the language of tribes to speak of those tribal members who fight other tribes as "warriors."
Isn't it crazy that we invade a country of illiterate farmers, who have no idea where our country is on a map, have no idea who our leaders are, or who we are for that matter. They also don't know 9/11 happened because they are a primitive and backwards people who aren't plugged into 24 hour newscasts.
We call them barbarians or savages because of their lack of knowledge and technology, while we reign down upon them hellfire missiles triggered by acne faced gov't videogamers in air conditioned trailers. Savages? Barbarians? Who is really being savage in this scenario?
And you got it: there is nothing heroic about killing impoverished peasant people with state-of-the-art death machines. One of our greatest evils is that we've come to support issuing terror in the form of total war upon the innocent. We did not differentiate between Saddam and the Iraqi people, which gave us the needed latitude to act with moral impunity while we slaughtered them.
In Afghanistan they resist. And if you and I were Afghani, would we even have a tenth of courage to resist too?