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reachout Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-03 02:24 PM
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19. FBI
The FBI describes terrorism as either domestic or international, depending on the origin, base, and objectives of the terrorists:

Domestic terrorism is the unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual based and operating entirely within the United States or its territories without foreign direction committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.

International terrorism involves violent acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or any state, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States or any state. These acts appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or affect the conduct of a government by assassination or kidnapping. International terrorist acts occur outside the United States or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to coerce or intimidate, or the locale in which the perpetrations operate or seek asylum.
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  -Deleted message Name removed  Nov-12-03 11:49 AM   #0 
  - acts of violence  mmonk   Nov-12-03 11:50 AM   #1 
  - The Republican administration  realFedUp   Nov-12-03 02:20 PM   #16 
  - In short,  Another Bill C.   Nov-12-03 11:51 AM   #2 
  - No those are guerillas  forgethell   Nov-12-03 01:09 PM   #13 
     - but that definition make the US airforce a terrorist  sweetheart   Nov-12-03 02:20 PM   #17 
        - No  forgethell   Nov-12-03 02:38 PM   #23 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-12-03 02:59 PM   #24 
  - Terrorism is any resistance or opposition to bush or sharon regimes  DuctapeFatwa   Nov-12-03 11:58 AM   #3 
  - It's what we say it is! Now shut up, troublemaker!  BlueEyedSon   Nov-12-03 11:58 AM   #4 
  - terror  asjr   Nov-12-03 11:59 AM   #5 
  - they sure are  mmonk   Nov-12-03 12:00 PM   #7 
  - Acts of violence you don't agree with.  Screaming Lord Byron   Nov-12-03 11:59 AM   #6 
  - any and all except domestic right-wing extemist types  donotpassgo   Nov-12-03 12:00 PM   #8 
  - its a definition in flux  soundgarden1   Nov-12-03 12:07 PM   #9 
  - whatever Bush says it is  arcane1   Nov-12-03 12:54 PM   #10 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-12-03 12:57 PM   #11 
  - Dropping 500-2,000 pound bombs on people...  pbl   Nov-12-03 01:02 PM   #12 
  - a manufactured enemy, for the most part  rman   Nov-12-03 02:00 PM   #14 
  - I can tell you what...........  onecitzenBtrayed   Nov-12-03 02:18 PM   #15 
  - This is from my Foreign Policy Textbook:  bicentennial_baby   Nov-12-03 02:21 PM   #18 
  - FBI  reachout   Nov-12-03 02:24 PM   #19 
  - Ah, the Definitional Quagmire  bicentennial_baby   Nov-12-03 02:26 PM   #20 
  - a noun used by someone trying to sell you something  BlackFrancis   Nov-12-03 02:26 PM   #21 
  - terrierism is:  sweetheart   Nov-12-03 02:29 PM   #22 
  - Except For Firing Missles Into Crowded Markets  DrFunkenstein   Nov-12-03 03:18 PM   #25 
  - I'd say it's the use of violence or the threat of violence against  Cat Atomic   Nov-12-03 03:22 PM   #26 
  - Using fear of violence to enforce obedience and compliance  Scott Lee   Nov-12-03 05:36 PM   #27 
  - It is what other people are, never what we are  Independent429   Nov-12-03 05:56 PM   #28 
 

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