Fighting back is terrorism?

The Washington Post thinks so.

Attacking Iran may trigger terrorism

In the land of WaPo, if the US launches a violent attack on Iran, that’s permissible, but if Iran responds with violence, then it’s terrorism.

Orwell spoke of this in the novel 1984, in his dictionary of Newspeak


blackwhite means the ability to accept whatever “truth” the governing totalitarian party puts out, no matter how absurd it may be. Orwell described it as “…loyal willingness to say black is white when party discipline demands this. It also means the ability to believe that black is white, and more, to know black is white, and forget that one has ever believed the contrary.”

It’s not terrorism if the US attacks a country that is no threat, but it is terrorism if that country fights back – that’s what the Washington Post is saying. Mad as hatters, aren’t they?

  • I wonder what the Post would have called the American Revolutionaries then, who were fighting back against the British occupiers in the late 1700s.

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