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Originally posted by Sublime620: You don't think William Ayers was bombing (and not trying to kill people) to save lives?
The Weathermen grew out of the Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM) within the SDS, splitting off to pursue a more radical agenda. It took its name from the lyric "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows," from the Bob Dylan song Subterranean Homesick Blues. They also used this lyric as the title of a position paper they distributed at an SDS convention in Chicago on June 18, 1969. The founding document called for a "white fighting force" to be allied with the "Black Liberation Movement" and other radical movements to achieve "the destruction of US imperialism and achieve a classless world: world communism."
Originally posted by Sublime620: You don't think Muslim extremists believe they are doing it to save lives?
Originally posted by GamerGal
...So, you kill pregnant women, ...
the FBI has long considered acts of violence by radical anti-abortion activists to be domestic terrorism. In its 2002-2005 Terrorism in the United States report, Eric Rudolph – the man responsible for two abortion clinic bombings, the Olympic Park bombing, multiple deaths and serious injuries to many more – is described as falling into the “FBI’s 'lone offender' category of terrorist for those who engage in terrorist activities free from organizational guidance.”
The FBI defines domestic terrorism, logically enough, as “the unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual based and operating entirely within the United States or its territories without foreign direction committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” In other words, Palin is out of step with the FBI.
As others have noted, it’s disturbing that after 7 murders, 17 attempted murders, 41 bombings, 175 acts of arson and hundreds of cases of death threats, stalking, assault, and break-ins, Palin doesn’t think it’s appropriate to use the T-word.
the bible says the same thing so no sorry
Their goal is not to save lives, it is Conversion or Death. Read the Koran sometime
What is more prolific in this world? Terrorism to support a political agenda by Muslims or Terrorism to support a political agenda by Christians?
Originally posted by mattguy404
Abortion clinic bombers not terrorists: Palin
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.
Hmm... Double-standards don't you think?
Domestic leftist terrorists - bad.
Domestic rightist terrorists - not so bad, don't deserve 'terrorist' label.
Of course, Palin isn't justifying the bombing of abortion clinics specifically, but it brings up the whole issue of just what exactly a 'terrorist' is.
I find it dubious that people who shoot or blow up abortion clinics to kill people in the name of protecting life don't deserve the terrorist label.
I'd like to know who the 'others' are she is referring to.
[edit on 24-10-2008 by mattguy404]
Originally posted by Elijah Mohammad
No, the people that blow up abortion clinics want to save the lives of the babies that would be killed in it until they can rebuild. They are engaging in civil disobedience in order to save innocent helpless human beings that would otherwise be murdered.
Originally posted by asmeone2
Strike 200, Sarah.
It disturbes me that a woman who's going for the 2nd highest national office, supposed to lead the War On/f Terror, can't decide what a terrorist is.
If she was serious about the terrorism threat, it wouldn't matter what religion or party affiliation the "terrorist" touts.