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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:21 AM
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Report: 28,000 victims of terrorism, dramatic increase in global attacks
I personally think Kucinich has it right in his desire for a Dept. Of Peace. We must start speaking about and studying nonviolence.

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1684077,00.ht...

July 07, 2005

The 28,000 victims of terrorism

From Tim Reid in Washington

New figures show dramatic increase in global attacks

THERE were nearly 3,200 terrorist attacks worldwide last year, the Bush Administration said yesterday, using a broader definition that increased fivefold the number of incidents that Washington had previously tallied for 2004.
In figures published in April, the US State Department said that there were 651 significant international terror incidents, with more than 9,000 victims.

But under the newer, less-stringent definition of terrorism, which counts domestic attacks without an international element, the National Counterterrorism Centre (NCTC) reported 3,192 attacks worldwide, with 28,433 people killed, wounded or kidnapped.

Iraq, with 866, had the most attacks against civilians and other non-combatants, according to the report. Under the April figures, Iraq was considered to have suffered 201 attacks in 2004.
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ollie79 Donating Member (106 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:26 AM
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1. Amen my brother
We need to engage these terrorists with Ghandian tactics. Just think how well it work in relation to what Big Poppy Chimp has given us.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:38 AM
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2. it is too easy to play on the desire for revenge
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 09:46 AM by G_j
people find they can even justify killing more innocent people if they feel revenge and retribution are acceptable reactions to violence. The world is caught in a vicious spiral.
We are on the wrong path and in sore need of "think tanks" etc. that explore alternatives to force, violence and militarism. It is a matter of survival, the world is too small and fragile to go on this way.
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Stone_Spirits Donating Member (586 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:28 AM
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3. "Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge"
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:39 PM
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4. I like this one:
"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."

dear *, listen!
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