Friday, June 21, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 21

1920 UK Foreign Min Lord Curzon wrote that Iraq High Comm Wilson’s ideas were backwards
and him leading Mandate was a problem Wilson rejected self-rule
1922 Nephew of cleric Khalisi arrested for posting anti-election fatwa in Khadimiya Baghdad When
police tried to arrest man followers came to his aid but still detained
1922 Mujtahid Khalisi called for shop closings in Khadimiya to protest nephew’s arrest Few complied
1981 UN rep Palme took 4th trip to Tehran to try to negotiate ceasefire to end Iran-Iraq War
1982 Ayatollah Khomeini announced Iran would go to Lebanon and Jerusalem through Iraq
(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)
(Musings On Iraq book review of Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)
1997 UN Resolution 1115 said Iraq had to fully cooperate with weapons inspectors and allow them
into disputed 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)
2002 CIA paper on Iraq-Al Qaeda relationship Said two had contacts since mid-90s but no evidence
of cooperation on terrorism Differences limited relationship
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
2003 Sadrist march in Baghdad against US occupation
2004 9/11 Comm member claimed captured Iraqi docs showed 3 Saddam Fedayeen members were in
Al Qaeda Claimed a Fedayeen was Al Qaeda facilitator in Malaysia Just had same name
2005 PM Jaafari announced $1 bil deal with Iran to build schools hospitals and libraries
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
2005 US forces saw insurgents fighting other insurgents along Iraq-Syrian border
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
2005 Sen Hagel told Bush he should listen to outside voices on Iraq policy
2006 Saddam’s lawyer kidnapped by men in police uniform and executed
2006 Zalmay Khalilzad sworn in as new US ambassador to Iraq
2006 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey told Joint Chiefs plan to transfer security to Iraqis in 18 months
accept Anbar Wanted to draw down US brigades in Iraq from 15 to 10 by end of yr
2006 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey told Joint Chiefs he wanted only 5-6 US brigades in Iraq by Dec 07
(Musings On Iraq article on pre-Surge US Iraq strategy)
2007 Report VP Mahdi tendered resignation Complained PM Maliki not including president and vice
presidents in decision making United Iraqi Alliance also complained Maliki only consulted with Dawa advisers
2008 Gen Petraeus issued new guidelines for US forces in Iraq to set up governance services build economy
2009 Mayors in some Ninewa districts threatened to join KRG as part of al-Hadbaa list dispute
(Musings On Iraq article on Kurd-Al Hadbaa dispute in Ninewa)
(Musings On Iraq article on Al-Hadbaa taking over Ninewa council)
2010 ISF broke up protests in Nasiriya over lack of electricity Protests in Basra too
2010 Electricity Minister Hassan resigned due to protests
2012 PM Maliki called for Ninewa Gov Nujafi to be dismissed saying he violated constitution by
            holding talks with Kurds over oil deals in disputed areas
2013 Transportation Minister and Badr head Ameri said Iraq’s Shiites would fight ISIS in Syria if
shrines were attacked
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
2014 Rawa Ana Rutba Albu Hayat Jubba in western Anbar all fell to ISIS
(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Western Front Is Anbar Next To Fall?)
2014 ISF executed 25 prisoners in Rawa before withdrawing
2014 Fighting between Naqshibandi Ansar al-Sunna Islamic Army vs ISIS over control of Hamrin, Diyala
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2014 ISIS fought Naqshibandi over control of Riyad, Kirkuk
2014 ISIS executed 84 ISF in Tikrit
2014 New security op to clear Jurf al-Sakhr, Babil
2014 ISIS attacked Tuz Kharmato Salahaddin and turned back
2014 Sadrists paraded in Baghdad Amarah Basra and other locations in south Iraq to show that it was
            defending the country
(Musings On Iraq Moqtada al-Sadr And Iraq’s Militia Mobilization)
2015 KRG stopped delivering oil for export by Baghdad
2017 IS blew up historic Nouri Mosque and Hadbaa minaret in west Mosul as Iraqi forces approached
(Musings on Iraq Mosul Campaign Day 249)
2018 21 Supreme Court ruled that manual recount and replacing Election Comm with judges was constitutional Cancelling displaced and foreign voting was not
(Musings On Iraq article on Supreme Court’s decision on amending election law)

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