Warpaint, on Jul 1 2007, 05:14 PM, said:
Terrorism is a form of political extortion. Groups or factions (generally radical, militant, or separatist) without the might or authority to have their views or ideologies recognized and accepted by any other means resort to violence to be heard, typically against non-combatants or non-military targets...the more the defenseless or innocent the target, the more fear (terror) is generated, especially among a "free" society, and because they live among us. The military does not fear war, they exist because of and prepare for it, and therefore make generally less susceptible or exploitable targets.
If thats true, every fighting force in the world is terrorists. Every army in existance has killed civilian population, and for good reason. Whos to say those "civilians" arent going to join the army after the war starts? Or make bullets? Take away the popularity of the war and you win. With TV and the internet nowadays its all about propaganda. Every army uses fear to their advantage. Why does the US and Russia still have large Nuclear stockpiles? To scare any potential attacker. Everyone knows we wont use them unless we REALLY have to and no one wants to give us that reason.
Go back to WWII. You know about Hiroshama and Nagasaki. Did you hear about the fire bombing of every other major city killing near 500,000 "civilians" by burning them alive? Does that make the US terrorists?
If you want further proof that this was an inexperianced attack think about the explosive mixture. Gasoline and Propane isnt an explosive, its an incenidary or fuel-air mixture. So? So why did they add nails. You cant have sharpnel with a fuel-air bomb. It wouldnt have worked, at he most it would have started a fire
This post has been edited by Luke E: 01 July 2007 - 05:38 PM