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Originally posted by Dark Ghost
It all comes down to the perspective of the beholder. Somebody I consider a freedom fighter might be somebody you consider a terrorist and vice versa.
It's unfortunate you lump "Cops" with "Government Goons" because they are not the same. Police officers are public servants who are employed by taxpayers to enforce the law and keep the peace (or that was the original idea at least).
Personally, I feel people who go to public areas and blow themselves up in an effort to kill as many civilians as possible are terrorists and not freedom fighters. They strive to cause chaos and instability and have no regard for the welfare of the general population.
There have been lots of threads lately emphasising mistakes and unlawful acts done by law enforcement officers over the last year. I would have to agree there is a potent effort to make Policemen (in the West) look corrupt and immoral. It's funny because these people feel it is fine to use Anti-West propaganda to demonise the West, but they cry the loudest when people from the West attempt to do the same.
[edit on 11/8/2009 by Dark Ghost]
Originally posted by Ambient Sound
"Nothing good ever comes from talking to the police."
Originally posted by RaikoMutich
Dont you people understand that there will always be terrorism around, there will always be bad people around, its just the way the world is. Always was and always will be. if there were no bad people dooing bad things, ie. killing, our ballance would shift and the whole world would go to pieces. The verry thing that is terrorizing us might be the thing holding us together.
Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas
reply to post by KSPigpen
I cannot speak on behalf of the dictionary, but my definition of a terrorist is as follows :
A person who incites the fear of imminent death, by verbage, action, or peception of action.
A question for those who are American, and I am American, do you honestly think England teaches their children that "the Colonies" just decided to ask us to leave one day, or that through the history of England they may in fact teach that our Founding Father's were in fact, terrorists?
Just a thought, not that I am stating that as a fact or a perception of my own, but I wonder exactly how the American Revolution is taught in England and the rest of Europe.
Think about it for a minute, if you will, and you might stop to consider things differently.
A bunch of "Colonialists" dressed as "savage Indians" sneaking into Boston harbor, and capturing the ships and throwing tea into the harbor as a protest to unfair taxation might be percieved as a "terrorist action."
Originally posted by die_another_day
America is a terrorist. (People are the government there, because it's a DEMOCRACY)
Let's jsut say that Americans generally support what the government does or else there would have been revolts like in France.
Originally posted by Bushido Kanji
reply to post by FritosBBQTwist
This is going to be my final point that I am going to make..
Anyone can be a terrorist, whether it be a government official, a police officer, a...banker..or an ordinary person. You cannot discriminate one group of people and subject all of its inhabitants to a label, especially one such as terrorist.
This is one of those situations where you have to pick them out one at a time.
[edit on 10-8-2009 by Bushido Kanji]
There is NO form of accountability for cops, as there is NO third party enforcing them into respecting laws and the rights of the people
Originally posted by ravenflt
We the people should make "the terrorist list", not the government or any government. This way we can put the real terrorists on the list and expose them for who they really are.
We should put up a voting scheme, so the people may by democratic vote elect who the terrorists are. Being on this list should have consequences, while the people do not have much military power so to speak, we can however deal with the organizations and governments by other means.