Eyes to See/Ears to Hear

In order to combat my annoyance over the unwillingness of media outlets to tell the truth and avoid letting their bias rule, as well as to have an outlet for my very (at times) wordy self, this blog has been created by yours truly. This will be an accounting of events in the world, my country, and my little piece of the world as best as I can see it, hear it, and relay it.

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Thursday, May 05, 2005

Terrorism in Iraq

The constant and continued terrorizing of the innocent in Iraq is enough to turn my stomach, anger me, and cause me to weep for the lives lost in the pursuit of freedom. There should be no doubt that every person blown up in one of these attacks has died a hero for the freedom of their nation; with the exception of the person who blows himself up, be he Iraqi or Iranian.

When the media labels these terrorists as insurgents and such who are supposedly fighting to rid their country of the US led coalition, they mislead their readers. Those who blow up innocent people who are going about their business in their daily lives are terrorists. Period.

At one blog there was a heated dicussion on the subject of terrorist vs insurgents with various arguments of why these bombings of innocent people does and does not make them terrorists or insurgents, using definitions from the dictionary as well as quotes by some writers. Hello! You can define and critique till the cows come home, but the blowing up of innocent people in order to scare them enough that they will do what you want, for whatever reason: because you don't agree with them or because you don't like what is happening, is terrorizing them, hence they are terrorists.

The fact that the targets are those being trained so that Iraq can take care of herself and the coalition can go home, should make it difficult to believe anything else. These terrorists know what they are doing. They want to scare the people enough so that they won't take on the jobs having to do with the defense of their country. I hope that the people of Iraq stand firm in their resolve to be free. They deserve no less.