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Scott Lee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-03 01:47 PM
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11. Terrorism is an oppressive act
Terrorism defined is "the act of forcing compliance through the threat of violence". To be in the position of forcing compliance most often puts one in the "oppressors" camp - in other words, the powers that be.

I would say that threatening to bulldoze homes, arrest or kill family members, missile whole households, are TERRORIST acts.

Is responding to this terrorism, terrorism itself? You could make that case. But it begs the question - would suicide bombing terror exist without the "terror" that instigated it?


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  -Define terrorism Gimel  Nov-10-03 01:28 PM   #0 
  - That's a pretty hard definition  La_Serpiente   Nov-10-03 01:31 PM   #1 
  - Oh my  bluesoul   Nov-10-03 01:32 PM   #2 
  - How so?  Muddleoftheroad   Nov-10-03 03:25 PM   #28 
     - Magistrate's version is better, but..  Aidoneus   Nov-10-03 03:30 PM   #31 
  - The US can't define it either.  denverbill   Nov-10-03 01:33 PM   #3 
  - And how about  bluesoul   Nov-10-03 01:35 PM   #4 
  - Good grief!  BushCutters   Nov-10-03 01:35 PM   #5 
  - A snippet  Gimel   Nov-10-03 01:42 PM   #8 
     - I agree!  bluesoul   Nov-10-03 01:44 PM   #9 
        - Right.  BushCutters   Nov-10-03 01:47 PM   #10 
           - The UN  Muddleoftheroad   Nov-10-03 03:26 PM   #29 
  - When Dean and Bush have a debate I would LOVE to hear the  brainshrub   Nov-10-03 01:41 PM   #6 
  - Palestinians are fighting for a just cause  mmm   Nov-10-03 01:42 PM   #7 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-10-03 01:49 PM   #12 
  - Good question  bluesoul   Nov-10-03 01:53 PM   #17 
  - Did you write "...just cause" or  BushCutters   Nov-10-03 01:49 PM   #13 
  - They Are Not Fighting The Only Way They Can, Sir  The Magistrate   Nov-10-03 01:50 PM   #14 
  - I predict this will be a long thread.  bemildred   Nov-10-03 01:57 PM   #18 
     - Indeed, My Friend  The Magistrate   Nov-10-03 02:07 PM   #22 
  - But they are fighting unjustly  forgethell   Nov-10-03 03:07 PM   #26 
  - The Problem With That, Sir  The Magistrate   Nov-10-03 03:58 PM   #33 
     - yes  forgethell   Nov-10-03 04:27 PM   #34 
        - No, Sir, It Does Not  The Magistrate   Nov-10-03 04:46 PM   #35 
           - Well said, sir  Jack Rabbit   Nov-10-03 08:39 PM   #38 
           - if their aaspirations  forgethell   Nov-10-03 09:24 PM   #42 
           - That Is Not So Simple A Proposition To Support, Sir  The Magistrate   Nov-10-03 09:43 PM   #44 
              - I agree  forgethell   Nov-11-03 08:33 AM   #55 
                 - If those  bluesoul   Nov-11-03 08:40 AM   #56 
                    - No one does.  forgethell   Nov-11-03 03:18 PM   #57 
           - hyperbole in war  Gimel   Nov-10-03 10:29 PM   #47 
              - The Means Used, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Nov-10-03 11:10 PM   #50 
  - R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means...to you  Muddleoftheroad   Nov-10-03 03:28 PM   #30 
  - Terrorism is an oppressive act  Scott Lee   Nov-10-03 01:47 PM   #11 
  - The terror that instigated it  BushCutters   Nov-10-03 01:51 PM   #16 
  - Your definition  Gimel   Nov-10-03 01:57 PM   #19 
  - You raise a good point  La_Serpiente   Nov-10-03 02:01 PM   #21 
  - does that make the IRS  forgethell   Nov-10-03 03:09 PM   #27 
     - No, that doesn't make the IRS a terrorist orgnaization  Jack Rabbit   Nov-10-03 08:45 PM   #39 
  - Well  La_Serpiente   Nov-10-03 01:51 PM   #15 
  - Terrorism, Ms. Gimel  The Magistrate   Nov-10-03 01:58 PM   #20 
  - A solution should be found  Gimel   Nov-10-03 02:10 PM   #23 
     - My Own View, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Nov-10-03 02:16 PM   #24 
        - Even if they  bluesoul   Nov-10-03 02:19 PM   #25 
  - This?  RuB   Nov-10-03 03:51 PM   #32 
  - The majority of Israelis would support transfer  Classical_Liberal   Nov-10-03 08:58 PM   #40 
     - What peace has there been  forgethell   Nov-10-03 09:26 PM   #43 
     - There was peace for a very long time before Sharon went to  Classical_Liberal   Nov-11-03 01:20 AM   #53 
        - How can there be peace with someone who advocates your destruction?  RuB   Nov-11-03 04:27 PM   #59 
     - Incentive  Muddleoftheroad   Nov-10-03 10:06 PM   #46 
     - They have stopped all violence before  Classical_Liberal   Nov-11-03 01:20 AM   #54 
     - Not because its the right thing to do, because its not.  RuB   Nov-11-03 04:21 PM   #58 
  - Terrorism is any resistance or opposition to bush or sharon regimes  DuctapeFatwa   Nov-10-03 05:38 PM   #36 
  - WWGS?  BushCutters   Nov-10-03 10:04 PM   #45 
     - Unfortunately, Gandhiji does not make or implement US policy.  DuctapeFatwa   Nov-10-03 10:37 PM   #48 
        - Yes, but  BushCutters   Nov-10-03 10:59 PM   #49 
           - Yes, and the little kid throwing crabs back into the sea :)  DuctapeFatwa   Nov-10-03 11:12 PM   #51 
  - effective and ineffective terrorism.....  number6   Nov-10-03 06:01 PM   #37 
  - Terrorism is deliberate attacks on civilians whether it  Classical_Liberal   Nov-10-03 09:21 PM   #41 
  - You do it to me, it is terrorism.  IndianaGreen   Nov-10-03 11:20 PM   #52 
 

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