Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Off-Topic > Off-Topic > International affairs/politics  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 28.07.2011, 16:23
jaudi's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: zurich
Posts: 569
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 492 Times in 229 Posts
jaudi has a reputation beyond reputejaudi has a reputation beyond reputejaudi has a reputation beyond reputejaudi has a reputation beyond repute
Insurgents...are they the good guys or bad guys..?

Just read a BBC headline "Insurgents launch a gun and bomb attack in southern Afghanistan" and caught myself thinking ok, the good guys are making progress...then I realised it was Afghanistan not Libya....so it's the bad guys, right ?.... I can't keep up with international politics.....one man's insurgent is another man's terrorist...and another man's freedom fighter...I guess.....
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank jaudi for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 28.07.2011, 16:47
nigelr's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Aargau
Posts: 1,712
Groaned at 118 Times in 59 Posts
Thanked 2,140 Times in 942 Posts
nigelr has a reputation beyond reputenigelr has a reputation beyond reputenigelr has a reputation beyond reputenigelr has a reputation beyond reputenigelr has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Insurgents...are they the good guys or bad guys..?

Some people would say anybody launching a gun and bomb attack would be a bad person...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank nigelr for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 28.07.2011, 16:53
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Insurgents...are they the good guys or bad guys..?

Quote:
View Post
Just read a BBC headline "Insurgents launch a gun and bomb attack in southern Afghanistan" and caught myself thinking ok, the good guys are making progress...then I realised it was Afghanistan not Libya....so it's the bad guys, right ?.... I can't keep up with international politics.....one man's insurgent is another man's terrorist...and another man's freedom fighter...I guess.....
George Washington, Nathaniel Hawthornes "Grey Champion", and the Puritans were all considered "insurgents" by the British.....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 28.07.2011, 16:55
amogles's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 12,361
Groaned at 340 Times in 276 Posts
Thanked 26,264 Times in 11,001 Posts
amogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Insurgents...are they the good guys or bad guys..?

Quote:
View Post
George Washington, Nathaniel Hawthornes "Grey Champion", and the Puritans were all considered "insurgents" by the British.....
well they were.

and on a different note.

You know firefighters fight fire, bullfighters fight against bulls. So freedom fighters are against freedom, right?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank amogles for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 28.07.2011, 16:58
Chemmie's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 4,144
Groaned at 33 Times in 29 Posts
Thanked 4,951 Times in 2,233 Posts
Chemmie has a reputation beyond reputeChemmie has a reputation beyond reputeChemmie has a reputation beyond reputeChemmie has a reputation beyond reputeChemmie has a reputation beyond reputeChemmie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Insurgents...are they the good guys or bad guys..?

I guess it comes down to who wins and who writes the history books.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 28.07.2011, 17:00
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Insurgents...are they the good guys or bad guys..?

Quote:
View Post
I guess it comes down to who wins and who writes the history books.
History is written by the winners, unless youre Charlie Sheen...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 28.07.2011, 17:04
Ouchboy's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Baden
Posts: 3,324
Groaned at 58 Times in 47 Posts
Thanked 5,642 Times in 2,146 Posts
Ouchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Insurgents...are they the good guys or bad guys..?

Quote:
View Post
You know firefighters fight fire, bullfighters fight against bulls. So freedom fighters are against freedom, right?
move this to the terrible jokes thread ... Please...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 28.07.2011, 17:06
poptart's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Boston
Posts: 1,785
Groaned at 33 Times in 28 Posts
Thanked 3,013 Times in 1,242 Posts
poptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Insurgents...are they the good guys or bad guys..?

Depends on whose side you're on.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 28.07.2011, 18:06
jaudi's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: zurich
Posts: 569
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 492 Times in 229 Posts
jaudi has a reputation beyond reputejaudi has a reputation beyond reputejaudi has a reputation beyond reputejaudi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Insurgents...are they the good guys or bad guys..?

But that's the point. Should we be on any side ? Is it our damn business...
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BMW - do they know what they are doing or just bringing the brand name down! jacek Complaints corner 36 05.06.2011 10:10
What are these guys in this boat doing? TheSpouse Other/general 18 26.06.2010 06:39
Swiss cops are the bad guys ?!? BUGFROMHELL Daily life 180 18.06.2010 16:37
It's Sunday morning?! Why are you guys up so early?! Rangatiranui Daily life 31 22.03.2010 07:22


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:42.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0