Skip to comments.What the Heck Is an ''Insurgent" Anyway?
Posted on 11/22/2004 6:25:12 AM PST by Ginifer
I was reading the newspapers recently when it occurred to me that if I continued to watch world events too closely, I might, in fact, go crazy. Let me explain.
I already know that Im not getting truthful information. Therefore, I realize I need to read every news article with a skeptics attention. When I get halfway through the latest spin, I find myself thinking, ''OK, where is the angle?'' Nobody reports the news straight anymore.
My example we've recently had the numerous stories circulating about that shooting in Iraq. No, I am not speaking of the dear, innocent lady who had her brains blown out by the terrorists after spending her lifetime trying to help those barbarians. I am speaking of the ''insurgent'' who was shot by the hyper-agitated Marine who believed the ''insurgent'' was faking that he was dead. In fact, he was not dead. Or, was he? Did the Marine shoot a dead man?
How will we ever know? And, what the heck is an insurgent, anyway? The Old Media have invented code words that are used so freely these days its hard to tell if they are referring to the good guys or the bad guys. The Old Media like it that way. The Old Media have created a virtual dictionary to report on the activities of the United States in Iraq. Thus, the word ''insurgent.'' It sounds so much nicer and more innocent than ''terrorist,'' doesnt it? But, arent these men really terrorists? If they are not terrorists, then who are they? And, why would the Old Media give them the benefit of the doubt?
Why are these ''insurgents'' fighting in a mosque? Why do they have guns and bombs in there? If they are not soldiers, and I presume they are not, doesnt that make them spies? If terrorists dont wear uniforms, how do Marines tell terrorists apart from our Old Medias newly created victim class, ''insurgents?'' If ''insurgents'' are shooting at our guys, are their bullets less deadly?
How do we know that the ''insurgent'' is not wearing a bomb set to go off when our Marines attempt to check him for weapons, or determine if hes wounded? Would you want to be the Marine who is designated to find out if ''insurgents'' faking death are really human bombs? Can a terrorist get better treatment from our Marines if he pretends hes an ''insurgent''?
As NBC shows this very inflammatory clip over and over again, we, as a nation, are not allowed to see the woman human rights activists head explode as an ''insurgent'' pulls the trigger. Tell me, why is that? Why cant we see that video? You say its because were too sensitive, and its too shocking for us to see? We dont want to alarm the kiddies, you claim? But, its OK to show the Marine pulling the trigger on an ''innocent'' insurgent?
While I am at it, why are all the video clips of the terrorists throat-cutting activities forbidden for our viewing while photo after video clip of our ''atrocities'' are played over and over again, no matter how false, suggestive, or grisly?
And why are we forbidden from seeing those Trade Towers fall down, about once a month, as a reminder to us of why we are at war, fighting with terrorists?
Ill tell you why you can see some video clips, but not others. Whether or not you wish to believe it and whether they actually know what theyre doing--many in the Old Media are rooting for the other side. As a nation, it is time we come to grips with this embarrassing and disturbing reality. Some are worse than others, but only an entity with an intense loathing for this nations interest would try to make our fighting men and women look bad by using word games. And, ladies and gentlemen, they are painting our soldiers as monsters every opportunity that they get--and they are doing it with great relish and great vigor.
The world might be less crazy if the news people stopped trying to manipulate us.
We cant vote them out of office--but we dont have to watch their poisonous programming, nor do we have to shop with their sponsors who make their propaganda machine roll on and on. Dont tune in to them anymore, and I promise you they will go away.
We can start with NBC and CBS, and the others will quickly discover their journalistic ethics when the dark specter of unemployment glances in their direction.
Insurgent = Democrat/Legacy Media
They think they are fooling everyone. I don't think anyone but a complete idiot would think insurgent is nothing more than a terrorist.
Maybe I just answered my own question.
.......and are the Coalition Troops therefore "Surge Protectors"?
The so called big three take those pictures and forward them to Arab news sources so that they have more reason to hate us more, if that is possible.
You nailed the main problem in this war. We have "insurgents" in the guise of media whose
propaganda tactics should be recognized for what
it is. The Conservatives see it. The Liberals
don't WANT to see or refuse to admit it; which
puts them on the side of the terrorists, too.
Bush said it correctly: You're either WITH us or
If the Liberals have their way, they'll succeed in
MAKING Iraq another VIET NAM.
They are anti-freedom fighters.
The only thing they are fighting is liberation and free elections in Iraq. Who are they killing? Iraqis. So they must be fighting the Iraqi citizens, right?
(and I know we have military killed daily, God bless them, but the HUGE chunk of those being killed are Iraqis)
A terrorist, being described by a liberal.
Terrorism with a smiley face.
It is all a part of that non-fatal (dammit!)intelligence destroying disease called Liberalism.
There is a cure, however, it's called COMMON SENSE!
Good article. Use the authors headline to avoid repost of articles.
ACK! - You did use the correct author headline!
Psychological Operation by the MSM.