Saturday, June 25, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 25 Gen Qasim claimed Kuwait as part of Iraq


1915 British troops took Nasiriya Ottomans had 200 casualties British 500

1915 UK cmdr Gen Nixon wrote India Said Kut had to be seized Would be gateway to Baghdad but more

importantly could control Bani Lam tribe by separating it from Ottomans

(Musings On Iraq review When God Made Hell, The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921)

1920 Tribe in Rumaitha called for revolt against British

(Musings On Iraq review Reclaiming Iraq, The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State)

(Musings On Iraq review Enemy On The Euphrates, The Battle For Iraq 1914-1921)

1922 Iraqi cabinet accepted draft of Anglo-Iraq Treaty and passed it on to parliament to pass

1923 Leading cleric Khalisi arrested for opposing parliamentary elections Some Shiite clergy

were calling for boycott

(Musings On Iraq review The Shi’is Of Iraq)

1933 Iraqi army sent to Dohuk in show of force against armed followers of Assyrian leader Mar Shimun

(Musings On Iraq review The Tragedy of the Assyrian Minority in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1961 Qasim said Kuwait part of Iraq and he would protect it from imperialists and deploy troops to

liberate it Egypt said it was opposed because Nasser against Qasim

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

1961 Qasim ordered military to come up with Kuwait invasion plan Was going to stage coup in

            Kuwait that would call in Iraqi forces

1961 London believed that Qasim’s comments about Kuwait being part of Iraq could lead to an invasion

1968 2 Kurdish ministers resigned over PM Yahya’s Kurdish policy

1988 2nd Op Tawakal ala Allah using chemical weapons Iraq attacked and retook Majnoon Islands in


(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)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 1: The Battle for Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 2: Iran Strikes back, June 1982-December 1986)

(Musings On Iraq review The Iran-Iraq War Volume 3: Iraq’s Triumph)

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

1991 Iraqis fired on UN weapons inspectors at suspected nuke site

(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)

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

1993 White House announced FBI investigation found Iraq tried to assassinate fmr Pres

            Bush in Kuwait

2003 Report Captured Zarqawi operative in Germany said Zarqawi independent terrorist not part of Al


(Musings On Iraq review Insurgent Iraq, Al Zarqawi and the New Generation)

2003 Report State Dept WMD analyst told Congressional hearing he felt pressured to tailor intel to fit

Bush admin agenda on Iraq

2003 UN Sec Gen Annan met with PM Blair Annan said UN pushing Bremer to transition to Iraqi control

as quickly as possible Said Bremer good at making fast decisions but that meant he didn’t talk to others Complained deBaathification had gone too far

(Musings On Iraq review Squandered Victory, The American Occupation And the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq)

2004 INC turned over captured Iraqi doc Iraq intel and bin Laden met in 90s Iraq agreed to air anti-Saudi

tapes but request for joints ops unanswered by Iraq

2006 PM Maliki announced national reconciliation program Included Reconciliation Council National

Dialogue Plan fighting terrorism Reviewing Debaathification Commission Amnesty for prisoners not involved in terrorism Compensation for terrorism and Saddam victims and IDPs Improving services Dealing with militias Fighting poverty and joblessness Nothing came of it

2006 Health Ministry recorded over 50,000 Iraqi deaths since 2003 from terrorism and military clashes

2006 Report CIA officer Drumheller warned CIA before Bush’s Jan 03 State of the Union and Sec

State Powell’s Feb 03 UN speech not to use story Iraq had mobile WMD labs Didn’t exist

2006 Report CIA officer warned that source of mobile labs story Iraqi named CURVEBALL held by

Germans was unstable and story not verified Labs didn’t exist Germans warned CIA CURVEBALL unreliable and refused to allow CIA access to him

2006 Report CIA Dir Tenet told Sec State Powell it had multiple sources confirming Iraq mobile lab story

while preparing Powell’s UN speech CURVEBALL was only real source Labs didn’t exist

2006 Report Right before Sec State Powell’s UN speech CIA Dir called CIA officer Drumheller to fact

check speech Told Tenet not to use mobile labs claim They didn’t exist

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

(Musings On Iraq Look Who The LA Times Dug Up – CURVEBALL)

(Musings On Iraq Story of CURVEBALL And Iraq’s Mobile Biological Weapons Labs)

(Musings On Iraq review Curveball, Spies, Lies, And The Con Man Who Caused A War)

2007 ISI suicide bomber killed Sheikh Gaood of Albu Nimr tribe Sheikh Rifai al-Fahdawai of Albu

Fahad Sheikh Azziz al-Fahadawi Sheikh al-Assafir head of the Albu Assaf tribe in Baghdad hotel before meeting with US officials Were all Awakening members

(Musings On Iraq Demise But Not Death of Al Qaeda in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq How A Change In Perceptions Led To The Anbar Awakening)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Confronting Al Qaeda, The Sunni Awakening and American Strategy In Al Anbar)

(Musings On Iraq review The Marines Take Anbar, The Four-Year Fight Against Al Qaeda)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Suicide Bombers In Iraq, The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom)

