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Last updated on July 21st, 2017 at 03:34 pm
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.
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.