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Thursday, June 02, 2005


THE BATTLE FOR IRAQ: LET'S WAKE UP AND CALL IT GENOCIDE, NOT INSURGENCY, MR. PRESIDENT 

Albert Greenland advises President Bush to recognize what we're really up against


BY ALBERT GREENLAND, guest blogger

gen·o·cide (n.): "The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group." (courtesy of Dictionary.com)

in·sur·gent (adj.): "1- Rising in revolt against established authority, especially a government.
2- Rebelling against the leadership of a political party."

insurgent (n.): "One who is insurgent."

Well boys and girls, is it an "insurgency?" Is it "genocide?" Both, or neither? I just read this AP story entitled "38 Iraqis slain in multiple attacks", and, I confess that I, like a probable majority of reflective Americans, "have become so comfortably numb" during the past 2-years of media coverage on the Iraq war. Don't worry, this posting is no mini-exegesis regarding media bias. Instead, I encourage the readers to recognize the fact that the media demagogues the term "insurgent" when by citing Islamic fundamentalist terrorists like Abu Masab Al-Zarqawi who kill innocent Iraqis and international troops. In my opinion, plain and simple, the terrorists are attempting to commit "genocide," at least where the Shi-ites are concerned. This is no "insurgency" and the media has it dead-wrong. Readers, please comment.

Secondly, I address my commander-in-chief President George W. Bush. Mr. President, you will get better results if you stand in front of the cameras, call the terrorism "genocide," and directly challenge the political and religious leaders of the Islamic world to speak out against the genocide. You may catch some flack for it, but you will get better results. I mean, are massacres of the Shi-ites synonymous with "insurgency"? No. The massacres are an attempt at "genocide." Once the term genocide finds its way into the national and international consciousness, as it should, we may get a little more help...and we need it.


38 Iraqis slain in multiple attacks - Iraq's new chapter - MSNBC.com
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