Monday, June 21, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 21


1920 Foreign Min Lord Curzon wrote that head political officer in Iraq Wilson’s ideas were backwards and

him leading Mandate was a problem Wilson rejected self-rule

(Musings On Iraq review Enemy On The Euphrates, The Battle For Iraq 1914-1921)

1920 British Mandate was going to be established in Iraq announced to public Said it would eventually lead

to an Iraqi govt

1920 3rd protest in Karbala calling for revolt City blockaded by British Had meeting with Grand Ayatollah

Shirazi’s son

(Musings On Iraq review of Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)

(Musings On Iraq review Enemy On The Euphrates, The Battle For Iraq 1914-1921)

1922 Nephew of cleric Khalisi arrested for posting anti-election fatwa in Khadimiya Baghdad When police

tried to arrest man followers came to his aid but still detained

1922 Mujtahid Khalisi called for shop closings in Khadimiya to protest nephew’s arrest Few complied

1966 Govt newspaper announced offensive vs Kurds was over and talks underway

(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)

1981 UN rep Palme took 4th trip to Tehran to try to negotiate ceasefire to end Iran-Iraq War

1982 Ayatollah Khomeini announced Iran would go to Lebanon and Jerusalem through Iraq

(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 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)

(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)

1997 UN Resolution 1115 said Iraq had to fully cooperate with weapons inspectors and allow them

into disputed sites

(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)

2002 CIA paper on Iraq-Al Qaeda relationship Said two had contacts since mid-90s but no evidence

of cooperation on terrorism Differences limited relationship

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


2003 Sadrist march in Baghdad against US occupation

(Musings On Iraq A Divided Sadr Trend)

2004 9/11 Comm member claimed captured Iraqi docs showed 3 Saddam Fedayeen members were in

Al Qaeda Claimed a Fedayeen was Al Qaeda facilitator in Malaysia Just had same name

2005 PM Jaafari announced $1 bil deal with Iran to build schools hospitals and libraries

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2005 US forces saw insurgents fighting other insurgents along Iraq-Syrian border

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

2005 Sen Hagel told Bush he should listen to outside voices on Iraq policy

2006 Saddam’s lawyer kidnapped by men in police uniform and executed

2006 Zalmay Khalilzad sworn in as new US ambassador to Iraq

2006 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey told Joint Chiefs plan to transfer security to Iraqis in 18 months

except Anbar Wanted to draw down US brigades in Iraq from 15 to 10 by end of yr

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

2006 US Iraq Cmdr Gen Casey told Joint Chiefs he wanted only 5-6 US brigades in Iraq by Dec 07

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

2007 Report VP Mahdi tendered resignation Complained PM Maliki not including president and vice

presidents in decision making United Iraqi Alliance also complained Maliki only consulted with Dawa advisers

2008 Gen Petraeus issued new guidelines for US forces in Iraq to set up governance services build


2009 Mayors in some Ninewa districts threatened to join KRG as part of al-Hadbaa list dispute

(Musings On Iraq Tit For Tat In Ninewa)

(Musings On Iraq Arab-Kurdish Divide Over New Ninewa Provincial Council)

2010 ISF broke up protests in Nasiriya over lack of electricity Protests in Basra too

2010 Electricity Minister Hassan resigned due to protests

2012 PM Maliki called for Ninewa Gov Nujafi to be dismissed saying he violated constitution by

            holding talks with Kurds over oil deals in disputed areas

2013 Transportation Minister and Badr head Amiri said Iraq’s Shiites would fight ISIS in Syria if

shrines were attacked

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

2014 Rawa Ana Rutba Albu Hayat Jubba in western Anbar all fell to ISIS

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

2014 ISF executed 25 prisoners in Rawa before withdrawing

2014 Fighting between Naqshibandi Ansar al-Sunna Islamic Army vs ISIS over control of Hamrin, Diyala

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

2014 ISIS fought Naqshibandi over control of Riyad, Kirkuk

2014 ISIS executed 84 ISF in Tikrit

2014 New security op to clear Jurf al-Sakhr, Babil

2014 ISIS attacked Tuz Kharmato Salahaddin and turned back

2014 Sadrists paraded in Baghdad Amarah Basra and other locations in south Iraq to show that it was

            defending the country

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

2015 KRG stopped delivering oil for export by Baghdad

2017 IS blew up historic Nouri Mosque and Hadbaa minaret in west Mosul as Iraqi forces approached

(Musings on Iraq Mosul Campaign Day 249)

2018 21 Supreme Court ruled that manual recount and replacing Election Comm with judges was constitutional Cancelling displaced and foreign voting was not

(Musings On Iraq Iraqi Court Rules For Ballot Recount While talks Continue To Form New Govt)

2019 Protests in Basra Wasit Maysan Karbala Muthanna Dhi Qar Qadisiya over corruption and electricity Sadrists held protest in Baghdad Were protests beforehand but this was first day happened across multiple provinces

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