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Clarification of "terrorism"

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Libsmasher, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Libsmasher

    Libsmasher Well-Known Member

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    The word refers to a method of coercing or intimidating persons to achieve a goal. Terrorism can be used for a good or bad goal - eg, the atomic bomb is certainly terrifying, and it was used to end WWII.

    The lib media has actually morphed the word into its large and growing list of PC terms. PC terms are distorted identifications used by the liberal establishment in an attempt to control how people think about things.

    Thus, "islamofascist" becomes "terrorist", and

    "the islamofascist 9/11 mass murder" becomes "the events of 9/11".

    Both identifiers seek to strip the designations from their root connections.
     
  2. Popeye

    Popeye Well-Known Member

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    Lets get to the real truth here Libs..this thread isn't about the definition of terrorism. It's a pitiful attempt by you to rehabilitate your shattered reputation after your shameful attempt in this thread to justify abortion clinic bombings by referring to them as "ethical."

    I've got an idea..instead of clarifying, you ought to be apologizing.
     
  3. Sihouette

    Sihouette Well-Known Member

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    Well said. ;)
     
  4. Mr. Carpenter

    Mr. Carpenter Well-Known Member

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    Popeye, after all of the crap and flat out lies you've posted here, you've got NO room to talk to anyone about apologies!
     
  5. 9sublime

    9sublime Well-Known Member

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    Any definition, if correct, will end up incorporting the activites of large, legitimate governments such as America and the UK. The term terrorist is branded about everywhere and is pretty worthless.
     
  6. Mr. Carpenter

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    I disagree. Governments don't engage in "terrorism", they engage in WAR. Terrorism is "the use of terror, by NON-governmental individuals or groups, to influence governmental policies".

    For instance I've heard the arguments about abortion clinic bombers like Eric Rudolph, the DC 'snipers', and even Timothy McVeigh being classified as "terrorists", and I couldn't disagree more. They are/were not terrorists, they are/were MURDERERS, nothing more and nothing less. It was never their intention to influence governmental policies, so they were not "terrorists", they weren't "freedom fighters", they weren't "patriots", they are/were MURDERERS.

    Bill Ayers and his Weathermen, the Black Panthers, the SLA, WERE "terrorists", because it WAS their intention to bring about changes in governmental policy.
     
  7. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Well-Known Member

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    .....Yet, it's different when "conservatives" get to redefining. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Well-Known Member

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    C'mon......much like Torture.....governments (just) don't CALL it "terrorism". :rolleyes:
     
  9. Libsmasher

    Libsmasher Well-Known Member

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    Nonsense - blowing up an abortion mill - especially if you get the chief killer can be a very good thing.
     
  10. Libsmasher

    Libsmasher Well-Known Member

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    EXACTLY. Good man.
     
  11. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    ........yeah Theodore Kaczynski was of the same oppinion about another section of society......mind you he was f0cked in the head.........:rolleyes:
     
  12. Popeye

    Popeye Well-Known Member

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    In other words, murdering a doctor performing a legal medical procedure is okay with you, even a "good thing." Fine, just don't give me or anybody else on this board anymore crap about how you believe in the rule of law.

    Hey I've got a novel idea..you and any others that want abortion stopped..try changing the laws.
     
  13. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    .........why bother when you can enlist the assistance of.....tah dah.....the UNIMASHER
     
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