Sunday, June 26, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 26 Iraqi intel rounded up Iraqi National Accord coup plotters backed by US Called CIA and told them to go home

1923 Leading cleric Khalisi 2 of his sons and his nephew were deported to Iran for opposing

parliamentary elections

1925 Abdul Sadoun became PM for 2nd time Would be PM 4 times Formed Al-Taqadum

Party Ordered to hold elections for new parliament

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

1940 PM Gaylani asked Italy to become involved in Syria to block Turkey occupying it Came after

Syria joined Vichy France

(Musings On Iraq review Rashid Ali al-Gailani, The National Movement in Iraq 1939-1941)

(Musings On Iraq review Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)

1948 Muzahim al-Pachachi asked to become PM and form new govt

1954 New parliament met 1st and only time because suspended afterward by Nuri al-Said so he could

negotiate Baghdad Pact without opposition in parliament

1966 Arif govt announced amnesty for Kurds involved in revolt

(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)

1985 Iran Op Al Quds 2 started north of Majnoon Islands in Maysan Ended with nothing gained

1988 Iraq recaptured Majnoon Islands in Basra from Iran

(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)

1989 Iraq said it was clearing all civilians from 20 mil border area with Iran and Turkey in Kurdistan

relocated 200,000-5000,000 Kurds

1993 Pres Clinton ordered cruise missile attack on Iraq’s intel HQ in Baghdad for attempted

assassination of ex-Pres Bush in Kuwait 8 killed

1996 Iraqi govt rounded up 120 in failed CIA-Iraqi National Accord coup plot Executed most of them

Iraqi intel captured satellite phone from INA agent Uncovered plot Used captured phone to tell CIA to go home

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

1997 ABC news ran feature on Chalabi and INC Chalabi talked about his revolt plot in 1995 and

claimed CIA sabotaged it

(Musings On Iraq review The Man Who Pushed America To War, The Extraordinary Life, Adventures, and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi)

(Musings On Iraq review Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi and the Selling of the Iraq War)

1997 Jim Hoagland OpEd in Wash Post wrote about how Chalabi’s revolt in 1995 was betrayed by

CIA Hoagland was Chalabi ally

2002 Gen Franks met with commanders in Germany and told them to switch from original war plan to

new Running Start Would begin war before all forces in theater

(Musings On Iraq review Shaping the Plan for Operation Iraqi Freedom, The Role of Military Intelligence Assessment)

2002 INC memo to Senate Approp Comm said group had led to 108 articles from Oct 01-May 02

and White House officials had received those products

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


2003 UN terrorism committee draft report found no Iraq-Al Qaeda links

2003 Report quoted State Dept memo that too early to tell whether captured Iraqi trailers were mobile

WMD labs They didn’t exist

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

2005 Def Sec Rumsfeld said US conducting secret talks to try to split Iraqis from foreign insurgents

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)

2006 Al Qaeda in Iraq robbed $7 mil from Rafidain bank branch in Ramadi

2007 US general in charge of advisers warned ISF years away from being able to handle security Warned

against early withdrawal of US forces as a result

2007 Culture Min Hashemi from Accordance Front had warrant issued for him in

connection with 05 assassination attempt on politician Hashemi went into hiding

2008 ISI suicide bomber hit tribal council meeting Killed 26 including Garma mayor and Awakening


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

2008 Iraqi intel said Mahdi Army done after Charge of Knights and op in Maysan Said 2000 militiamen

killed 1300 fled to Iran Said in future group would only have 100-200 men Were wrong

2013 Ninewa Gov Nujafi escaped another assassination attempt Also assassination attempt on

Salahaddin governor

2014 Report US deployed armed drones out of Kuwait to attack ISIS in Iraq PM Maliki later denied this

2014 Report KRG Natural Resource Min Hawrami claimed KRG oil exports would reach 1 mil/bar/day in

2015 Would require deal with Baghdad Said KRG would share revenue None of that happened

2014 ISF said Tikrit Univ Alam Salahaddin Latifiya Baghdad Mansuriya Diyala all freed Latifiya not

freed PM Maliki wanted victories before parliament met to form new govt

2016 Fallujah finally freed of insurgents 

2017 Report Abadi govt planning 10 yr $100 bil rebuilding plan Wanted to counter IS ideology

Wanted to rebuild Mosul Set up education and religious program Set up security in Ninewa  Govt never implemented plan Never allocated much money

2017 Badr’s Amiri said PM Abadi had double standards Disrupted Hashd by not allowing it to


2018 PM Abadi promised to rebuild everything destroyed during war vs IS Didn’t have plan Mostly locals provincial govts and NGOs did reconstruction

2018 KDP MP said 200 families fled Daquq dist south Kirkuk over 2 weeks due to IS attacks Diyala councilman said 14 families fled Khanaqin dist in Diyala

2020 Detained Kataib Hezbollah members turned over to Hashd Security Directorate after

political negotiations Kataib Hezbollah threatened to punish PM Kazemi

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

2020 Pro-Iran Hashd attacked PM Kazemi as a US puppet Spread rumors that US forces helped

during raid to arrest Kataib Hezbollah members and they were given to Americans Said Kazemi involved in deaths of Abu Muhandis and Iran’s Gen Suleimani

2021 Report ISF in Interior and Defense Ministries would use their positions to support candidates

in 2022 elections in exchange for favors Happened every election

2021 Report 1 day after protests started Oct 2019 Iran’s Gen Suleimani arrived in Baghdad Told

Abdul Mahdi govt needed to deal with demonstrations Led campaign by Hashd vs activists Many people fled to Turkey and KRG as a result

(Musings On Iraq Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Commander General Suleimani And His Role In Iraq, An Interview With The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins)

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