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The difference between say a member of Al-Qa’ida and member of say the Marines is that Al-Qa’ida has no sovereign legitimacy; they do not form part of the national defence of a sovereign state
. When a solider pulls the trigger fundamentally in a democracy he is doing so to defend the people of his state on orders from elected officials. When a terrorist pulls a trigger he is doing so because he is pursuing some political or ideological aims that he is seeking to bring attention to or force a change.
Terrorism is defined by the state not by a dictionary and they can use this to suit their aims
What would you prefer have the entire military disbanded and all up on charges of terrorism.
calling someone a terrorist for doing an honorable act and volunteering their time to protect their country men is about as pathetic as it can get.
This is the real world, militaries are necessary, as the real world isn't one of your ignorance induced eutopias, it is a dangerous place, full of dangerous people, and countries, with militaries, that are litterally only held back from conquest, by the threat of force in retaliation to their agression.
Please don't claim 9/11 as we know the lies about that situation.
So just because a government says murder/terrorism is fine then it is perfecty justifible.
One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.
So use all the legal tripe you want
it still is morally corrupt.
Killing someone is never the answer.
Your soul has still very far to travel to find peace.
In the words of Mr T - "I pity the fool"
Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
reply to post by acrux
Their acts may be terroristic in nature, but I would argue that their intent is not. The vast majority of military members join up for pride and honor. They believe that they are doing right and good, and they don't understand that they are being used as imperialistic terrorists. I used to be one, and I woke up to reality. More and more are waking up every day.