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Asked by NBC television presenter Brian Williams whether an abortion clinic bomber was a terrorist, Governor Palin heaved a sigh and, at first, circumvented the question.
"There's no question that Bill Ayers by his own admittance was one who sought to destroy our US Capitol and our Pentagon. That is a domestic terrorist," Governor Palin said, referring to a 1960s leftist who founded a radical violent gang dubbed the Weathermen and who years later supported Senator Obama's first run for public office in the state of Illinois.
"Now, others who would want to engage in harming innocent Americans or facilities that it would be unacceptable to ... I don't know if you're gonna use the word 'terrorist' there," she added.
1. a person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism.
2. a person who terrorizes or frightens others.
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
A domestic terrorist is one who is a citizen of the country the acts of terrorism is directed against. They are often pushing for only certain goals rather than the disestablishment of government as in anarchy. The United States FBI has three categories for classifying terrorism: left-wing, right-wing, and special-interest extremists. Included are individuals and groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, World Church of the Creator, the Aryan Nations, Leon Czolgosz, the Weather Underground, the Symbionese Liberation Army, Timothy McVeigh, Theodore Kaczynski (the "Unabomber"), Earth First, the Earth Liberation Front , Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, the Animal Liberation Front, and Seas of David.
Originally posted by Xwino
Typical media baiting.
Namely, that this was a yes or no question and was in no way about Ayers.
Originally posted by Clearskies
reply to post by asmeone2
I think with the passage of the patriot act 1 and 2, allowed through by republicans AND DEMOCRATS, we ALL could be considered 'terrorists', when we speak against government!