Monday, July 12, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 12


1946 Police tried breaking Communist oil worker strike in Kirkuk Fired on workers Killed 8

wounded 50 Killings condemned in press PM Umari shut down papers in response Helped lead to fall of govt in Nov

(Musings On Iraq review The Modern History of Iraq)

1958 Communist party members were warned that something big was going to happen in anticipation

            of Free Officers’ Coup that overthrew monarchy

(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)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)

1968 PM Yahya threatened to resign over divisions within military that would lead to 1968

            coup Pres Arif asked Yahya to form new govt

1979 Saddam elected new president and head of Regional Command Council of the Baath Party Dhuri

elected VP

1979 Rev Command Council Secretary General Mashadi objected to Bakr stepping down saying he

should have been convinced to stay in office Saddam would arrest him

1982 UN Res 514 called for end to war Iraq accepted it Khomeini rejected it and called on Iraqis to rise

up against Saddam

1983 Reagan signed NSDD 99 to review US policy in Middle East Led to tilt towards Iraq

1988 Iraq Op Tawakalna ala Allah 3 began towards Dehloran in center Recaptured Muhsen border

region Goal was to destroy Iranian forces to prevent postwar threat

1988 Iran withdrew from Halabja district Kurdistan

1988 Iraq started withdrawing from 2,260 sq mi of Iranian territory

(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 Saddam ordered intel gathering on Kuwait’s terrain and military

(Musings On Iraq review Unholy Babylon, The Secret History of Saddam’s War)

1991 Saddam carried out new wave of executions of Baath members and army officers

2001 Iraqi Military Alliance opposition group met in London made up of 60 former officers Called for

democratic Iraq Foreign aid Iraqi soldiers to work with it

2003 British officially took control of Basra Maysan Dhi Qar and Muthanna with no strategy on how to

run them

2003 VP Cheney chief of staff Libby spoke 3rd time with NY Times reporter Miller telling her fmr Amb

Wilson’s wife worked for CIA Was to discredit Wilson

2003 VP Cheney chief of staff Libby talked with Time reporter Cooper who said fmr Amb Wilson’s wife

might’ve sent him on Niger trip

(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)

2005 Zarqawi responded to Maqdisi who criticized Al Qaeda in Iraq’s tactics of attacking civilians and

Shiites and suicide bombings Zarqawi said more important to attack Shiites than non-Muslims Accused Shiites of starting sectarian violence Cited Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir who supported suicide missions

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

(Musings On Iraq review The ISIS Reader, Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement)

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

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

2006 20 people from bus station abducted and executed in Muqtadiya Diyala

2007 Bush claimed US made progress on 8 of 18 congressional benchmarks set for Surge Created

constitutional review committee but it had taken no action Passed regions law but no implementation Election Commission formed Supported Surge Reduced sectarian violence Were more ISF Passed budget No progress on reconciliation or relations with Iran and Syria or economic growth No reforming deBaathification No energy law No provincial election law or provincial powers law No amnesty law No disarmament of militias Hadn’t stopped political interference in ISF Not enforced law and order Not taken on militia influence in ISF

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

2009 VP Hashemi said Baghdad would fight PKK and would form special units to do so Meant

            to appease Turkey

2009 Sadr video Said Mahdi Army untrained and caused lots of damage Said infiltrated by groups

Some corrup Said some factions were fighting each other Condemned attacks on civilians Condemned sharia courts Sadrists created Claimed he had nothing to do with fighting during Charge of Knights against his militia

2009 KRG PM Barzani said regional govt starting transparency program for finances

2009 5 attacks on churches in Baghdad Christian official assassinated in Kirkuk

2014 Naqshibandi leader Izzat al-Dhur welcomed and praised IS’s role in fighting against Maliki govt

2017 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq members arrested in Musayib Babil for kidnapping 28 Sunnis and killing 20

of them

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

2018 South Oil Company offices stormed and road to airport blocked in Basra City 1 killed by police

Protest at Rumaila and West Qurna oil fields and 2 other parts of Basra Marches in Baghdad and Wasit

2018 Oil Min Luaibi said govt had come up with response to protests promising 10,000 jobs in oil sector

and investment in water electricity and health care

(Musings On Iraq Protests Continue Acorss Southern Iraq And Spread To Baghdad)

2020 Protests over lack of electricity services and govt workers not being paid in Basra Wasit

Diwaniya Dhi Qar Muthanna Babil Most provinces since demonstrations started on Jul 9

2020 Protest in Baghdad by victims of Saddam complaining their pensions were cut Stopped at

checkpoint and fired on by ISF killing 2

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