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The Dallas Morning News takes a stand:

No longer will we refer to suicide bombers or anyone else in Iraq who targets and kills children and other innocent civilians as “insurgents” …

No more. To call them “insurgents” insults every legitimate insurgency in modern history. They are terrorists.

You’d have to inject every Radio National staffer with the Hanta virus before Australia’s ABC would consider a similar editorial shift. In other language news, Canadians are shocked

If Canadians were shocked that the head of their military called his enemy “detestable murderers and scumbags,” they better get used to it. Gen. Rick Hillier has never minced words, nor is he likely to start any time soon …

The terrorist bombings in London underscore the need to take the fight to the enemy in failed states where they have room to thrive, said Hillier.

As a Western society that values rights and freedoms, Canada is already in conflict with “what people like Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar and those others want.”

It’s time for Canada to take a stand, he said, just as it did 66 years ago when it joined the Second World War against the Nazis, whom he described as “those despicable, murderous bastards.”

This Hillier guy rocks. Naturally, certain folks are offended:

The Polaris Institute, a left-leaning think tank based in Ottawa, said Friday the defence minister needs to “clarify” Hillier’s “very alarming” comments.

Clarify? What’s to clarify? His comments seem pretty clear. Noted fiddling-demon opponent Charlie Daniels might think so, too:

My heart goes out to the people of England who suffered at the hands of terrorist bombs recently and yet their own national broadcasting system refuses to even call the scumbags terrorists as if semantics could just make the whole thing go away.

Now how can you have any respect for an organization which has had its cojones removed by political correctness.

You cain’t, Charlie. Which is why Australians have so little respect for the Person of the Week.

(Via LGF)

Posted by Tim B. on 07/16/2005 at 01:56 PM
    1. “very alarming” comments.

      What’s so alarming about them? Might hurt the scumbags feelings?


      “His use of epithets such as ‘scumbags’ and ‘killers’ is reminiscent of language used by (U.S.) President (George W.) Bush and U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld,” said project director Steven Staples.

      Taken alongside recent defence policy changes and an increase in the defence budget, Staples said they “show an unmistakable trend toward the Americanization of the Canadian Forces.”

      The guy sounds too American. That IS scary.


      Posted by Lydia on 07/16 at 02:22 PM • #


    1. If Britain — which spread warm and welcoming arms to every Moslem frother who could salivate enough to spit on Jew — is not safe from terrorists, what the hell makes Canada think Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa are the least bit safer?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 07/16 at 02:22 PM • #


    1. Canada is only a Toronto bus bombing away from getting all the “clarification” they need.

      Posted by BEAM on 07/16 at 02:24 PM • #


    1. Oh, and then there’s this:

      “We are not the Public Service of Canada,” he declared. “We are not just another department. We are the Canadian Forces and our job is to be able to kill people.”

      Canada! FUCK YEAH!

      Posted by Lydia on 07/16 at 02:25 PM • #


    1. Good.  We need the Canadians.  Scrub off the crusty shit dumped by the lefties, and Canada is a hard piece of metal.  They proved that in World War II.  They can do it again.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 07/16 at 02:55 PM • #


    1. Naturally the Toronto Star, home of the view that virulent anti-Americanism and grovelling servility to the ideals of multiculturalism, no matter the cost, are the hallmarks of the true Canadian, has also come out swinging against Hillier’s comments, including a truly ignorant column (which may or may not be online, I had the misfortune of reading it in my pathetic local Star-owned rag) from a clueless oaf named Travers. I’d explain Travers’ position, but to do so I would have to lay waste to logic, history and possibly a few laws of physics. The useful idiots are always on hand to deny even the most obvious truth.

      My country needs more Hilliers, and fewer Travers.

      Posted by Crispytoast on 07/16 at 03:10 PM • #


    1. Good.  We need the Canadians.  Scrub off the crusty shit dumped by the lefties, and Canada is a hard piece of metal.  They proved that in World War II.  They can do it again.

      I don’t know, I don’t see much of the Brits’ proverbial stiff upper lip of the in Canada these days. Some individuals perhaps, but society as a whole? I doubt it. Just go back to the orderly way in which people dealt with the aftermath of the London bombing (or for another example, the East Coast power outage a few years ago); I honestly have trouble imagining the Canadians dealing with a similar situation so soberly, and not erupt into widespread chaos and blame-the-government sentiments.

      (Ditto for France and Germany btw.)

      Posted by PW on 07/16 at 04:20 PM • #


    1. The “Person of the Week” is Jaspan? First time I ever saw a picture of him. He looks like a mole who inadvertently popped his head out of the ground on a sunny afternoon.

      Posted by paco on 07/16 at 04:29 PM • #


    1. Staples said they “show an unmistakable trend toward the Americanization of the Canadian Forces.”

      A classic example of Trudeau-Induced American Derangement Syndrome, a particularly sad psychiatric condition which has claimed the minds of 86% of Canada’s population since the early ‘70’s. It’s characterized by a peculiar kind of identity displacement in which the patient, having a weak self-identity, must identify himself as a negation of a stronger identity. This leads to paranoia as the patient fears being subsumed by the more appealing negated identity. The syndrome manifests itself as an uneasy smugness, a psychically untenable duality of inferiority/superiority.

      Posted by Dave S. on 07/16 at 05:09 PM • #


    1. Imagine, a general who thinks it’s the job of his army to kill bad people. Quelle horreur.

      I hear the Canuck snipers have done a good job in Afghanistan. Hope they’re better than their artillery – I saw a documentary where a Civil War re-enactor cannon crew with a smoothbore Napolean outshot a Canadian Forces crew with a modern fieldpiece. The Canadians even had optics versus the re-enactor’s Mark 1 Eyeball sighting. Their commander was a bit nonplussed.

      Posted by Dave S. on 07/16 at 05:14 PM • #



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