Thursday, January 07, 2016

What is the Meaning & Definition of Guerrilla

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A term with several meanings The concept of guerilla supports various applications in our language, while the most widespread use which holds the word is one that says that guerrilla is that group of armed civilians who do not belong to the Army Corps regular of a particular nation and who usually struggle to attacking the enemy through the methodology of the surprise and the skirmishes.
Also when you want to refer to the mode and way of fighting which adopts a group is often used the term of guerrilla to nominate it.
On the other hand, the word guerrilla is used to refer to that fight by dint of stones that are held among groups of young people.
And in the leisure field, the card games, guerrilla is he called an old card game.
Groups of armed civilians who fight for a purpose, the most popular employment
Having mentioned in general more frequent applications attributed to the word which occupies us we must now Yes indicate that the use of the term guerrilla is mostly associated to the first sense that we pour, the Group of men that without any kind of dependence of the structure of an army and under the command of a Chief in particular emerging probably by their innate leader and conditions for being that embodies the ideals and objectives of the group, he harasses and facing an enemy, which even in the majority of cases can be formal Army of the community to which he belongs.
History of the concept
This use of the word began to be used in Spain on the occasion of the invasion of Napoleón Bonaparte, because guerrillas at that time more than anything else was used to refer to the diminutive form of the word war and through which inequality of conditions that could highlight between the army and organized by the State with respect to any other civil side arising.
Then, say the guerrillas exists from the moment in which a group of civilians, their purposes, any have been decided to organize, either for defense or for the attack.
Use take another path
Meanwhile, in the middle of the last century, the concept of guerrillas began to be more like associate and was used to designate those liberation movements which began to spread in Latin America and Africa especially. In some cases, those same moves could stop being simple resistors to the State and themselves became Government. The most representative case was that of movement that Ernesto Che Guevara and Fidel Castro led Cuba and that even today, more than half a century later, still firmly in power and the Cuban Government.
The Cuban influence
Ever said Ernesto Che Guevara, considered by his experience a great theorist of the guerrillas, they are the vanguard of a town that is struggling and said that the best methodology that a guerrilla could be put into practice is that which consists in facing the enemy on his own land through quick and surprise attacks.
The FARC, a guerrilla force that acts after the shadows and attacks the State
But there are other groups that because they do not propose it or because they have other immediate objectives do not reach this stage of becoming power in Government and normally remain active outside the orbit of the army official and even many of them challenge this and act in absolute secrecy and illegality.
A clear example of the latter that we mentioned is the case of the movement of the FARC (revolutionary armed forces of Colombia) who maintain their fight with the Colombian from the underground government long ago and have been able to act with extreme violence in many famous cases, such is the case of the political leader Ingrid Betancourt who was kidnapped by the FARC for six years maintaining all the Colombian people in sailing.
Betancourt, one of the most infamous case
Betancourt was kidnapped along with a colleague when it was proposed to open a channel of dialogue with the FARC, in 2002. As we said, he remained six years in captivity, and after his release a few years ago had the tremendous suffering of being captive in the jungle. In 2008, after years of pain and uncertainty, the family of Ingrid and Colombian citizenship he regained happiness when a military operation conducted by the Colombian President Álvaro Uribe freed Ingrid and others kidnapped.
At the same level of terrorism
It should be noted that many American States such as Colombia, Peru, United States, Canada, and the European Union as a whole, is considered the FARC a terrorist group. This consideration is based on illegal activities and crimes carried out to finance themselves and achieve their goals, including: drug trafficking, assassination of political leaders, military, among others, kidnappings for ransom, minas anti establishment person, perpetration of attacks and massacres, among many others.
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