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Originally posted by Trolsa
How do you fight against and army with the most high tech weapons the world has to offer?
You fight in the "terrorist way". With homemade bombs, kidnappings, threats e.tc.
Originally posted by Waiting2awake
Doesn't every war, conflict kill innocent people? When the Allies bombed Germny there were innocent people killed. When German bombed London, there were innocents killed. When the US bombed Japan, there were innocents killed. All military action results in innocents being killed, the best anyone can hope for is that there is as little innocent lives lost as possible, but that really is an empty promise when all is said and done.
That is the problem with this war, there is no target.
IMO, the difference between freedom fighter and terrorists are to which extent they hold their beleif's. It seems to me that a terrorist is someone who is doing what they are doing for purely personal reasons. While a freedom fighter is someone who is fighting for their nation, sort of a greater calling. But it is more dependant on where you sit.
The American revolutionaries were terrorists according to Britian, but freedom fighters to the Americans.
Originally posted by Peyres
I don't see how attacking the WTC was an act of 'fighting for freedom' The USS cole before hand, the hijacking of airliners in the Middle East and Africa etc. How does the killing and maiming of innocent civilians (women and children etc) equate to liberating people?
Originally posted by khunmoon
Freedom fight is when violence is aplied to obtain a goal for the benefit of a broader group.
By that definition WTC and USS Cole is freedom fight. If Al Qaeda did it, but if some government agency did it, it is terror.
Originally posted by bodrul
most of the people fighting In iraq and just targeting US forces and not cuvilains
would be classed as freedom fighters, those who target or kill cuvilians are terrorists.