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

Submitted by PC (India), Sep 9, 2004 at 05:34

The tragic comedy is that it takes a September 11 or a Beslan tragedy to call a spade a spade.

Anyone calling a freedom fighter, activists.....a terrorist now is not going to bring back the life of those beheaded by terrorists in Kashmir, and those shot by those terrorists in Beslan, and those crushed under the debris of twin towers during Sept 11.

Anyone who does not value human life and sees destroying human life as a mode to express his view point is a terrorist - as simple as that. So far the attitude of every nation has been - if a person kills someone in my home, he is a terrorist, any other nation he is anything other than a terrorist. This is partly one of the reason why we have nations waging their own separate wars against terror. First India, Next Israel, then US, funnily Pakistan next, and now Russia speaking of preemptive strikes.

How this terrorism is going to be stopped is going to be one interesting piece like the Lord of the Rings.

-pc
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