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Scott Lee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-10-03 02:47 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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