Friday, October 22, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Oct 22


1965 Gen Nasser said he supported Iraqi govt against Mustafa Barzani’s Kurdish rebellion

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurdish Revolt 1961-1970)

1980 Iraqi forces surrounded and began siege of Abadan Iran

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

1981 UN backed Islamic Conference Organization’s attempt to end Iran-Iraq War

1983 Iranian Op Wa al-Farj 4 reached Penjwin Kurdistan Iraqi counterattack pushed Iranians back

(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)

1991 Baghdad told Kurdish workers that if they wanted to keep their jobs they had to move to govt

controlled areas of Kurdistan due to clashes with Peshmerga

2004 Sistani aide Safi in Friday sermon said voting in 2005 elections was a religious duty

(Musings On Iraq review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)

2004 Report Around 20 families most exiles like the Majids who were cousins of Saddam were financing

the insurgency

2006 Report criticized Lancet report that est 400,000-800,000 Iraqi deaths since 2003 Lancet claimed 40

consecutive households were questioned within one day Public health researcher Hicks didn’t think that possible One Lancet author Roberts said 80% of deaths recorded had a death certificate and that deaths had been underreported Report criticized for main street bias only surveying main streets where violence more likely Lancet author Burnham said off streets were included Then said he actually didn’t know how survey was conducted Lancet author Roberts said some of the raw data was destroyed to protect people’s safety Also said that findings could easily be replicated by other studies

(Musings On Iraq Major Flaws With The Lancet Reports On Iraqi Deaths Part I)

(Musings On Iraq Major Flaws With The Lancet Reports On Iraqi Deaths Part II)

(Musings On Iraq New Survey On Estimated Deaths In Iraq Refutes Lancet Reports)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mark Van Der Laan on Lancet Reports)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Michael Spagat on Lancet reports)

2006 Report US in talks with Islamic Army in Jordan

2006 Fmr Finance Min Allawi said $750-$800mil in defense spending under PM Allawi stolen Ziad

Cattan head of military procurement convicted in absentia for stealing from defense deals

(Musings On Iraq review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector Gen for Iraq Reconstruction Bowen on corruption in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq interview with fmr anti-graft official Vincent Foulk on corruption in Iraq)

2006 2nd ISI car bomb at Sheikh Abu Risha’s compoung head of Anbar Awakening in Ramadi

2007 bin Laden message to Iraq said insurgency was winning Had to overcome differences and not work

with US Said insurgency would undo the division of the Ottoman empire and a new Islamic age was coming

2007 Report Sadiya Baghdad used to be majority Sunni Now 60% Shiite Mahdi Army worked with Inter

Min Wolf Brigade to cleanse neighborhood of Sunnis Sunnis turned to ISI US then organized Sadiya Guardians in Sep 07 Mahdi Army shelled Guardians Was protest by Shiite against Guardians claiming they were killers Sunnis held counter demonstration PM Maliki said he wanted Shiites to join Guardians but they objected

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

(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)

2007 Report US campaign plan now had militias bigger threat to Iraq than insurgency Couldn’t defeat

militias so hoped that reconciliation would happen Dropped legislative benchmarks as sign of progress

2009 Report Interior Min intel head said ISF needed to be cleansed of criminals and militia Said he

fired 60,000 police in 2009 for criminal records 15,000 dismissed in 2008 1,500 police were hired in 2009 by political parties None were qualified Oct 09 Baghdad jewelry store robbed by police who killed 8 wounded 9

2010 Wikileaks released thousands of classified US reports on Iraq

2019 Govt released report on violence against protesters Blamed ISF Said commanders lost control of forces

149 killed Most in Baghdad 107 4,207 wounded most in Baghdad 3,458 Also 19 killed in Dhi Qar 7 in Diwaniya 6 in Maysn 5 in Najaf 4 in Wasit 1 in Babil 70% of those killed were shot in head and chest Said Baghdad Operations Command commanders of army’s 11th Div Fed Police 1st Div police chiefs in Babil Dhi Qar Muthanna Najaf Qadisiya Wasit and several other offices should be fired punished or investigated for crimes Did not blame PM Abdul Mahdi other politicians or Hashd

(Musings On Iraq Report On Violence Used Vs Iraq Protests Covers-Up Govt Responsibility)

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

2019 Report Iran Rev Guard set up crisis cell in Baghdad to help put down protests Cell

included Gen Suleimani PM Abdul Mahdi’s chief of staff Natl Sec Adv Fayad Abu Muhandis Dep Head Hashd Comm other Hashd leaders Coordinated suppression of street and snipers Hashd believed to have arrested dozens and taken them to unofficial prisons

(Musings On Iraq Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Commander General Suleimani And His Role In Iraq, An Interview With The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins)

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