Thursday, February 14, 2008
14-Feb-08: The meaning of a salute
The Reuters newsagency is syndicating the picture above today to its thousands of newspaper, magazine and television station clients.
Notice the Nazi salute of the Hezbullah.
Notice the use of the words "guerillas", "militant", "commander".
Notice the complete absence of the word "terrorist".
85 of this terrorist barbarian's victims were buried (see picture above) in the June 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentine.
The moral confusion caused by the resort to Reuters-style terminology is a central part of civilized society's war against terrorists. Every single one of us needs to know which side we've joined in this ongoing war.