Tuesday, December 21, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 21


1956 Communist uprising in Al-Hay put down and leaders executed

(Musings On Iraq review The Modern History of Iraq)

(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 Barzani said Bakr govt hadn’t offered any real concessions and talks were off

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

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

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

1975 Iraq funded attack on OPEC ministers by Carlos the Jackal and the Popular Front for the Liberation of

Palestine in Vienna Austria Saddam wanted the Saudi and Iranian oil ministers killed because they supported Kurdish revolt They were kidnapped but released

1981 Kuwait and UAE agreed to loan Iraq $2 bil to help during Iran-Iraq War

1998 Russia France Germany called for ending sanctions on Iraq

1998 Report Iraq intel officer Hijazi met with bin Laden in Afghanistan and offered him asylum False story

2001 UK Def Min Hoon asked ministry for plans for military action against Iraq

2001 Vanity Fair article claimed Iraq involved in 9/11 based upon INC defector Abu Zainab Qairy

story that Iraq trained terrorists at Salman Pak Baghdad Abu Zainab had been dismissed by CIA

2001 Vanity Fair author appeared on CNN and NBC repeating his story that INC defector Abu

Zainab Qairy claimed Iraq involved in 9/11 Story false

2002 Dep CIA Dir McLaughlin briefed Bush on intel on Iraq WMD Said Iraq had precursors and biological

components Showed rocket engine test site that passed prescribed ranges Showed satellite photo of suspected clean up of chemical weapons spill Showed UAV flown 500km past UN limit of 150km CIA went over reports of Iraq having mobile WMD labs Played recording of 2 Republican Guard officers talking about removing nerve agents Said Saddam met with nuclear scientists talking about resuming their work

(Musings On Iraq How Iraqi Defector CURVEBALL Became Basis For US Claims That Iraq Had WMD)

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Created An Iraqi Nuclear Threat In 2002)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq One Of The Worst Intelligence Failures In US History)

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


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

2002 Bush Natl Sec Adv Rice and Chief of Staff Card unimpressed by CIA presentation on WMD CIA Dir

Tenet said case was a “slam dunk” Administration had been making assertions about threat of Iraq’s WMD and when presented with facts Bush didn’t believe the case

2003 Massoud Barzani article said Kurds would take regional autonomy and nothing else in new

Iraqi constitution

2004 Ansar al-Sunna suicide bomber in Iraqi army uniform blew himself up inside US Mosul base Killed

21 including 14 US soldiers Wounded 75 Led to mistrust of Iraqi army by US afterward

2004 Insurgents released 2 French reporters they kidnapped 4 months ago

2004 Center for Strategic and Intl Studies report Iraqi forces wouldn’t be ready to operate

independently until late 2006 at best

2005 Iraq Election Comm reported 10.9 mil of 15.6 mil voters participated in Dec 15 elections

Anbar vote went from 1% in Jan to 32% in Oct to 55% in Dec

(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)

2005 NSC presented 10 goals for new Iraqi govt to Bush Including competent ministers fighting


2005 Commandos from 1st Commando brigade based in Samarra said most of the unit was from

Mahdi Army and didn’t respect their commander only Sadr

2005 US Iraq cmdr Gen Casey told Bush Sunnis were disappointed in Dec 2005 election results

Could lead to increased violence

2006 US arrested Gen Mohsen Chirazai commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force’s

Dept 600 and 5 other IRGC members at Badr head Amiri’s home Chirazai and 1 other released next day under pressure from PM Maliki and Pres Talabani Other 4 turned over to Iraqis Dec 28 and released the next day

(Musings On Iraq Iranians Planned Kidnapping And Held British Captives Taken In Iraq) 

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

2006 8 Marines charged with executing Iraqi civilians in Haditha None were convicted 

2010 PM Maliki finally put together new govt 9 months after elections Cabinet approved by parliament

2011 PM Maliki ordered Dep PM Mutlaq removed from office in response to Mutlaq calling for

Maliki to be replaced

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

2012 Protests started in Fallujah in response to PM Maliki issuing arrest warrant for Finance Min Issawi

2013 7th Div commander and leadership of division all killed by IS booby trapped house in Anbar

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s PM Maliki Goes From Offensive Against Al Qaeda To Crackdown On Anbar Protestors)

2013 Insurgents attacked al-Assad air base in Anbar

2015 Peshmerga and YPG captured Sinjar from IS

2017 2 killed 300 wounded in protests against the KRG

2020 ISF arrested Azirjawi commander of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq’s missile unit and 3 other members

for Dec 20 and Sep rocket attacks on Green Zone

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s PM Kazemi Might Finally Be Standing Up To Pro-Iran Groups)

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