'Man-Caused Disasters' New Term for Terrorism

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    'Man-Caused Disasters' New Term for Terrorism

    Monday, March 23, 2009 8:43 AM

    By: Ronald Kessler Article Font Size


    The new term for terrorism being used by President Obama’s secretary of Homeland Security would be comical if it were not so scary.

    Instead of referring to threats from terrorists, Janet Napolitano is referring in her speeches to “man-caused disasters.” In an interview, a reporter for Germany’s Spiegel Online asked Napolitano whether her avoidance of the term terrorism means that “Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose[es] a threat to your country?”

    Newsmax.com - 'Man-Caused Disasters' New Term for Terrorism

    I feel so much safer already.
     
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    These men who cause these 'disasters' had a terrible childhood and should not be held accountable for their actions. :lol:
     
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    I saw Gibbs on tv when he was trying to talk about terrorists without using the term terrorist. After much 'umming' and 'aaahhhing' he finally said 'those that commit these acts'. What a jackass.

    'Man-Caused Disasters' -- what the fuck is WRONG with these people?? They should all be shot.
     
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    the war on terror is over
     
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    "Collateral damage" was the same way. People who were killed over in Iraq=collateral damages. It's like they were dehumanizing the soldiers who gave their lives fighting terrorists. Wait! I'm not supposed to say that word. :cuckoo: Why does the government feel the need to protect us from such bad words? It's not like by changing the name from "terrorists" to "men who cause man-caused disasters", they will all just run away and cry because they aren't known by a cool name anymore. I think instead of the President and his staff coming up with fancy names for things that might cause a little discomfort in the world, they need to focus on :eek: *gasp* fighting the things that cause discomfort in the world. What next? Are they going to label the tanking economy a "slight downfall of the money that keeps this country going"? I think the American people can handle some bad news-- or they need to grow up.
     
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    Oddly enough, her appointment was a man caused disaster.
     
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    Fair point.

    Building on this theme, I assume that with the economy the way it is now we should refer to it as a 'Bush-caused disaster'?

    Though perhaps with GM stock down over 50% in 3 days and much foreign opinion becoming increasingly negative we can start thinking about where the term 'Obama-caused disaster' is appropriate. And indeed what constitutes a a 'Voter-caused disaster'.

    It's a quarter of a century late, but George Orwell would be delighted. Double plus good. :clap2:
     
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    That phrase is sexist...the politically correct term is 'person-caused disasters".
     
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    they've been dipped in a large bucket of stupid,, no really, it's the sushi!
     
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    I'm sick of PC. I will continue to call a spade a spade.
     

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