Tuesday, July 26, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History Jul 26 PM Said said Nasser should be punished for nationalizing Suez Canal



1920 Gertrude Bell wrote that Baghdad started the 1920 Revolt but not lost control of it when tribes rose

up and they listened to no one Baghdad did not start revolt

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

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

(Musings On Iraq review Gertrude Bell And Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Gertrude Bell, Explorer of the Middle East)

(Musings On Iraq movie review Letters from Baghdad)

(Musings On Iraq review Desert Queen, The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia)

1920 UK Cmdr in Iraq Gen Haldane requested two divisions as reinforcements to deal with 1920


1933 Iraq-French meeting Iraq told new border meant Assyrians who tried to get into Syria

            were actually still in Iraq French didn't want them in Syria

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

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1956 Nasser nationalized Suez Canal Company PM Said Prince Ilah King Faisal II in London dining

with PM Eden Said said Nasser would be hit hard and Nasser deserved it

1983 Iran Op Wa al-Fajr 2 captured Haj Omran pass and Mount Kerde Mand in Iraqi Kurdistan

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

1988 Iraq began Op Eternal Light using Mujahedeen e-Khalq attacking towards Kormanshah

Advanced 60 miles Took 2 Iranian towns with Iraqi air support hoping to start revolt against Khomeini

1988 Iran and Iraq foreign ministers met to discuss ceasefire

(Musings On Iraq Remembering The Iran-Iraq War Interview With Author Anthony Tucker-Jones)

(Musings On Iraq The Iran-Iraq War Interview with Author Tom Cooper)

(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)

1988 PUK decided to withdraw from Balisan Valley Hit by chemical weapons while retreating

1991 Iraq failed deadline to disclose nuclear program to UN inspectors Earlier in Jul US threatened

to bomb Iraq’s nuclear facilities and other targets if didn’t come clean about program

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

1992 Iraq agreed to UN inspection of Agriculture Min after two week standoff as long as

            wouldn’t include any Americans

(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)

2001 Last of 4 NSC Deputies Committee meetings on revising Iraq policy

2004 Defense Min Shaalan said Iran was Iraq’s main enemy

2005 US Army interrogators testified that dogs sleep deprivation and nudity all used on

            prisoners held at Abu Ghraib

2007 Truck bomb in Baghdad’s Karrada market killed 92 wounded 127

(Musings On Iraq review Voices From Iraq, A People’s History, 2003-2009)

2007 US general said militias more accurate in targeting Green Zone because of training from Iran

(Musings On Iraq Iran’s Policy Towards Iraq)

2007 Audit Bechtel only finished half of its contracts in Iraq Other half either canceled cut back or didn’t

            finish US only had 2 people to oversee contracts

2009 Report USAID suspended $644 mil contract with Intl relief and Development company for

Iraqi jobs program Mar 08 Audit found fraud over billing ghost Iraqi employees Baghdad Provincial Reconstruction Team member said some money going to insurgents and corrupt officials 4 fmr employees said $10 mil questionable spending like on fake projects USAID said program created 45,000 jobs but couldn’t be confirmed

(Musings On Iraq Corruption In Iraq An Interview With Stuart Bowen Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction)

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Trouble Fighting Corruption Interview With Vincent Foulk Former US Anti-Graft Official)

2009 Report Power shortages increased Electricity Min blamed Iran for cutting electricity exports

Kuwait was sending less gas for power plants Turkey cut water limiting hydroelectric power from dams

2009 Sahwa security chief and neighborhood leader in Adhamiya arrested Part of PM Maliki

crackdown on sahwa

(Musings On Iraq Sons of Iraq Integration Update)

2010 ISI bombed Al Arabiya TV station

2010 Report ISI robbed blood banks and hospitals to get supplies to treat its wounded Robbed

Qaim’s blood bank Hospitals were closed because of ISI threats

2012 Protests in Basra against lack of electricity

(Musings On Iraq Third Straight Year Protests Over Electricity Break Out In Basra)

2014 Ansar al-Islam refused to give allegiance to IS in Sadiya Diyala Led to fighting

            between two with IS winning

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Resurgent Insurgency Interview With Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi)

(Musings On Iraq review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)

2014 Hashd kidnapped head of Baghdad council from his home in Adhamiya

2014 Report IS moved back into Babil’s Jurf al-Sakhr after recent security op there

2014 IS blew up Prophet Sheet Shrine Nabi Jarjees Shrine Qatheeb al-Ban shrine in Mosul

2015 Protest in Nasriaiya over power shortages

2017 Court issued arrest warrant for head of Salahaddin council for corruption

2017 Report Around 40 ISF accused of smuggling IS members out of Mosul

(Musings On Iraq Post Mosul Liberation Day 16 Jul 26 2017)

2017 Report Army major said order given to kill all IS captives during Mosul battle

2018 Protest at West Qurna 2 field in Basra Tried to set up sit-in camp Broken up by ISF

            Another protest at Zubayr oil field went off peacefully

(Musings On Iraq Silencing Protests In Iraq)

2018 Report College graduate offered job at Oil Min in Basra but had to pay $5,000 bribe Dep Gov

of Basra said unemployment in province 30% 30,000-35,000 graduates in Basra with no jobs Abadi govt promised 10,000 jobs in response to protests 85,000 applied for them

2018 Ninewa councilman said IS moving back and forth across Iraq-Syria border

2018 Report Kurdish village Mardan in Khanaqin dist NEDiyala abandoned due to IS

2020 Protests in Basra Dhi Qar Wasit Diwaniya Najaf Muthanna Baghdad ISF fired on protests and killed

3 in Baghdad

(Musings On Iraq National Protests Start In Iraq During The Weekend UPDATED)

(Musings On Iraq UN Report On Violence Against Iraqi Protesters)

(Musings On Iraq United Nations Faults Iraq For Failing To Protect Protesters)

2021 PM Kazemi met Pres Biden in Wash DC Biden said US training and aid would continue but

combat ops would end by end of 2021

2021 Dhi Qar activist escaped assassination attempt with IED

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