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  •  The nuanced point was what makes them a (2+ / 0-)
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    radical or terrorist.  Is violence terrorism?  

    I guess it depends on who's committing the violence, right?

    JamesGG's posting above is very helpful in defining this for us.

    -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

    by gerrilea on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:42:51 AM PDT

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    •  Unless Their Intent Was the Murder of Specific (6+ / 0-)

      Individuals (and who knows, maybe they got precisely the three they were aiming for)... or they're completely crazy... so crazy they didn't know bombs could hurt people, or they didnt' realize they had made bombs, etc... then Occam's Razor steers me pretty hard towards "intentionally setting off random bombs in a crowded place is an act of terrorrism."

      Eric Rudolph for example... the ultra-right wing olympic bomber... was identified as a "terrorist" on the FBI's most wanted list over fifteen years ago.  

      I suppose he may have been a muslim and my memory is just failing me.

      Too Folk For You. - Schmidting in the Punch Bowl - verb - Committing an unexpected and underhanded political act intended to "spoil the party."

      by TooFolkGR on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:48:42 AM PDT

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