Ian Bach

Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007

Religion has nothing to do with Insurgency

Religion and Insurgency

May 12, 2007 by David Kilcullen

A few commentators have panned the new counterinsurgency manual for insufficient emphasis on religion. There is a grain of truth in this criticism but, as a practitioner, the evidence I see does not really support it. Rather, field data suggest, some critics may misunderstand both current conflicts and the purpose of doctrine. Worse, they may be swallowing propaganda from munafiquun who pose as defenders of the faith while simultaneously perverting it. (Did I sound like a politician there? Never mind. I will show factual evidence for this assertion, so the resemblance is fleeting…I hope)…

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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 “Religion has nothing to do with Insurgency

  1. Ian Bach
    November 1, 2007

    (This was a very insightful look at the interview by someone other than me – I hope you read it and watch the interview.)

    Here is someone else’s review of David Kilcullen’s interview:

    Comment by Todd Larkin on Tuesday, Oct 16 at 04:03 PM

    What I love about this interview is how Charlie Rose demonstrates throughout the interview that he just doesn’t get it. He returns several times to the question of how to withdraw from Iraq in the short term and how do you reconcile the fact – FACT – that going into Iraq was the wrong thing to do with the need to stay there. At one point, he asks… if you’re a [democratic\ politician here in the US and you think going to war in Iraq was the wrong thing, etc, what do you do? How do you get out? Kilcullen repeatedly tells him – that’s a fine historical question and discussion point in terms of lessons learned, but it has no bearing on our current situation in Iraq. I want to get out of Iraq as soon as possible as well… I just want to do it without creating a worse situation that what we have today. And charlie just doesn’t get it. (Living in the Manhattan Media Bubble can be difficult on one’s faculties…)


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