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Originally posted by kerazeesicko
I hope the government does get involved and treats this like the terrorist act it is and shut them all down.
Originally posted by SpectreDC
reply to post by Advantage
Thank god Glenn Beck told be something so I don't need to think for myself!
Originally posted by W3RLIED2
reply to post by Advantage
I agree the media is spinning this out of control. But in my eyes, labeling these actions as the acts of terrorists is very far out of line. Cyber attacks on big corporate web sights, or even a cyber attack on the US Senate, are not the same as killing innocents, or strapping a bomb to your chest, or as blowing up sky scrapers. That is terrorism.
The actions of Anonymous are directed towards one goal, and that is the freedom of information, and maintaining the independence of the internet. Is it illegal? yes. Is it punishable by law? certainly. But for the record every single fight for freedom in the history of earth has been illegal.
The war of information has been on going for so long it's ridiculous. Only now, thanks to the modern age, and thanks to the brains of some tech savoy hackers, and thanks to the efforts of many not so tech savoy citizens volunteering the use of their computers, can the little people take a few shots at this effed up system of control we have been living under. A terrorist act this is not! Common sense and reason have fled from the US government. Corruption has reached the highest levels. The people behind the corruption are the real terrorists. Secret deals, wars for money that actually cost men and women their lives, hidden agendas.... These things would not be allowed to happen if there was true TRANSPARENCY in the system.
Originally posted by strangleholder1
reply to post by kerazeesicko
hahahaha! anon aren't terrorists, they are internet freedom fighters. You want the govt to shut them down? Obviously you haven't learned yet that the govt is busy trying to shut everyone down and usher in a 1world govt.
Originally posted by peck420
Wether Anon is terrorist or not is now irrelevant.
Anon has been Alqeida'd by the media, they are trying to make them the "face" of internet terrorism.
I disagree with Anon's tactics, but I do sympathize with their message.
Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion. No universally agreed, legally binding, criminal law definition of terrorism currently exists. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political or ideological goal, deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians), and are committed by non-government agencies. Some definitions also include acts of unlawful violence and war. The history of terrorist organizations suggests that they do not select terrorism for its political effectiveness. Individual terrorists tend to be motivated more by a desire for social solidarity with other members of their organization than by political platforms or strategic objectives, which are often murky and undefined. The word "terrorism" is politically and emotionally charged, and this greatly compounds the difficulty of providing a precise definition. Studies have found over 100 definitions of “terrorism”. The concept of terrorism may itself be controversial as it is often used by state authorities to delegitimize political or other opponents, and potentially legitimize the state's own use of armed force against opponents (such use of force may itself be described as "terror" by opponents of the state). Terrorism has been practiced by a broad array of political organizations for furthering their objectives. It has been practiced by both right-wing and left-wing political parties, nationalistic groups, religious groups, revolutionaries, and ruling governments. An abiding characteristic is the indiscriminate use of violence against noncombatants for the purpose of gaining publicity for a group, cause, or individual.