Terrorists do not know they are terrorists
By joeboosauce 10-30-2009 12:50 PM
From an AP article on Yahoo.
Clinton faces Pakistani anger at Predator attacks
During an interview with Clinton broadcast live in Pakistan with several prominent female TV anchors, before a predominantly female audience of several hundred, one member of the audience said the Predator attacks amount to "executions without trial" for those killed.I would respond to Mrs Clinton that rarely do those who use terrorism consider themselves terrorists. This includes America. Most of those Americans identify as terrorists, like al Qaeda, consider themselves freedom fighters. The US labeled Nelson Mandela and the ANC as terrorists in their battle against the racist white South African gov't that was their ally. Nobody with any sense considers them terrorists today. George HW Bush's CIA helped the racist regime capture Mandela. Cheney voted against a resolution to support freeing him. Ronald Reagan even said "One man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist." This shows the relativity of the application and recognition of "terrorists" that escapes most Americans but known by their leaders. By now, I have lost most of my fellow Americans reading this because of their own tunnel vision which is so well shaped by those in power.
In summation, what the US is engaging in is terrorism. "Collateral damage" when its done upon "other" people is acceptable to Americans. But this is terrorism. Sorry to wake some up out of their stupor.
It you have an interest in your own history (most Americans don't), here is a nice history of terrorism. Killing Hope is an expertly researched book.:
Have a great Friday!!!
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