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There is neither an academic nor an international legal consensus regarding the definition of the term "terrorism". Various legal systems and government agencies use different definitions of "terrorism". Moreover, the international community has been slow to formulate a universally agreed upon, legally binding definition of this crime. These difficulties arise from the fact that the term "terrorism" is politically and emotionally charged.
Angus Martyn in a briefing paper for the Australian Parliament has stated that "The international community has never succeeded in developing an accepted comprehensive definition of terrorism. During the 1970s and 1980s, the United Nations attempts to define the term foundered mainly due to differences of opinion between various members about the use of violence in the context of conflicts over national liberation and self-determination." These divergences have made it impossible to conclude a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism that incorporates a single, all-encompassing, legally binding, criminal law definition of terrorism.
ABC news: July 5th, 1976
"there were funerals in both Israel and Uganda today
a result of Israels' weekend raid to rescue hostages from pro palestinian
hijackers at entebe airport in Uganda
but there were other results too
from the rescue operation
which has been hailed as audacious
and as [color=gold] a blow to terrorist around the world."
Israel is keeping some of the details secret,
but it is know that three American made transports flew two and a half thousand miles
carrying Israeli commandos armed and ready for combat
In 36 minutes they killed 7 hijackers and 20 Ugandan soldiers
reportedly also destroying mig fighters of the Ugandan Air Force
then they helped hostages to the waiting planes and took off for Nirobi and Kenya
there they were refueld, sent their wounded to a hospital and
took off again for the long flight back to Israel.
Three hostages lost their lives along with the commanding officer of the raiding party
but most reached Israel in safety.
71 were Jewish, some Israeli, there were some French Nationals, Including the crew of the hijacked Air France Jet."
Originally posted by steveknows
I said this in another post and it applies here.
I don't see Americans highjacking planes and flying them into buildings regardless of the age and civilian status of the passengers.
((Wouldn't that be funny? An American hijacked an Air Iran plane today and crashed it into Tehran's tallest building, killing thousands of innocent people.....(comment rbn))
I don't see Americans walking into subways with bombs strapped to their bodies and killing as many unarmed
people as they can just for the sake of killing as many unarmed people as they can.
I don't see Americans kidnapping eastern non combatants off the streets of the U.S, cutting their heads off and posting it on youtube.
I don't see Islamic jihadist wearing uniforms so that they can be identified for who they are.
I don't see Islamic jihadist doing what they can to help people who got in the way when they were attacking a military target. Oh wait. They don't attack military targtets just innocent civilians.
I didn't see any coalition forces in Afghanistan until one day a group of Islamic jihadist highjacked some airplanes and flew them into building in the U.S murdering thousands if innocet men women and children. And no they weren't casualties of war. They were murderd.
As I've said in a thread I posted. If these Islamic jihadist want to claim that they're soldiers then lets start shooting them for posing as civilians behind enemy lines and planning and carrying out attacks as per the rules of war.
Originally posted by SmArTbEaTz
Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion. In the international community, however, terrorism has no universally agreed, legally binding, criminal law definition. 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; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians). Some definitions now include acts of unlawful violence and war. The use of similar tactics by criminal organizations for protection rackets or to enforce a code of silence is usually not labeled terrorism though these same actions may be labeled terrorism when done by a politically motivated group.
If I am going off this definition then your answer seems to be...
FBI, ATF, DEA, CIA, NSA, IRS, CFR, UN, FRB, AEC (energy), Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, j
Jason Group, DARPA, Secret Service and... every law enforcement officer following orders...
Rothschild, Rockefeller, Morgan, Bush, Chaney, Ben Bernanke, Ken Lewis, Jamie Dimon, John Boehner, Kissinger, Milton Friedman, Timothy Geithner, Vikram Pandit, Lloyd Blankfein, Stuart Gulliver, Jan Hommen, Patrick Flynn...
The fall of our economic system can be the direct blame of the banks TOO BIG TO FAIL and their CEOs... they use the groups to conduct their biddings and to influence the sheeple.
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
Forgive my frustration, but the OP has claimed to have read thousands of articles, blogs and news papers about this very topic. Then basically ripped 75% of his thread from Wikipedia, Wikipedia should not be used to define anything other than misinformation.
To further add to my frustration I recently wrote a short thread on the use of the word terrorism in the context of its definition that was not ripped from Wikipedia but from the “thousands” (I might be exaggerating) of books, articles, journals and news sources I have read.
Defining Terrorism (not ripped from wiki)
Defining Terrorism [/url] (not ripped from wiki)
Originally posted by Wildbob77
I think that a person who straps a bomb to themselves and then goes to a crowded market, mosque , hotel etc with the intent of murdering innocent people is a terrorist.
If one army is fighting another army, I don't think that the individual soldiers are terrorists.
If you kidnap a soldier from another army and try to extort something ... Then perhaps you've entered the definition of a terrorist.
If you capture a prisoner and hold them in reasonable conditions... That's a part of war.
I understand the nature of this post but I don't agree with you premise.
Originally posted by Signals
YOU are the terrorist, OP, and so are we for expressing any doubt about what TPTB have planned for us!