Tuesday, November 23, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 23


1914 Sir Percy Cox issued statement in Arabic that British had occupied Basra and UK was

at war with Ottomans and had no ill will towards locals

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

1915 Sir Percy Cox telegram to India Said Arabs were pro-British and Baghdad vilayet could be taken easily

Said Sheikh Ajaimi of Montafiq Confederation wanted to submit to British Not true

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

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq In World War I, From Ottoman Rule to British Conquest)

1915 Ottomans launched counterattack vs British Battle of Ctesiphon/Salman Pak

1915 French diplomat Picot visited London told officials Mosul Baghdad Basra provinces should be

given to Arabs after WWI to placate them

1952 Gen Mahmoud formed new military govt and declared martial law to put down protests - Intifada

Police stations and US Info Library in Baghdad burned Clashes with army killed 12 wounded 25

1952 Nuredin Mahmoud became PM in new military govt 1922-58 were 59 cabinets

(Musings On Iraq review ‘Independent Iraq’ The Monarchy & British Influence, 1941-1958)

(Musings On Iraq review The Chatham House Version and other Middle-Eastern Studies)

1958 National Front reformed with National Democratic Party Istaqlal Party Communists Called

for Iraqi independence and Arab solidarity

(Musings On Iraq review The Making of Iraq 1900-1963, Capital, Power and Ideology)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)

1983 Iraq sank Greek cargo ship at Iranian port of Bushehr

(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 Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)

(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)

1990 Bush said Saudis Egypt Syria agreed on UN resolution to allow use of force vs Iraq for invasion

of Kuwait

1993 UN reported that Iraqi govt had drained 40% of southern marshes to drive out displaced and


(Musings On Iraq How Saddam Destroyed An Eco-System And Its People In The Southern Marshes Of Iraq)

1997 Clinton said UN sanctions would stay until Saddam removed from power

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

1998 Hosni Mubarak said US-UK attempts to overthrow Saddam would fail and regime change

could only come from Iraqi people

2006 6 car bombs and mortars by ISI hit Sadr City killing 215 and injuring 257

2006 Insurgents launched 2 hour attack upon Health Ministry in Baghdad run by Sadrists Militias

fired mortars upon Abu Hanifa mosque offices of Assoc of Muslim Scholars and 2 Sunni neighborhoods in retaliation

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

2007 Iran backed Special Groups believed to have been behind bombing of Baghdad market to stoke

sectarian tensions

2008 Sadr called for opposition to SOFA with US Thousands protested in Baghdad

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