Misuse of the Term Terrorists
American talking heads, such as Pat Buchanan love to fulminate against the terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq who have the temerity to fight back at American soldiers who illegally invaded and occupied their country unprovoked. They want to execute the P.O.W.s without civil trials because, as combatants, they are utterly wicked.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
Terrorists are people who kill civilians. Insurgents are people who rebel against the established government. The resistance are people who fight against an occupying army. Americans refuse to call their victims by the proper term — the resistance. Americans refuse to offer their victims the usual Geneva Convention treatment offering the feeble excuse the Taliban don’t have uniforms. Could you imagine civil rights depending on owning a Brooks Brothers suit? What a ludicrous idea!