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When is it terrorism?

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posted on Jun, 26 2005 @ 02:15 PM
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When is an act considered terrorism?

I find this report hard to read.

www.fbi.gov...

Out of the blue they toss in this little bit of facts and figures.







TERRORISM by Event 1980 - 2001

Bombings 324

Arson 33

Other 22

Assassinations 21

Shootings 19

Sabotage/Malicious Destruction 19

Robberies 15

Hostile Takeovers 10

Assaults 6

WMD 6

Hijackings/Aircraft Attacks 3

Kidnappings 2

Rocket Attacks 2

Total Incident or Planned Acts 482

* Figure includes the events of September 11, 2001, which are counted as one terrorist incident.



So when does an act become terrorism? 15 Robberies? Terrorism? Robberies ! When does a robbery become terrorism? When you steal a bomb? A gun?

Who do you have to kidnap to account for the 2 kidnappings? A political figure? Some person off the street? When does that become terrorism?

What are the 6 WMD accounts?

This is the best graph ever.





Now this is weird. Scroll down until you hit this.




OCTOBER 14, 2001

Arson

Litchfield, California


What is this image !






[edit on 26-6-2005 by Dulcimer]




posted on Jun, 26 2005 @ 02:19 PM
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The last graph is misleading..

Figures include terrorist incidents, suspected terrorist incidents, and preventions



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