Saturday, January 2, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 2


1915 Suleiman Bey took over Iraq Command for Ottomans Called on Arab sheikhs to join

war against British and planned on retaking Basra

1960 Gen Qasim passed Association Law legalizing political parties

1980 Iranian Op Mohammed Rasoolallah attacked Iraqi forces in Zagros Mtns Kurdistan Pushed

back by Iraqi counterattacks

(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 review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988)

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War)

(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)

2003 UN inspector told Irish Times no active WMD or nuclear programs found in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Created An Iraqi Nuclear Threat In 2002)

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Inquiry Section 3.6 Development of UK Strategy and Options, November 2002 to January 2003)

2004 Bremer met with Barzani and Talabani in Irbil to discuss Kurdish demands in new


2004 Bremer asked Kurds to disband Peshmerga abandon claims to Kirkuk oil accept authority of

central govt Kurds said no

2006 Iraq’s Dec 2005 export average of 1.1 million barrels a day was lowest since 2003 invasion

2006 USAID report on development projects outlined civil war Said tribes were turning in rivals as

insurgents to govt Report said south Iraq controlled by militias and religious groups curtailing people’s freedoms imposing dress codes bombing liquor stores etc Said Iraqi govt had no real control of country Police ineffective Criminals had free reign and working with militias and insurgents

2007 Iraqi govt reported 16,273 deaths in 2006 14,298 civilians, 1,348 police, 627 soldiers

2007 Report US pre-Surge Iraq strategy failed US planned to withdraw and have Iraqis take over security

Problem was violence increased ISF was not up to task of securing country and many units were full of militiamen making situation worse Bush still talked about victory when plan was a withdrawal As early as 2005 State Dept and NSC officials wanted to review Iraq strategy but went nowhere Wasn’t until fall 06 Bush finally agreed that things were not working

(Musings On Iraq Did the US Ever Have A Strategy To Win In Iraq Before the Surge?)

(Musings On Iraq review The War Within, A Secret White House History 2006-2008)

2008 Female suicide bomber killed Sahwa leader in Baquba

(Musings On Iraq The Rise of Female Suicide Bombers0

(Musings On Iraq Motivations Behind Female Suicide Bombers)

(Musings On Iraq review Suicide Bombers In Iraq, The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom)

2009 UN condemned assassination of two candidates in Ninewa and raids and attacks upon al-

Hadbaa Party before provincial election

2009 Dawa’s Askari accused ISCI of attempting no confidence vote against PM Maliki Said there was

a meeting in Kurdistan between Kurds, Islamic Party and ISCI that discussed removing Maliki

2014 ISIS fighters attacked Ramadi and helped take Fallujah with other insurgents

(Musings On Iraq review The Rise of Islamic State, ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution)

2014 Meeting of sheikhs clerics and notables to work out plan to retake Fallujah

2014 Mutihadun said wanted govt to release MP Alwani and police to restore security in Anbar

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s PM Maliki Goes From Offensive Against Al Qaeda To Crackdown On Anbar Protestors)

2019 PM Abdul Mahdi announced new Supreme Anti-Corruption Council to combat the problem

(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen on Iraq’s fight with corruption) 

(Musings On Iraq interview with former anti-corruption official Vincent Foulk)

2020 Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force Cmdr Gen Suleimani and Kataib Hezbollah

cmdr-Dep Head of Hashd Commission Abu Muhandis killed in US strike in Baghdad

(Musings On Iraq Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Commander General Suleimani And His

(Musings On Iraq How Will The Deaths Of General Suleimani and Abu Muhandis Affect Iraq? Comments by the Washington Institute’s Mike Knights)

(Musings On Iraq Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Commander General Suleimani And His Role In Iraq, An Interview With The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins)

(Musings On Iraq Instrument Of Iran’s Power In Iraq And Syria Kataib Hezbollah)

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