack and would

continue to hide its most important WMD programs

(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 Inquiry Section 3.6 Development of UK Strategy and Options, November 2002 to January 2003)

2002 Def Policy Board’s Perle quoted INC defector ex-nuke scientist Hamza that Iraq could get

nuclear bomb and attack US Called for preventive action vs Iraq

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

2003 Japan decided to hold off deploying troops to Iraq due to rising violence

2003 South Korea ordered its 464 troops in southern Iraq to suspend operations due to rising violence

2003 Denmark rejected call to send 100 more troops to Iraq due to rising violence

2003 US army intel report Insurgency successfully prevented CPA from securing Iraq Said US failed

because relied upon conventional military tactics and didn’t understand Iraqi culture Said insurgents were targeting tribal structure in Iraq while US ignored it

2003 Bremer met with Iraqi Governing Council’s presidency council They backed new plan for interim

constitution by Mar 04 Caucuses summer 04 for interim govt

2004 Insurgents kidnapped wounded police from Mosul hospital and dismembered them Led to ½ of

city’s police to quit All but one police station in city fell to militants US and ISF began op to retake city

2004 Report Seven UN officials accused of getting kickbacks from Iraq under Oil for Food Program

UN official told his staff not to investigate corruption

2005 Pentagon’s Insp Gen announced investigation into Pentagon intel unit on Iraq-Al Qaeda ties

led by Deputy Sec Def Feith to see whether it did anything illegal

2006 National Police arrested 159 people from Higher Educ Min in Baghdad 70 were never seen

again and presumed killed 5 senior police officers and an army general were arrested for kidnapping but nothing happened Ministry was run by Iraqi Accordance Front PM Maliki initially said event was due to militia rivalries Then denied police or militias involved Maliki also claimed only 39 taken and 37 of them freed Was done by Asaib Ahl Al-Haq members of Natl Police

(Musings On Iraq US Army History of Iraq War Vol 1 – Chapter 20 Baghdad Burns, Summer-Fall 2006)

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

2006 Anbar council agreed to 8 new members picked by Awakening

(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)

2007 Sunni Endowment closed offices of Muslim Scholars Association in Baghdad claiming it stood

with ISI

2008 PM Maliki officially came out in support of Status of Forces Agreement with US

2008 PM Maliki announced power plan to have production meet demand by 2012 Would cost up to

$5.5 bil Came after govt signed contracts with GE and Siemens in Sep to boost production

(Musings On Iraq Baghdad’s Electricity Plan)

2008 Azerbaijan parliament voted to withdraw its forces from Iraq which had been deployed there

            since 2003

2008 CIA Dir Hayden said Iraq not central front for Al Qaeda anymore Wasn’t sending as much money

weapons for foreign fighters

2008 Sadr said his militia would renew attacks upon US if Status of Forces Agreement passed Called for

immediate US withdrawal

2008 Sadr asked Asaib Ahl Al-Haq to rejoin his movement They refused

(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

2013 US Natl Counterterrorism Center testified to Congress that ISIS was strongest since its peak in


2017 Iraq Federal Court rejected appeal by ex-Kirkuk Governor Karim to reverse his dismissal by

Iraqi parliament

2019 4 protesters killed in Baghdad Baghdad Ops Command denied any deaths Protests

returned to Basra’s Um Qasr port

(Musings On Iraq UN Report On Violence Against Iraqi Protesters)

2019 Human Rights Watch reported ISF attacked medics working with protesters in

Baghdad Basra and Dhi Qar

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