posted on Oct, 27 2018 @ 08:32 AM
Section 802 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. No. 107-52) expanded the definition of terrorism to cover ""domestic,"" as opposed to international,
terrorism. A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act "dangerous to human life" that is a violation of the criminal laws of a state
or the United States, if the act appears to be intended to: (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) influence the policy of a government
by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping. Additionally, the acts
have to occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States and if they do not, may be regarded as international terrorism.
The first question is, the 13 devices that were mailed, were the functional bombs? If they were not functional, then there was never any action
‘"dangerous to human life". So that he mean he’s not a domestic terrorist.
(i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
I would say yes to intimidate, but I think saying the civilian population is a stretch.
(ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion;
This is a No, unless you want to say the bombing was to make Trump go after democrats that break the laws. Like, it the governement isn’t going to
enforce the law. We, the people, we deal justice. That’s thin, very thin and wouldn’t get play in the MSM
or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping.
If the devices were not functional, then all of iii is out too.
I don’t see how one can call him a domestic terrorist, lots of other things, yeah, but tomestic terrorist...no
What day you ATS?