The military tends to give things militaristic names. I don't see why this is a surprise.Instead of naming your weapons after a minority of martial* Native Americans, you should name your agricultural programs and areas after Native American farmers, and educational programs after their sages and so on.
No, our history textbooks are pretty clear that there were people living here and we crushed and killed most of them. Mine covered King Philips War, the Trail of Tears, the Indian Wars and the BIA. You do realize many places in the US are named after natives? About half of our states come from native words.Instead, you have a romanticized version that mostly omits the fact that the Native Americans were victims.
I'm not sure where you are getting the idea the idea that Americans view natives purely as warriors.
No, a good comparison would be half your states are given yiddish names and your missile and helicopter programs and assult phrase are named the Błyskawica, Związek Walki Zbrojnej and the Bielski respectively. Naming something jew would be like the US having a weapon named Indian.Yes, that's pretty much the way Native Americans are portrayed, if you swap them with "Jew" and the white Settlers with "Germans".
And Saddam Hussein's code name was Elvis. Obviously he was the king of rock, rightThat seems like a nitpick then, as Chomsky's point still stands.That seems like a nitpick then, as Chomsky's point still stands.Hawkwings wrote:It wasn't "Operation Geronimo", it was "Operation Neptune's Spear". "Geronimo" was the codename for Bin Laden, yes.Stas Bush wrote:Isn't he making a point by quoting Obama that Geronimo was, indeed, the codeword for OBL? Or is he misquoting?
Or code names are randomly assigned. In which case Chomsky's point is bullshit, as usual.