Tuesday, July 13, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 13


1920 Tribal forces surrounded British garrison at Abu Skhair during 1920 Revolt

1920 UK parliament questioned govt about what was happening in Iraq with 1920 Revolt PM

Lloyd George was questioned about companies taking over Iraq’s oil PM said that wouldn’t happen even though already decided

(Musings On Iraq review 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)

1958 Col Arif gained control of 20th Brigade and began march towards Baghdad from Diyala to start

1958 coup

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq Between the Two World Wars, The Militarist Origins of Tyranny)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraqi Women, Untold Stories from 1948 to the Present)

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

1959 Gen Qasim appointed several Communists to his cabinet

(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)

1961 Gen Qasim released Mohammed Jamali Rashid al-Ghalani and Tawfiq al-Suwaidi from prison Were all

former PMs All had been sentenced to life in prison by revolutionary govt

1982 Iranian Op Ramadan invaded Iraq for 1st time Advanced 10 miles across Shatt al-Arab into

Basra Consisted of 5 human wave attacks by Iranian Revolutionary Guard with 100,000 troops against Iraqi lines

(Musings On Iraq interview with Naval Postgraduate School’s Ostovar on history of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard)

(Musings On Iraq review Vanguard of the Imam, Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard)

1982 Iraq used tear gas to turn back Iranian attacks in Basra

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)

1988 Iraq broke Iranian lines and moved into Iran Took Dehloran Iran

1988 Saddam threatened to invade southern Iran if Tehran didn’t withdraw from Halabja 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)

1992 Report Atlanta bank main financier of US exports to Iraq using govt guaranteed loans Lent Iraq

$5.2 bil Bank raided in Aug 89 Much of money went to buy tech for weapons programs Oct 89 Agricultural Dept found most credit to Iraq being used for weapons programs Found Iraq had front companies in US to buy tech Justice Dept tried to block investigations into matter  

2001 NSC meeting Dep Sec of State Armitage suggested that Bush make Iraq the top foreign

policy issue Dep Def Sec Wolfowitz argued for US to support Chalabi’s revolt plan and giving INC control of frozen Iraqi assets in US Def Sec Rumsfeld demanded full NSC meeting where Bush would hear plan

(Musings On Iraq review The Man Who Pushed America To War, The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi)

(Musings On Iraq review Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi and the Selling of the Iraq War)

2003 Iraqi Governing Council announced its formation and held first session Mohammed al-Uloom

became premier Seats were divided up using ethnosectarian quotas

(Musings On Iraq Origins Of Iraq’s Ethnosectarian Quota System)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Dysfunctional Democracy)

(Musings On Iraq review Sectarianism In Iraq)

2003 Natl Sec Adv Rice said that controversy over Iraq-Africa uranium story in Bush’s State of the

Union was overblown Def Sec Rumsfeld said intelligence was correct at time White House said no doubt Iraq wanted a nuclear weapon before the war

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

2003 After White House blamed CIA for Bush using Iraq-Africa uranium story CIA leaked it had

blocked story from being used before

2003 PM Blair said he still believed story Iraq tried to buy uranium from Africa CIA questioned its veracity

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Failed The Iraq-Niger Uranium Story)

2005 UndersecDef Feith said US didn’t train enough Kurds and Iraqi exiles to help with security before

03 invasion Said US officials reluctant to end CPA early in 2003 Said US military not Pentagon determined size of invasion force

2005 US army officers refuted Undersec Def Feith saying Pentagon curtailed troop deployments to

            Iraq before and after invasion

2006 For the first time in Iraq US military turned over security in a province to Iraqi forces Happened in


2007 Joint Chiefs head Gen Pace said more training of ISF wasn’t needed Needed more US forces

embedded with ISF Response to White House report that number of Iraqi battalions able to operate independently dropped from 10 to 6 in first 6 months of 2007

2008 Islamic Party said Iraqi forces should not take control of security in Anbar because Awakening was

not ready Sheikhs Sulaiman and Hayes agreed

(Musings On Iraq Anbar Dispute Between Sunnis Growing)

2009 IED on US Amb Hill’s convoy in Dhi Qar likely by a militia

(Musings On Iraq The Return Of The Special Groups)

2015 Campaign started to recapture Ramadi from IS

(Musings On Iraq interview with Ahmed Ali on fall of Ramadi)

2018 PM Abadi went to Basra City over protests They refused to meet with his delegation saying it was

useless Took over courtyard of hotel Abadi staying at

2018 Protests in 7 provinces Basra and Maysan council building and party offices occupied some burned

1 person killed Um Qasr port shut down Najaf council building and airport occupied 1 party office burned Marches in Babil Muthanna Qadisiya Dhi Qar Karbala

(Musings On Iraq Protests In Iraq Greatly Escalate And Spread Throughout South)

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