2007 US cmdr Op Arrowhead Ripper in Baquba said ISF not capable of holding areas cleared by US

General in southern Baghdad said same thing

2008 KRG signed oil deals with 2 Canadian firms to work in disputed areas of Kirkuk

2008 Spokesman for Baghdad security plan said 9,000 Sahwa had joined city’s police and more would

be integrated in future

(Musings On Iraq review Surge, My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War)

2009 Report PM Maliki used ISF against his opponents Arrested Diyala councilman in May

Arrested 6 candidates right before Jan 09 election US cmdr in Iraq Gen Odierno tried to get Maliki to stop After Jan vote Sadrists complained 70 of their members arrested  

(Musings On Iraq Argument For Maliki Being Iraq’s Next Strongman)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq After America, Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq From War To A New Authoritarianism)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Inside Iraqi Politics’ Sowell on whether Maliki became a dictator)

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

2010 Interior Min issued new rules to limit protests during demonstrations against electricity


2010 Ammar Hakim blamed PM Maliki for lack of electricity and said he should resign

(Musings On Iraq Supreme Islamic Iraqi Party Comes Out Against Maliki)

2010 Report Pres Obama focused on Afghanistan Ignored Iraq Iraqi officials and US military

officers said White House only cared about 2011 withdrawal VP Biden in charge of Iraq policy Had monthly meetings Obama only had 1 meeting since 09

2010 Report PM Maliki’s son head of govt procurement office Used it to enrich himself Invested

in real estate in foreign countries

(Musings On Iraq interview with Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen on Iraq’s fight with corruption) 

(Musings On Iraq interview with former anti-corruption official Vincent Foulk)

2012 Upon request of US Hezbollah operative Daqduq tried again and found innocent for lack of


(Musings On Iraq Hezbollah’s Role In Iraq)

2014 Al-Nusra commander on Syrian-Iraq border gave allegiance to ISIS

2014 Ishaqi Salahaddin declared freed from insurgents for 3rd time in just a few days

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Northern Front Stalemate In Salahaddin)

2014 2 teams of US Special Forces arrived in Baghdad to set up ops center to help with war vs IS 

Worked with Golden Div PM Maliki later denied this

2014 3 ISIS killed by IED laid by Naqshibandi in Riyad Kirkuk ISIS fought Naqshibandi in Sadiya Diyala

Pushed Ansar al-Sunna out of Ajeel Salahaddin

2014 Report After Mosul fell Hezbollah’s Nasrallah offered to send fighters Jun Nasrallah talked about

defending Shiite shrines in Iraq Hezbollah sent fighters to Iraq in 03 to support Iranian Rev Guard and militias

2014 Report Iran flew drones out of Baghdad Airport Set up control center at air base in Baghdad Helped

intercept ISIS communications Supplied military equipment Iranian planes landed twice a day in Baghdad with equipment Advised and planned military ops Supported Hashd Mobilized up to 10 divisions along Iraqi border

2014 Report Sunnis afraid Hashd acting like death squads People disappeared at checkpoints UN said 3rd

wk of Jun 21 bodies found dumped in Baghdad Said number of bodies going up

2014 Allawi called on PM Maliki to step down for national salvation govt Maliki said that was


2014 ISIS began destroying 7 Shiite shrines in Tal Afar

2015 Member of Kataib Hezbollah leadership said group should enter politics Said politicians had

failed Said Hashd success on battlefield would translate to victory in politics

2015 Report 13,000 registered for Ninewa Hashd Dep Governor said only 2,000 really existed

Rest ghost Hashd used to steal salaries

2016 Sadr’s Saraya al-Salam accused Badr of following Iran to control Samarra Salahaddin

2016 PUK politburo said it supported KRG independence referendum but needed consensus of

            all Kurdish parties

2016 Hashd said it and Federal Police attacking north Fallujah neighborhood Deputy head of

Anbar council accused Hashd of looting homes and destroying mosques in Fallujah Hashd not supposed to enter city PM Abadi called in Hashd help

2017 ISF claimed it would liberate all of Mosul by this day but didn’t

(Musings On Iraq Mosul Campaign Day 252 Jun 25 2017)

2017 IS attacked three neighborhoods of Mosul that had been freed Set cars and buildings on fire

Civilians fled Army withdrew Golden Div stopped attack

2019 Mosul residents sent letter to Ayatollah Sistani calling on him to limit Shiite

Endowment’s moves in city Was buying up property Taking over mosques

2020 Counter Terror Service raided Kataib Hezbollah HQ in Baghdad and arrested members for rocket

attacks in Baghdad Dep head of Hashd Comm Abu Fadak organized protest into Green Zone to demand their release

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s PM Gives Warning to Kataib Hezbollah To Stop Rocket Attacks In Baghdad)

2020 Iraqi politician told Green Zone security chief Khiqani not to stop Hashd march into zone

           PM Kazemi fired Khiqani afterward

2020 Diyala official warned new wave of displacement from Abu Said subdist in central Diyala

due to IS attacks

2021 PM Kazemi said he would not send budget payments to KRG Then said he was sending

advance to KRG to pay for govt workers Made deal for Kurdish support

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