Another bitterly hilarious piece by the War Nerd.
These reporters just won’t face facts. Fact is, in a lot of the world “smuggler” and “bandit” and “freedom fighter” pretty much mean the same thing. You start out as a guerrilla and you end up smuggling to buy weapons. Or you start out a smuggler and you end up fighting the foreign troops because they want to put you out of business. There just isn’t some simple line here. Was Robin Hood a smuggler or a freedom fighter? Depends on whether you ask the Sheriff or the peasants.