Friday, September 2, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 2 King Faisal left Iraq for his health Would die a week later


1922 Turkish troops tested border with Iraq Seized Rania in Sulaymaniya after four days of


1933 King Faisal left Iraq for his health Would die in a week

1940 British asked Iraq to break ties with Germany Intern all Germans Provide aid if needed

1959 Qasim govt re-instated Martial Law Ordinance of 1959 Shut down freedom of speech newspapers and

peasant groups Aimed at Communists

(Musings On Iraq review The Making of Iraq 1900-1963, Capital, Power and Ideology)

(Musings On Iraq review Red Star Over Iraq, Iraqi Communism Before Saddam)

(Musings On Iraq A History Of The Iraqi Communist Party Interview With Univ of East Anglia’s Johan Franzen)

(Musings On Iraq Revolutionary Times, Gen. Qasim And Iraq’s 1958 Coup, Interview With Western Kentucky’s Prof. Juan Romero)

1980 Iraq-Iran border clash at Qasr-e-Shirin in central Iran across from Diyala province

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

(Musings On Iraq review The Longest War, The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict)

1981 Iran attacked Dahlawiya in campaign to retake Khuzistan Turned back by Iraqis Launched

offensive to clear Qasr e Shirin in center Defeated Lost 3000 dead

1986 Iraqi counterattack pushed Iranians out of Basra oil facilities

1987 UN Sec Gen tried to mediate end to Iran-Iraq War

(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 UN Resolution 712 said that money should be released for buying food and supplies for Iraqi civilians

1996 US began 2 days of cruise missile attacks on targets in Nasiriya in retaliation for Iraqi forces helping

KDP vs PUK and invading Irbil

1996 Iraqi army withdrew from most of Irbil after helping KDP against PUK

1996 Barzani interviewed on BBC Said Saddam was president of Iraq KDP had not left Iraq If deal could be

made with Baghdad it would happen

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

1996 US extended southern no fly zone farther north France disagreed and wouldn’t take part

2002 Bush told PM Blair Iraq had WMD and unclear how quickly it could get nukes

2002 NSC met to discuss how to approach UN on Iraq Sec State Powell wanted new inspections VP

Cheney said that would be useless Bush decided to ask for new inspections

(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 Losing Iraq, Inside The Post War Reconstruction Fiasco)

2002 Bush told NSC he wanted Congressional resolution for use of force vs Iraq Thought would be easy

with elections coming

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


2003 Zarqawi car bomb hit Baghdad police HQ killing 1 wounding 20

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

2003 Abdul Aziz al-Hakim blamed lax US security for death of his brother Ayatollah Hakim

2003 Bush agreed to talk with UN about multi-national force helping with security in Iraq Effort failed

2004 2 Americans Jack Henlsey and Eugene Armstrong and Briton Kenneth Bigley kidnapped by Zarqawi

in Baghdad

2006 20 Anbar sheikhs told US forces they were forming Emergency Council to fight Al Qaeda in

Iraq Said would work with US and wanted Anbar governor dismissed

(Musings On Iraq Anbar Before And After the Awakening Pt X, 2005-09 Governor Mamoun Alwani)

(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)

2006 Iraq CIA station chief told Iraq Survey Group Interior Ministry running death squads and torturing


2006 Fin Min Jabr told Iraq Survey Group corruption under control due to Board of Supreme Audit

(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)

2007 Bush admin official said US now working around PM Maliki because he was unwilling to reconcile

Said US pushing for elections Maliki opposed US focusing on local reconciliation

2007 Report Head of Natl Reconciliation Comm Safa said afraid US creating Sunni militias with sahwa that

would fight govt UK Gen working on reconciliation said insurgents reluctant to join sahwa because afraid Maliki govt would turn on them

(Musings On Iraq What’s In The Future For The Sons of Iraq?)

