Saturday, August 21, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 21


1916 UK parliamentary inquiry began into defeat at Kut

1921 King Faisal’s coronation Started negotiations over Anglo-Iraq treaty

(Musings On Iraq review The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)

(Musings On Iraq review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)

(Musings On Iraq review Imagining The Nation, Nationalism, Sectarianism and Socio-Political Conflict in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Chatham House Version and other Middle-Eastern Studies)

1950 Nuri al-Said threatened to revoke license of transport company if didn’t fill quota of shipping 500

Jews out of Iraq per day

1965 Col Fakhry retired and 318 officers arrested for being in an underground political

group linked to Communists

(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)

1969 Bakr govt executed opponents in central Baghdad

1996 US Asst Sec of State for Nera Eastern Affairs Pelletraeu told Barzani to talk with Talabani

to try to stop fighting Barzani said US had to talk to Iran and stop it from interfering in Kurdistan

2002 Bush told press he had patience on Iraq and was thinking of all the options Part of strategy to

privately work on war plans while publicly denying it

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


(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

(Musings On Iraq review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)

(Musings On Iraq review Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account Of The Decision To Invade Iraq)

2003 Sec State Powell asked UN Security Council to pass resolution encouraging foreign countries to

provide troops for Iraq

2003 Ali Hassan al-Majid “Chemical Ali” captured by US forces

2005 Interior Minister Jabr said that stories of Iran supplying weapons to Iraqi militias were exaggerated

(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 Islamic Party leader Tariq Hashemi said constitution would not stop violence in Iraq because most

politicians not recognized by public

2005 Isam al-Rawi of Muslim Scholars Association advocated US withdrawal reforming security forces

amnesty for Baathists talks with insurgency

2006 2nd trial started for Saddam accused of genocide during Anfal campaign

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Anfal Campaign And The Destruction Of The Kurdish Opposition)

2006 Sheikh Abu Risha’s Anbar Emergency Council declared war on Al Qaeda in Iraq in Ramadi

2006 Al Qaeda in Iraq bombed Jazeera police station in Ramadi Killed head of Albu Jassim tribe in

who aligned with US and provided tribesmen for Ramadi police Beheaded him and left body in desert

(Musings On Iraq How A Change In Perceptions Led To The Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq review Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)

(Musings On Iraq review The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)

(Musings On Iraq review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)

(Musings On Iraq review The Sheriff of Ramadi, Navy SEALS and the Winning of Anbar)

2006 Bush said Saddam had relations with Zarqawi Disputed by CIA who said no ties between two

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

2007 Report 3 attempts to replace PM Maliki including from ISCI within his own Dawa and from Allawi

            U.S. trying to prop up his govt

2008 Report Iraq’s Finance Min counted all money appropriated in budget as spent when little of it actually

was Govt claimed it spent 57% of the 2008 budget by Aug when only 18% had been used

(Musings On Iraq NY Times Finds Iraq Spends Even Less Of Its Budget)

2008 US commanders started telling Sahwa in north Iraq program ending and they had to get jobs

because govt wouldn’t integrate them

2008 Gen Petraeus said Maliki govt purposely not integrating Sahwa Defense Ministry officials talked

about arresting Sahwa by end of 2008

2015 Protests in Baghdad Maysan Dhi Qar Wasit Diyala Basra Kirkuk Qadisiyah Salahaddin Najaf Karbala

Babil Diwainiya demanding reform

2015 Police attacked reporters from 3 TV stations trying to cover day’s protests

2019 Deputy head of Hashd Commission Abu Muhandis said US behind attack on Balad Air Base Said

US helped Israeli drones fly from Azerbaijan to hit Iraq

(Musings on Iraq Pro-Iran Hashd Brigades And Now Israeli Strikes Making A Joke Of PM Abdul Mahdi’s Claims Iraq Neutral In Regional Conflicts)

2020 Protesters burn govt office in Basra City after assassinations of activists there

2020 Protest activist assassinated in Baghdad as part of intimidation campaign vs demonstrators

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

2020 Bicycle bomb hits protest site in Dhi Qar People burned Asaib Ahl Al-Haq Dawa Badr

HQs and then bulldozed them in retaliation

(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)

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