Monday, November 7, 2022

History - Nov 7 2nd 2nd Battle of Fallujah began



1914 British troops started march from the port of Faw to the city of Basra

(Musings On Iraq review When God Made Hell, The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921)

1918 UK cmdr Mesopotamia Gen Marshall sent telegram Said under WWI armistice UK allowed to

occupy Mosul if security threatened It wasn’t

1918 Anglo-French declaration said goal of WWI was to emancipate people living under

Ottoman rule Said would allow national govts and free choice in Mesopotamia under Entente Alliance supervision

1940 British cabinet decided to send emissary to Iraq to demand Regent remove PM Gaylani from

power for his overtures to Axis Didn’t happen

(Musings On Iraq review Persian Gulf Command, A History of the Second World War In Iran and Iraq)

(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 interview with Prof Boich World War II In Iraq and Syria)

1968 Baath National Guard fired on Communist march killing 3

(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)

1978 Iraq and Syria announced they were working to unify their two states

1980 Iranian commandos attacked Iraqi oil export terminals at Mina al-Bakr and Faw

1987 Iraqis attacked Kurds in Mawat Kurdistan clearing 200 sq km

(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)

1997 Iraq announced new deal with UN over inspections

2002 Bush said that Iraq would be disarmed

2002 UK Embassy in US said hawks in Washington thought UN Res 1441 authorizing new

weapons inspections was a defeat Said hawks in admin thought any infraction of 1441 would justify war

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Inquiry Section 5 Advice On The Legal Basis For Military Action, November 2002 To March 2003)

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

2003 CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Abizaid told Bremer US should bring back ex-Iraq officers into new

army Bremer said no

2004 2nd Battle of Fallujah started US wanted to clear city before Jan 05 election

(Musings On Iraq US Army History of Iraq War Vol 1 – Chapter 14 Fighting To The Elections, August-December 2004)

2004 PM Allawi declared martial law for 2 months Ordered curfew in Fallujah and closed Baghdad

international airport

(Musings On Iraq review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review The Occupation of Iraq, Winning The War, Losing The Peace)

2006 Interior Ministry charged almost 100 police including 18 officers and a general for torturing

prisoners at east Baghdad Site 4 detention facility Held 1,431 people

2007 ISCI controlled police arrested Sadrists in Diwaniya Sadrist dep governor of Karbala fled after

clashes between ISCI police and Mahdi Army despite Sadr freeze PM Maliki appointed police chief in Karbala survived assassination attempt in Basra

2007 US cmdr in Baghdad said reduction in violence in capital sustainable Said ISI no longer had

foothold in city IEDs down 70% Death squad killings down 80%

2008 Report Bulgaria announced it was withdrawing its 155 troops from Iraq 13 soldiers and 6

civilians killed Allowed to join NATO as reward for deployment

2008 Hurriya Baghdad Was battleground between Mahdi Army and insurgents Was mixed US

thought 3000-10000 Sunni families fled area Mahdi Army then moved in poor Shiites from other parts of Baghdad Charged them rents and asked for their support Some displaced Sunnis decided to rent out their homes to Shiite rather than try to live in them again Shiites tried to stop some Sunnis from returning

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

2013 Report ISI bombing businesses in Mosul for not paying it protection money Mall and restaurant

bombed in Oct 2004 ISI moved into extortion business in city Now extorted money from mosques schools university professors power generator owners Controlled fuel blackmarket in Ninewa

2015 VP Maliki said Abadi’s reforms were unconstitutional

2015 PM Abadi went to Najaf to gain more support for reforms but Ayatollah Sistani would not meet

with him

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

2015 Teachers in Sulaymaniya went back on strike after getting no response to demand to be paid by


2015 KDP Yazidi official Shesho said PKK led to cancellation of plan to free Sinjar Ninewa

2016 Report US Apache helicopters were destroying car bombs in Mosul campaign

2016 Mass grave found in Hamam al-Alil Ninewa Thought to contain 300 former police killed by IS

2016 Amnesty Intl After IS attacked Kirkuk city on Oct 21 Asayesh and local police forced Kurds

out Around 250 families expelled from Kirkuk and 190 from Dibs 75 families from Qotan Threatened to destroy people’s homes in Kirkuk Asayesh entered 5 towns and told displaced Arabs they had to return to their home areas

2019 6 protesters killed while attempted to remove concrete walls on Baghdad’s Shuhada

Bridge Protest leader assassinated in Maysan

(Musings On Iraq Will Iraq’s PM Abdul Mahdi Put An End To The Protests?)

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

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

(Musings On Iraq Govt Moving To Break Up Southern Iraq Protests)

2019 PM Abdul Mahdi’s spokesman said saboteurs amongst the protesters were blocking

roads and would be arrested Said Human Rights Comm politicized and made false figures on number of protesters killed

2019 Report some of the ruling parties agreed to back PM Abdul Mahdi using force to end

            the protests

2019 Rocket attack blamed on Kataib Hezbollah killed an American at an Iraqi base

(Musings On Iraq Instrument Of Iran’s Power In Iraq And Syria Kataib Hezbollah)

2021 Drone strike by pro-Iran groups on PM Kazemi’s home in Baghdad Kazemi and 5 of his

bodyguards injured

(Musings On Iraq Fatah Makes An Attempt Upon The Life Of PM Kazemi What Will Come Next?)

(Musings On Iraq Pro-Iran Hashd Becoming A Regional Force For Tehran)

2021 Kataib Hezbollah cmdr said was cheaper ways to attack PM Kazemi them using a drone Said

no one would waste a drone to attack PM Were posts on pro-Iran social media mocking PM Asaib Ahl Al-Haq claimed attack was faked Badr blamed US for attack

2021 Quds Force Cmdr Gen Qani arrived in Baghdad to calm situation after attempt upon PM

Kazemi’s life Met with Kazemi and Pres Salah telling them Iran upset with attack Told Hashd factions to backdown accept election results and unify Shiite parties

(Musings On Iraq Pro-Iran Hashd Factions Told To Backdown By Tehran and Shiite Parties After Attempt Upon PM Kazemi’s Life)

2021 Quds Force Cmdr Gen Qani met with Coordinating Framework including Asaib Ahl Al-Haq’s

Khazali Kataib Hezbollah’s Himdawi Coordinating Framework admitted Hashd involved in drone attack upon PM Kazemi and would turn over 3 involved In return police behind killing of Asaib Ahl Al-Haq member outside Green Zone would be prosecuted

(Musings On Iraq Pro-Iran Hashd Becoming A Regional Force For Tehran)

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