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Posted: 9/21/2005 5:50:35 AM EDT
From Excite news about the brits.:

Britain's position also appeared to be strengthened by Iraq's national security adviser, Mouwafak al-Rubaie, who acknowledged that one problem coalition forces face in such situations is that insurgents have joined the ranks of Iraq's security forces.

"Iraqi security forces in general, police in particular, in many parts of Iraq, I have to admit, have been penetrated by some of the insurgents, some of the terrorists as well," he said in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corp. on Tuesday night.

What is the difference between a terrorist and an insurgent?


Yes, I'm really asking.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:57:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 5:59:10 AM EDT by NimmerMehr]
Use a damn dictionary.

in·sur·gent Audio pronunciation of "insurgent" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (n-sûrjnt)
adj.

1. Rising in revolt against established authority, especially a government.
2. Rebelling against the leadership of a political party.

ter·ror·ist Audio pronunciation of "terrorist" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (trr-st)
n.

One that engages in acts or an act of terrorism.

ter·ror·ism Audio pronunciation of "terrorism" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (tr-rzm)
n.

The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.

Edit: If you dislike them and their cause, they are terrorists. If you do like them or their cause, or don't care one way or another, they are insurgents.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:01:31 AM EDT
BOTH SHOULD BE BANNED!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:10:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 6:11:28 AM EDT by mjohn3006]

Originally Posted By NimmerMehr:
Use a damn dictionary.

in·sur·gent Audio pronunciation of "insurgent" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (n-sûrjnt)
adj.

1. Rising in revolt against established authority, especially a government.
2. Rebelling against the leadership of a political party.

ter·ror·ist Audio pronunciation of "terrorist" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (trr-st)
n.

One that engages in acts or an act of terrorism.

ter·ror·ism Audio pronunciation of "terrorism" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (tr-rzm)
n.

The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.

Edit: If you dislike them and their cause, they are terrorists. If you do like them or their cause, or don't care one way or another, they are insurgents.





K, so why are we, the brits, and Iraqies that are supposed to be on our side calling them insurgents?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:31:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By NimmerMehr:
Use a damn dictionary.

in·sur·gent Audio pronunciation of "insurgent" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (n-sûrjnt)
adj.

1. Rising in revolt against established authority, especially a government.
2. Rebelling against the leadership of a political party.

ter·ror·ist Audio pronunciation of "terrorist" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (trr-st)
n.

One that engages in acts or an act of terrorism.

ter·ror·ism Audio pronunciation of "terrorism" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (tr-rzm)
n.

The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.

Edit: If you dislike them and their cause, they are terrorists. If you do like them or their cause, or don't care one way or another, they are insurgents.





K, so why are we, the brits, and Iraqies that are supposed to be on our side calling them insurgents?



Maybe at heart, they really don't care.
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