posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 08:10 AM
reply to post by kn0wh0w
The following is what the US State Dept uses to define terrorism.
"No one definition of terrorism has gained universal acceptance. For the purposes of this report, however, we have chosen the definition of terrorism
contained in Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656f(d). That statute contains the following definitions:
The term "terrorism" means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant/*/ targets by subnational groups or
clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.
The term "international terrorism" means terrorism involving citizens or the territory of more than one country.
The term "terrorist group" means any group practicing, or that has significant subgroups that practice, international terrorism.
The US Government has employed this definition of terrorism for statistical and analytical purposes since 1983.
Domestic terrorism is probably a more widespread phenomenon than international terrorism. Because international terrorism has a direct impact on US
interests, it is the primary focus of this report. However, the report also describes, but does not provide statistics on, significant developments in
So I guess, anyone who parctices the above terms could be defined as a terrorist by US standards anyway.
Then again you have Janet Napolitanos and the DHS version as well.
which makes almost anybody who thinks for themselves a terrorist.