Monday, October 18, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 18


1920 Najaf surrendered to British in 1920 Revolt Was one of the centers of rebellion

(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)

1928 Shiite sheikhs issued statement about conscription saying only the Shiites would be drafted as Kurds

and western tribes would never allow it meaning Shiites would make all the sacrifices

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

1940 Ger Amb to Turkey told Fin Min Shawkat Germany supported Arabs but gave no specific

promises or support

(Musings On Iraq review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The Nationalist 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 The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)

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

1980 Pres Carter called on Iraq to withdraw from Iran Carter was trying to get US hostages held by Tehran


1980 Iraqi forces attempted to attack Abadan from behind but failed Iranian counterattack in Andimeshk

forced Iraqi retreat

(Musings On Iraq review Iran-Iraq War Volume 4: The Forgotten Fronts)

1984 Iranian Op Al Fajr 7 began to recapture Mehran Iran in central front Discovered by Iraqi intelligence

(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)

1997 PUK and KDP agreed to US brokered ceasefire in civil war Clashes continued

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurds, A Modern History)

2001 2nd CIA report on story that Iraq tried to buy uranium from Niger Said Iraq didn’t have

facilities to process uranium

(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)

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

2001 Wall St Journal OpEd by ex-CIA Dir Woolsey said Iraq behind 9/11

2002 Sec Def Rumsfeld told Under Sec of Def Feith to create postwar planning office for Iraq Cancelled few

days later Cancellation came from White House that didn’t want postwar planning because could derail invasion

(Musings On Iraq Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction’s “Hard Lessons” – Part I: Planning for Postwar Iraq September 2001 to May 2003)

(Musings On Iraq on Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Hard Lessons Chapter 3 The Department of Defense Takes Charge)

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


(Musings On Iraq review Hard Lessons, The Iraq Reconstruction Experience)

2004 US cmdr in Mosul sent warning that city could fall to insurgents at any moment unless US took

immediate action

2006 ISI held march in Ramadi to declare it capitol of Islamic caliphate and mark its new name

2006 CENTCOM briefing said Iraq heading towards chaos Increased sectarian violence despite U.S.

security plan

2006 Badr Maysan police chief killed by IED likely by Sadrists

2008 Female suicide bomber killed at Sahwa checkpoint in Salahaddin

(Musings On Iraq The Rise of Female Suicide Bombers0

(Musings On Iraq Motivations Behind Female Suicide Bombers)

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

2008 Govt committee to investigate attacks on Christians in Mosul found some army units worked with

armed groups and weren’t protecting Christians

(Musings On Iraq review Christianity in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Bad Times For Iraq’s Christians)

2008 4 armed members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard were found and arrested in Diyala by ISF

(Musings On Iraq Iranians And Special Groups Forces Returning To Iraq)

2011 Exxon signed oil and gas deal with KRG marking 1st major energy company to enter region

(Musings On Iraq New Twists In Exxon-Kurd Oil Deal)

2017 KRG Election Comm said it stopped preparations for presidential and parliamentary elections

because no candidates

(Musings On Iraq In Face Of Referendum Fallout Kurdish Ruling Parties Decide To Hold Onto Power)

2017 UN warned Election Comm that choosing electronic voting system would undermine trust in


2018 Out going Oil Minister Luabi transferred 9 state oil companies to new Iraq National Oil Company that

he headed PM Designate Mahdi warned that his govt would cancel any orders it felt illegal

(Musings On Iraq Iraq Starts Reviving National Oil Company)

2019 Amnesty reported govt had on going campaign against activists and journalists for

protests Included threats arrests and disappearances

(Musings On Iraq Sadr Joins Protests While Govt Continues With Promises And Crackdown)

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

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