Terrorism is defined, at least politically (therefore when discussed on the news or between governments or by a government) as a non-government actor
comitting an act of terror, generally for a specific demand.
For instance, knocking down the WTC was an act of terrorism, it "terrorized" and had a demand (even if it is fairly vague to the public).
Hiroshima, was not an act of terrorism as it was between two nations and its peoples.
NGOs "Non-Government Organizations" commit acts of terror, Governments can not.
That's pretty much the basics.
The dictionary defines terror such as being that a mugger can be a "terrorist" in terrifying their victims to give them money.
But when governments or nations talk of terrorists, it is specifically NGOs. So the thread:
Is just plain wrong....and stupid pandorist propoganda attempting to make America look bad for using the Atomic Bombs which saved 6 times the lives
[edit on 26-7-2004 by FreeMason]