Tuesday, November 2, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 2


1915 Ottoman police in Baghdad city began arresting notable Jews and Christians Believed they were pro-


1918 UK forces told to seize Mosul city Told Ottoman cmdr in Mosul to withdraw but he refused

(Musings On Iraq How The Ottoman Province Of Mosul Became Part Of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)

(Musings On Iraq review Enemy On The Euphrates, The Battle For Iraq 1914-1921)

1920 Iraq’s first cabinet held first meeting

1978 Arab summit in Baghdad VP Saddam worked to expel Egypt for Camp David Accord with

Israel Backed by Syria

1978 Pres Bakr told Arab summit Iraq and Syria needed to deal with Camp David Accord as a single


1982 Iranian Op Holy Muharram attacked Maysan Iraq withdrew from Iran back into Maysan

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

1983 Iraq warned merchant ships to avoid northern end of Persian Gulf due to Iran-Iraq 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 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)

1997 UN inspectors landed at Habaniya Air Base and Iraq refused to allow American members off

the plane

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

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

2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld said both Clinton and Bush administrations believed Iraq had WMD

(Musings On Iraq Iraq One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)

(Musings On Iraq How The Administration Reversed Itself On Finding Iraq’s WMD)

(Musings On Iraq review Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War)

(Musings On Iraq review What Happened, Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception)

2003 US Chinook helicopter shot down near Fallujah Killed 15 soldiers Deadliest post-invasion attack on

US up to that point Was celebrated inside city

2003 US Cmdr in Iraq Gen Sanchez said violence in Iraq was strategically insignificant

2004 Association of Muslim Scholars said if Fallujah attacked it would call for national civil

disobedience and boycott of January 2005 elections

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

2006 Joint Chiefs briefing US Iraq strategy not working US running out of time to change things

Said US not winning in Iraq meant US losing

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

(Musings On Iraq review The War Within, A Secret White House History 2006-2008)

2007 Head of Anbar council said Baghdad not providing enough support to province for police and services

and some of that was intentional due to ruling parties

2008 Hundreds of Shabaks protested in Ninewa asking to be integrated into Kurdistan

2009 Eni Occidental and KOGAS signed deal to develop Zubayr oil field in Basra

(Musings On Iraq Iraq Moves Ahead With Oil Deals)

2015 Parliament voted to support PM Abadi’s reforms but had to approve his moves

2015 Supreme Court ruled vice presidents could not be dismissed as office was in constitution

overturning Abadi’s move

(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)

2019 ISF fired live ammo at protesters blocking entrance to Um Qasr port in Basra

(Musings On Iraq Attempt at A General Strike In Iraq As Najaf-Tehran Stand Off Continues)

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

2019 Sit ins continued in Baghdad Babil Basra Karbala Maysan Muthanna Najaf 1 killed in

Baghdad by ISF Protests in Qurna and Faw in Basra Nasiriya and Shatrah in Dhi Qar Rumaitha in Muthanna Baquba in Diyala and Kirkuk

2019 Report intimidation campaign by ISF in Anbar against people supporting protests

2019 Iran Revolutionary Guards Cmdr Gen Salami said Iran would protect its interests in

other countries meaning in Iraq

2019 PM Abdul Mahdi adv said premier might stay in office and lead transitional govt

            rather than step down as previously reported

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