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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:23 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong: 'Insurgents' are
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 02:24 PM by npincus
Iraqis who oppose the US occupation and are fighting our presence there, fighting our influence upon their society, governemnt, etc. Insurgents are people who want to take their country back.

We (U.S. forces) are fighting them-- to "win". "Winning" then, is the right (or freedom) to occupy their country. If we 'lose', we have to leave Iraq, and the insurgents 'win' their country back.

Huh???? We are killing Iraqi civilians who fight us because they don't want us there? What would Americans do if we were invaded and occupied? Wouldn't we become insurgents, especially if the foreign occupation brought with it a breakdown of order, chaos and ramapnt crime?

I'd like to hear the B*sh admin tell us who these 'insurgents' really are-- they are not al Qaeda. How does it serve our national interest to fight Iraqis who want their country back?

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pwb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:26 PM
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1. your right
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:27 PM
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2. you durn right I would be an insurgent and it wouldn't matter what
they brought, just their bodies would be all it would take for me.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:28 PM
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3. What is an insurgency....look here...
Definitions of insurgency on the Web:

an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

An insurgency is an armed rebellion by any irregular armed force that rises up against an established authority, government, or administration. Those carrying out an insurgency are “insurgents”. Insurgents conduct sabotage and harassment. Insurgents usually are in opposition to a civil authority or government primarily in the hope of improving their condition.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insurgency


I believe that the U.S. military treats all Iraqis as insurgents except those who are directly involved in the support, enforcement and maintenance of U.S. military occupation in Iraq.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:29 PM
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4. You see, that's your problem,
you expect us to think as if there are people on both sides who deserve reciprocal consideration. Those aren't people over there. They're the enemy. They're barbarians. They're barely human. We shouldn't consider them at all.
:sarcasm:
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:29 PM
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5. They're terrorists
According to our local piece of crap newspaper. Don't you just love the propaganda?
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keith the dem Donating Member (587 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 02:46 PM
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6. If an invader killed 1 in 40 of our people
You bet you would fight back. As much as we hate Bushco, we would be very unhappy if say China invaded and killed 7.5 million people, all to save us from the evil decider. Even as a person who hates war and violence, I would be very driven to blowup some chinese butt!!
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