my opinion of course but
difference is in the "views" of the "eye of the beholder"
one side is going view the the other side in a different matter no matter if their cause is right or wrong
thats the problem
one man's terrorist is a another man's freedom fighter
not saying that both or right but i'm also not saying that both are wrong either
it all depends
on what side of the cookie jar
you are on
use violence and acts of violence as an method to achieve their objectives and to defeat their opponents
in most cases both are consider or viewed as "outcast"
by either the opposing government or opposition in which they are trying to oppose for
rule, power, etc.
the term "terror" "terrorism"
etc. is nothing really new it's been around since the dawn of man and used thought out history
the term "terrorist"
has become the new "communist"
its more of an "cliche"
now just like through out the "COLD WAR" when the term "communist" was miss used alot
its something that the "media"
use to brainwash the public
on a needless basis just for their own
(money, power, ratings, votes, sex, drugs and rock n roll etc.)
recent examples show us how both the terms are used and miss used
SOUTH AFRICA 1948-1990
the ruling apartheid government vs anti-apartheid groups such as the A.N.C. etc.
now for years the world turn a blind as apartheid ran its ugly head, guess since they were not "communist" they where A OK, hmmm?
when groups such as the A.N.C. formed to opposed the rule, the government quickly cast them off as "terrorist", but in their eyes themselves as
was sentence to 27 years in prison and banned a "communist terrorist
" by the SA government because i guess it was just the
thing to do at the time
but yet seen as a "freedom fighter" by his people
MANDELA went on to win the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE in 93, G go figure that one out "communist terrorist wins NOBEl"
the SOVIET UNION vs the AFGHAN MUJAHIDEEN
now this sounds familiar "big evil empire
" vs so called "islamic extremist
now at the time so called "free world"
was in up roar over the invasion and SOVIET occupation
(cough) only because AFGHAN rebels where not "communist terrorist" but do keep in mind that later on some of these rebels would later become the
the USSR justification and stance to the invasion was that they were there to help support the existing government the PDPA against "anti-government
but again in the eyes of the "anti-government rebels" or "AFGHAN rebels" they were "freedom fighters"
as it stands a ceasefire
PROTESTANTs vs CATHOLICs
the BRITISH government vs the I.R.A.
still on going
ISRAEL vs the P.L.O., P.I.J., HAMAS etc. etc.
well do i need to explain further?
see a pattern
[edit on 23-7-2006 by LAWNMOWERMAN]