Ian Bach

Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007

The Great Game

The “Great Game” (see definition below)

When I first started my Blog I mentioned my desire to create a computer program that would allow users to review web sites and report suspect terrorist web sites, and web scams sites. A web “Bot” would craw the web to search for suspect sites that include standard phases, pics, etc, used by terrorists and scam sites. Those would be feed to the program for users to review. (due to high possibilities of liability issues I never created this computer program)

Over the past month I have found myself often thinking about how I could create a battle sim game about terrorism, insurgency, and counterinsurgency. However one undeniable factor is that the terrorists would always lose, given enough time, all insurgencies end in a political solution. Also it is hard to recreate the likelihood of mistakes made by people and politicians due to their fears. It may be a good training tool for our military personal, or even some politicians (politicians – who seem to not understand even the basics of the necessity of public backing). Our military still needs to train not only our troops, we need to train our population and media orgs. People’s perceptions are what guide them and their actions.

In Iraq we have seen that if a city has no security the people will align with local militant groups. For all those who wonder why most Muslims are afraid to stand up….Well you would be afraid also, or if not you may end up dead..Let me put it like this….

1.) Have you ever seen a shooting in an area with heavy gang influences? Have you ever noticed when they interview local citizens they won’t talk to the police and give out information about the suspects? Trust me they are not speaking for fear of reprisals and death.

2.) Today in America in Major cities many poor, low income areas have a very low police presence. There are many reasons why, but the results are more gangs. Without public protection citizens seek the protection of local gangs or miltant groups.

The Great Game

From the British perspective, the Russian conquest of Central Asia threatened to destroy the so-called “jewel in the crown” of the British Empire, India. As the Tsar’s troops began to subdue one Khanate after another the British feared that Afghanistan would become a staging post for a Russian invasion of India. It was with these thoughts in mind that in 1838 the British launched the First Anglo-Afghan War and attempted to impose a puppet regime under Shuja Shah. The regime was short lived, and unsustainable without British military support. By 1842, mobs were attacking the British on the streets of Kabul and the British garrison agreed to a retreat from Kabul with guaranteed safe passage. Unfortunately for the British, the guarantee proved to be worthless. The retreating British column consisted of approximately 4,500 military personnel and 12,000 camp followers including many women and children. During a series of ruthless attacks, all but one Dr William Brydon were killed on the march back to India.

The British curbed their ambitions in Afghanistan following the humiliating retreat from Kabul. After the Indian rebellion of 1857, successive British governments saw Afghanistan as a buffer state. The Russians, led by Konstantin Kaufman, Mikhail Skobelev, and Mikhail Chernyayev, continued to advance steadily southward toward Afghanistan and by 1865 Tashkent had been formally annexed. Samarkand became part of the Russian Empire three years later and the independence of Bukhara was virtually stripped away in a peace treaty the same year. Russian control now extended as far as the northern bank of the Amu Darya river.

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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 “The Great Game

  1. Ian Bach
    March 25, 2015

    Reblogged this on How to Fight ISIS Online.


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