A word for rebel that the Bush Administration uses to define freedom fighters in Iraq becuase the administration thinks that it sounds more like "inserted" implying that the rebel forces are from outside Iraq and therefore less legitimate.
"Let's not use 'rebel,' that will remind kids too much of Star Wars and they might start thinking that these people have a right to defend their country from foreign invaders. Use 'insurgent,' instead. That way it sounds like they're terrorists rather than just people trying to defend their homes."
- Donald Rumsfeld
An insurgent is someone who is not in the official military of a nation but fights against a country in a rebellion (see insurgency
). The Iraq War was actually a short war, it's now an insurgency. There are insurgencies all over the world, Chechnya
It's not just a 'liberal term' for 'terrorist
', grow up. Not all insurgents are terrorists, while many feel they must resort to such tactics.
Get out of your redneck holes and get educated. Stop blaming all of your problems on liberals, Bush
was the one who lied about WMDs and started the pointless war.
Soldier 1: What the fuck?!
Soldier 2: We're under attack!
Soldier 1: Fucking insurgents...
The insurgents have been at it again today. Back to you Wolfy in Atlanta!
Bullet filter. A target(sometimes moving).
I need some insurgents to test the penetrating capability of my new .44
A term that relates to someone fighting in a guerrilla war
. It basically means somebody fighting or rebelling against their home country (ex. someone in Libya shooting at pro-governmnt forces.) However, to the Bush Administration and anyone who watches Fox News
, it means a terrorist
or someone fighting against U.S troops or any of their allies.
Does not mean a terrorist, Fox News and Bush may think so, but that isn't true at all.
Bush: I got it! Let's call them insurgents! People won't tell the difference between them and terrorists! Ha ha ha!!!
Members of the radical Islam movement. As long as they are losing, they are allowed to be killed, beaten, arrested, convicted of war crimes, and called terrorists. But it's all okay in the eyes of most Americans (red-necks), because they're fighting against a great democratic revolution that changed their world for the better. (yeah right)
While the USSR was occupying Afghanistan in the 80s, Soviets said that rebels were counter-revolutionaries and insurgents, whereas the US called them freedom fighters. The freedom fighters were members of the same group as "insurgents" in Iraq today.
Poorly trained, equipped, and fanatical religious nut jobs. Target practice for United States military personnel in Iraq.
Did that insurgent just get blown up by his own IED? What a dumbass.