No honor in such 'resistance'So Iraqi insurgents shot dead the humanitarian aid worker they'd captured. They have a beef with the foreign military occupation so they take hostage an older lady whose sole purpose AND ACTIONS in the country are to help the Iraqis whose lives were devastated by war. According to the British The Telegraph, they blindfolded her and shot her in the head.
This was after they'd forced the woman to make another video where they humiliated her by making her plead to British Prime Minister Tony Blair not to send British troops to Bagdhad.
One might possibly understand (if not agree with) the anger of nationalist insurgents who don't appreciate being conquered and occupied by a foreign power. Though, as CNN noted, [h]er abductors never explained why she was targeted.
But such understanding evaporates pretty quickly they commit a disgusting act like humiliating and assassinating an apolitical, unarmed woman who devoted her career to helping others. Including the insurgents' countrymen.
If this were done in Liberia or Uganda, it would be labeled 'typical of African brutality' and then ignored. But some will probably romanticize it or, more likely, change the subject to George W. Bush or Ariel Sharon.
If "resistance" means murdering aid workers in cold blood, then the word is meaningless.