Saturday, December 25, 2021

This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 25


1920 Gertrude Bell wrote that Faisal was the only solution to Iraq and its first choice to be king

(Musings On Iraq review Gertrude Bell And Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Gertrude Bell, Explorer of the Middle East)

(Musings On Iraq movie review Letters from Baghdad)

(Musings On Iraq review Desert Queen, The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia)

1938 Group of Seven pan-Arab officers appointed Nuri al-Said PM Moved to punish ex-PM Sulaiman for

killing his brother in law Jaafar al-Askari in 1936 coup

1943 PM Nuri al-Said formed his 3rd cabinet Made Mullah Mustafa Barzani Minister of Kurdish

Affairs in failed attempt to co-opt him and end his revolt

(Musings On Iraq interview with Western Kentucky’s Prof Romero on the Qasim govt)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Historian Phebe Marr comparing PM Said with PM Maliki)

(Musings On Iraq review ‘Independent Iraq’ The Monarchy & British Influence, 1941-1958)

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

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

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

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

1986 Iraqi counterattack pushed Iranians back into Shatt al-Arab Ended Iran’s Op Karbala 4 Iran lost

9,000-12,000 casualties vs 3,000 Iraqi casualties

(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 3: Iraq’s Triumph)

(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)

2005 Report US mismanaged developing Iraq’s electricity network Installed 26 natural gas turbines

at 7 plants when Iraq didn’t have gas or infrastructure to support them

2006 British destroyed Jamiat police station in Basra HQ of Serious Crimes Unit run by Mahdi Army

infamous for arrests torture corruption Found 127 prisoners who’d been tortured Arrested policemen from Crime Unit for running death squads

(Musings On Iraq US Army History Iraq War Vol 1 – Chapter 22 – The Failed Transition)

2012 Iraqiya boycotted cabinet 2nd time over arrest warrant for Fin Min Issawi

(Musings On Iraq Prime Minister Maliki Targets Another Member Of The Iraqi National Movement In An Act Of Political Intimidation)

2013 Acting Def Min Dulaimi said govt would not shut down Ramadi protest site

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

2020 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq posted videos of armed men on social media Then had men hit streets of

Baghdad Said waiting for leader Khazali to give word and they would attack Interior Min and free members arrested Dec 21 for rocket attacks on Green Zone

2020 PM Kazemi deployed Counter Terror Service to Baghdad to respond to Asaib Ahl Al-Haq

threats and put Federal Police on alert Tweeted that he was ready to take on outlaws threatening his govt

2020 National Sec Adv Araji held talks with Asaib Ahl Al-Haq and got it to back down from

threats vs PM Kazemi

2020 Asabi Ahl Al-Haq leader Khazali said that tensions with Kazemi govt had been resolved but

pro-Iran groups had right to attack Americans Kataib Hezbollah said it would cut off Kazemi’s ears

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

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