Saturday, January 8, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Jan 8


866 Abbasid Caliph Mutasin deposed by his adviser Ibn Tahir

1921 Churchill wrote Sir Percy Cox saying too expensive to maintain British forces in Mesopotamia

therefore Arab govt should be created to run things

(Musings On Iraq Churchill In His Own Words On Mesopotamia/Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Churchill’s Folly, How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied)

(Musings On Iraq review Supremacy And Oil, Iraq, Turkey, and the Anglo-American World Order, 1918-1930)

1928 Conscription law failed in parliament King Faisal and allies were hoping conscription would expand

army create national feeling allow Iraqi independence from England

1928 PM Askari resigned No progress on passing Anglo-Iraq Treaty Conscription failed Shiite protests

1948 College student strike in Baghdad over Anglo-Iraq Treaty ended when arrested students were

released by police

1956 Interior Minister announced conspiracy against govt by Egypt Based upon evidence Egypt

involved in bombings of Turkish embassy in Baghdad and assassination attempt on PM Said

1966 Govt forces attacked Kurds in Panjwin

(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 Journey Among Brave Men, Travels in Kurdistan)

1981 Iranian cmdr thought he’d destroyed most of Iraqi forces so tried one more attack in Op

Hoveyzeh Attacked failed Iranians retreated Iran lost 214 tanks 8 helicopters Iraq lost 100 T-55 and T-62 tanks End 1st Iranian counteroffensive in war Failed

1987 Iranian cmdr said Op Karbala 5 needed to start immediately before Iraq discovered it

(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 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)

1993 Iraq warned that it was in material breach of weapons inspections and would suffer consequences

(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)

1999 Kurdish parties met to discuss how to implement peace plan in civil war

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

2003 Bush met with Congressional leaders and said he would make case to Congress and US

public for war with Iraq

2003 Bush met with Republican leaders saying Saddam wasn’t complying with UN resolution and

he would have to address US about war

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


(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

(Musings On Iraq review The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein, Deciding on Conflict)

2006 Bush admin meetings said US was on strategic defensive in Iraq

2006 More than half sheikhs on Anbar People’s Comm which was attempt by Ramadi sheikhs and 1920

Rev Brigade to join Anbar politics assassinated by Al Qaeda in Iraq Many of the survivors quit committee

(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 US Army History of Iraq War Vol 1 – Chapter 21 Hope In Ramadi)

2007 Human Rights Watch report Militias killing torturing and dumping bodies with protection of

Interior Ministry

2008 6 churches in Mosul and Baghdad bombed

2008 US Op Phantom Phoenix began to secure Baghdad and belts in Diyala Salahaddin Ninewa US kept

offensive secret from most ISF fearing they would leak offensive to insurgents Still many insurgents escaped

2008 Ret Gen McCaffrey warned that Awakening and Sahwa were good short term security solution but

didn’t mean long term political stability in Iraq

(Musings On Iraq interview with author Carter Malkasian on Anbar Awakening)

(Musings On Iraq review Illusions of Victory, The Anbar Awakening And The Rise Of The Islamic State)

2009 Marine cmdr in Anbar said he failed because Baghdad didn’t rebuild Anbar after Awakening

helped reduce violence Blamed sectarianism

2010 Iraqiya held meeting over Accountability and Justice Comm banning its members from 2010

election for Baathist ties Rejected decision and threatened a boycott of parliament

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

2010 UN sent letter to Election Comm calling for it to reject the banning of candidates for Baathist


2010 Change complained that PUK was attacking its followers 1 member killed in Halabja Dec 09

2011 Inter Min Bolani claimed investigation into fake bomb detectors was a political move and no

corruption in purchase

2011 Sadr gave homecoming speech after returning from Iran Said was religious obligation to

resist US occupation of Iraq

(Musings On Iraq Sadr’s Return To Public View)

(Musings On Iraq Why Sadr Left Iraq)

2021 Head of Hashd Comm Falah Fayad sanctioned by US for human rights abuses vs protesters

and corruption

20201 2nd day of protests in Nasiriya demanding release of activist arrested Jan 7 Police fired tear gas

to break up crowd

(Musings On Iraq Iraqi Army Intervenes To Protect Nasiriya Protesters From Police)

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