Defining Terrorism

keith smith klsmith2020 at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 25 13:23:25 MDT 2013



I think your answer is good vs. evil.  If the act is used for evil, then it is an act of terrorism.  I think most people would agree with this.    

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Keith Smith

--- On Tue, 6/25/13, Daniel C. <dcrookston at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Daniel C. <dcrookston at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Defining Terrorism
To: "Provo Linux Users Group" <plug at plug.org>
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 12:13 PM

On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 3:02 PM, Nathan England <nathan at nmecs.com> wrote:
> What I like best about this definition is because it makes it clear the U.S.
> government is actively engaging in terrorism. Along with the democrats and
> republicans, minorities, even the janitors at Walmart!

It is a pretty useless definition.  What counts as terror?  If you
tell a country's leaders that you're going to invade their country if
they don't stop doing X, is that terrorism?  What if X is genocide?
What about a trade embargo - does that constitute terror?

-Dan

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