Ian Bach

Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007

Scott Kesterson – Photo Journalist in Afghanistan

This is a very interesting interview. Mr. Ketterson was embeded last winter with two man National Gaurd teams working with the Afghanistan National Army to oversee and mentor the new Afghan Army. He offers some interesting insights and views about the two types of Taliban and I totaly agree that I see this view expressed by people throughout Afghanistan. Also he talks about women in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s influence, Afghan government, and Iran’s possitive roles in Afghanistan. All in all every word is worth hearing. I was very impressed and will be looking at as much of his work as I can find. So check back and see what I find some time soon. – Ian Bach

(the ONLY U.S. photojournalist imbedded in Afghanistan)

TM Note: We talked about so many things this morning, including Pakistan’s role, Iran’s involvement in Afghanistan, as well as cultural issues. Scott’s imbedded with a National Guard unit, all of whom are there because of what happened on 9/11. This is “the forgotten war,” as Scott referred to Afghanistan. The interview with Scott is a remarkable first-hand look into what’s happening in this country. I hope you will listen to it, then take a moment to Spotlight it and share it with friends far and wide. Scott’s work is going largely unreported. Progressive blogs and readers can help spread the word.

Scott Kesterson – Interview from Afghanistan
Interview with Scott Kesterson –
Pakistan’s Role in Afghanistan
Scott Kesterson – Two Types of Taliban
Scott Kesterson – Dangers, then to Women & Culture
Scott Kesterson – Culture & Taliban in Government
Scott Kesterson – Role of the Photojournalist Today

A Special thanks to Afghanistanica Blog where I found out about Scott Kesterson


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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