Ian Bach

Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007

More Links on Afghanistan

Two months ago I saw a special on PBS about Afghanistan and the Treasures that the Brave Afghan people saved from destruction by the Taliban. The special included info about the gold treasure (this was priceless history from about 500 AD), it also included the giant Buddha that may be safely hidden under the sands of time near where the two giant Buddha had been destroyed by the Taliban, and the national Film Archive that the Taliban attempted to burn all films but the people at the film archive saved the negatives and kept them hidden, knowing if they were found the Taliban would burn them with the film history of Afghanistan. There was also a short bit about Ahmed Shah Massoud. The part about Ahem Shah Massoud was of particular interest to me [from a military tactics aspect] and I researched it heavily. Here are some links…..Ian Bach



After seeing this PBS special I felt a deep connection to the freedom loving Afghan people. Here is a short video (not related to the PBS special but still good). http://ianbach.com/ahmed-shah-massoud/afghanistan.wmv. I am trying now to find the time to make a small file or files of the 1 hour PBS special.

When I began researching into the life of Ahmed Shah Massoud also known as the “Lion of Panjshir”, I was sad to see such a potential military ally killed by the Taliban two days before 911. See the info I found at:


Raffaele Ciriello (deceased) a photo journalists’ last interview with Mr. Massoud.


After much research into Afghanistan and Ahmed Massoud, I knew I wanted to help. I began to find and shut down web sites of terrorists. I also began to influence various new media organizations that they must report more on the good things we are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan. Later I put comments that would lead to awareness on issues within and outside of Iraq and Afghanistan.

After reviewing methods of counterinsurgency by Roger Trinquier, I found out where we need to focus our efforts. I am working to create public awareness now on various aspects that we can and need to change on how we wage war and how we interact with local citizens and local insurgents. I have found a reason to wake up in the morning. This is now my full time job and I will not stop. I make no money from this, nor do I wish to. I wish to bring hope to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the World. I continue to influence various News Media organizations and push them to report on the issues that the American public and the World is must know so they can make informed choices.

Update 4-15-2007 Note: when I wrote this I was aware our military had been changing tactics to match the situation, but I did not know how well nor how through/complete it has been. Let me inform you it has changed and will continue to. Our military, Iraqs army and police retrain even if they have been in Iraq on 2 , 3 or 4 Tours of duty. We regulary retrain our men now. Click link here to here Americas counterinsurgency expert John Nagl speak about this.

About Ian Bach

Independent Online Terrorist Hunter I teach people how to hunt down and shut down the Bad guys web sites. I also teach about the various countries and cultures. Like most cases it is a small group of bsd eggs that in this case call themselves Muslims but in actual fact they are more like how KKK call themselves ",True Christisians". But in both cases / groups they preach a perverted and twisted view a religion. In the case of ISIS, all Qaeda, al Nusra, and the rest of the terrorists who claim to be true Muslims most of these groups follow the Wahhabi teachings. They are almost all Sunni and their goal is global domination. Yet they must be very bad at math and history. Since most Muslims prefer a separation of church and state and also mist are against Shari's Law. Esp the twisted and overly exaggerated form of Sharia Law that the Wahhabi and other bad guys use. I have studied terrorism, insurgencies, and the best tried and proven methods that work to fight terrorism. My Blogs have many links and articles that can show you who are the best and most knowledgeable people in the fields or counterinsurgency and counter terrorism. When I find great practitioner's I always listen to them to find out who they learned from and who they respect and admire. Thus I am always learning new stuff from the best and most successful in their fields of knoeledge. I strive to be an open and ethical source of information, I have met many awesome, kind, caring, and loving wonderful people many who I am close friends with now from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and many from S.E. Asia which also has a high percent of their populations that are Muslim.We must always strive to be aware people are not any one particular religion via that's what they chose to be, instead most people are a particular religion because that's what their parents and/or county is. I was raised Catholic but because I became Interested in magic ,(illusion - smoke n mirrors) and science which lead me to study many religions, and I would call myself an atheist. Yet sometimes when I lose my keys ZI find myself praying "Hail Marys" and a few "Our Fathers" which most always aides me in finding my keys. My belief is that if I just frantically look around for my krys, good luck it takes me for ever. But by saying these prayers it is like s sort of meditation and my mind becomes more calm, which is why it helps my find my keys.

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