Thursday, June 30, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 30 Gen Razzaq launched attempted coup vs Pres Arif



1915 UK committee wrote paper advocating for break up of Ottoman Empire and creation of Iraq to

control its oil and agriculture Cabinet didn’t agree

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

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

1920 British arrested sheikh for defaulted loan leading revolt in Rumaitha His tribe attacked British and

freed him Considered start of 1920 Revolt against Mandate

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

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

(Musings On Iraq review A Short History of Iraq)

1930 Anglo-Iraq Treaty agreed on independence in Oct 1932 Allowed British to keep military in Iraq and

use Iraqi territory for 25 years PM Said didn’t tell govt Minister Ayubi resigned in protest

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

1961 Kuwait asked British for military aid to protect it from Iraq after Qasim claimed Kuwait part of Iraq

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

1963 Barzani said 167 villages had been destroyed and 643 civilians killed by Iraqi air force

(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)

1963 Report that Syrian Air Force flying bombing missions with Iraqi Air Force against


1965 Arif govt claimed plot by Communists and Kurds in Mosul had been discovered

1966 Planes bombed Baghdad in support of ex-Gen Razzaq’s coup Razzaq’s group took

control of Baghdad Radio Pres Arif called on Mosul Command for aid that sent commando brigade that took control of Baghdad Razzaq sent into exile in England

1973 Police Chief Kazzar launched failed coup against Bakr Arrested Defense Minister Shihab and

Interior Minister Ghaydan Failed to assassinate Bakr and Saddam

1973 Coup plotter Police Chief Kazzar was captured trying to flee to Iran but not before he killed Def

Min Shihab and seriously wounded Inter Min Ghaydan

1980 Newly elected parliament took office Naim Haddad of Revolutionary Command Council elected


1986 Iraq abandoned Mehran Iraq after took it in May Hoped to swap Mehran for Iraqi territory

Tehran said no

1988 Iraq recaptured Mawet, Kurdistan 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)

1991 Saddam created special committee headed by Tariq Aziz to conceal weapons programs from UN


(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Rejection of UN Inspectors Led To Mistrust Over WMD and 2003 Invasion)

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

1993 Barzani and Talabani presented their differences to Kurdish parliament Was mostly about

grievances over taxes collected from trade with Iran and Turkey

2003 Def Sec Rumsfeld said no guerrilla war or organized resistance in Iraq

2003 Report IAEA had US British German experts look at aluminum tubes Iraq tried to buy All said they

were for rockets not centrifuges

2003 New Republic article quoted intel officials that Bush admin exaggerated Iraq aluminum tubes story

Part of CIA trying to blame White House for WMD claims

(Musings On Iraq How A Contested Aluminum Tubes Story Became The Basis For War With Iraq)

2003 UK Under Sec Def Tebbit wrote to Def Min Hoon on his trip to Iraq Said no integrated plan for

rebuilding Iraq Didn’t know whether US would give Bremer authority to manage task Said Bremer wanted UK help with police training

2007 Battle of Donkey Island US destroyed ISI force planning to attack Ramadi Was first major attack

upon city since district secured by Awakening

2008 IEDs targeted 5 judges in Baghdad 1 chief justice killed 3 wounded

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Judiciary Under Attack)

2008 Iraq offered 8 oil fields and 2 gas fields for foreign investment Wanted to sign deals in one month

Pre-approved 41 companies to bid on fields Before said would have no bid contracts Wouldn’t happen until 2009

2008 Report during ISF fighting Mahdi Army in Baghdad in Mar-Apr Mahdi Army  expelled Sunnis

from 5 east Baghdad neighborhoods

2008 PM Maliki and VP Hashemi made deal to allow Iraqi Accordance Front to return to govt

Accordance Front got nothing in return Boycotted govt in Aug 07 to protest being excluded by Maliki

2008 UN got Article 140 extended to this date Nothing happened Supposed to determine future of

disputed areas Original deadline Dec 07

2009 US withdrew forces from Iraqi cities

(Musings On Iraq Iraq After The U.S. Withdrawal)

2009 Asaib Ahl Al-Haq said 2 UK hostages it kidnapped and turned over died from natural causes

Autopsy showed they were shot Were killed in Iran

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

(Musings On Iraq Iranians Planned Kidnapping And Held British Captives Taken In Iraq) 

2010 Sadr called on followers of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq to give up on their leader Khazali and rejoin

