Thursday, May 26, 2011

Time magazine and anti-US demonstrations in Iraq

Look at the language:  "Iraqi Shi'ite militia fighters led a massive rally of followers of a hard-liner anti-American cleric on Thursday, marching in Baghdad in a show of defiance as Iraqi leaders weigh whether to keep U.S. troops in the country beyond the end of the year."  They are described as "Shi`ite militia fighters" in order to belittle the protest movement against the American occupation.  And even if they were, they have no right to protest against the foreign occupation of their lands?  And how do people under occupation organize themselves if not in militias? How did French resistance to Nazi occupation organize itself?