Noticed how in the Iraq war that we have “insurgents” and not a “resistance”?
“US tanks pushing into central Fallujah have met fierce resistance from well-organised insurgents who show no signs of giving up, US Marines said today.” [ABC Online]
insurgent a. & n. 1. a rising in active revolt; (of sea etc.) rushing in; hence ~ENCY n. 2. n. rebel. [F, f. L IN1 (surgere surrect- rise0; see -ENT]
rebel a. & n. 1. n. person who rises in arms against, resists, or refuses allegiance to, the established government; person or thing that resists authority or control. …
The reporters/editors seems to be leaping ahead of themselves, are they not? We still have a goverment installed by an occupying force … there has been no election, and there are large questions with respect to the legitamacy of this action.
resistance n. 1. (power of) resisting (showed resistance to complying, to wear and tear); Biol. ability to resist adverse conditions; PASSIVE resistance;~ (movement), secret organization resisting authority, esp. in a conquered country. 2. hinderance, impeding or stopping effect, exerted by material thing on another (overcome the resistance of the air) ….
I wonder when we are going to retrospectively arrest Nancy Wake as a terrorist, after all she couldn’t have been assisting the resistance … there are only insurgents.
We are USA, you will be assimilated!