Friday, August 9, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 9

1920 UK Foreign Sec Lord Curzon replied to US complaints about San Remo agreement saying US
would not be shut out of Iraq oil and was just business deal not treaty
(Musings On Iraq book review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)
1920 Railway line to Baghdad cut by tribal fighters in Diyala during 1920 Revolt
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1933 Shammar and Jabour tribes attacked 60 Assyrian villages south of Dohuk Captured males given to
Iraqi army who executed them
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review State and Society in Iraq)
1966 Col Naji Talib became premier Proved to be completely ineffective and was later removed
1983 Iran’s Op Wa al-Fajr 3 took hills around Mehran but failed to recapture city Iran took 60 sq mi
half in Wasit Iraq lost 10,000-17,000 casualties Iran lost 15,000-25,000 casualties
1988 Iraq held victory celebrations for end of Iran-Iraq War
(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)
1988 Military campaign in southern marshes ended 400 homes and 500 boats destroyed along with mass
1990 US forces arrived in Saudi Arabia to protect it from Iraq after invasion of Kuwait
(Musings On Iraq book review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)
1990 UN Resolution 662 said that Iraq’s annexation of Kuwait was illegal
1990 Turkey and Saudi Arabia closed pipelines to Iraq due to Kuwait invasion
2002 Def Sec Rumsfeld at White House meeting said that US would not occupy Iraq for a long time and
shouldn’t promote democracy
2002 After White House meeting UnderSecDef Feith told Def Sec Rumsfeld he should not be so critical of
creating a democracy in Iraq Rumsfeld said building democracy complex and not just holding an election
2002 Def Policy Board Perle said that removing Saddam would lead to more peaceful and stable Middle East
(Musings On Iraq book review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy
2003 3 US army battalions added to 1st Battle of Najaf
2003 Bremer said Ansar al-Islam escaped to Iran during invasion and were now returning to Iraq to carry
out terrorist attacks
2003 Protests in Basra over lack of electricity Threw rocks at British troops
2003 Mass robberies of oil tankers in Basra Police fled Czech and British troops fired on looters 2 killed 4
2003 AP story not much of Sec State Powell’s Feb 03 speech to UN on Iraq’s WMD proved true
2004 PM Allawi Def Min US generals had meeting Decided 2nd Najaf Battle had to end quick over concerns
shrine might be damaged
(Musings On Iraq article on 2nd battle of Najaf)
(Musings On Iraq book review Battle For The City Of The Dead)
(Musings On Iraq book review US Marines in Battle An-Najaf August 20014)
2005 Baghdad city council chief Makkia of SCIRI led group of Badr militiamen to oust Baghdad mayor
Tamimi and installed himself in office
(Musings On Iraq article on the history of Badr Organization)
2005 Def Sec Rumsfeld said weapons were being smuggled from Iran into Iraq Most senior US official to
accuse Tehran of arming militias in Iraq
(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)
2005 Suicide car bomb hit US convoy in Baghdad killing 7 and wounding more than 90
2015 PM Abadi announced reform program of ending quotas, cut bodyguards, anti corruption
commission dismissing VPs and Dep PMs in response to protests
(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)
2015 Dep PM Araji resigned Was facing corruption investigation
2015 Cabinet voted to reduce number of members on provincial councils to save money sold as
2015 VPs Nujafi and Maliki Speaker Jabouri and KRG said they supported Abadi’s reform program
2015 Maliki TV interview said protests were becoming anti-religious and could getout of control
2015 Chief of staff of Iranian military criticized protests in Iraq saying they were making govt look
2015 Protests in Baghdad, Nasiriya, Maysan supporting Abadi’s reforms
2018 Sit in continued in Muthanna and West Qurna 2 field in Basra

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Security In Iraq Mar 8-14, 2023

The Islamic State is at its nadir in Iraq. The group is barely active anymore and no longer has an impact upon the country.