Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

There is a report in today’s online Guardian/Observer that a major “terrorist” attack on British forces in southern Iraq is “inevitable”.

When the Nazis overran France and the rest of Europe in 1940, attacks against the occupying troops were known in the free world as resistance and were considered heroic. The Nazis referred to acts of resistance as terrorism.

Now we are the occupiers we too say terrorism when we mean resistance to occupation.

The same edition of the Guardian/Observer carries a report about killings of Iraqi civilians by US occupiers . A week ago a 14-year-old boy was shot dead, a few days a go a 2-year-old child, and yesterday a man, his wife, and her mother.

Now let’s discuss terrorism and resistance. Bring along a rocket scientist of your choice.

By chris page

Magazine editor, writer of fiction and non-fiction; exile; cat person; red wine for blood and cheese in his soul. Chris Page is the author of the novels Weed, Sanctioned, Another Perfect Day in ****ing Paradise, King of the Undies World, and The Underpants Tree. He is also a freelance journalist, copywriter, editor, cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer, and consultant in the use and abuse of false moustaches (don’t wear them — you’re welcome — the invoice is in the mail).

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