Wednesday, January 6, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 6

 

1909 Riots in Mosul killed Sheikh Said Sufi leader in Sulaymaniya Led his followers to

revolt cutting off trade in northern Mosul province

1916 Start of Battle of Sheikh Saad as British forces moved up the Tigris and encountered the

Ottoman defenses

1921 Govt issued order to form Iraqi General Staff Nuri al-Said became Chief of Staff 1st unit of

Iraqi army formed Recruited 250 former Ottoman officers and sent them for British training

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq Between the Two World Wars, The Militarist Origins of Tyranny)

1942 Court sentenced fmr PM Gaylani and 3 Golden Square colonels to death in absentia

(Musings On Iraq review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The Nationalist Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq Between the Two World Wars, The Militarist Origins of Tyranny)

1948 College students went on strike in Baghdad after police broke up protest on Jan 4 over

Anglo-Iraq Treaty

1949 Student strikes started at College of Medicine Pharmaceutical College Law College in Baghdad

while protests started in Hillah Najaf Basra Kirkuk Sulaymaniya Communists played leading role

(Musings On Iraq review The Modern History of Iraq)

1949 Regent Abd al-Ilah named Nuri al-Said to become PM for 5th time Told parliament his main

job was dealing with Communists 1922-58 were 59 cabinets

(Musings On Iraq interview with Historian Phebe Marr comparing PM Said with PM Maliki)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)

(Musings On Iraq 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)

(Musings On Iraq review ‘Independent Iraq’ The Monarchy & British Influence, 1941-1958 on Said govt)

(Musings On Iraq review The Chatham House Version and other Middle-Eastern Studies)

1960 Gen Qasim refused to recognize Communists as a political party again

(Musings On Iraq review The Making of Iraq 1900-1963, Capital, Power and Ideology)

(Musings On Iraq 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)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)

1960 United Democratic Party of Kurdistan recognized as a political party by Qasim govt Had to

change name to Kurdistan Democratic Party Made up of urban Kurdish intellectuals

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurdish Revolt 1961-1970)

1965 Pres Arif ended martial law that had been in effect since 1958 coup

1981 Largest tank battle since 1973 Arab-Israeli war started during Op Hoveyzeh Iraq and

Iran lost total of 3 tank battalions

1981 Iran recaptured Geilan Zarb in center near Diyala Iran lost total of 400 dead 450 Iraqis captured

Iran didn’t have troops to hold town so retreated to hills outside

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

1986 Iraq started operation to try to retake Majnoon Island from Iranians

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)

1987 Saddam called for ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War Rejected by Iran

(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 The 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)

1990 Jabouri tribe attempted to assassinate Saddam during military parade

1993 US Russia France England agreed to enforce UN Resolution 688 that condemned Iraq’s

repression of its population

2003 Saddam said he was ready for war Accused UN inspectors of being spies

(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)

2003 IAEA asked State Dept for info about Iraq-Niger uranium deal

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Failed The Iraq-Niger Uranium Story)

(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

2003 IAEA head El Baradei no evidence of any suspicious Iraq nuclear activities

(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)

2003 Bush met with cabinet and said needed strong case vs Iraq for war

(Musings On Iraq review Leap of Faith, Hubris Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy

Tragedy)

(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

(Musings On Iraq review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)

2003 Report 100 US Special Forces and 50 CIA officers had been sent into Iraq end of 2002 along

with Australian Jordanian British commandos to find targets for invasion

2004 2 Frenchmen shot and killed in Fallujah after car broke down

2015 4 bodies found in Albu Bahani, Babil believed to have been kidnapped and executed by Hashd

2020 Retired PM Abdul Mahdi said a legal memo was being drawn up to have US forces

leave Iraq Told US Amb to Iraq that 2 countries had to work together on withdrawal

(Musings On Iraq Iraq and US Struggling With American Military Withdrawal)

2020 Pres Salah received copy of US sanctions that would be imposed upon Iraq if US

            forces expelled from country

2020 US Marines told Iraq planning to withdraw from Iraq following request from parliament

Def Sec Esper than said US had no plans to leave Iraq

2020 Pres Trump threatened sanctions on Iraq if forced US to leave and said Iraq should pay

for base US uses

(Musings On Iraq US Increases Threats Against Iraq If It Forces US Troops To Leave)

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