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In reply to the discussion: The difference between a militiaman and a terrorist [View all]
18. Protesters or terrorists?
Reply to SHRED (Original post)
Mon Jan 4, 2016, 01:10 PM
"We are mainly referring to them as 'protesters' or 'armed men who are occupying the refuge headquarters,'?" said Kim Murphy, the assistant managing editor for foreign and national news at the Los Angeles Times.
As far as I'm concerned, you don't need weapons to have a peaceful protest. If you think you need weapons to defend yourself, and say you are willing to die for your cause, and kill anyone who shoots at you for your illegal actions, then you are not a peaceful protester. You are a terrorist.
I think it's pretty simple.
This isn't the Arab spring, where the country is in revolt because of an oppressive dictatorship. This is a democracy, and we solve our problems by voting, and peaceful protest, not by waving guns around and threatening people...and yes, aiming rifles at federal agents is threatening people. Threatening to shoot at Federal agents for trying to remove you from a government compound you have illegally occupied, is terrorism.
Yes, I know they are trying to walk back the terrorist language, now that they have gone and gotten themselves in a jam where they know jail time is waiting for them. But it's too late. They are sending out video solicitations for more people to come to the refuge, to join them, or just observe, to prevent violence from happening.
I think they are getting a little bit nervous!
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The difference between a militiaman and a terrorist [View all] SHRED Jan 2016 OP
Perfect! (I stole this & tweeted it btw...) peacebird Jan 2016 #1
I stole it too SHRED Jan 2016 #2
Stealing..... dixiegrrrrl Jan 2016 #3
Press Release- facts James48 Jan 2016 #4
Great cartoon Gothmog Jan 2016 #5
White Supremacists Johnny2X2X Jan 2016 #6
Exactly. Pampering them is Institutional Racism at work, in our faces. n/t 99th_Monkey Jan 2016 #21
K & R SunSeeker Jan 2016 #7
Vanilla Isis strikes in Oregon nvme Jan 2016 #8
Vanilla ISIS? awoke_in_2003 Jan 2016 #16
K&R mountain grammy Jan 2016 #9
Don't forget the "thugs" Matrosov Jan 2016 #10
. libodem Jan 2016 #11
Words are subjective The2ndWheel Jan 2016 #12
K&R. Disgusting but spot on. Amimnoch Jan 2016 #13
Tamron Hall referred to them as 'citizen activists' at one point this morning. Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jan 2016 #14
Yeah pretty much. 47of74 Jan 2016 #15
Wonder if they know this:Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 HoosierCowboy Jan 2016 #17
Protesters or terrorists? passiveporcupine Jan 2016 #18
Yep libodem Jan 2016 #19
We supply weapons for freedom fighters and it's the cow's turn to fight for theirs! maggies farm Jan 2016 #20
Should be she.. cannabis_flower Jan 2016 #24
It is 2016 maggies farm Jan 2016 #25
The Pantone swatch book must never be used for evil Blue Owl Jan 2016 #22
Yup. I'm a terrorist. NT pablo_marmol Jan 2016 #23
Boycott the beef they sell. Find out who buys it and shame them. ffr Jan 2016 #26