Tuesday, June 27, 2023

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 27 Iraq’s Revolutionary Command Council approved invasion of Kuwait


1916 UK report on defeat at Kut published Led to Secretary of State for India Chamberlain to resign

Blamed India for mismanaging and never adequately funding war in Mesopotamia

1923 Persian clerics and businesses in Najaf protested deportation of cleric Khalisi for his

            opposition to parliamentary elections

1923 Clerics Isfahani and Nayini led protest to Karbala trying to get clerics and

            religious students to leave for Persia to protest deportation of cleric Khalisi

1954 New parliament suspended after only 1 meeting by Nuri al-Said Wouldn’t meet again until Nov


(Musings On Iraq review Iraq Under General Nuri, My Recollections of Nuri al-Said, 1954-1958)

1982 Regional Baath Party Congress concluded Saddam re-elected secretary general 7 members of

Baath Party Regional Command replaced

1983 France agreed to lend Iraq 5 Super Etendard fighter bombers that Baghdad wanted to use to

attack shipping heading towards Iran 

1988 Saddam agreed upon offensive to destroy Iranian army to prevent postwar threat

(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 Iraq’s Revolutionary Command Council meeting gave Saddam okay to use force against Kuwait

(Musings On Iraq review The Saddam Tapes)

(Musings On Iraq review from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq review Out Of The Ashes, The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein)

(Musings On Iraq review Unholy Babylon, The Secret History of Saddam’s War)

(Musings On Iraq review The Outlaw State, Saddam Hussein’s Quest for Power and the Gulf Crisis)

2003 Cheney Chief of Staff Libby told Bob Woodward 2002 Natl Intel Estimate on Iraq included

Iraq trying to buy uranium from Africa Part of plan to counter fmr Amb Wilson who said Iraq-Niger deal didn’t happen It didn’t

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

(Musings On Iraq Review Hubris, The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, And The Selling Of The Iraq War)

2004 Bremer got OK from Bush to close CPA Jun 28 to try to fool insurgency

2006 Under pressure PM Maliki revised amnesty offer made 2 days before to include just those

that had not killed anyone

2007 PM Brown took power in UK Wanted withdrawal from Iraq

2007 UK intel report on ISF Maliki govt working on national security strategy but unlikely to

change situation without reconciliation Maliki govt had multiple committees on security that competed didn't cooperate and ineffective Army developing slowly Police full of insurgents and militias and probably unreformable Said ISF couldn’t operate without US support

(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Inquiry Section 9.6 28 June 2007 To April 2008)

(Musings On Iraq From Bad To Worse How Military Moved Into The Iraqi Police Force And The United States Failed At Nation Building Part Two Of An Interview With Jerry Burke Former Advisor To The Baghdad Police And Interior Ministry)

2008 Chief Justice Majeed assassinated in east Baghdad during spate of attacks upon judiciary

in capital

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Judiciary Under Attack)

2011 Sadr’s Promised Day Brigade took responsibility for 10 rocket-mortar attacks on US

bases in Baghdad Ninewa Diyala Kirkuk Basra Maysan Dhi Qar Muthanna Also IEDs vs US patrols Admitted that ISF had been killed and wounded in attacks

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s Sadr Backs Off Threat Of Reviving Mahdi Army)

2011 State Dept Iraq 2nd worst rank in human trafficking Cases going up Govt doing nothing

Iraq both source and destination for sex slaves and illegal workers Iraqi women/girls sent to Syria Lebanon Jordan Kuwait UAE Turkey Iran Yemen Saudi Arabia for prostitution/slavery Women told they were getting job and then put in sex trade 1 work agency raped women on film and used it to blackmail them into prostitution Others bailed women out of prison and told them they had to work off debt via prostitution Women from Iran China Philippines sent to Iraq as prostitutes Illegal workers came from Bangladesh Thailand Pakistan Georgia Jordan Uganda to Iraq

2012 Human Rights Min said allegations of torture didn’t prove it happened Parliament’s

human rights comm visited prison and found torture Prisoners held for yrs with no court date Prisoners whose files were lost People who were supposed to be released but still held Committee had been working on abuse for yrs with no solutions

2012 Iraq produced record high in wheat 1.5 mil tons Need was 4 mil Difference would be


2012 Iraqi army 10th Div arrived in Zummar Ninewa disputed area Told Peshmerga to leave but

refused Led to week long standoff

2013 Report Liwa Abu Fadhl al-Abbas Brigade in Damascus had 800-2000 Iraqi fighters from

Asaib Ahl Al-Haq Kataib Hezbollah Shuhada Brigade Badr and Sadr might also be sending fighters Asaib Ahl Al-Haq and Kataib Hezbollah had been sending fighters to Syria since start of civil war in 2011

(Musings On Iraq Abu Fadhl Al-Abbas Brigade From Fighting In Syria To Iraq)

(Musings On Iraq Asaib Ahl Al-Haq From A Breakaway Sadr Militia To Defenders Of Iraq)

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

2014 Amnesty Intl found 50 prisoners executed in Tal Afar 13 prisoners killed in Mosul 50

prisoners executed in Baquba Killed by ISF and Hashd

2016 Report Homes burned and looted during end of battle for Fallujah Govt blamed IS

Anbar police blamed Hashd and Federal Police Hashd not supposed to enter city but were there and in Federal Police

2016 Report Badr’s Amiri said 1500 Federal Police and Rapid Response Forces were Hashd

and fought in Battle of Fallujah Cmdr 4th Badr Brigade said it fought alongside Interior Min forces in city PM Abadi said Hashd not supposed to enter Fallujah Other Hashd besides Badr also said to be involved

(Musings On Iraq Security In Iraq, Jun 22-28, 2016)

2018 Abadi govt approved $19 mil to rebuild Mosul’s Old City Was fraction of what was needed

2018 Shell left Majnoon oil field and West Qurna 1 Said wanted to focus on gas projects

2018 Sadr said suspending his Saraya al-Salam for 2 yrs to try to stop Hashd interfering with ISF in Basra Fired his militia cmdr in Basra

2021 Biden admin carried out retaliatory strikes upon Kataib Hezbollah and Kataib Sayid al-

Shuhada sites said to house drones in Anbar and eastern Syria 4 Shuhada fighters killed in Anbar

(Musings On Iraq Iraq’s PM Gives Warning to Kataib Hezbollah To Stop Rocket Attacks In Baghdad)

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

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

2021 KRG Court of Appeals upheld 6 yr sentences for 5 journalists and activist for 2nd time

Were arrested for reporting and taking part in protests Another journalist give 7 yrs in prison even though didn’t go to court Also arrested for covering protests

2022 Major oil service companies Schlumberger Baker Hughes Halliburton said they would

comply with Oil Min request not to work in KRG anymore

(Musings On Iraq Legal Battle Continues Between Baghdad and Irbil Over Oil)

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