Define a terrorist

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  1. How do you define a terrorist? And what makes a terrorist a freedom fighter?
  2. If it's PC or the government you fihgt against acquiesces then you are a freedom fighter. If your movement isn't "PC" with the liberal establishment you are a terrorist.

    Personally I draw no distinction. If you seek to change the political landscape by violent means against an innocent populous then you are terrorist and no matter what the cause, even if it is one I can sympathise with.

    On that front, I wonder if the IRA's coffers are dwindling when the tin gets passed round "Paddy O'flynn's" bar in Boston/Chicago/DC now that the "Irish-Americans" (i.e. people who drink on St Paddy's day and thought about visiting Dublin once when they "did" Europe) are seeing their own soldiers go through what our lads went through in the Emerald Toilet when the spams were financing the "Fight". War on Terror my arrse!
  3. Someone who uses force, or the threat of force, to put the public (or a section of the public) in fear in order to support a political motive.

    Thats more or less what the Terrorism Act 2000 defines it as anyway,

    or someone who uses violence, outside the context of international law, for a politicial end.

  4. [​IMG] "'nuff said" as my drill sergeant at Mons always used to say.

    And what makes a freedom fighter a terrorist?

    All depends which side of the euphrates you were brought up on :D
  5. "Terrorists live in Terrorland...or Terroristan"
  6. isreali is a classic one they were terrorist killing our soildiers now thta the boot is inthe other foot , its a little rich of them to call the palestinians terrorist :?
  7. You could claim that they, the Israeli's, and the IRA with that ****** Bliar, shows that terrorism works just fine given time.
  8. Woopet wrote.......
    If you seek to change the political landscape by violent means against an innocent populous then you are terrorist and no matter what the cause, even if it is one I can sympathise with.
    does this also apply to Iraq then????????.
    P.S did you forget the spell checker fihgt??????? tut tut tut :lol: :lol: :lol:
  9. Hindsight :wink:
  10. NIMN:

  11. I thought you were dead, wishful thinking.

    Please contact me if you wish to alter this.
  12. :idea: Freedom Fighters specialise in attacking the enemy military but keep the scrap localised. They would rather avoid non combatant casualties. Those they cause are regretted. FFs capable of pity. More likely to behave as soldiers should, even if the enemy soldiers treat them as terrorists. Don’t make human shields of the very folk they are fighting to defend. Will disband when the enemy fcks off for good.

    Terrorists specialise in non combatant casualties anywhere and everywhere. They avoid confrontation with hard military targets. No deaths are regretted and they feel no pity. They make human shields of the very people they claim to be fighting to defend. Don’t disband even if their aims are achieved. :?:
  13. Freedom Fighter is someone who fights for your freedom to live peacefully and free.................semantically or physically.

    Terrorists live to use and manipulate other people for their control to take out innocent people, including their own for their own beliefs, regardless of who or what the costs........even if it means taking out your children, their children, women even old men. (Then they twist it around saying they are using religion as an excuse for war, when that's just a simple copout for being a damn coward)
  14. Looks like the last two posts have nailed it.

    Of course, terrorist apologists will still refer to"Freedom Fighters, Militants, and forlorn souls with no option but to blow themselves up on a bus/street/cafe/pub full of citizens who going about their lawful business.
  15. Sorry- I know people are trying to keep this reasonably sensible - but I couldn't resist these. Sort of says it all....

    "I know he's willing to die for his cause, but is he willing to take a hot poker up the ass?" —Comedian Al Franken, on why we should torture terrorist suspects

    "My only hope is when those terrorists get to heaven, they meet up with the kind of virgins we had in Catholic school: Sister Mike Ditka from Our Mother of Eternal Retribution." —Robin Williams