Saturday, June 22, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 22


1922 Standard Oil told State Dept that it and other US companies were interested in exploring in
Iraq
1922 Gertrude Bell wrote that Shiites were all under the pay of leading cleric Sheikh Mahdi al-Khalisi who
she said wasn’t an Arab but a Persian
(Musings On Iraq book review of Gertrude Bell And Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Gertrude Bell, Explorer of the Middle East)
1963 Govt forces captured Saqsaq and Tobzawa from KDP Peshmerga
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
1982 Commander in chief of Iranian army said Iran-Iraq War would continue until Saddam
overthrown
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1982 Saddam complained that Iran was defeated in 1980 but didn’t give up
1983 Iraqi govt ordered all Kurds born from 1963-64 to be drafted into army
(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 book review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Iran-Iraq War)
1996 UN and Iraq agreed on terms for allowing UN inspectors into Republican Guard Special Republican
Guard Special Security Organization Mukhabarat sites
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
1998 Grand Ayatollah Mirza Ali al-Gharawi assassinated by Saddam who blamed foreign agents
2001 US decided to provide new aid to Iraqi opposition against Saddam
2003 Bush blamed former regime elements for attacks in Iraq
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2003 Bush claimed other intel services said Iraq had WMD and Iraq never proved it destroyed its WMD
arsenal
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)
2003 Head weapons inspector Blix thought Iraq only had “debris” of WMD program since none found since
invasion
2003 Blix said pre-war reports by Iraqis that WMD were destroyed might prove true Cited Hussein Kamal in
94 who said no WMD left
(Musings On Iraq article UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)
(Musings On Iraq article Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)
2003 Report 2002 National Intelligence Estimate questioned Iraq-Al Qaeda ties
2003 2000 Ayatollah Sistani supporters protested outside Green Zone demanding elections and
            new Iraqi govt
2003 British searches in Maja al-Kabir, Maysan led to shooting with locals 8 wounded
2004 Al Qaeda in Iraq beheaded S Korean civilian Kim Sun-il
2004 UN audit on reconstruction in Iraq found spending and contracts full of errors and open to fraud
2004 UN audit found State Organization for Marketing Oil had no records on tenders contracts who won
bids etc
2004 Report White House claims Saddam Fedayeen members were in Al Qaeda based upon confusion of
their names
2005 US Cmdr in Iraq Gen Casey got report of prisoner abuse by ISF Ordered US forces to stop any
abuses they saw
2006 US Cmdr in Iraq General Casey told press that Iran giving weapons and training to militias
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2008 Iraqi offensive against Sadrists in Maysan expanded to Dhi Qar and Wasit
2008 Report IEDs down 90% from 2007
2008 Female suicide bomber in Baquba killed 13 wounded 30
(Musings On Iraq article on female suicide bombers)
2008 Report US reconstruction projects in Hit halted due to corruption of mayor and police chief
2008 Baghdad Ops Command said PM Maliki issued order to integrate all Sahwa in province
2009 US commander in Diyala said govt had not paid 1000 Sahwa in province nor integrated them into
govt
2009 US turned over security in Anbar to Iraqi forces
2010 Protests in Ramadi and Nasiriya over lack of electricity
2010 Army arrested sons of protest organizer in Basra demanding leader turn himself in Basra council
condemned Army’s move
2011 Report Asaib Ahl Al-Haq carried out recruiting program to get people to attack US forces
before they withdrew from Iraq
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2011 Basra council voted to ban US military from operating in province
2012 Def Sec Panetta asked Iraq to hold Hezbollah operative Daqduq in prison Captured
            by US and turned over to Iraqis
(Musings On Iraq article on Hezbollah presence in Iraq)
2012 Iraq’s national grid ran out of fuel shutting down electricity across entire country for 24 hrs
2012 Sadr criticized Ayatollah Haeri and Iran for trying to interfere with his followers during no confidence
move vs PM Maliki
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)
2013 ISF launched operation in Rawa, Anbar
2013 Anbar governor claimed Iraqi Islamic Party cheated in provincial elections paying off voters
2014 ISF withdrew from Qaim, Anbar ISIS seized Trebil and Walid border crossings
(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Western Front Is Anbar Next To Fall?)
2014 ISF withdrew from Tal Afar, Ninewa turning it over to ISIS
2014 Fighting between ISIS and pro-Naqshibandi tribes in Hawija, Kirkuk for control
(Musings On Iraq Precarious Relationship Between The Islamic State of Iraq And The Baathist Naqshibandi)
2014 Human Rights Ministry report 480 Shiite prisoners were executed by ISIS in Badush prison after
Mosul captured
2014 Iraqi forces again claimed Jurf al-Sakhr, Babil freed of insurgents Wasn’t
2014 Report Iraq lost 60 of 243 Army battalions with all of their equipment 5 of Iraq’s 14 Divisions combat
ineffective
2014 Iran objected to US sending military advisers to help Iraq against insurgency Claimed US supporting
Baathists and ISIS

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