Sunday, November 27, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 27 Iran destroyed much of Iraq’s oil infrastructure in south ending its ability to export from Persian Gulf



1914 London told Gen Barrett wasn’t time to seize Baghdad vilayet but that Qurna, Basra

should be taken

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

1963 Syrian govt said it was withdrawing its army brigade from Iraq that was helping fight Kurds

1980 Iranian Op Morvarid began to destroy Iraqi oil terminals in Gulf Attempted to destroy Iraqi navy

Iranian commandos landed at 2 Iraqi oil terminals and destroyed them ending Iraq’s ability to export oil from Basra 2 Iranian ships then waited at mouth of Shatt al-Arab to bait Iraqi navy to come out of its bases Sank 3 Iraqi boats

1980 Iran retook Susangard in Khuzistan

1983 Truck bomb hit Baghdad killing around 100 Iraq blamed Iran and said it would retaliate

(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)

1990 Gorbachev gave up on diplomatic effort to defuse Kuwait crisis and backed use of force against


1994 Iraq finally agreed to border with Kuwait

2001 Sec Def Rumsfeld told CENTCOM cmdr Gen Frank Bush wanted revised Iraq war plan

(Musings On Iraq review Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy


(Musings On Iraq review Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account Of The Decision To

Invade Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq US Army History Of Iraq Vol 1 – Chapter 2 Regime Change)

2001 Saddam rejected Bush’s call for UN weapons inspectors to return to Iraq

2001 Wash Post survey found 78% of Americans supported military action against Iraq

2002 UN weapons inspections carried out first inspections under new regime

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

2004 Report 1/3 of property Hallliburton contracted to manage in Iraq lost

2006 Dep Natl Sec Adv Crouch presented idea of Surge

2006 Joint Chiefs told Bush was leaning towards a troop surge in Iraq

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

2006 Frederick Kagan wrote 3rd OpEd in Weekly Standard calling for a troop surge in Iraq Kagan

helped draft plan that would become the Surge

(Musings On Iraq Inside The Surge An Interview With Prof Peter Mansoor Former Executive Officer To Gen Petraeus)

2006 Sec State Rice and Asst Sec State Near East Welch said US wanted Saudi Arabia Egypt Jordan

to push Iraqi parties to back PM Maliki so he would move away from Sadr Also wanted Arab countries to pressure insurgents to reduce violence

2006 England said it would pull out most of its 7000 troops in Iraq by end of 2006 Poland and

            Italy said all their forces were withdrawing

2006 Fighting between ISI vs Albu Soda and US in Anbar ended 55 Albu Soda and 68 ISI killed

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

2007 77,542 sahwa in total in 192 groups US said they planned on capping sahwa at 100,000 Dep

Natl Sec Adv Hussein said worried what would happen after US stopped running program Said Interior and Defense Mins couldn't hire them all

(Musings On Iraq What’s In The Future For The Sons of Iraq?)

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

2008 Iraq passed Status of Forces Agreement with US setting withdrawal date for US forces 12/31/11

(Musings On Iraq The Status Of Forces Agreement)

(Musings On Iraq SOFA Passes)

(Musings On Iraq July SOFA Referendum)

2008 Accordance Front got Reform Document passed as party of SOFA Called for power sharing in

govt and ISF and a July 09 referendum on SOFA Document wasn’t binding and PM Maliki never followed through

(Musings On Iraq More On The SOFA Referendum)

2011 Report Mahdi Army joining ISF as part of secret deal between Sadr-PM Maliki

2011 Report Iraq wanted to export 2.6 mil/bar/day in 2012 Production supposed to hit 3 mil/bar/day Shell

said impossible because of poor infrastructure Oil Min still said it could reach 12 mil/bar/day in production Didn’t happen

2014 Report After Mosul fell 4 Iraqi army divs and a Federal Police div destroyed ISF was down

to around 85,000 US wanted 45,000 new ISF US blamed PM Maliki for appointing loyalists commanders Many were corrupt

2018 Protesters blocked govt offices in Basra city Highway in Faw ISF cleared protest

outside Majnoon oil field Govt building burned in Dhi Qar Roads blocked in Karbala and Najaf Iranian consulate burned Ashurba Brigades shot at protesters outside Ayatollah Hakim shrine Killed total of 27 over 4 days

(Musings On Iraq Iraq Protests Escalate Once Again)

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

(Musings On Iraq United Nations Faults Iraq For Failing To Protect Protesters)

2018 Report Saudi Arabia and Qatar competing for influence with Iraqi parties Saudis

wanted to back anti-Iranian leaders Qatar had ties to both Sunni and Shiite leaders

2019 Report Quds Force Cmdr Gen Suleimani arrived in Baghdad to block resignation of

            PM Abdul Mahdi Got support of Badr’s Amiri

(Musings On Iraq Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Commander General Suleimani And His Role In Iraq, An Interview With The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins)

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

2019 Report Electricity Min said it wanted to meet demand by summer 2019 Didn’t happen

Iraq produced 16,000 mw of electricity Demand 24,000 mw Went up to 30,000 me during summer 30-50% of power lost to poor infrastructure Iraq wanted to import natural gas from Turkey Jordan Kuwait to power electricity plants Electricity Min had bloated staff Kuwait produced same amount of power with staff of 12,000 Iraq’s ministry had 140,000

2020 Sadrists held rallies across Iraq to show support before 2021 elections Claimed they were the

force for political change and reform Sadrists in Nasiriyah attacked sit-in square Killed 7 and wounded 69

(Musings On Iraq Sadrists Attack And Kill Protesters While Proclaiming They Are The Saviors Of Iraq)

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