Monday, November 24, 2003

Terrorism defined II

"If you call the tail a leg, how many legs < RoughJustice > 10/26/03 10:31

does a dog have?

Answer: Four. (Calling the tail a leg doesn't make it one.)

We know what terrorism is: The attack on civilians by clandestine groups not acting as the lawful agents of a recognized state for the purpose of instilling terror among the populace to achieve political ends.

If terrorist-style attacks are made on our soldiers, that's not terrorism but it is facile to call it so. And if our soldiers commit atrocities on the civilian population, it is a war crime but still not terrorism. "

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