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One man's freedom fighter, Is another man's terrorist.

Reader comment on item: [Beslan Atrocity:] They're Terrorists - Not Activists

Submitted by Charles Edward Frith (United Kingdom), Sep 8, 2004 at 03:11

The abuse of the terminology for terrorist acts largely coallesced around the time that George Bush declared the 'war on terror'. As is seen clearly in this article it lacks precisely what an act of terror is, as the word's meaning has been distorted since 911 to be an all encompassing term for that which is unfavourable to the US.

The so called war on terror is infinite and it is this contextualisation which makes it such a powerful weapon to achieve the Neo-Conservative agenda. Witness the victory in Iraq. Is the world a harder place for terrorists to obtain Weapons of Mass Delusion?

Charles Frith
London
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