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  •  Because NOW is exactly the same as THEN, (0+ / 0-)

    and the initial response was to an assertion that the 18th century American and French revolutionaries were not terrorists.

    The point is that the label is attached to anyone that threatens power and is thus meaningless except as a pejorative to label the other side as less than human.

    Terrorism is a tactic as old as human conflict and is invariably the tactic resorted to by the weak in order to strike back at the strong. If anyone in this country were serious about ending terrorism, they'd start by stop making so many more every single day.

    "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

    by Greyhound on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 06:16:51 AM PDT

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    •  making more what? (0+ / 0-)

      I don't think I agree, but it is hard to tell when your answer is unclear.

      Terrorist is not only a label to a weak  person; the men who blew up Omagh after the Good Friday Agreement were terrorists.  and Occupy were no terrorists - because they were not 'persuading' by violence,

      •  People that have been given sufficient reason (0+ / 0-)

        to hate us so much that they are willing to kill themselves for just the chance to strike back.

        Your agreement is not required and your personal definitions of terminology are yours alone, history renders any debate on this moot.

        "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

        by Greyhound on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 09:37:02 AM PDT

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