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  •  To Be Terrorism It Needs a Point. (4+ / 0-)
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    I don't think terrorizing is terrorism. I think terrorism classically needs to aim at some sort of societal change, whether it's to keep minorities from being uppity, end abortion services, whatever.

    Motive information in this case hasn't been shared so we don't yet know if he wanted society different or just wanted some people dead.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:21:22 PM PST

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    •  True. (10+ / 0-)

      But as a counterpoint, the Fort Hood shooter was immediately classified as a terrorist, before we even knew his motives.

      Maybe DOJ needs to expand the definition of terrorism and for that matter of what a weapon of mass destruction is.

      Fuck you, I put on pants yesterday.

      by MBNYC on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:36:37 PM PST

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    •  This is true (1+ / 0-)
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      We discussed today how this was more upsetting than 911 because you could understand the "logic" of the terrorists and make some kind of sense of it but this....there is no sense. That's part of the difficulty. There is no logic and no sense to what crazy people do. They are unpredictable and their actions can never be explained in a logical manner. If you have ever had to live with a person who is mentally unstable, threatening or not, you know what I mean. Reason and logic can't be used to explain any motive.

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