Saturday, August 14, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 14


1921 Referendum finished that picked Faisal as king British fixed results

1921 Gertrude Bell wrote that Kurds in Irbil and Mosul had voted for Faisal in referendum and

in return they would get Kurdish officials

(Musings On Iraq review Gertrude Bell And Iraq)

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

(Musings On Iraq movie review Letters from Baghdad)

(Musings On Iraq review Desert Queen, The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia)

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

1927 Report Assyrians refused to settle in northern Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1933 Interior Min Suleiman went to Dohuk and Amadiya to try to stop killing of Assyrians

1933 3 days of looting of Assyrian villages in Al Qosh by Kurd Arab and Yazidi tribes ended

1933 Arabs attacked 2 Chaldean Christian villages near Assyrian ones in Al Qosh

(Musings On Iraq review Christianity in Iraq)

1965 Pres Arif said Revolutionary Command Council disbanded and elections would be

held soon

1985 Iraq started air campaign against Kharg Island Iran’s main oil terminal Would last 4 months

Dropped capacity by 1/3 Iran moved most of its shipping south as a result

(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 Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)

(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)

1998 Iraq found violating UN sanctions by smuggling oil

1998 Washington Post report UN chief Butler had followed US instructions to hold back on

            inspections because Clinton admin didn’t want confrontations with Saddam

2002 National Security Presidential Directive included liberating people of Iraq and spreading democracy

(Musings On Iraq review What Happened, Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Future The aftermath of regime change)

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


(Musings On Iraq review Wanting War: Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Assassins’ Gate, America In Iraq)

2002 NSC meeting Sec State Powell said US had to build coalition against Iraq Said Bush should

address Iraq in his UN speech on 9/12/02 VP Cheney said Bush’s UN speech should attack organization for inaction on Iraq Natl Sec Adv Rice agreed with both

2003 UN Resolution 1500 created UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Said Iraqi Governing

Council important step to Iraq self-governance

2003 US intel officer wrote memo saying that “gloves are coming off” in interrogating Iraqi prisoners

2005 US Amb Khalizad accused Iran of attempting to subvert Iraq after US forces seized EFPs in south


(Musings On Iraq interview with Galen Wright of Arkenstone blog on Iranian arms shipments to Iraqi militias) 

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2005 Kurds marched in Irbil Kirkuk Dohuk Sulaymaniya calling for Kurdish self determination control

of Kirkuk and disputed areas

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)

2006 PM Maliki told US Iraq cmdr Gen Casey civil war was easier to deal with then Baathists who were

attempting to overthrow his govt

2006 US police training program offered plan to crack down on death squads and kidnappings by Interior

Min by reviewing each police battalion

(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)

(Musings On Iraq review The U.S. Army In The Iraq War: Volume 1, Invasion, Insurgency, Civil

War, 2003-2006)

2006 After threat by insurgents only around 100 of Fallujah’s 1700 police showed up to duty

2006 Protest in Basra over lack of electricity during summer heat Clashed with police

2006 Zafaraniya Baghdad attacked by insurgents who forced out most Shiites

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

2007 4 suicide truck bombs hit Kahtaniya and Jazeera in Sinjar district killed 796 Yazidis and wounded

almost 1,500 Was deadliest bombing in Iraq since 2003

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

2007 100 soldiers kidnapped Oil Ministry officials from govt compound in Baghdad including Dep Oil


2008 Report election official said ISF intimidating people registering to vote In Sadr City police officer

demanded that voter registration director turn over names and addresses of voters

2009 PM Maliki told reporters that they had to cooperate with govt and not criticize it

2009 KRG said Al-Hadbaa ruling party in Ninewa supported ethnic cleansing of Kurds and

Christians Blamed it for insurgent attacks in province

(Musings On Iraq Tit For Tat In Ninewa)

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

2014 PM Maliki agreed to step down after elections Was under pressure from US and Ayatollah Sistani

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)

2015 Ayatollah Sistani’s office said PM Abadi needed to reform judiciary

(Musings On Iraq interview with Reidar Visser on PM Abadi’s reform program)

2015 Protests in Maysan Kirkuk Samawa Basra Karbala Najaf Nasiriya Hillah Baghdad Diwaniya Kut

Baquba Dujail over better services fight corruption

2015 Journalists said that Baghdad Operations Command stormed their office and told them not to cover


2015 VP Maliki gave interview saying reform protests were anti-religious

2018 Protesters tried to storm West Qurna 2 oil field in Basra ISF used gunfire to disperse people College

grads burned degrees in Irbil over lack of jobs

2020 Protest activist assassinated in Basra City as part of intimidation campaign against


(Musings On Iraq While PM Kazemi Visits Trump Pro-Iran Groups Target US And Kill Protesters To Embarrass Govt)

(Musings On Iraq Ebb And Flow Of Protests In Iraq)

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

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