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Victims or terrorists? A matter of semantics, perhaps?

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

Submitted by P. Oakley (Canada), Sep 9, 2004 at 07:33

Why is not possible for the dead Palestinian to be a victim? Is he not a victim, perhaps, of brainwashing, zealousness and lack of moderation on the part of both the Palestinians and Israelis?

And, pray tell, what are the Israelis called when they drop bombs in the Gaza strip, killing any number of citizens, under the pretense of routing out Palestinian 'extremists?'

You say: "How can one trust what one reads, hears, or sees when the self-evident fact of terrorism is being semi-denied?"

How can one trust what one reads, indeed. Readers must stay informed, read many sources and critically analyze the source of the story they're reading. ...
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