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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: AMERICA’S GHASTLY USE OF ASSASSINATION DRONES AND THE COLOSSALLY DISHONEST WORD “INSURGENTS”   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN
 
POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN BY PAUL KORING IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

Absolutely true.

I’ve said many times that it is sickening to imagine the buzz-cut CIA thugs at consoles in a locked room pumping their arms after blowing up a target they know very little about.

Then maybe they go out for lunch.

Indeed, we know they kill many times more innocents – family members or neighbors – than suspected bad guys.

And that word “suspected” is very important. This kind of killing with no legal procedure and no field of combat is plain murder.

Imagine our cops doing the same thing to “suspects” after a drug killing in northwest Toronto?

The “Go get ’em USA” represents precisely the utterly unethical attititude that is the cause of so much of our woe.

It is an Israeli attitude, and the drones represent the Israelization of American policy.
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“…insurgents…”

What a stupid, meaningless word you’ve added to your vocabulary, Winston Churchill.

What is an insurgent?

Many of these people are in every way legitimate freedom fighters, the expression Ronald Reagan so loved.

Others are just doing what they can to hurt the soldiers who occupied their land. They are, if you will, the resistance.

None of them are alien invaders which is what that phony word ever-so-slightly suggests.

Many might benefit by reading or re-reading Orwell’s great essay, “Politics and the English Language.” It’s as fresh and meaningful as ever.

Insurgents is a cheat word invented by Pentagon PR touts.

As for a general analysis of so-called terror, read:

http://chuckmanwords.wordpress.com/2009/06/06/how-terror-has-lost-its-meaning/

http://chuckmanwords.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/when-terror-is-just-fine/