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Old 12-28-2008, 03:28 AM   #74
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...is a title assigned to an enemy fighter by the perceived "good guys" for committing acts abstractly assigned as "terror" or designed to inspire "terror" "they" call "us" terrorists just as much as we call them. This vague definition makes just about every soldier in the world, and thus every nation, into a terrorist and a terrorist nation.


As I said, who is a terrorist is something that is rather abstractly applied based on a rather abstract definition of what a "terror" act is.
Negative. Terrorists can be easily defined by their actions of targeting civilians, and using civilians as cover. The Department of Defense Dictionary of Military Terms defines terrorism as:

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The calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological.
Failing to follow the rules of warfare as defined by the Geneva Conventions places them in the category of terrorists.
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