Monday, June 7, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 7


1920 Ex-Ottoman officer and nationalist al-Ahd member Jamil al-Midfai’s forces reached Mosul

hoping to start revolt against British

1920 Head UK political officer in Iraq Sir Wilson met with Iraqi nationalists in Baghdad Also

invited local notables Wilson apologized for delay in creating Iraqi govt Warned nationalists not to riot Nationalists demanded immediate creation of govt Wilson said terms of British mandate had to be determined first

1920 Head UK political officer in Iraq Sir Wilson wrote India Office and High Commissioner in Egypt

that Iraqi nationalists were condemned by the public Was false

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

1920 Gertrude Bell wrote her father that head political officer Sir Wilson’s meeting with

nationalists had deflated them and they were laughed at by the public Claimed Najaf rejected nationalist movement Both were false

(Musings On Iraq review of Gertrude Bell And Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Gertrude Bell, Explorer of the Middle East)

(Musings On Iraq movie review Letters from Baghdad)

1963 Arif govt issued ultimatum to Barzani but also offered amnesty for his followers

(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)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq & the Kurdish Question, 1958-70)

1967 Iraqi air force turned back Israeli attack upon H-3 air base in western Anbar Israelis

shot down 2 Iraqi planes Iraqis shot down 3 Israeli jets

(Musings On Iraq Review Hawker Hunters At War, Iraq and Jordan , 1958-1967)

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

1967 Iraq broke diplomatic relations with U.S. after defeat in Arab-Israeli War

1975 Iran-Iraq agreed on Shatt al-Arab border Shah would stop arming Kurdish revolt neither would

support opponents of each other

(Musings On Iraq review Killing Hope, U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II)

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

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq & the Kurdish Question, 1958-70)

(Musings On Iraq When The Shah and Nixon Manipulated The Kurds)

1981 Israel bombed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor at Tuwaitha to stop Saddam’s bomb program Destroyed


1983 Saddam offered 1 month ceasefire for Ramadan Rejected by Iran

1984 Soviets delivered new missiles to Iraq which Baghdad said it would use against Iran’s oil industry

(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 UN began taking over camps run by US military to help Kurds following 91 uprising

2003 Bremer met with exile leaders and told them they didn’t represent Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review My Year in Iraq, The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope)

2003 Sadrist march in Basra against British occupation

2003 Sadr travelled to Iran to talk with Iranian officials and met Ayatollah Haeri

(Musings On Iraq review Muqtada, Muqtada Al-Sadr, The Shia Revival, And The Struggle For Iraq)

2003 ISCI threatened to boycott of CPA’s Iraqi Governing Council

2003 CPA Order 12 ended all of Iraq’s tariffs leading country to be flooded with cheap imports closing

down many Iraqi businesses

2003 DIA chief Adm Jacoby said couldn’t find specific WMD sites in Iraq in 2002 but didn’t mean Iraq

didn’t have WMD program

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

(Musings On Iraq How The Administration Reversed Itself On Finding Iraq’s WMD)

(Musings On Iraq review Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War)

2003 Iraq Survey Group took over US search for WMD

2003 Report US and British analysts said captured Iraq trailers were not WMD mobile labs as suspected

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

2003 White House spokesman said WMD would be found

2003 Report 2002 DIA report said no reliable intel that Iraq was producing or had stocks of WMD

2004 CPA Transition and Integration law banned militias All parties had to list militia members to be

integrated into govt Sadr refused to follow law saying Mahdi Army legitimate resistance movement to US Never implemented

(Musings On Iraq How The Failure To Deal With Iraq’s Militias Caused The Breakdown Of The Country)

(Musings On Iraq review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)

2006 Zarqawi killed by U.S. F-16 jet north of Baquba

(Musings On Iraq interview with ex-CIA analyst Nada Bakos on tracking Zarqawi)

2006 Natl Sec Adv Rice said White House agreed on Iraq policy Privately Rice working on new one

2008 Poland announced that it would withdraw its forces from Iraq by Oct 08

2008 Female suicide bomber hit police station in Khalidiya Anbar

(Musings On Iraq The Rise of Female Suicide Bombers)

(Musings On Iraq Motivations Behind Female Suicide Bombers)

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

2008 5 years after invasion Oil Min Shahristani announced Iraq reached pre-war level of oil production

2009 Inter Min said it would investigate torture charges in Maysan and Qadisiyah Nothing happened

2010 Oil Min said oil production would reach 12 mil/bar/day by 2017 Didn’t happen

2011 PM Maliki’s 100 day deadline to reform ministries ended with no changes Was to appease


2011 Army started withdrawing from Fallujah as part of deal with Anbar govt to pull out of urban areas

2012 PM Maliki welcomed new breakaway party that had 7 MPs that didn’t sign no confidence vote

against him

2013 Sadrists State of Law and ISCI agreed on new provincial govt in Maysan Sadrists

            would retain governorship

2014 ISIS stormed Anbar Univ in Ramadi taking hostages and stole 15 bil dinars

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

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

2014 US warned Baghdad that ISIS moving forces from Syria to attack Mosul

(Musings On Iraq Islamic State of Iraq Launches Battle of Ninewa In Mosul)

(Musings On Iraq Background To The Fall Of Mosul, Insurgents’ Relentless Attacks Upon Security Forces Set Stage For The Taking Of City)

2014 US wanted Peshmerga to move into eastern Mosul Pres Barzani offered PM Maliki said no

(Musings On Iraq review The Rise of Islamic State, ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution)

2014 PM Maliki told US 9 brigades would be sent to Mosul US said wouldn’t arrive in time

2014 Gen Ghidan ground forces commander Gen Qanbar chief of staff took over defense of Mosul

2014 Badr said it would protect Askari shrine in Samarra against insurgent threat

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

2015 KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani accused Baghdad of breaking constitution by not giving Kurdistan

budget payments

2016 Protests in Dhi Qar and Baghdad calling for reform

2016 PM Abadi said people would be arrested for abusing displaced in Fallujah op Nothing happened

2016 UN called on Baghdad to protect displaced from abuses by govt forces

2017 KRG announced independence referendum would take place 9/25/17

(Musings On Iraq review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

(Musings On Iraq review Quicksilver War, Syria, Iraq and the Spiral of Conflict)

2020 Police fired at protesters after burned building used by Najaf governor PM Kazemi did

nothing after he issued order banning shooting at demonstrations

(Musings On Iraq Will Iraq’s PM Follow Through With Promise To Punish Those That Attacked Protesters?)

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

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