Friday, November 25, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 25 Report Pres Trump asked PM Abadi twice for Iraq’s oil in return for invading Iraq



1915 Battle of Ctesiphon/Salman Pak ended British lost and withdrew to Kut

1982 Iran launched 6th attack in Op Muharram in Maysan Iran lost 4,000 dead Iraq lost 3,000

dead 3,500 prisoners

1986 Iraq air strike on Larak Island oil facilities Longest air raid of war Used Saudi air base for

refueling Iran transferred loading tankers there after Kharg and Sirri Islands hit by Iraq Hit 5 tankers

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

(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)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)

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

1991 Report US companies sold Iraq equipment for nuke triggers 1984-90 US approved $25 mil in

computer sales to Iraq that helped nuke program EEurope helped Iraqi scientists with nuke research Yugoslavia built uranium enrichment lab in Baghdad Got uranium from Brazil Portugal Niger Germany Italy France Soviet Union Poland and Czechoslovakia provided explosives for program

1997 KDP broke ceasefire after 1 day by attacking PUK positions

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

2002 UN Res 1443 extended Oil for Food program

2002 US Navy report claimed uranium from Niger was in a warehouse in Benin heading for Iraq

Report later found to be false

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

2002 Head weapons inspector Blix told Security Council inspections would begin in Iraq on 11/27/02

(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)

2002 US intelligence took pictures of trucks moving materials from Amiriya Institute In Feb 2003 UN

speech Sec State Powell claimed this was Iraqis hiding WMD before UN inspections restarted US analysts did not believe anything unusual was happening in photos

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

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

2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld testified to Senate Said former Iraqi army officers could be called back into

service if they were not Baathists

2004 Defense Science Board report Iraq invasion gave jihadists around the world a cause and

supported their narrative

2006 ISI attacked Albu Soda tribe in Sufiya outside Ramadi for setting up checkpoints Tribe called

US for help and fought off insurgents Sheikh Suwadawi of Abu Soda tribe joined Anbar Awakening afterward

(Musings On Iraq Understanding Anbar Before And After The Awakening Part V Sheikh Jassim Mohammed Salah al-Suwaidi And Sheikh Abdul Rahman al-Janabi)

(Musings On Iraq The 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 1st Inf Div Cmdr Gen Ham in charge of US training mission in Iraq said previous effort was

“hit and miss” US did poor job picking soldiers for mission No standardized training program for Iraqis Lacked support

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

War, 2003-2006)

2007 Natl Sec Adv Rubaie suggested banning sahwa south of Baghdad except in Hillah over fears of

US recruiting Shiites

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

2007 DeBaathification bill introduced in parliament Sadrists objected Bill withdrawn to be amended

Bill was agreed upon in Aug by major parties

2007 Report Surge was supposed to improve security and lead to political reform and reconciliation

Didn’t happen so Bush admin dropped benchmarks to show progress Hoping Iraq would spend budget and hold provincial elections as signs of progress

2008 BBC went to Rusafa Prison Baghdad Found it overcrowded Many prisoners never charged

Justice system overloaded with cases

2009 Sir William Ehrman director of international security at Foreign Office testified to Chilcot

Inquiry Said British intel on Iraq WMD was spotty before the invasion No strong evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda relationships

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

2009 Tim Dowse head of counterproliferation at Foreign Office testified to Chilcot Inquiry that no

evidence Iraq was going to give its WMD to terrorists No evidence of relationship with Al Qaeda Said Saddam didn’t want to associate with it Thought Iraq’s nuke program dismantled by inspectors in 90s

2009 England got intel report that Iraq’s chemical weapons had been dismantled Dismissed

because British thought Iraq was lying and hiding its WMD

2010 Report PM Maliki began freeing Sadrists in return for his support for 2nd term US officer said

he had list of 15 Mahdi Army commanders released 2 of which got jobs in police and Justice Min Mahdi Army said they were gaining positions in Interior Min Sadrists got dep speaker of parliament

2012 Report Sadrist MP said PM Maliki’s son govt spokesman Dabbagh and State of Law MP Shabandar

all involved in corrupt Russian arms deal Dabbagh was being blamed for deal He claimed he warned Maliki about troubles but was ignored

2014 KRG received 1st payment from Baghdad for $280 mil as part of new oil-budget deal KRG

needed money to pay its govt workers KRG was to export 150,000 bar/day of oil in return

2014 Report Sep IS started major campaign in Anbar Oct executed members of Albu Nimr tribe

Killed Anbar police chief Took Camp Hit ISF responded by shelling Fallujah that had no effect on IS op IS tried to take Baghdadi but failed ISF tried to take Fallujah but failed IS brought in 3000 fighters from Syria into Anbar IS attacked Amiriya Fallujah Then Ramadi and Jazeera IS executed commander in Amiriya Fallujah Albu Nimr and ISF then attacked Hit but failed IS couldn’t take Amiriya Fallujah Led to mass executions of Albu Nimr members Nov ISF retook Camp Hit 

2014 Peshmerga said Hashd started looting Jalawla Diyala after it was freed

2015 Report Were 4 days of fighting in Tuz Kharmato Salahaddin between Badr and PUK

Ceasefire stopped fighting 10 Hashd 5 Peshmerga Jun Peshmerga and Hashd fought in Jalawla Diyala Kurds dug ditches to stop Arabs from returning to town Fighting killed 3 Peshmerga 2 Hashd

2015 Report Peshmerga expelled 60 Arab families from Kirkuk village 50 Arab villages have been

destroyed by Kurds since Jul Families expelled because accused of being IS After Sinjar freed Yazidis and Peshmerga began looting towns

2015 Report Kurds divided in war vs IS KDP and PUK didn’t give weapons to rivals Sinjar

offensive delayed for yr due to Kurdish rivalries KDP against PUK PKK YPG Sinjar Protection Units being in Sinjar which was run by KDP before IS KDP wanted control Sinjar to control Ninewa Plains PKK wanted base in Iraq for ops in Syria 11 Arab villages burned during Sinjar op Pres Barzani gave speech saying only KRG flag would fly in Sinjar as jab at PKK

2015 Sinjar Protection Forces and Peshmerga got into gun battle in Sinjar 5 Peshmerga wounded

2018 Protest at Basra Oil Company demanding jobs broken up by security guards and in

front of govt offices in Basra city over corruption

2018 Report Trump twice asked PM Abadi for Iraq’s oil in return for invading Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Why Did Trump Ask Iraq For Its Oil?)

2018 Report Rebuilding in Sinjar hindered by different armed groups in dist ISF People’s

Protection Unit Hashd Yazidi Protection Unit all in area Don’t’ cooperate Hashd used dist to move men into Syria 3000 Yazidis still lived on Mount Sinjar and didn’t return home

2019 Interior Min spokesman said police were constantly attacked by protesters Said

demonstrators were trying to provoke police Said casualty figures of protesters was exaggerated

2019 Police stormed bridge blocked by protesters in Hillah Main roads in Basra and

Najaf blocked Highway blocked and houses of 2 politicians and Dawa office burned in Dhi Qar 1 demonstrator killed in Baghdad 2 activists in Baghdad escaped assassination attempt

(Musings On Iraq Iraq Protests Escalate Once Again)

2021 PUK commander killed in Sulaymaniya Was close to Lahur Talabani who was expelled from

PUK leadership

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