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Boko Haram are "Insurgents," some Ukrainians are "Terrorists" & Terrorism is "man-caused disasters"?
5/7/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist

Posted on 05/07/2014 3:35:03 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

I can't keep up with it.

Under Janet Napolitano - and in the MSM then - an act of terrorism became known as (or redefined as) "man-caused disasters." Before that, under the Bush administration, it was defined as an act of "terrorism."

In the MSM, now, and to a large degree some Ukrainians are called terrorists. Sometimes they are called anti-Kiev protesters, or sometimes anti-government protesters. Should the MSM call Right Sector and others in Ukraine "terrorists"? One hardly ever even sees the word "fascist."

But when you look at the top four news articles cached on Yahoo.com, when entering the search words "Boko Haram Insurgents," you will see a CNN news piece entitled:

"Boko Haram, A Bloody Nigerian Insurgency, a Growing Challenge."

The New York Times has an article "Explaining Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamist Insurgency."

Fox News has an article "Boko Haram terrorists, kidnap victims, believed hiding in vast and treacherous forest."

CBS News has a piece entitled "Nigerian militants kill "hundreds" in remote village"

#3, a Fox News article leads with "Boko Haram terrorists...," overriding the word "insurgents," whereas the #1, #2 and #4 news articles use "Insurgent" for Boko Haram.


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KEYWORDS: alqaeda; bokoharam; cbs; cnn; democrats; foxnews; kiev; military; msm; newsspeak; nigeria; nytimes; obama; obamaforeignpolicy; obamalegacy; orwelliannightmare; pravysektor; proislamist; proislamistobamabots; teaparty; terrorism; ukraine; waronterror; wot

1 posted on 05/07/2014 3:35:03 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I forget if I’m an insurgent or terrorist.

Depends on if it’s the GOPe or NBC reporting, I guess.


2 posted on 05/07/2014 3:39:44 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All; caww; DesertRhino; little jeremiah; Count of Monte Fisto; ...
What have some Democrats and some in the MSM called Tea Partiers?

I'm surprised that when entering the search words on Yahoo.com for Fox News Ukraine the first prompt is “Fox News Ukraine” Then “Fox News Ukraine terrorists” and then “Fox News on Ukraine” but do you even see the word “Fascist” for the opposing side for Fox News articles?

3 posted on 05/07/2014 3:41:16 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Candidate John F. Kerry said that we would just have to accept a certain nuisance level of terrorism.


4 posted on 05/07/2014 3:43:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Bammy’s Muzzie Broz wanna bee’s.


5 posted on 05/07/2014 3:44:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Uncle Miltie
I can't remember if we are to calls wars “kinetic strikes” or...war.

So, the Ukrainian government is right now in a kinetic strike with others in their country and against them?

Are those opposed to Kiev in a kinetic strike against the Kiev government?

6 posted on 05/07/2014 3:45:26 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: a fool in paradise
Is what is going on in Ukraine a “kinetic strike” and not a war?

Obama said that war is now a “kinetic strike,” right?

7 posted on 05/07/2014 3:46:35 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All

Wot: waronterrorism at FR.

“Kineticstrikeonterrorism” or “kineticstrikeonterror” in the search bar at FR?

Neither will fit.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 3:49:02 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Did Obammy ever explain why we went to war against Libya and why it was okay to commit war crimes to kill Gaddafi (”WE came, WE saw, (we were okay with the torture, abuse, and murder of a POW named Gadaffi), HE DIED!!!” - Sec. of State Hillary Clinton


9 posted on 05/07/2014 3:49:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

So, she didn’t say “HE PASSED AWAY”?

Uh, oh, she can’t keep up with Democrat/liberal political correctness.


10 posted on 05/07/2014 3:51:45 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Ukrainian insurgents...

Ukrainian dissidents...

Boko Haram terrorists...

Nope, liberals won’t go for it.


11 posted on 05/07/2014 3:53:36 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

ssshhhhh don’t spoil the delusions of some here at FR that think Putin is the next savior for the west


12 posted on 05/07/2014 4:05:21 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

and not a damn one of them are saddled with Obamacare.


13 posted on 05/07/2014 4:09:32 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Where are the others? Posting terse comments on threads other than commie expansionist interests since the day before yesterday, perhaps?

Internet Troll Operation Uncovered in St. Petersburg [Russia]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3152323/posts


14 posted on 05/07/2014 4:39:21 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Don’t forget ‘workplace violence’ in the grab bag of labels the Obama administration assigns to militant Islamic terrorism


15 posted on 05/07/2014 4:44:19 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Nifster

I don’t think that they believe he is the savior of the West, it is just that they seem to be taking the position that won’t go to bat for Obama just to stick it to Putin.

They seem to be taking the position of not caring much for Putin or Obama, or sticking to the point that we need to stay out of the Ukraine mess, given Obama’s foreign policy touch, or are saying that given the military that Obama has at his disposal, he can drag on these endless wars (13 years and running) far longer than Putin could if Putin were to try to do what has gone on from 2001 until now.

Russia doesn’t have the GDP that we have and wouldn’t make it 5 years - it would be bled dry.


16 posted on 05/08/2014 6:22:00 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: mac_truck
Forgot about that one.

And terrorists are “men-who-cause-disasters.”

Right Sector, Svoboda, Cossacks, Takfiri fighters are “pro-Kiev,” whereas those who are anti-Kiev are “terrorists.”

But yet the MSM says that Boko Haram are “insurgents.” We hardly see the word “terrorist” affixed to them.

Funny how it all seems to work this way, huh?

17 posted on 05/08/2014 8:14:09 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Oh no there actually are folks here (not many but a few) that are of the opinion that Putin is a good Christian man who is defending the slackers in the west from fill in the blank (because there are so many possibilities).

I have read their posts here and have been roundly chided by them because I don’t agree that Putin is a wonderful man


18 posted on 05/08/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

How about supporting neither Obama’s policies nor Putins, and neither Right Sector, Svoboda, the Cossacks, the militia types in Ukraine, and the pro-Russian dissidents.

How about supporting none of the above?


19 posted on 05/08/2014 1:48:04 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

And that is my stance and has been. It is not either or.....


20 posted on 05/08/2014 7:53:15 PM PDT by Nifster
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21 posted on 05/10/2014 6:19:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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