In the past it was said "History is written by the victors." When Reagan characterized the anti-Sandanistas as 'freedom fighters', that was the same process at work.
Until recently, state violence was usually characterized as 'war'. You have two aggressors killing each other for some period of time. There may or may not be a winner.
However politicized the language, however 'tres moderne' that language becomes, it's the same tactic in use for thousands of years. The hundreds of ancient dead countries in the middle east are proof are still Truth speaking. Rallying around the flag may discredit the truth-tellers, but not the Truth. The outcome has been the same for lo, these many thousands of years.