posted on Sep, 10 2004 @ 04:49 AM
one question for you all, when does a freedom fighter become a terrorist ?
I disagree with their actions, but the Chechen rebels in the Russian school were fighting for a free homeland, i.e. to make Russia acknoledge their
right to self rule, something enjoyed by similar countries with the demise iof the USSR. To the populus of Chechnia they are freedom fighters, but to
the rest of the world they are terrorists.
Similar to the Afghan rebels (incluing Al Quida), who were in the main, funded and trained by the US when their fight was with the USSR and they were
regarded as freedom fighters, but once the USSR threat was negated and they turned on the western world they became terrorists.
When Children or the weak and infirm become involved we all develop (rightly) this self indignant attitude of "how could they, Im glad my country
never would", yet look at how many Women, Children and elderly have died in Iraq at the hand of Allied Weapons.
As i have stated before, Im no peacenik, and I realise sometimes you have to do what you have to do, but I do try and ask myself questions about
events and ask what drives people to such dire measures.
Unfortunatly, I dont ever seem to come up with a reasonable answer, but then If I could I guess we'd have World peace in a week or so.