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Originally posted by 2nd Hand Thoughts
Whomever was involved with the bombings are: Killers, bombers, and terrorists.
Killers kill people.
Bombers detonate bombs.
Terrorits terrorize people.
Originally posted by dgtempe
I would prefer to call them "the blasters"...what does that mean?
Terrorist is used way too loosely nowadays.
a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities
Use should be restricted specifically to references to people and nongovernmental organizations planning and executing acts of violence against civilian or noncombatant targets.
is a label for one who personally is involved in an act of terrorism. Terrorist tactics may also be used by dissident groups or other non-state actors to achieve political ends or for purposes of extortion. The term "terrorism" originated from the French 18th century word terrorisme (under the Terror).
Terrorism refers to the use of violence for the purpose of achieving a political, religious, or ideological goal. The targets of terrorist acts can be government officials, military personnel, people serving the interests of governments, or civilians. Acts of terror against military targets tend to blend into a strategy of guerrilla warfare. According to one view, one person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter. Random violence against civilians (noncombatants) is the type of action
they are smart in not assuming or making others think that some al-qaeda oriented group necessarily had anything to do with the attack. after all, there is no real proof as of yet that they had anything to do with 9/11 either. just propoganda...
Originally posted by mirrorsparadise
they do not use the word "terrorist" any more most likely because of that fact that the United States has turned it into a word to mean al-qaeda, etc., etc. rather than just meaning terrorist. they are smart in not assuming or making others think that some al-qaeda oriented group necessarily had anything to do with the attack. after all, there is no real proof as of yet that they had anything to do with 9/11 either. just propoganda...
they are calling the attackers what they know they were. bombers.