Wednesday, December 15, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 15


1932 League of Nations Mandate Comm rejected Assyrian petition for autonomy Said Iraqi

govt would settle Assyrians within country or outside of it

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

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1940 Foreign Minister Said wrote memo to PM Gaylani and Regent that Iraq had to back England

during WW2

(Musings On Iraq review Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)

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

1954 PM Said said Iraq would end unpopular 1930 Anglo-Iraq Treaty in 1957

1957 Abdul-Wahab Mirjan became PM of Iraq Cabinet included 3 Kurdish ministers Mostly Nuri al-Said


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

1981 Iraq said it was ready to end war if Iran recognized borders Iran rejected offer

(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 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)

1990 Saddam told officials that US started war against Iraq in 1986 when it sold weapons to Iran in

Iran-Contra Affair

1998 US told chief UN inspector Butler to remove his team from Iraq before imminent US strike

1998 UN inspector chief report to Security Council said Iraq not cooperating again Was released to

press before UN members got their copies

(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors Were Right Iraq Was Not A Threat)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)

(Musings On Iraq review Out Of The Ashes, The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein)

(Musings On Iraq review The Greatest Threat, Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, And The Growing Crisis Of Global Security)

1998 White House told Congressional leaders that a military strike was being planned against Iraq

1998 Clinton told PM Netanyahu that inspection report would be bad and US would bomb Iraq

            as a result

(Musings On Iraq review Neighbors, Not Friends, Iraq And Iran After The Gulf Wars)

1998 Clinton approved strike on Iraq Told PM Blair UK had to prepare

2003 Report Al Qaeda was going to divert fighters and funds from Afghanistan to Iraq

2004 Zarqawi bombing in Karbala killed 7 and wounded aide to Ayatollah Sistani

2005 Iraq held elections for a permanent parliament Some insurgent groups provided

security to make sure Sunnis could vote 75% voter participation Highest of 3 elections in 2005

(Musings On Iraq US Army History of Iraq War Vol 1- Chapter 18 – Defeated By Democracy, Winter 2005-2006)

(Musings On Iraq US Army History of Iraq War Vol 1 – Chapter 19 The Iraqi Civil War Comes Into The Open, January-June 2006)

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

War, 2003-2006)

2005 Secular candidate in Basra said afraid Shiite religious parties would use their militias and police

to carry out fraud during election

2005 Police in Najaf drove through city calling on people to vote for the United Iraqi Alliance

2005 Badr tore down election posters of rivals in Basra Maysan Muthanna Burned Allawi’s office

in Samawa Threatened rivals Removed ballots for Allawi in Basra and Amara Stuffed ballot boxes with votes for United Iraqi Alliance

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

2006 Bush told PM Maliki to accept Surge as way to bring down violence Maliki said he would

announce it next day Didn't

(Musings On Iraq review The War Within, A Secret White House History 2006-2008)

2006 US intel said PM Maliki against Surge Said he didn't like US forces and didn’t want more of them

in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mansoor on the Surge)

(Musings On Iraq interview with New America Foundation’s Ollivant On Reassessing the Surge)

2006 Report US cmdr in Diyala said ISF making security situation worse Police accused of corruption

Army made mass arrests Were both almost all Shiite Commander said ISF driving tribes and politicians into hands of insurgents for protection

(Musings On Iraq Diyala Province Backgrounder)

2007 Report more than 6 mass graves found in last two months Half of them in Baghdad Thought to be

victims of militias

2008 Sec State Rice claimed US crackdown made Iran backdown in Iraq Said Charge of Knights was

turning point

2009 UN report during 2009 elections candidates attacked in Babil Baghdad Diyala Ninewa 6 killed

2011 U.S. announced withdrawal of its forces from Iraq

2011 ISF deployed outside homes of VP Hashemi, Fin Min Rafi Issawi and Dep PM Mutlaq in Green

Zone on orders of PM Maliki

(Musings On Iraq Is Iraq’s Finance Minister Next On Maliki’s Hit List?)

2011 PM Maliki suggested Dep PM Mutlaq be barred from entering parliament at meeting of

National Alliance Idea rejected by list

(Musings On Iraq Premier Maliki Lashes Out At His Political Rivals In The Iraqi National Movement)

2011 Militiamen sent by PM Maliki stormed Diyala council building and set up roadblocks

throughout province to intimidate local govt over move to make province federal region Head of Diyala council had his house set on fire and one of his bodyguards killed Call for region was to protest Maliki govt

(Musings On Iraq Push To Make Iraq’s Diyala Province An Autonomous Region Fades)

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

2013 Sheikh Saadi spiritual leader of Anbar protests had his house shot at in Ramadi

(Musings On Iraq Security In Iraq’s Anbar Province December 2013)

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