Wednesday, August 10, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 10 Treaty of Sevres Began break-up of Ottoman Empire Mesopotamia went to UK


1920 Treaty of Sevres started break-up of Ottoman Empire after WW I Ceded Mesopotamia to UK Included

call for Kurdish state Full protection for Assyrians Turkey rejected treaty and claimed Mosul province citing Madrid armistice

(Musings On Iraq interview with Princeton’s Sara Pursley on Sykes-Picot and creation of Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Creation of Iraq 1914-1921)

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Great Betrayal, How America Abandoned The Kurds And Lost The Middle East)

(Musings On Iraq review Kurds of Iraq, Tragedy and Hope)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Turkey, the US and Iraq)

1920 British reinforcements arrived from India to deal with 1920 Revolt

1920 UK Gen Leslie wrote that British military columns were attacking and burning all the

villages along the railway in the south to punish people for 1920 Revolt

(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)

1933 Kurds and Arabs looted Assyrian towns south of Dohuk Stole harvest from Sumail 

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

(Musings On Iraq review State and Society in Iraq)

1945 Police tried to disarm Barzani tribe Mullah Mustafa Barzani attacked several police posts

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Kurdish Revolt 1961-1970)

(Musings On Iraq Explaining Kurdish Nationalism Interview With Teen Tech Univ Prof Michael Gunter)

1963 Army took Zakho during Barzani revolt

(Musings On Iraq review Journey Among Brave Men, Travels in Kurdistan)

1987 Iraq began bombing campaign against Iran’s Tabriz oil field Iran said it would make Persian Gulf a

killing field in retaliation

(Musings On Iraq review Iraqi Mirages, The Dassault Mirage Family In Service With The Iraqi Air Force, 1981-1988)

(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)

1990 Arab League split over Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait Did vote to demand Iraq withdrawal return of Sabah

family to power troops to defend Saudi Arabia

1990 Saddam speech called on Arabs and Muslims to rise up against the US in jihad

(Musings On Iraq interview with Univ of Penn’s Dr Samuel Helfont on Saddam and Islam)

(Musings On Iraq review Compulsion In Religion, Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Saddam’s Word, Political Discourse In Iraq)

1990 Gen Schwarzkopf approved US Air Force Instant Thunder that targeted Iraq’s oil

electricity communications along with Iraqi forces and defenses

(Musings On Iraq review Desert Storm, Volume 2: Operation Desert Storm and the Coalition Liberation of Kuwait 1991)

1992 Govt curfew in Najaf to try to stop march after death of Ayatollah Khoei

2003 Report British govt said it had independent intel to support Iraq-Africa uranium deal after US said

story weak Story was false

(Musings On Iraq How US Intelligence Failed The Iraq-Niger Uranium Story)

2003 Report CIA denied contradictory stories about aluminum tubes White House used tubes in its first

public relations campaign against Iraq claiming it had renewed nuke program Were for rockets

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

(Musings On Iraq review The WMD Mirage, Iraq’s Decade of Deception and America’s False Premise for War)

2004 UK Op Hammersmith moved against Mahdi Army in Amara Maysan breaking up militia for rest of


2006 US cmdr in Iraq Gen Casey said more civilians killed by Shiite militias than insurgents in Baghdad

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

2008 PM Maliki turned Op Promise of Good in Diyala from hunting insurgents to confrontation with Kurds

over disputed area in Khanaqin Baghdad called for Peshmerga to withdraw from area Kurds refused saying they only followed KRG

(Musings On Iraq Kurdish-Baghdad Tensions Over Diyala)

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

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

2008 Female Suicide bomber killed 1 US soldiers 6 sahwa 3 Iraqi soldiers 14 civilians

(Musings On Iraq The Rise of Female Suicide Bombers0

(Musings On Iraq Motivations Behind Female Suicide Bombers)

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

2009 2 truck bombs hit Shabak town of Khazan Killed 35 wounded 200

(Musings On Iraq Political Parties Playing Into Hands Of Insurgent Attacks)

2009 Report Govt hired 1000s of extra workers to keep unemployment low Went to Baghdad

power plant Supposed to have 2500 workers Had 4370 Few showed up Govt wanted foreign companies to buy state owned businesses and make them profitable Could lead to 1000s being fired Industry Min said govt workers only worked avg 2 hrs/day Govt workers distorted labor market because no one wanted to work in private sector

2009 Report 26th Army brigade from Diyala tried to move through Makhmour Stopped by KDP

Peshmerga who said they would’ve fired on soldiers if didn’t stop US had to mediate to defuse situation

2012 Genel Energy CEO said KRG won oil dispute with Baghdad Said major oil companies now in KRG

Many had contracts with Oil Min Baghdad couldn’t retaliate because companies too big

2013 Pres Barzani said KRG ready to protect Syrian Kurds if threatened by ISI and Al-Nusra Front

(Musings On Iraq Explaining Iraqi Kurdistan’s Policy Towards Syria, Interview With Wladimir van Wilgenburg)

2014 Anbar Ops Command said it took Hamidiya and Ramadi Island Took Khalidiya Island but then

withdrew and IS moved back in ISF said it controlled Muqdadiya in Diyala 2nd time Peshmerga took Gwar Zummar and Makhmour in Ninewa 

2015 Foreign Min Jaafari dismissed 7 ambassadors and retired some directors as part of Abadi’s reforms

Were actually to cut costs during budget crisis

(Musings On Iraq A Review Of Iraq Premier Abadi’s Reform Program Interview With Reidar Visser)

2015 Speaker Jabouri demanded MPs with 2 passports give up the second or be dismissed

2015 After Gorran said speaker of parliament would replace Pres Barzani when term ended in 9

days KDP said no one would replace Barzani as long as he lived

2015 After car bomb in Baquba Diyala 61 Sunnis were abducted

2015 VP Maliki TV interview said protests were becoming anti-religious and could get out of control

2015 Dep PM Araji resigned Was facing corruption investigation

2017 ISCI’s Basra Gov Nasrawi resigned over corruption charges Parliament’s integrity committee banned

travel for Basra Gov to stop him from fleeing country

2017 Shootout between Bdar and Khorasani Brigade in east Mosul 3 wounded Argued over how

to distribute aid

2018 Results of manual recount of May election announced Fatah gained 1 seat in Baghdad Only

change Arab Alliance and Turkmen Front complained about results still claiming fraud in Kirkuk

(Musings On Iraq No Major Changes In Results After Election Recount In Iraq)

2018 Protests in Baghdad 2 in Basra Dhi Qar Najaf Qadisiay Karbala Babil for better services

2019 PM Abdul Mahdi said Hashd would withdraw from Ninewa Plains Said talks

underway Hashd never withdrew

2020 Bomb placed outside house of protest activist in Kut, Wasit as part of intimidation campaign

vs demonstrations

(Musings On Iraq While PM Kazemi Visits Trump Pro-Iran Groups Target US And Kill Protesters To Embarrass Govt)

(Musings On Iraq Ebb And Flow Of Protests In Iraq)

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

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

2020 Protesters set fire to provincial govt building in Diwaniya Also protests in 2 parts of Dhi Qar

Muthanna Wasit

(Musings On Iraq Ebb And Flow Of Protests In Iraq)

2020 PM Kazemi met with group of protesters wounded by police in Nasiriya Promised them aid

2021 Electricity Min announced Iran cut off all electricity exports to Iraq Said caused by drought

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