Tuesday, January 25, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 25


865 Mutazz acknowledged as the new Abbasid caliph in Baghdad

1917 British attack on Ottoman positions along Hai River outside Kut pushed back

1959 Gen Qasim legalized trade unions

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

1967 Pres Johnson met 5 Iraqi generals and Iraqi Amb Hani at White House and said that they

would build closer ties

1981 Islamic Conference Organization created group to try to mediate end to Iran-Iraq War

1987 3rd War of the Cities ended

(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 OPEC said Kuwait and UAE agreed to limit oil exports to try to settle dispute with Iraq

(Musings On Iraq review Unholy Babylon, The Secret History of Saddam’s War)

1995 Saddam discussed how Iraq had created a deterrent to protect every Arab capital from Israel

with WMD

1996 Member of Iraqi National Accord made recording of his operation in Iraq setting off bombs

Complained he didn’t have enough money and explosives Ops were funded by CIA 

1998 Report US was preparing strike against Iraq called Operation Desert Thunder for non

cooperation with UN inspectors US was hoping to cause a confrontation with inspectors to attack Iraq

(Musings On Iraq UN Inspectors and CIA Spying On Iraq In The 90s)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq In The Eye of the Storm)

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

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

2003 Military Industrialization Commission officials had Republican Guard commanders sign docs

that they had no WMD in units

2003 Cheney chief of staff Libby briefed White House on case vs Iraq’s WMD and Al Qaeda ties

Said Iraq hiding its WMD and cleaning sites before UN inspections Said Iraq-Al Qaeda ties strong Libby played recording of 2 Al Qaeda operatives talking about poisons that Libby said they got from Iraq Libby claimed 9/11 hijacker Atta met with Iraq intelligence in Prague up to 4 times Story false

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

2004 Ex-Iraq Survey Group Head Kay US intel was wrong about Iraq’s WMD US intel had to

explain why they failed on Iraq Kay said Iraq tried to restart nuke program in 2000-01 but didn’t get far Kay said Iraq had active biological weapons program 1998 US bombing had stopped Iraq’s chemical weapons program

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

(Musings On Iraq How Operation Desert Fox Finished Off Iraq’s WMD Programs)

2005 Bush admin said it would ask Congress for another $80 bil for Iraq and Afghanistan wars

2005 Human Rights Watch reported arbitrary arrests torture abuse threats corruption in Iraqi

justice system

2006 Report US wanted to make Iraqi army light infantry force to fight insurgency and not

threaten neighbors Meant given no artillery or heavy weapons besides 77 T-72 tanks

2007 PM Maliki presented new Baghdad security plan as part of Surge Said he would go after militias and

protect human rights He didn’t Called on govt to recruit from all communities and be presented throughout bureaucracy to address complaints about marginalization as opening to Sunnis Sheikh Janabi asked why were parts of Baghdad under siege and said govt should be killing terrorists not civilians Demanded release of prisoners Said Iraqi intel should be reviewed by both Sunnis and Shiites Demanded end to deBaathification Maliki accused Janabi of being responsible for kidnapping 150 people Speaker Mashadani admonished Maliki for attacking a MP Live TV broadcast was quickly cut off

2009 Report PM Maliki tried to remove Kurdish officers from 2 army divisions in Ninewa Ninewa

Ops Command twice said it would remove KDP Dep Governor of Ninewa from office

2010 3 international hotels bombed in Baghdad

2010 Accountability and Justice Comm reinstated 59 banned candidates saying there were errors in


(Musings On Iraq Timeline of Iraq’s De-Baathification Campaign)

2013 ISF killed 9 protesters at Fallujah protest camp for throwing stones

2015 Yazidi militias and YPG forced Arabs out of Om Danabuk, Sinjar Killed 10 and looted village

2015 Badr’s Amiri claimed all of Diyala cleared of IS

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

2020 Protest sites attacked in Baghdad Basra Najaf Nasiriya after Sadr withdrew support

            1 killed in Baghdad 3 in Nasiriya

(Musings On Iraq New Govt Crackdown On Iraq Protests)

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

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