Sadrist movement

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

2010 Govt only paid 85% of sahwa Half of Baghdad sahwa not paid in Apr and May Police stopped

protests by Sahwa in Ninewa over not getting paid

2010 Report Lancet study authors that est 655,000 Iraqis killed due to US invasion refused to

answer questions Amer Assoc for Public Opinion Research censured authors for ethical violations for refusing to release their survey data 1 author Burnham admitted that sampling methodology was different from how explained in report Johns Hopkins investigated and suspended Burnham for violating protocol

(Musings On Iraq Major Flaws With The Lancet Reports On Iraqi Deaths Part I)

(Musings On Iraq Major Flaws With The Lancet Reports On Iraqi Deaths Part II)

(Musings On Iraq New Survey On Estimated Deaths In Iraq Refutes Lancet Reports)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Mark Van Der Laan on Lancet Reports)

(Musings On Iraq interview with Prof Michael Spagat on Lancet reports)

2011 MP on integrity committee said court issued warrant for fmr Trade Min Sudani for stealing $55 mil

Was arrested in 2009 Acquitted 2010 MP said there was political pressure on case PM Maliki interfered in 2009 case Sudani from Maliki’s Dawa Part of stolen money paid for his 2009 and 2010 election campaigns

2011 Report Feb new tariffs started to cut cheap imports which flooded Iraq Hurt businesses Mar

tariffs suspended

2011 Report 15 US soldiers killed in Jun Kataib Hezbollah and Sadr’s Promised Day Brigades blamed

Most US combat deaths since Jun 08 New wave of attacks by Special Groups began Mar 11 when Obama admin said it wanted a troop extension past 2011 withdrawal

2011 Report Democracy and Human Rights Development Center said 100s of human rights violations in

KRG in 2010 416 lawsuits for arrests without investigations 220 court violations like no lawyer or not allowing suspect to testify Police Asayesh judges ignore laws

2011 Human Rights Watch Demanded investigation into police clash with protesters in Baghdad in Jun

Men with pipes knives and sticks attacked protesters Police did nothing and supported attack 2 Defense Min officials said 150 plain clothes police and soldiers to infiltrate protests and then attack them Called protesters Baathists Chanted pro-PM Maliki slogans

2012 Spokesman for Investors Union in KRG said investments a mess Some projects useless just started

to make money not produce anything Fake companies set up projects to steal money Lax regulations meant little done about them

2012 Parliament’s integrity comm accused Electricity Min Hassan of wasting $7 bil Neglected equipment

that arrived at Basra port Left out in open where hot weather damaged it Some equipment stolen

2013 KRG parliament voted to postpone presidential elections so Pres Barzani could stay in office for 2

more years Led to fight in parliament between PUK and Gorran  MPs Gorran called Barzani a dictator

2014 ISIS killed Mohammed Khamis head of Ramadi Awakening Council

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

2014 Report Naqshibandi cmdrs in Diyala said would not join IS Said ideological differences between 2

2014 23 bodies found in Muqdadiya Diyala Mostly sheikhs Hashd blamed

2016 Abadi govt suppressing losses in war vs IS Sources said 394 ISF killed 3308 wounded in

Fallujah op Others said up to 900 deaths Didn’t include Hashd or civilians

2017 People in Hillah Babil blocked Baghdad-Babil highway protesting lack of drinking water

2017 Sheikh Saghir left ISCI Abdul Mahdi and Baqir Zubaidi also left Complained about


2017 UN called on Abadi govt to stop forcing out IS families from Mosul and other areas Said

100s of families threatened in Salahaddin Anbar Ninewa

2017 Human Rights Watch IS killed people fleeing Mosul ISF executed people they thought were

IS members in Mosul

2019 PM Abdul Mahdi met with UN delegation Called on intl community to help with

reconstruction more Govt had no rebuilding plan or money

2019 Ninewa Gov Marid called on intl community to do more rebuilding province Said

Mosul needed $5 bil

2019 Report 1000s of tribal fighters fought for 5 yrs vs IS with no salaries and few

weapons Never accepted into Hashd Groups were restricted in what could do because feared by Shiite parties

2019 Protesters clashed with police in Dhi Qar Demanded governor resign Basra governor

said he would implement demands of protesters Didn’t Protest at Rumaila oil field demanding jobs Protests in 2 other parts of Basra

2020 Report Kataib Hezbollah threatened to sue PM Kazemi for raid on its office Said Kazemi

pro-US Hezbollah al-Nujaba said US didn’t want to leave Iraq Tried to humiliate the Resistance Protest by pro-Iran Hashd burned US flags Steppled on pictures of PM

2020 Fmr Finance Min Issawi released for insufficient evidence on terrorism charges

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