Sunday, September 1, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 1

1920 All but 1 policeman abandoned his job in Suq al-Shuyuk during 1920 Revolt Forced British to
withdraw from town
(Musings On Iraq book review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)
1922 UK Colonial Secretary Churchill wrote PM Lloyd George UK position in Iraq tenuous Wrote Iraqi
officials fouling up some provinces Iraq likely to face another budget deficit Differences with US meant Iraq oil not developed Said UK had to keep troops in Mosul due to threat from Turkey Argued that UK should withdraw from Iraq because too costly
(Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s views on Mesopotamia/Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Churchill’s Folly, How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq)
1954 PM Said started crackdown on opposition Withdrew nationality from Communists Allowed
prosecution of Communist supporters Limited rights of political parties
(Musings On Iraq book review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)
(Musings On Iraq Interview with Prof Johan Franzen on the history of the Iraqi Communist Party)
1970 Iraq said it supported Palestinians when Jordanian govt attacked them during Black September
1986 Iran Op Karbala 3 Commandos seized Khor al-Amaya oil platform in Basra Destroyed Iraqi radar
installation on platform
(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 KDP and Iraqi Republican Guard captured Irbil from PUK Iraqi and KDP intel rounded up opponents
including PUK SCIRI INC members Executed 200
(Musings On Iraq book review of The Kurds, A Modern History)
2001 Mullah Krekar founded Jund al-Islam that would become Ansar al-Islam in Sulaymaniya province
(Musings On Iraq Why Didn’t Bush Strike Zarqawi And Ansar al-Islam In 2002?)
2002 Fmr Sec of State Lawrence Eagleburger said that he was scared Perle and Wolfowitz were arguing that
Iraq invasion would be easy Said he was scared that US would get bogged down in Iraq because hadn’t planned for it well
(Musings On Iraq book review Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq)
2003 Saddam tape played on 2 TV channels Said he was not responsible for Zarqawi car bomb in Najaf that
killed Ayatollah Hakim
2003 1st post-Saddam cabinet appointed by Iraqi Governing Council
2004 Mass grave discovered Hatra with hundreds of Kurdish bodies killed during Anfal in 1980s
(Musings On Iraq article on Anfal campaign)
2005 Operation Restoring Rights started to clear Tal Afar
2006 NatlSecAdv Rubaie told Iraq Survey Group insurgency had to be destroyed but militias legitimate
because political
2006 Report Sunnis and Shiites fighting over north and south entrances to Baghdad in Sadr City Dora and
2007 UK Gen Jackson head of British army during 03 invasion said US postwar plans “intellectually
bankrupt” Said Rumsfeld responsible
2008 Security in Anbar turned over to Iraqi forces Was 11th of 18th provinces to come under Baghdad’s
(Musings On Iraq article on Anbar handover)
2008 PM Maliki issued Order 101 that all squatters be evicted or face fines Govt would provide funds to
help them find a new place to live Was supposed to help displaced/refugees return to their homes
(Musings On Iraq article on Order 101 and its enforcement)
2014 ISF recaptured Suleiman Beq, Salahaddin
2014 German cabinet voted to arm the Peshmerga
2014 Yazidi villages of Kotan Hareko Kharag Shafrsky in Ninewa were burned by IS
2015 Hashd leader Muhandis and Badr head Amiri visited Chief Justice Medhat saying they fully supported
2017 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq’s Khazali said merging Kirkuk with Kurdistan was dangerous and threatened
to use force to stop it
(Musings On Iraq article on history of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq)
2018 Sit-in protest started in central Basra city along with 3 more in other parts of province over water
crisis Journalists arrested and attacked

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