One of the things that struck me while reading media reports about the recent biffo* in Afghanistan was the way various journos kept referring to an attack by “Taliban extremists”.
As opposed to what, Taliban moderates?
“Well, yes, you have been found guilty of sending your daughter to school but instead of stoning you to death you’ll receive a written reprimand.
“Oh, and you’ll have to pick up all the rubbish around the cave for a week.”
On doing some research for this rant, I’ve discovered most of the journos are now describing them as “Taliban fighters”. Which is a little better, but given they were armed with machine guns and rocket propelled grenades, they were hardly going to be “Taliban social workers”.
*I’m not going to describe it as a “firefight”. People who use the word “firefight” are cunts.