Saturday, January 11, 2020

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 11

1917 Start of Battle of Hai salient between British and Ottomans
1928 Abdul Sadoun become premier for 3rd time Replaced Askari who was forced to resign over
opposition to his conscription plan for army
1972 Kurds started rebellion against govt with support of US, Iran, Israel
(Musings On Iraq book review Killing Hope, U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II)
(Musings On Iraq book review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)
(Musings On Iraq article on Nixon admin support for Kurdish revolt)
1999 Newsweek report Iraq and Al Qaeda had meetings
2003 UK naval task force left for Persian Gulf for Iraq invasion
2003 Sec Def Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs head Gen Myers met Saudi Amb to US Bandar to get Saudi
support for invasion Bandar told Rumsfeld and Gen Myers he needed Bush’s word to get Saudi support
2003 CIA report Iraqi missile brigade outside Baghdad given missiles to hide from UN inspectors
some with WMD agents Report used in Sec State Powell’s Feb 03 UN speech
2004 Ayatollah Sistani rejected CPA’s plans for transition to Iraqi sovereignty and constitution
(Musings On Iraq book review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)
(Musings On Iraq book review Patriotic Ayatollahs, Nationalism In Post-Saddam Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)
2004 PM Blair told BBC he didn’t know whether he was wrong or not about Iraq’s WMD
(Musings On Iraq Book Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)
2004 Kurdish party headquarters bombed in Kirkuk city
2004 Fmr Treasury Sec O’Neill said Bush admin was focused upon Saddam from when it entered
office Jan 2001
2006 Supreme Council head Hakim ruled out any substantive changes to Iraqi constitution
Blamed US and Sunni parties for insurgency claiming they encouraged terrorism
(Musings On Iraq history of Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq)
2006 Spanish police broke up recruiting network that raised money and sent fighters to Iraq in
coordination with Al Qaeda in Iraq
2007 Sec State Rice announced provincial reconstruction teams to head new US civilian effort to
rebuild Iraq’s govt economy and civil society to aid Surge
(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Savage on US reconstruction effort in Iraq)
(Musings On Iraq book review Reconstructing Iraq’s Budgetary Institutions)
2007 US arrested 5 Iranian Rev Guard Quds Force operatives in Irbil as part of new US crackdown
on Iranians Were trying to arrest Jafari deputy head of Iran’s NSC and Gen Frouzanda head of IRGC intelligence Sec State Rice warned Iran and Syria to stop destabilizing Iraq
(Musings On Iraq Iranians Planned Kidnapping And Held British Captives Taken In Iraq) 
(Musings On Iraq article on Iran’s Iraq policy)
(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)
2007 KRG complained about raid Jafari and Frouzanda had invitations from Pres Talabani and
were to meet Pres Barzani
2007 Joint Chief head Gen Pace accused Iran of sending weapons to Iraq that were killing US
(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 
2007 Dawa and ISCI MPs voiced opposition to US troop Surge
2008 Report Unpublished UN paper said 1000s detained in KRG for political crimes Govt contracts given
to political allies and friends in patronage networks
2010 US general said 10,000 Sahwa had gotten jobs in ISF and 30,000 were employed in ministries
Left 78,000 unintegrated
(Musings On Iraq More Sons of Iraq Integrated While Others Walk Off The Job In Diyala)
2011 State of Law head of Baghdad council wrote law banning alcohol sales in province under
Islamic Law Police started raiding bars and clubs selling alcohol including Iraqi Writers Union
2016 After suicide bombing at café Hashd killed Sunnis burned mosques shops and homes in
Muqdadiya for several days
(Musings On Iraq article on Hashd revenge attacks in Muqdadiya)
2018 Alliances for 2018 parliamentary elections announced Nishtiman 3 Kurdish opposition
parties Abadi Nasr list with ISCI Sunni alliances Speaker Jabouri VP Allawi Mutlaq lead one VP Nujafi Jamal Karbuli Khamis Khanjar the other 20 pro-Iran Hashd led by Badr’s Amiri formed Fatah Hakim’s Hikmat and Sadr along with Communists running separately
(Musings On Iraq article on alliances in 2018 elecitons)
(Musings On Iraq interview with IRIS-Chatham House’s Mansour on 2018 elections)

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