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Misuse of "terrorist"...(8 posts)

Misuse of "terrorist"...Tri_Rich
Sep 10, 2003 6:01 AM
Does someone have at ahnd a definition of the term "terrorist".

I have heard the Iraqi people who attack US soldiers called terrorists several times recently and this seems to be at odds with what I understood the word to mean. I thought terrorists attacked civilian targets, and used the resulting "terror" to further their political agenda (ala the IRA)
It's the Evil against which George crusades, to preserve our fre128
Sep 10, 2003 6:43 AM
eland, that God may bless- and other overgenerlized vaporous metaphors that add up to nothing. Just keep repeating it, and watching the news and soon you will know it when you see...like pornography.
So you are telling us that Bush has ordered every news outlet ..Live Steam
Sep 10, 2003 11:05 AM
to use the term "terrorists"? Aren't these independent news agencies with freedom to print/say what they will?

Talk about conspiracy paranoia ... !
terrorDougSloan
Sep 10, 2003 6:44 AM
Main Entry: ter·ror

4 : violence (as bombing) committed by groups in order to intimidate a population or government into granting their demands

I think it could be both, but I agree that attacks on soldiers, in a war like situation, is more like:

Main Entry: 1 guer·ril·la

: a person who engages in irregular warfare especially as a member of an independent unit carrying out harassment and sabotage
Some areHammy71
Sep 10, 2003 6:55 AM
Some of the attacks by the "terrorist" in Iraq have been against civilians....Remember the Mosque? While most of their targets are the U.S. and British troops many of the attacks have been against civilians that are precieved as "sleeping with the enenmy"........
Better yet, lets talk about, "Misuses of terrorists."Kristin
Sep 10, 2003 11:17 AM
Bad use = Babysitter
Good use = crash test dummy
unlawfull combatantsMR_GRUMPY
Sep 10, 2003 11:29 AM
People who fight while out of uniform.......(Military targets only)
Liable to be shot on sight.
How do we know the attackers are Iraqi? NMbic
Sep 10, 2003 4:02 PM