Tuesday, May 11, 2021

This Day In Iraqi Histor - May 11


1925 UK Colonial Secretary wrote Arab elites knew Iraq was being held together by British

1935 Iraq air force bombed rebel villages in Diwaniya held by Abu Hassan Bani Zurayij and Zawalim


(Musings On Iraq review Wings of Iraq, Volume 1: The Iraqi Air Force, 1931-1970)

1941 British forces left Haifa, Palestine heading for Habaniya, Anbar

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Boich World War II In Iraq and Syria)

1941 More British planes landed as reinforcements at Habaniya air base Anbar

1941 German military aid began arriving from Syria by train Stored in Mosul but never used

1941 German diplomat Dr. Grobba arrived in Baghdad along with 3 German planes and 20,000 Pounds

for PM Gaylani

(Musings On Iraq review Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq 1941, The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah and Baghdad)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)

(Musings On Iraq review Blood, Oil and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against A Fascist State In Iraq and the Levant, 1941)

1966 Barzanis forces destroyed army brigade during new govt offensive shaking morale of

army Largely ended campaign

(Musings On Iraq review of The Kurds, A Modern History)

(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Journey Among Brave Men, Travels in Kurdistan)

1982 Iranian Op Bait al-Moqaddas Took Husseiniya and pushed Iraqis to border in Khuzistan province

Saddam ordered retreat to Khorramshahr across from Basra

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)

1985 Iran launched attack into southern Iraq marshes to seize Basra-Baghdad highway

(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 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)

1991 UK PM Major said was against ending UN sanctions on Iraq until Saddam overthrown

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)

1991 Ahmed Chalabi contacted by CIA officer Discussed Chalabi becoming organizer of Iraqi

opposition with CIA support Chalabi agreed CIA gave him $50,000

(Musings On Iraq review The Man Who Pushed America To War, The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi)

(Musings On Iraq review Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi and the Selling of the Iraq War)

1991 CIA hired Rendon Group for propaganda ops in Iraq Would help create Iraqi National Congress

2002 Gen Franks briefed Bush on war plans at Camp David Said he would attack Iraq on 5 fronts: west

for special operations south would be main invasion front from Kuwait north would be Turkey if it agreed to be involved center would be Baghdad attacked by air strikes and last would be information campaign

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


(Musings On Iraq review Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)

2003 UK envoy to Iraq said US had no leadership no strategy for rebuilding Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

2003 Report US military team searching for Iraq’s WMD found nothing

2003 UN report Iraq farming could collapse threatening widespread hunger

2004 Zarqawi released video of himself beheading US hostage Nick Berg Zarqawi claimed revenge for

Abu Ghraib abuses

(Musings On Iraq review ISIS The State of Terror)

2004 Bush put training of new Iraqi security forces under CENTCOM

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

2004 Bush signed NSPP 35 okayed 1st interagency plan to rebuild Iraq Happened year after invasion


2004 Bush signed NSPP 36 giving State Dept control of Iraq after CPA closed

2004 Gen Taguba and Under Sec Def Cambone testified to Senate Armed Services Comm on Abu

Ghraib abuse Asked if Gen Miller’s visit to Iraq from Guantanamo Bay on interrogation techniques had led to abuse Cambone said no Taguba said yes

2004 Conspiracy theorist Mylroie claimed 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraqi intel in Prague in 2001 after

story discredited

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Convoluted Iraq-Terrorism Conspiracy Theory)

(Musings On Iraq Laurie Mylroie’s Iraq Conspiracy Theory Was Debunked By Captured Baath Documents)

2004 Report Red Cross pointed out only 600 out of 43,000 Iraqis arrested by US in 03 went to court

2005 Congress approved $5.3 bil to rebuild Iraqi security forces

2010 US arrested Kataib Hezbollah commander accused of attacking US and Iraq forces

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

2010 Report that Iran Rev Guards Quds Force’s Gen Suleimani helped negotiate State of Law-

National Alliance merger into National Coalition

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

2011 PM Maliki said US forces could stay past end of year if ruling parties agreed

2011 Tribes in Basra threatened revolt if US forces stayed past end of year

2012 PM Maliki said Turkey was not respecting Iraq

2014 Gen Austin and US diplomats met PM Maliki who asked for drones and air strikes Obama turned

him down

2014 Protest in Basra about lack of electricity

2014 ISIS spokesman Adnani released video saying ISIS was following true path of Al Qaeda while

Zawahiri had split the jihadist movement and only cared about promoting himself

(Musings On Iraq review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)

2015 Kataib Hezbollah attacked ISCI office in Basra accusing official of corruption

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

2016 3 suicide car bombs in Baghdad killed 113 wounded 187 Deadliest day in years in Iraq

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

2020 PM Kazemi ordered raid on Thar Allah offices in Basra after it killed a protester

(Musings On Iraq Protests Return To Iraq Can New Govt Respond To Their Demands?)

(Musings On Iraq UN Report On Violence Against Iraqi Protesters)

2020 Sadr gave PM Kazemi 100 days to carry out reforms

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