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What is Terrorism ? A guide for the misguided

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Submitted by Yamin Zakaria (United Kingdom), Nov 29, 2005 at 10:28

HI

I pressed the send comment accidentally hence resubmitting my comment once again. Please post this one and the not the one before. (If you dare :))

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Terrorism has NO RELATIONSHIP with the number of victims or the magnitude of the terror delivered and it is only dependent upon the IDENTITY of the victim and the perpetrators.

Take a US fighter pilot who delivering terror en mass by dropping bombs that are always much larger in capacity than what any 'suicide' bombers can deliver. The US track record cannot be matched by all the suicide bombers combined. Naturally, it is the US that have killed hundreds of thousands of civilians directly and indirectly; indeed numerically it is the Islamic world who has suffered much more, who are the real victim of terrorism (State Terrorism)

Yet, regardless of how many the US kills it is not terrorism! She delivers terror en masse and killing civilians indiscriminately because bombs by their nature are indiscriminate, it becomes more indiscriminate with the increases with the power of the bomb. But those who retaliate with the puny RPGs or Semtex are considered terrorists, only because of their identity, no relationship with the number of victims or the level of terror delivered. So my point is proven.

Those who bark about terrorism are the biggest and the most efficient deliverers of terror consuming much larger number of victims. They are the real terrorists if you look at their track record in what they have delivered.

My definition of terrorism and terrorists is far more objective, based on fact as opposed to propaganda and spin.

Yamin (www.iiop.org)
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