Tuesday, June 15, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 15

1920 War Min Churchill wrote UK Cabinet that he was ready to give up Mosul province to save


(Musings On Iraq How The Ottoman Province Of Mosul Became Part Of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Churchill In His Own Words On Mesopotamia/Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Churchill’s Folly, How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied)

(Musings On Iraq review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)

1947 Mustafa Barzani revolt against govt put down and he fled to Soviet Union

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

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

1957 PM Nuri al-Said made cover of Time magazine

(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)

1959 National Democratic Party organized protest in Baghdad against Communists Was attacked

by Communists leading to riot

(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)

1965 Iraqi pilot in Texas for training killed Likely by Mossad that was trying to get Iraqis to

defect and fly MiG-21 to Israel

1965 PM Bazzaz said govt would recognize Kurdish nationalism and rights

(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)

1966 KDP defeated govt forces near Hendrin

1966 PM Bazzaz made national speech saying Baghdad ready to recognize Kurdish nationalism and


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

1968 Amid growing anti-Arif govt activity PM Yahya resigned but was asked to stay on

1985 War of Cities ended as both sides ran low on missiles

1985 From Mar to Jun 1985 43 Iraqi air raids on Tehran Only 12 Iranian SCUDs hit Baghdad in response

Iraq caused little damage in war of cities and failed to push Iran towards peace talks

(Musings On Iraq review Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)

1988 Iraqi counterattacks pushed Iran Op Beit al-Moqaddas 7 in Basra back to starting point

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

(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)

1990 Asst Sec State Kelly told Congress White House against sanctioning Iraq over human

rights abuses

1994 Fighting broke out between PUK and KDP in Sulaymaniya during funeral leaving 12 dead more

than 40 wounded

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

2003 Sadrist march in Basra against British occupation

2003 US scheduled elections for Najaf cancelled because worried Sadrists might win

2003 Report British looked at captured Iraq trailers and found not mobile WMD labs

(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claims That Iraq Had WMD)

2003 Sr British official said that the CPA was chaotic

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

2003 US started Op Desert Scorpion to hunt down insurgents from Baghdad to Kirkuk

2004 Bush said Zarqawi was best evidence that Saddam had connections to Al Qaeda

(Musings On Iraq review Insurgent Iraq, Al Zarqawi and the New Generation)

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

2004 Sec State Powell said White House stuck with claims of Iraq-Al Qaeda connections

2005 Report US recorded Peshmerga arresting hundreds of Arabs and Turkmen in

            Kirkuk and putting them in KRG prisons

2006 Marine report murder of Iraqi civilians was covered up by unit and commanders

            didn’t show any interest in investigating

2008 Report Sadr creating new militia units to attack US forces

2009 Gen Odierno said foreign fighters coming to Iraq down and Syria trying to regulate border

2010 1st session of new parliament held to meet deadline Was supposed to elect new

            speaker but didn’t because of political disputes

2011 KRG opposition parties welcomed Pres Barzani’s reform proposals Never

            followed through with

2011 Sadrists dared PM Maliki to try to form a majority govt

2012 Sadrist MP said movement now not for removing PM Maliki anymore after pressure

            from Iran

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

2013 ISIS’ Baghdadi said he would not follow Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri’s decision to break

with Al-Nusra Front in Syria

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

2013 New Baghdad govt announced State of Law shut out of major positions by Sadrists Supreme

Council Mutahidun State of Law won governorship of Babil

2014 Baghdadi issued audio message saying ISIS was going to create caliphate

2014 ISIS began posting pictures online of Camp Speicher massacre

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

2014 Insurgents attacked power plant that supplied electricity to most of Anbar Driven off

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Western Front Is Anbar Next To Fall?)

2014 Insurgents attacked and turned back at Tal Afar, Ninewa 50 prisoners executed in Tal Afar by govt


2014 ISF fled Qara Tapa, Diyala and peshmerga moved in

2014 Yazidi leader in Sinjar district asked KRG for protection from insurgents

2014 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq leader Khazali blamed ISIS Baathists Kurds regional countries for security

crisis in Iraq

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

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

2015 First displaced families returned to Tikrit after its liberation

2019 Hikma list said it was going into opposition to PM Abdul Mahdi’s govt

2020 PM Kazemi repeated past orders that Hashd not to take part in politics

2020 Report Shiite Endowment and Hashd units were seizing property in Mosul

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