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

2007 UK Gen Cross said he raised concerns about postwar planning with Sec Def Rumsfeld who dismissed

warnings Told Rumsfeld reconstruction should be internationalized and said more troops needed Said US war plan fatally flawed

(Musings On Iraq review Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq)

2008 Deadline for all displaced squatters to leave Baghdad set by PM Maliki Threatened legal action

against those that didn’t leave Little compliance

(Musings On Iraq Baghdad Sets A Deadline For Squatters (Again))

(Musings On Iraq Returns And Removals In Baghdad)

(Musings On Iraq January 2009 U.N. Report On Iraq Refugee Returns)

2008 Report Around 650 Sahwa in Abu Ghraib had warrants out for them forcing many to flee Part of

            PM Maliki’s crackdown on Sahwa before all were to be transferred to Iraqi control

2008 Report Maliki govt promised to integrate 1500 Sahwa in Abu Ghraib into govt Were accused of

attacking army units that didn’t happen Told they had to go to training in east Baghdad that required going through Shiite neighborhoods Part of barriers govt has put up to stall integration of Sahwa

2009 Report lack of water in Euphrates and Tigris increasing saline level in Shatt al-Arab Basra

agricultural dir considered declaring it a disaster area

2009 Gorran head Mustafa accused KDP and PUK of firing 1630 govt workers for not following


2010 Federal Appeals Court dismissed case against fmr Trade Min Sudani over lack of evidence

$4-$8 bil missing from ministry Bought expired food and charged Ministry full price Bought food and kept it for himself to sell on black market Bought goods for double the prices Sudani signed contract with company owned by his son for $50 mil for old tea that was only worth $20 mil Bought contaminated milk from China Found $8 mil in expired food in warehouse Sudani’s brother and nephew got $40 in kickbacks from every ton of sugar imported by ministry Sudani used some of money to fund PM Maliki’s State of Law in 2009-10 elections

(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)

2010 Report US advisers said ISF logistics didn’t work Caught in red tape Had to get ok from

officers in Baghdad to get anything ISF medical center didn’t have electricity even though had its own generators Didn’t have staff to keep it running Army used expired medicine

2010 Oil Min threatened to cut 50% of fuel deliveries to KRG in retaliation for it signing natural gas

deal with German company

2014 Relatives of Camp Speicher massacre stormed parliament and demanded explanations for what


2014 IS released video beheading of US reporter Steven Slotoff Threatened to kill UK hostage if US didn’t

withdraw from Iraq Attacked Haditha Anbar from 3 directions Turned back

2014 IS blew up Abdullah al-Baqir al-Hassani mosque al-Sahirchy Sunni tomb Imam Abdul Rahman tomb

in Mosul

2014 US sent another 250 troops for force protection to Iraq

2014 Amnesty Intl IS took away women and children from Solagh Ninewa Executed 20 men Killed 90

Yazidis in Kojo Took away women and children Yazidis in Qiniyah massacred 50-60 men executed in Sinjar

2014 ISF made another attempt to retake Tikrit Failed

2015 Protesters surrounded Najaf provincial council building and tried to sack it

2016 PUK leader Hero Ibrahim said there would be no changes to the PUK as long as Pres Talabani

was alive Iranian delegation arrived in Sulaymaniya to mediate between PUK factions

2017 Kurdish Asayesh accused of executing up to 375 IS suspects that just surrendered to them in Ninewa

(Musings On Iraq Human Rights Watch Reports Kurds Executed Hundreds Of IS Prisoners)

2018 Protest in Basra City Hawir Nahr Bin Omar oil field Saibah gas field Shatt al-Arab and Garmat Ali

over water crisis in Basra Protesters handed over demands for reforms and services in Muthanna and Health workers protested not being paid in Dhi Qar and Qadisiyah

2019 481 displaced kicked out of camp in Ninewa and sent to Salahaddin

2020 Sadr called for Hashd to be disbanded Aimed at his political rivals

2021 PM Kazemi said KRG would continue to receive monthly budget payments from Baghdad until after

Oct 2021 election and new govt formed Kazemi made political deal with Sadrists and KDP to pay KRG in return for support for his govt and hope that he would get 2nd term

(Musings On Iraq Kurdish Politician: 2021 Budget Isn’t Binding Agreement For KRG)

2021 Assassination attempt on family of protest activist in Maysan

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

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

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