Friday, June 11, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 11

1925 Head of League of Nations Mosul Commission called King Faisal a “poor creature”

1925 British intel report Iraqi govt picked MPs privately Political parties had no power and no programs

1948 UN negotiated armistice in Arab-Israeli War

1972 Saddam went to France Finalized oil deal Said French holdings in Iraq would be last to be

nationalized Also said Iraq wanted to buy weapons

(Musings On Iraq review Saddam His Rise and Fall)

1984 2nd time UN got Iran and Iraq to agree to not attack each others cities Didn’t last

(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 Iranian Amb to UN warned that Iraqi army ready to launch op against displaced in

            southern Iraq hiding after 91 uprising

2002 Def Sec Rumsfeld said Iraq had chemical weapons and an active nuclear program

(Musings On Iraq How U.S. Intelligence Created An Iraqi Nuclear Threat In 2002)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq, One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)

(Musings On Iraq review What Happened, Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception)

2003 Undersecretary of State and CIA official told Cheney chief of staff Libby that Fmr Amb Wilson’s

            wife worked for CIA Would later leak her identity

(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 UK intel report on Iran’s Iraq policy Said Iran wanted a stable Iraq that was not a threat, wanted

influence in Baghdad, wanted a unified state, opposed US presence but didn’t want chaos

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2007 Report Gen Petraeus and staff decided to spread Awakening model to Baghdad Diyala Babil

Salahaddin Talks with 1920 Revolution Brigades to fight ISI in Anbar and Diyala PM Maliki adviser didn’t like policy

(Musings On Iraq Diyala Province Backgrounder)

(Musings On Iraq The Demise, But Not Death of Al Qaeda In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

(Musings On Iraq review Surge, My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)

2007 130 sheikhs in Salahaddin agreed to set up sahwa unit

2007 Report Sheikh Suleiman broke from Anbar Salvation Council Called Sheikh Abu Risha a traitor

who sold out for money Suleiman said he would form his ow rival Awakening group

(Musings On Iraq Anbar’s Forgotten Sheikh)

(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)

2007 Speaker Mashadani voted out of office by Iraqi parliament Iraqi Accordance Front boycotted

            parliament in protest

2007 Sadr spokesman said Sadr had replaced 11 leaders in attempt to regain control of movement Said

Sadr rejected violence but Mahdi Army still trying to expel Sunnis from Amil and Baya in Baghdad and fighting US and British forces

(Musings On Iraq A Divided Sadr Trend)

2007 Gen Lynch in south Iraq said 7 of 9 national police brigade commanders and 14 of 24 battalion

commanders replaced due to abuses and sectarianism Said many of the Iraqi police in south were corrupt Iraqi politicians constantly ordered prisoners released Said US wanted to set up provisional police in south including arming Sunni tribes

2008 Report foreign fighters coming to Iraq down to single digits per month

2008 UK intel report Predicted large Sunni turnout for 09 provincial elections Said many insurgents

considering participating in vote Sunnis wanted economic development services release of prisoners reforming deBaathification reviewing constitution

2009 PM Maliki said Asaib Ahl Al-Haq head Khazali was a problem for US not his govt Maliki

attempted to reconcile with Khazali to undermine Sadr

(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

2011 Protest organizers held press conference complaining about pro-Dawa tribesmen

            beating them in Baghdad day before

2012 After Pres Talabani rejected no confidence vote KRG Pres Barzani and Iraqiya said they

            would still push issue

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)

2012 Pres Talabani’s office announced it was holding talks with PKK to work out a ceasefire with


2013 Sadrist rally in Kadhimiya Baghdad led to shootouts with Asaib Ahl Al-Haq in northern and

eastern Baghdad

(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

2014 PM Maliki issued Decree 301 to organize volunteer for popular army Used militias

2014 ISIS executed 17 police at Mosul airport 12 ISF killed in Dawasa, Ninewa after Mosul seized

2014 ISIS kidnapped staff of Turkish consulate in Mosul

2014 Salahaddin provincial police chief went to Camp Speicher demanding army help vs ISIS Turned


2014 ISIS seized Tikrit without a fight 30 police executed Burned provincial council building and 4

police stations in city

(Musings On Iraq How Northern Iraq Fell To The Insurgency)

2014 ISIS executed 10 ISF in Riyad, Kirkuk Burned all the police stations in Zab

(Musings On Iraq Islamic State of Iraq’s 2014 Uprising And Security Forces Collapse)

2014 ISIS took Baiji burned down police station Also took Dour district

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Northern Front Stalemate In Salahaddin)

2014 Separate reports that Tikrit and Baiji had been freed by ISF proved false

2014 ISIS attack upon Samarra turned back by ISF

2014 ISIS spokesman Adnani said that group was going to attack Baghdad and overthrow government

2014 US said it was sending Hellfire missiles light and medium weapons to aid Iraq PM Maliki

            later claimed this didn’t happened

2014 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq said that it would defend Iraq and holy shrines

(Musings On Iraq Interview Iran And Its Shiite Militias Mobilize In Iraq Interview With Phillip Smyth)

(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

2014 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq accused of kidnapping 53 Sunni men in Hillah Babil and executed them

2014 Ammar Hakim said he was calling for volunteers to fight insurgency

2014 Sadr called for his Saraya al-Salam militia to protect Iraq’s shrines from insurgents

(Musings On Iraq Moqtada al-Sadr And Iraq’s Militia Mobilization)

2014 Militiamen took 137 men from Latifiya market south Baghdad 30 later found dead

2014 150 man Iranian Revolutionary Guard unit sent into Iraq to assist govt against insurgents

(Musings On Iraq Continued Collapse Of Iraqi Security Forces And Fighting In Baghdad Leads to Militia Mobilization And Arrival Of Iran)

(Musings On Iraq Iranian Mobilization In Iraq In The Face Of The Insurgent Surge)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)

(Musings On Iraq review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)

2014 UNAMI warned that it didn't have funds to deal with displacement crisis caused by insurgency

2015 Video showed US Special Forces taking part in firefight supporting Peshmerga in northern Iraq vs


2015 Mutahidun MP complained parts of Diyala had been cleared of Sunnis and not allowed to return

for political reasons

2016 Anbar governor investigation found Hashd killed 49 men from Saqlawiya and Sjar and 643 others

detained not seen again Was Kataib Hezbollah

(Musings On Iraq Crimes And Misdemeanors Of Kataib Hezbollah During War Vs ISIS Interview With Free Lance Journalist Jonathan Lee Krohn)

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