Monday, September 5, 2022

This Day In Iraqi History - Sep 5 PM Said broke relations with Nazi Germany Arrested all Germans in Iraq and deported them to India


1920 Gertrude Bell wrote that Iraq was in the middle of a jihad during 1920 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)

1922 UK PM George told Colonial Sec Churchill England was going to stay in Iraq because of its oil

potential George had thought about complete withdrawal

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

1934 Foreign Minister Nuri al-Said asked for his brother in law Jafaar al-Askari to be appointed chief of

staff of royal court Was attempt to limit power of King Ghazi Was opposed by Ghazi and Baghdad notables

1939 PM Said broke relations with Germany as WWII started Didn’t consult with Circle of Seven officers

that wanted concessions from UK first Arrested all Germans in Iraq and deported them to India

(Musings On Iraq review The Role of the Military In Politics, A case study of Iraq to 1941)

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

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq And Syria 1941, The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)

(Musings On Iraq review Iraq Between the Two World Wars, The Militarist Origins of Tyranny)

1964 Baathist plot against Pres Arif led by party leader Saadi discovered and 3,000 Baathists

arrested Gen Bakr Gen Tikrit Col Latif accused of involvement and removed

1965 Imam Khomeini arrived in Najaf from Turkey spending next 13 years there He gained support of

cleric Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim

1965 Pres Arif announced new govt with air force chief of staff Gen Razzaq as prime minister and Defense

Minister to placate Nasserites mad at end of Iraq-Egypt unity talks Razzaq began plotting coup

1975 Saddam went to Paris to finalize terms of nuclear deal for a reactor and uranium

1986 Iraqi air force carried out 880 km raid on Lavan Island oil terminal hitting 1 tanker

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

1987 Iran Op Fatah 10 Revolutionary Guard commando forces KDP and Badr attacked Iraqi forces

in Raqanduz Irbil

(Musings On Iraq Badr Organization A View Into Iraq’s Violent Past And Present)

(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 Saddam called for overthrowing Saudi and Egyptian govts for their opposition to Kuwait invasion

Said that Muslims should rise up in the name of Islam

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

1993 Ahmad al-Samarraie became premier of Iraq

1996 KDP began attack on PUK in Sulaymaniya PUK had already fled to Iranian border after Iraqi

govt attack on Irbil

2002 PM Blair officials met over draft of WMD dossier Said Iraq had capability to produce WMD Not sure it

had made any Said Iraq had nuclear program but couldn't make weapon with sanctions

(Musings On Iraq Review The Report of the Iraq Inquiry, Executive Summary)

2002 Sec State Powell called CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Franks saying he was worried not enough troops

planned for invasion Franks told Powell thanks for the advice but US military different from when he served

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


2002 Arab League rejected any attack upon Iraq

2004 Start of 2 days of protests in Najaf against Mahdi Army telling them to leave city

2006 Bush speech said US had to stay the course in Iraq or would regret it later

(Musings On Iraq Did the US Ever Have A Strategy To Win In Iraq Before the Surge?)

2007 US GAO report US military not consistent in reporting Iraqi deaths Used different methodologies

resulting in different numbers Each US news agency also gave its own death counts all of which were different

2007 Report Attacks in Anbar dropped from around 2,000 in March to 450 in August ISF grown from

24,000 to 40,000 in province US changed reconstruction policy to only pay for projects that both Awakening sheikhs and provincial govt agreed upon to connect Awakening with local govt

2007 Report US providing services to Sunni areas because Maliki govt was not US officers said Maliki

made sectarian decisions Gave water to Shiite areas in south Baghdad and not Sunni ones US officials worried Iraqis becoming dependent upon US aid

2007 Reports White House shifting terms of Surge success Maliki govt was not reconciling so US

emphasizing local progress like Anbar Awakening

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

2007 Report Sunni cleansing of Baghdad continuing despite drop in violence ISF and Mahdi Army working

to expel Sunnis from Sadiya Displacement increased during Surge

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

(Musings On Iraq Columbia University Charts Sectarian Cleansing Of Baghdad)

2008 Report KRG Pres Barzani said Kurds not treated equally in govt Didn’t have active role in

administration PM Maliki failed to follow through with deals Claimed Maliki acted like autocrat Army Chief of Staff Gen Zebari sidelined by PM Claimed provincial elections manipulated by foreigners Wouldn’t give up on Kirkuk Said Arabs out to get Kurds

(Musings On Iraq Kurds Come Out Swinging)

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

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

2008 PM Maliki govt spokesman said no deal with KRG over disputed area of Khanaqin Diyala after one

announced day before

(Musings On Iraq Khanaqin Deal Off?)

(Musings On Iraq Cold War Between Baghdad and Kurds Turn Hot)

2008 UAE ambassador arrived in Iraq 1st new Arab diplomat since invasion UAE also forgave Iraq’s $4 bil


2009 500 demonstrated in Hawija against joint Iraq-Peshmerga-U.S. patrols in town Said only army should

be doing security in district

2009 PM Maliki sent 1000s of ISF to Syrian border Accused Syria of supporting Baathists and Aug

Baghdad bombings Was actually done by ISI

2009 During ceremony for martyrs of Saddam’s regime PM Maliki claimed Baathist-Takfiri plot to

destroy his govt

2009 Report Iraq-Shell deal to exploit natural gas in Basra delayed until after 2010 elections Deal

signed in Sep 08

2012 KRG integrity commission said corruption in govt contracts Mentioned Korek Telegcom headed by

Pres Barzani’s nephew Asiacell was close to PUK and had sole rights in Sulaymaniya

2012 Baghdad Brigade raided nightclubs and bars in two parts of Baghdad Customers and staff beaten

Ordered by director of Office of Commander in Chief who was under PM Maliki

2014 Germany sent first shipment of military supplies to Peshmerga

2014 Report Peshmerga Hashd Iranian advisers US air strikes helped liberate Amerli Salahaddin from IS

Hashd then tried to take over town Blocked Peshmerga from entering Found mass graves of IS victims Both Sulaiman Beq abandoned Hashd and Peshmerga said that if Sunni Arabs returned they would help insurgents

2017 Badr MP said ISF should intervene to stop KRG independence referendum from happening

outside of Kurdistan 

2018 Protests in northern southern Basra and Basra city More govt buildings set on fire 1 demonstrator

killed by ISF Solidarity protests in Dhi Qar and Baghdad

2018 Hashd leader accused US of trying to remove Abu Muhandis from Hashd office Said wouldn’t

listen to PM Abadi because he was pro-American

2019 Hashd Commission denied that it was going to form own air force after Abu Muhandis claimed it was

day before

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