posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 03:56 AM
the truth of the matter is yes most people would.now before people start screaming think about this real life example.
in the beginning of ww2 the germans basicaly had a free march through europe. one place that threw in the towel was france. i use france as it is a
country that has been popularized for it's resistance to the german occupation forces. now what form did this "resistance" movement take? why
"terrorisim" of course. you are probably saying now, "that wasn't terrorism that was a lawfull resistace to an opresser". but it was Terrorisim.
what actions did they take? did they put on a uniform make up battalians, get weapons and fight the germans head on? no they did not. instead they
fought in small groups or cells, wore civilian garb and did as much damage as they could. they ambushed the germans in any way they could. includeing
bombing civilian areas to kill. were germans the only ones killed? no. many innocent civilians were killed. this was labled as "collateral damage".
or to try to justify themselves a lot of civilians killed were "collaboraters".
what was a collaberater? why those who helped the germans to succead of course. also grouped under that heading were those who just tried to get
along or even just served the occuping force by doing business with them. some collaberators were tortured or shot because they did not activly fight
but instead were just trying to cope as best as they could. after the war there are reports of collaberaters being killed by the resistance movement
these included such as people supplied services to the germans from working as servants for them to prostitution. that were protected while the
germans held power.
now i have no love for the nazi ideals, but the fact is many germans in the military did not believe in them either. these men were just doing thier
duty for thier country. some were conscripts.many on the other hand did support nazi ideals. this is neither here nor there. dureing the later years
of the war many wounded and maimed soldures were the bulk of the occupiing force to free up men who could be used in the lines.
most people will agree that being soldures caries a certain risk. you put on a uniform and fight battles with your enimy. now add in terrorisim. you
are in an area that is essentualy out of the war. you and a few mates are walkin back to base from the local bar. all of a sudden six people apear
from the shadows and shoot you down.they are wearing no uniform they apear to be civilians, they styalize themselves as the movement to free france
from the tyriny of the opressers, they are the resistance
you are haveing dinner at a small restraunt, there is a major talking to another officer at a nearby table. time comes to a sudden stop just as you
wash down a piece of sasage a bomb goes off you, the officers, the seving staff, and anyone else nearby die. you have just been killed by a resistance
placed bomb. are these not the acts of a terrorist?
yes they are. now we call them the brave men and woman of french resistance. those we hold up in aulderation of thier brave and dareing deeds. these
are those whom our government supplied arms, amunition, money and explosives to. this is state sponsered terrorism.
without these people the winning of the war would have been less sure. we call them heros, true and brave. they have served thier country well. they
did everything in thier power to help their allies against the opressers who have taken over thier land, thier homes. they tied up military forces.
they helped rescue shot down aircrews. they spyed and sent reports back to the alies. some even bombed and destroyed military targets and embasies.
they made life miserable indeed for the germans.
why were they so succesfull? because you could not be sure who was a part of them. they wore no uniform to identify themselvs to the germans. there
was very little tell them apart. many inocents were rounded up to look for these vile personages, people held without any real charges, because they
MIGHT be a part of the resistance. people were tortured, some where made to watch torture, some were raped, some were put into comprmiseing
circumstances to get them to tell all they knew. but still they could not all be ferrited out.
does this not sound hauntingly like what we face today? you don't know when, where or how they will strike. is the government not takeing in people
who are suspected of terroist activity, some being held without propper charges? from what i have seen and heard yes.
now how would you react to someone marching in and takeing your area over? what would you do to try to regain your freedom? like most americans and
canadians i bet you will do WHATEVER it takes. i am farely certain i would. tho i would try to confine my targets to those of the enimy only. will i
be able to do that without collateral damage? i doubt it. lets just hope we don't need to find out.
now what is going on today? well aparently some people "stole" the land called today isrial from the palistinians. at least this is how they see it
it does not matter to them that some major countries prety much gave this land away. all that matters to them is that the area they lived in and
loved has been taken over by a oppresser. an oppresser who they see as takeing away thier rights and freedoms. they don't want to live on a
RESERVATION that has been set aside for them.
this then is the problem our countries have done the same thing ourselves hello native people. the only things that can be done to end isrials problem
is to integrate both sides into a single society.either that or one side or the other must give up the fight and move. i for one just can't see that
happening. north america is seen as a target because we are seenn to support isrial. if the french resistance had started thier activitys in germany
would not we have aplodded them? most likely.
just as an after thought. the germans considered the resistance movement to be TERRORISTS. and they were. i do not support terrorisim but i can
certainly understand where they are comeing from.