Saturday, November 6, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 6


1914 British troops landed at Faw, Basra starting war against Ottomans in Mesopotamia

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

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

1917 Turks withdrew from Tikrit British occupied town British suffered 1,801 casualties Turks 1,500

1979 Iraq’s consulates in Iran’s Kermanshah and Khorrmshahr were occupied

1982 Iranian Op Muharram Iran seized several border crossings Abu Shirib and Bayat oil fields in

Maysan Iraq counterattacked to try to take back oil fields but failed Rain ended Iranian offensive Iran lost 4,000 dead Iraq lost 3,000 dead 3,500 prisoners

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

1983 Iranian Op Wa al-Farj 4 Made 2nd major attack Seized Penjwin KDPI HQ and moved towards

Sulaymaniya Was stopped by Iraqi counterattack using mustard gas 1st use of chemical weapons in 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)

1990 SecState Baker convinced China to abstain on UN resolution to allow use of force against

Iraq for Kuwait invasion

1994 Iran fired SCUD missiles at Mujahadeen e-Khalq camp in Iraq

1997 Iraq warned that U2s used by UN inspections might be shot down

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

1998 Clinton admin sent letter to Congress saying US would support Kurds as long as they

remained united

2002 UN told that Iraq cut back on oil smuggling but still continuing in violation of UN sanctions

2002 Sec State Powell got ok from Natl Sec Adv Rice to make deal with France on UN resolution

to allow UN inspections in Iraq

(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)

2003 Congress authorized $18.4 bil for Iraq reconstruction

2003 Bush speech If democracy failed in Iraq would be win for terrorism and bad for Middle East

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

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)

(Musings On Iraq review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)

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

2003 Report Saddam offered to allow US troops to search country for WMD before invasion

2003 UK Foreign Sec Straw told cabinet that CPA’s political plan needed changes and that British

should talk with US about it

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

2003 Bremer talked with VP Cheney about lack of military strategy in Iraq Bremer said military more

concerned with withdrawing troops then securing Iraq

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

(Musings On Iraq review The U.S. Army In The Iraq War: Volume 1, Invasion, Insurgency, Civil

War, 2003-2006)

2003 Bremer said that after meeting with Iraqi Governing Council he realized that his long

            term political plan was dead Was actually due to White House

(Musings On Iraq review My Year in Iraq, The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope)

(Musings On Iraq review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Dysfunctional Democracy)

(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 Hard Lessons, The Iraq Reconstruction Experience)

2004 Fallujah police collapsed after night attack by insurgents

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

2005 Report Feb 2002 DIA said Al Qaeda captive Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi was misleading in

statements about Iraq-Al Qaeda cooperation Libi continued to be source of Bush admin statements about Iraq-Al Qaeda ties after it was believed he was making things up

2005 Report Italian intel SISMI appeared to be source for both US and UK claim that Iraq tried to

buy uranium from Niger/Africa SISMI got fake docs from informer Rocco Martino on alleged Iraq-Niger uranium deal and then passed intel to other countries

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Failed The Iraq-Niger Uranium Story)

(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

2006 Bush appointed Dep Natl Sec Adv Crouch to come up with new Iraq policy

2006 Def Sec Rumsfeld memo to White House Iraq not working and needed change Said US should set

benchmarks for Iraqi govt Increase trainers Imbed US forces with ISF Start closing US bases and slow US withdrawal Only help Iraqi provinces that cooperate with US Stop rewarding Iraqis for bad behavior Position US forces along Syrian and Iranian borders to stop infiltrations

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

(Musings On Iraq review The U.S. Army In The Iraq War: Volume 1, Invasion, Insurgency, Civil

War, 2003-2006)

2006 Report insurgent intimidation campaign against ISF and officials in Fallujah U.S. officers

said not enough forces to secure city

2007 US said it would release 9 Iranian Rev guard members it captured in Iraq Said number of Iranian

weapons flowing to Iraq were down due to US raids

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 

(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)

(Musings On Iraq review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)

2007 100,000 more Iraqis became displaced 16% increase according to Iraq Red Crescent Displacement

            up since Surge Dep head of Red Crescent said PM Maliki had not given aid to displaced as promised

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

(Musings On Iraq Refugees International Report On Iraq’s Refugees and Displaced)

2007 Gulf Keystone signed kickback deal with KDP politburo member to get contract to develop Shaikhan

oil field in KRG

(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen on Iraq’s fight with corruption) 

(Musings On Iraq interview with former anti-corruption official Vincent Foulk)

2008 Report 2400 Christians out of 13000 that fled Mosul returned to city after 14 killed

(Musings On Iraq review Christianity in Iraq)

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

2009 Parliament increased their salaries and pensions Gave their families passports and land

Increased staff to 30

2012 Pres Barzani called on Democratic Union Party and Kurdish National Council to stop

fighting each other in Syria

2015 Friday sermon Ayatollah Sistani rep said Abadi’s reforms should not be blocked

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

2016 Iraqi forces freed Hamam al-Alil Ninewa from IS

2017 Iraq Federal Court ruled no province could secede in lawsuit against Kurdish independence


(Musings On Iraq review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

2019 Baghdad protests expanded to several bridges across central Baghdad 1 doctor killed by

ISF Security forces killed 2 bank workers by accident in Baghdad

(Musings On Iraq Battle Of The Bridges In Baghdad As Protests Expand To Economic Targets in South Iraq)

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

2019 Protesters returned to Basra’s Um Qasr Port after broken up yesterday Road to Khor al-

Zubayr port blocked Stopped oil exports from Qayara field Most govt offices and some businesses in Nasiriya closed Protest at South Oil Company Nasiriya and Shanfiya refineries blocked

2019 PM Abdul Mahdi’s spokesman claimed ISF had not fired a shot at protesters and

Internet closed because spreading hate

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