Saturday, July 10, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 10


1920 Lead political officer in Iraq Wilson sent telegram to India Office Said threat to Iraq was

external coming from Turkey Syria Bolsheviks

1924 First elections held in Iraq Was for Constituent Assembly

1940 England decided to send Indian Div to Basra after PM Gaylani wanted to block British troops

moving through Iraq as part of Anglo-Iraq Treaty

1940 UK Cmdr in Middle East Gen Wavell thought sending British troops to Iraq would destabilize

region so Indian Div sent to Egypt instead

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

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

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

1964 Ibrahim Ahmad radio station called for revolt against Barzani after he took over KDP

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

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

1967 Pres Arif resigned as PM after humiliation of 1967 Arab-Israeli War General Tahir

Yahya became PM 2nd time Was later charged with corruption

1978 Former Prime Minister Naif died from gunshot wounds from assassination attempt by Iraqi agents

in London

1978 England expelled Iraqi diplomats and intel officers for Naif assassination Iraq retaliated by expelling

British diplomats arresting British businessmen Embargo on UK

1988 Iraq recaptured 14 mountain peaks in Panjwin area of Kurdistan

(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 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

(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 Gulf OPEC members met and agreed to follow quotas which Iraq had been demanding Iraq needed

to raise revenues after incurring huge debts from Iran-Iraq War

1991 UN set up camps at Lake Hammar to take in displaced from southern marshes but govt did not

allow people to enter

2002 Pentagon Defense Policy Board met over Iraq invasion plans Angry military not thinking

innovatively Wanted generals fired

2003 Iraqi police demonstration in Baghdad saying US forces in city led to attacks upon police

2003 Sec State Powell told ABC that captured trailers were Iraqi mobile WMD labs Didn’t exist

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

(Musings On Iraq review The WMD Mirage, Iraq’s Decade of Deception and America’s False Premise for War)

2006 Retaliation for suicide bombing of mosque day before mahdi Army set up checkpoint in Jihad

Baghdad Stopped Sunnis Put them on bus and executed at least 36

(Musings On Iraq review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)

2006 Mujahadeen Shura Council released video of 2 US soldiers it had kidnapped tortured murdered Said

retaliation for US soldiers raping and killing Iraqi girl in Mar 06

2007 US GAO report Pentagon could not account for weapons it gave to ISF from Jun 04 to Dec 05

Around 190,000 weapons were unaccounted for US still didn’t have accounting process in place by 2007

2007 Gen Petraeus and Gen Odierno briefed Presidency Council on Sahwa Pres Talabani supported

program VP Abdul Mahdi asked whether Sahwa were loyal to govt US general warned council that there was no reconciliation going on in Iraq

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

2008 Report 20% of Iraqis displaced UN said 2nd largest refugee problem in world Most fled after 06

Samarra bombing Early 07 11 of 18 provinces blocked displaced from returning PM Maliki criticized refugees saying they should have stayed in Iraq

2008 Report Baghdad hired 12,000 new police in Basra after Charge of Knights but didn’t pay them

Fadhila still controlled governorship Dawa and ISCI took over ports and corruption involved with them

2009 KRG parliament agreed to postpone referendum on new constitution that laid claim to disputed

areas and would have given Pres Barzani greater powers

(Musings On Iraq Kurds Agree To Suspend Vote On Controversial Constitution)

2012 During visit to Irbil Pres Barzani tried to get Syria’s Kurdish National Council and Democratic

Union Party to unite and not align with PKK

2014 IS’s Dabiq magazine included article with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calling for Muslims to conduct

hijra migration to the caliphate

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

2017 PM Abadi declared Mosul freed after 9 month long campaign Heavy fighting continued in city

(Musings On Iraq Interview with Ret. Col Witty on the Battle of Mosul)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Horizon Client Access’ Alex Mello on Battle of Mosul)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Amnesty International’s Donatella Rovera on Battle of Mosul)

(Musings On Iraq interview with International Center for Study of Radicalization’s Charlie Winter on how IS media dealt with its defeat in Battle of Mosul)

(Musings On Iraq interview with BBC’s Quentin Sommerville on the Battle of Mosul)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Niqash’s Mustafa Habib on Battle of Mosul)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Reuters’ Stephen Kalin on Battle of Mosul)

(Musings On Iraq interview with AFP’s Ahmad Mousa on Battle of Mosul)

(Musings On Iraq interview with journalist Florian Neuhof on Battle of Mosul)

(Musings On Iraq Review They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate)

(Musings On Iraq Review Shatter the Nations, ISIS and the War for the Caliphate)

2018 Protest in Dhi Qar over jobs water and electricity Protests in Basra blocked roads to Rumaila and

West Qurna oil fields and Lukoil offices demanding jobs and justice for protester killed Jul 8

(Musings On Iraq Summer Protests In Iraq Turn Deadly In Basra)

2019 Shiite Religious Endowment head Musawi had his home invaded by Asaib Ahl Al-Haq after he said

group would not leave mosque in Babil Musawi went into govt safe house afterward

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

2020 Parliament rejected austerity measures to deal with economic crisis passed by cabinet

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