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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-11 01:05 AM
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23. "Terrorism," like "beauty," rests in the eye of the beholder. Here
Edited on Thu May-12-11 01:14 AM by coalition_unwilling
are three examples from recent history:

Reagan or one of his spokespeople called Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress 'terrorists.'
Someone in Eisenhower's administration called the National Liberation Front in South Vietnam 'terrorists'
Someone in the British Cabinet called the Irgun Zvai Lum in British-occupied Palestine, ca. 1946, 'terrorists'

Each of the above 3 is recognized now as a resistance force against colonialism (or, in the case of the ANC, the legacy of colonialism).

Hell, for all I know, the British in the reign of King George III may have referred to George Washington and his forces as 'terrorists.'
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