Monday, January 3, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 3


1916 New Gen Aylmer told to march from Amara to relieve siege at Kut where British

troops trapped

1923 Administrative Inspectors Law reduced number of British advisers to Iraqi govt and

limited their power

1948 Iraq’s Foreign Min Jamali said that Iraq was sensitive about the 1930 Anglo-Iraq Treaty

(Musings On Iraq review Iraqi Statesman, A portrait of Mohammed Fadhel Jamali)

1948 Independence Party held meeting Decided to protest against govt and 1930 Anglo-Iraq Treaty

1963 Communists warned Gen Qasim to purge military to stop Baathist coup but ignored

(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)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Socialist Iraq, A Study in Iraqi Politics Since 1968)

1969 Pres Bakr launched new offensive against Barzani Talabani also attacked Barzani

(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)

1984 Formal ceasefire formed between Iraqi govt and PUK PUK agreed to fight Iran in return for

being left alone Only lasted 1 year

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

1987 Iraq counterattack east of Basra city turned 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 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)

1991 French MP Vauzelle met Saddam Claimed Saddam knew he was going to lose any war

but that he would go down as a hero

2002 CIA Dir Tenet told VP Cheney coup wouldn’t work in Iraq only invasion would Tenet then

gave same briefing to Bush

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


2002 CIA argued overtly containing Iraq via UN sanctions while secretly working to overthrow

govt wouldn’t work Bush told CIA Dir Tenet dual Iraq policy would stand

2002 CIA paper said Iraq could hit neighbors with WMD missiles

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

2004 US and Iraqi forces raided KDP and PUK offices in Kirkuk after Arab Turkmen Kurd clashes

in city

2004 Soldiers from 4th Inf Div told 2 Iraqis to jump into Tigris for violating curfew 1 died Cmdr told

soldiers to lie to investigators 2 soldiers found guilty but only given 45 days-6 mo in prison

2007 Report Attacks doubled in Diyala since 05 US 4th Inf Div had largely withdrawn to bases Allowed

ISF to run province ISF accused of abuses ISF generals backed by Badr Diyala council dismissed police chief accused of supporting death squads Sunnis boycotted Diyala govt until Iraqi army general replaced Insurgents held parade in Baquba neighborhood end of Dec Insurgents executed and expelled Shiites from Baquba

(Musings On Iraq Diyala Province Backgrounder)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Jerry Burke police and Interior Min adviser on how Badr took over Interior Ministry)

(Musings On Iraq review The ISIS Reader, Milestone Texts of the Islamic State Movement)

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

2008 Representatives of Sadr and ISCI met for second time to try to reconcile after a half year of fighting

            across the south Signed pact in October but didn't stop violence

2009 PM Maliki went to Iran Met with Asaib Ahl Al-Haq and renewed ceasefire with it Maliki was trying to

use Asaib Ahl Al-Haq against Sadr

(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

2009 Oil Min Shahristani said KRG exaggerating how much oil it was producing and claimed most

of it was smuggled

(Musings On Iraq Baghdad-Kurdistan Rivalry Continues)

2009 Iraq opened up 2nd round of auctions for 11 oil and gas fields

2010 PM Maliki said Baghdad and Irbil should talk about oil contracts Maliki tried to win over Kurds before

2010 election to get 2nd term

(Musings On Iraq Talk Of Renewed Kurdish Oil Exports)

(Musings On Iraq Maliki Reaches Out To Kurds Before March 2010 Vote)

2010 Chief Justice Mahmoud announced 3 judge anti-corruption panel Did nothing

2010 Report attacks upon sahwa increasing Avg 10 per week and gone up since Nov 09 Part of ISI

revenge campaign

2014 Insurgents declared Fallujah an Islamic state ISIS held parade and public prayers in city

2020 Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force Cmdr Gen Suleimani and Kataib Hezbollah

cmdr-Dep Head of Hashd Commission Abu Muhandis killed in US strike in Baghdad

(Musings On Iraq Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Commander General Suleimani And His

(Musings On Iraq How Will The Deaths Of General Suleimani and Abu Muhandis Affect Iraq? Comments by the Washington Institute’s Mike Knights)

(Musings On Iraq Instrument Of Iran’s Power In Iraq And Syria Kataib Hezbollah)

2020 Citing the deaths of Gen Suleimani and Abu Muhandis resigned PM Abdul Mahdi

called for a special session of parliament to discuss the U.S. military presence in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Political Plan Unfolding In Iraq)

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