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Tommymac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 09:34 PM
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9. It's doublespeak, plain and simple.
Guerilla's are a)legitimate combatants. b)associated in the American psyche with Vietnam.

Insurgents are evil traitorous bastards.
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  -Why are they called "Insurgents" and not "Guerrillas"? kittykitty  Jun-30-05 09:23 PM   #0 
  - I direct you to the Geneva Convention  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-30-05 09:25 PM   #1 
  - i did not know that. it makes sense though. Same with gitmo detainees  goodboy   Jun-30-05 09:27 PM   #3 
  - Similar to the GITMO Prisoners, they were denied  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-30-05 09:53 PM   #16 
  - Was that the reason for the Iraq vote?  DanaM   Jun-30-05 09:28 PM   #4 
  - The decision of labeling came from Justice  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-30-05 09:55 PM   #17 
  - That information is worth a kick!  wurzel   Jun-30-05 09:35 PM   #12 
  - So now I know--Thanks, most enlightening  kittykitty   Jun-30-05 09:45 PM   #14 
  - most of them are just citizens of Iraq  knowbody0   Jun-30-05 09:27 PM   #2 
  - yep, but the Bushitlers don't want the public to know that...that's  goodboy   Jun-30-05 09:31 PM   #6 
  - therefore, the correct term is "Resistance"  mitchtv   Jun-30-05 09:35 PM   #10 
     - Remember under International Law the word you choose matters  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-30-05 09:57 PM   #18 
  - Another made-up designation; like "enemy combatant"  baldguy   Jun-30-05 09:28 PM   #5 
  - I see it the opposite way: "insurgents" lends itself to legitimacy.  ithinkmyliverhurts   Jun-30-05 09:32 PM   #7 
  - the dictionary entry for Resistance  Monkie   Jun-30-05 09:33 PM   #8 
  - It's doublespeak, plain and simple.  Tommymac   Jun-30-05 09:34 PM   #9 
  - Because Guerrillent just doesn't sound right...  whistle   Jun-30-05 09:35 PM   #11 
  - "usually indigenous...in occupied territory"  Eugene   Jun-30-05 09:36 PM   #13 
  - Why not Iraqis?  leesa   Jun-30-05 09:47 PM   #15 
  - The answer is, they control not only all of government .... they also  Husb2Sparkly   Jun-30-05 10:02 PM   #19 
  - What do they call Americans?  leveymg   Jun-30-05 10:03 PM   #20 
 

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