Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Anyone catch the military's new term for "insurgents"?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 11:55 AM
Original message
Anyone catch the military's new term for "insurgents"?
"We had some soldiers who were sent there to investigate gunfire, and they ended up killing two anti-Iraqi forces in the process," said Lt. Col. Jonathan Withington, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Baghdad, using the military's term for insurgents. "It was a confusing situation, and we don't know all the facts yet."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

So THAT's it! They hate Iraqis!

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 11:58 AM
Response to Original message
1. Why do the Iraqis hate Iraq?
Why can't they just love their country and accept foreign domination?

Don't they know the foreign army on their soil loves Iraq????
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:03 PM
Response to Reply #1
3. Or at the very least loves Iraqi oil.
Edited on Sat Jun-24-06 12:04 PM by Benhurst
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:00 PM
Response to Original message
2. I heard that our soldiers have been calling them "Wolverines"
for some time now.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:08 PM
Response to Original message
4. They don't want to confuse us.



They sure as hell don't want anyone thinking WE are the Redcoats and THEY are Paul Revere and the Minutemen.



:eyes: :eyes: :eyes:



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
karnac Donating Member (495 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:41 PM
Response to Reply #4
6. got it wrong
they are aCTUAlly the more altruistic version of our founding fathers. They only mean well throwing off the yoke of the bush hegemony choking off the wealth of their natural oil wealth so we can unfairly get cheap oil prices that are so clearly apparent.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:30 PM
Response to Original message
5. The military has been using the term on and off since late 2003.
Edited on Sat Jun-24-06 12:35 PM by Eugene
Terms like "resistance" tend to give the insurgents legitimacy and terms like "guerrillas"
aren't pejorative enough. The military did call Sunni insurgents and Shiite militias
"rejectionists" for a while, but that also implies that the insurgents are Iraqi.

"Anti-Iraqi" is a ridiculous term, but the military, especially the Marines,
keep trying to make it stick.

edited for spelling
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Apr 20th 2014, 10:20 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC