Ian Bach

Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007

Iraq Update – 2007, Sept 7

Iraq has improved in many areas in the last couple months. While the Federal government is still dragging and has some problems, almost all other areas of concern are improving. The Iraqi Army up to 4-6 months ago was very ineffective. That has changed.

The Iraqi Army now often leads the way with support and direction and ongoing in the field training of the Troops to teach the Iraqi Army the new Counter Insurgency Methods. The Iraqi army was very sectarian, but that has changed. Now it is much more like the Iraqi soccer team with Shiite, Sunni, Kurds, and even Yezidi all working together. Also now the first thing we do after we secure a town is to get the local government, water, food, and other basics working in a good respectful way.

The Iraqi Police still are having a lot of problems. Most Iraqis have little or no trust in the Police. The Iraqi police have been cited as corrupt and unreliable. Many top security officers have been fired in the past month to months by the Iraqi government. Some have said they need to scrap the current police force and start over. I however disagree. I have seen some improvements in the Police force, yet admit it does need work. I think we need to retrain, work with, and oversee/monitor each police post. I am sure that many posts are working better in the more secure areas. Many towns, cities, and areas of cities still need to be cleared of terrorists, insurgents, and militant groups.

Overall, civilian fatality rates are down perhaps one third since late 2006. There are also signs that roughly six of Iraq’s 18 provinces are making significant economic and security gains, up from three a year ago. The story in Sunni-dominated Anbar Province is by now well known: attacks in the city of Ramadi are down 90 percent, and the economy is recovering. But there is progress in several regions with more complex sectarian mixes as well.

As the Iraqi Army becomes stronger and better trained the number of US soldiers will go down.


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.

One comment on “Iraq Update – 2007, Sept 7

  1. tinker thinker
    September 8, 2007

    Thank you for the post! So nice to hear what is really going on over there! Keep up the good work!


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