Today I was astonished to read this:
“The resolution is defective and flawed,” [Russian Prime Minister] Putin told workers at a Russian ballistic missile factory. “It allows everything. It resembles medieval calls for crusades.”
"It is absolutely inexcusable to use expressions that, in effect, lead to a clash of civilizations, such as 'crusades,' and so on. That is unacceptable," Medvedev said. "All that is now happening in Libya is the result of the appalling behavior of the Libyan leadership and the crimes it committed against its own people."
Russian diplomats did not veto the authorization of force resolution when it came before the Security Council because "I do not consider this resolution to be wrong," he added.
So, again: don't say crusade.