posted on Nov, 16 2007 @ 03:52 PM
This is a war and a game of language as much as it is anything else and that is what makes it so dangerous. They start off with a word like
"terrorists" but what is a terrorist and who is a terrorist? What is the definition? They keep broadening the definition so that it encompasses more
and more groups of people.
When I was younger I was taught that the founding fathers were the first to use guerilla warfare. They weren't gentlemanly in battle like the British
and they would pick off the redcoats as they were marching to the battle field where they were supposed to line up and then begin fighting. There were
certain gentlemanly rules to fighting. So this notion that our founding fathers basically cheated in order to defeat the British has been taught in
our schools for many years.
Now they are trying to pass a declaration in congress that labels the Iranian Army as terrorists. This is just plain ridiculous. Our own present
government, army and CIA could be labeled as terrorists with the new and broadening definition of the word.
One man's patriot, resistor, revolutionary, rebel, freedom fighter, etc. is another man's terrorist. I'm sure that we are viewed as the terrorists
in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It is now beginning to seem more and more like every person in this country is now being viewed as a "potential" terrorist!
At the rate we are going, someone caught speeding could charged as a terrorist for knowingly endangering the lives of other civilians.
The run away definitions of terrorist are slowly beginning to threaten all of our liberties. When a Ron Paul supporter and a believer in the US
Constitution is now considered a terrorist, we are entering a dark and dangerous period of American History!!
[edit on 16-11-2007 by CyberTruth]