RE: The terrorism meme

From: Jeremy Bradley (
Date: Sun 17 Nov 2002 - 00:59:50 GMT

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    At 09:46 AM 16/11/02 -0500, you wrote: SNIP...............(Lawry)
    > Would a wife-beater be a terrorist? Would a
    >policy-maker who threatens harm to foreign populations, or domestic ones?
    >Cheers to all,
    Good Questions Lawry I think that, whilst the wife (or husband) beater rules and coerces by the use of terror, the personal abuse involved is for personal 'gain', and is therefore not terrorism. A policy maker on the other hand, eg. those who refuse to address climate change, who makes policy decisions which impinge on the lives and quality of life of civilian populations, including unborn generations, for political and/of commercial 'gain', is a terrorist. Remember that 'working' definitions seem to include the concept that terrorism is a criminal act committed against civilians or a civilian population outside of a declared war. The other criteria is that the terror act intentionally targets the wellbeing of the target community. Therefore, the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland Harbour by the French SS was, whilst carried out by a sovereign State, probably was a criminal act of terror. That's what I reckon any'ow mates. Jeremy

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