Ian Bach

Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007

Resistance is futile: You will be (mis)informed.

Michael Yon’s latest article reflects alot of my frustration with the scewed view painted by todays mass media.

The following is a preview of Micheal’s latest dispatch and shows he is making a renewed effort to enlarge his audience so more people will know the truth about the progress in Iraq. – Ian Bach

Resistance is futile: You will be (mis)informed.

…………..”America seems to be under a glass dome which allows few hard facts from the field to filter in unless they are attached to a string of false assumptions. Considering that my trip home coincided with General Petraeus’ testimony before the US Congress, when media interest in the war was (I’m told) unusually concentrated, it’s a wonder my eardrums didn’t burst on the trip back to Iraq. In places like Singapore, Indonesia, and Britain people hardly seemed to notice that success is being achieved in Iraq, while in the United States, Britney was competing for airtime with O.J. in one of the saddest sideshows on Earth.”

“No thinking person would look at last year’s weather reports to judge whether it will rain today, yet we do something similar with Iraq news. The situation in Iraq has drastically changed, but the inertia of bad news leaves many convinced that the mission has failed beyond recovery, that all Iraqis are engaged in sectarian violence, or are waiting for us to leave so they can crush their neighbors. This view allows our soldiers two possible roles: either “victim caught in the crossfire” or “referee between warring parties.” Neither, rightly, is tolerable to the American or British public.”

“Today I am in Iraq, back in a war of such strategic consequence that it will affect generations yet unborn—whether or not they want it to. Hiding under the covers will not work, because whether it is good news or bad, whether it is true or untrue, once information is widely circulated, it has such formidable inertia that public opinion seems impervious to the corrective balm of simple and clear facts”………………………by Micahel Yon

Click here for the complete Article at Michael Yon’s Online Magazine.

Michael Yon is back in Iraq and reporting the truth from the front lines, unlike most reporters who stay behind the walls of the green zone and report on suicide bombs or other easy news stories to find. They are not brave enough and they lack the ethics to go into harms way and bring us the Real story from the Real people in Iraq and on the front lines.


Something that is of special interest to my friends with an interest in Afghanistan:
Michael will be going to Afghanistan next year. Michael feels much like many of us few who are informed about Afghanistan…..and it looks real bad at the moment. It’s future is completly in the dark and seems it will go unwritten for some time longer than any of us would like. The shear numbers of Taliban fighters is growing into very large size groups. I routinely see numbers in the 50-100 up of Taliban fighters killed in some opertions. They may only kill 1-10 allies in one of these attacks/ambushes which tends to be large scale attacks on small allied forces or small conveys. – Ian Bach


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.

2 comments on “Resistance is futile: You will be (mis)informed.

  1. Whootziedude
    November 2, 2007

    Did you see that he is reporting the defeat of Al Queda in Iraq? He says that the terrorists have no where to hide in that country now and that getting caught by the “cruel, torturous” Americans is now their best hope.


  2. Ian Bach
    November 2, 2007

    It looks like many of al Qaeda members may be in Turkey now. Rice was visbly shaken and I know why. I have seen the videos of whats up there and its got al Qaeda written all over it. So its a hot poker in the oven and will be the last standing spot for many al qaeda members who are on the list.

    Michael is correct about Iraq is completly different than month ago. I have been seeing a lot of stories about markets open all day till 9pm and hopes that it will go back to past midnight soon. So totaly amazinf even wome are not being seached at markets like before (les threat / likelyhood of suicide attacks). It is amazing how much info the media isnt talking about.


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