December 15, 2003
Der Spiegel whines, moans
Der Spiegel is whining and moaning about the capture of Saddam Hussein:
The Resistance is Tougher Than Saddam
Following the arrest of Saddam Hussein, US agents have arrested other key figures of the Iraqi resistance. Despite this, terrorism experts fear that the resistance against the occupation troops will only grow stronger.
The word they use for "resistance" is Widerstand
, the same word commonly used in German to describe, for example, Charles de Gaulle and the French Resistance against the Nazis
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at December 15, 2003 02:50 PM
My favorite part was when he says "they bombed all our allies " the spanish, the italians, and the koreans" and then a moment later he talks about how were doing this all alone. If we are all alone how are italians, spaniards and koreans being killed??? What a moron.
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The use of the word "resistance" to describe Iraqi (and Palestinian) terrorists is not limited to this article. It is used in U.S. and European media quite frequently, and is a terrible insult to the actual *resistance* fighters in every German-occupied country during WWII. It's difficult to believe that anyone who knows anything about the actual history of the Resistance would use the word in this way.