Monday, April 22, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 22


1915 Lord Curzon asked why British should promise Basra and Baghdad vilyats to Arabs if they were fighting on Ottoman side
1916 British attacked Sannaiyat but Ottomans turned them back British suffered 1,200 casualties
1923 British troops occupied Rowanduz in military campaign to subdue Kurds opposed to being included in
new Iraq Mandate
1969 After Shah ended 1937 border treaty with Iraq Iran sailed ship down Shatt al Arab waterway in
violation of treaty
1969 Iraq retaliated by expelling 10,000 Iranians for Shah ending 1937 border treaty over Shatt al-Arab
waterway
1980 Khomeini revealed that Ayatollah Baqir al-Sadr had been executed and called for overthrow of
Saddam
1991 Report that Iranian intel and Revolutionary Guard working in Iraq to help revolts
(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)
(Musings On Iraq book review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)
1998 Tariq Aziz letter to UN Said inspectors ignored last 7 yrs of progress Said intrusive inspections work of
US to create justification for US military strike
(Musings On Iraq book review The Saddam Tapes)
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2003 ORHA head Garner went to KRG to talk with Barzani and Talabani about interim Iraqi govt
2003 Barzani and Talabani suggested group of Iraqi advisers to help Garner rather than interim Iraqi govt
2003 Sadrists held second day of protests after its cleric Fartusi was arrested by US
2003 Only 10% of Baghdad’s electricity restored since city fell to US forces
2003 US sent 1000 more experts to look for Iraq’s WMD
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 Chief UN inspector Blix told BBC US tried to discredit inspections at the Security Council
(Musings On Iraq article on UN weapons inspections)
2003 UK general warned that British military not trained for postwar operations called for in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2003 NYTimes’ Miller told PBS NewsHour US found info on Iraq’s WMD Had destroyed stocks right
before invasion Fooled UN inspectors False story
2004 Bremer said some Baathist officials would be able to return to their jobs
2004 After no real weapons turned over by insurgents in Fallujah Gen Conway said militants had days to do
so or city would be attacked again
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2006 Pres Talabani Asked Maliki to form new govt
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reuters’ Parker on Maliki’s biography)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Inside Iraqi Politics’ Sowell on whether Maliki became a dictator)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Historian Phebe Marr comparing PM Maliki with MP Said)
2007 ISI stopped bus and took 23 Yazidis off and executed them in Bashiqa, Ninewa
2008 PM Maliki promised $150 mil to rebuild Sadr City after fighting Mahdi Army was over
2008 Female suicide bomber attacked Baquba police station
(Musings On Iraq article on female suicide bombers)
2009 16 Kurdish towns in Ninewa threatened to not cooperate with new Hadbaa run Ninewa council calling
it Baathists
2010 Parliamentary election results were supposed to be certified but political disputes delayed that
2011 Protests in Baghdad, Mosul and other cities calling for release of prisoners better services fighting
corruption
2011 Sadr announced new social organizing project Munasiroon in Basra
2012 Attack on Najaf offices of Ayatollah Fayadh in wave of attacks against Iraq’s top clerics
2012 Turkey’s Erdogan compared PM Maliki to Saddam
2013 Tigris Ops Command stopped parliamentary delegation from visiting Hawija protest site after
checkpoint attacked
2014 Pres Barzani threatened independence of Kurdistan if oil dispute with Baghdad continued
2015 Day after IS attacked Sahl al-Malih, Ninewa Peshmerga expelled Arab residents, looted and burned
village

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