Terrorism

Owen Byrne owen@permafrost.net
Thu, 10 Jan 2002 14:44:03 -0400


On Thu, Jan 10, 2002 at 10:09:23AM -0700, Marty Halvorson wrote:
> At 11:11 10-01-02, Owen Byrne wrote:
> >Its very simple - a terrorist is on the other side, a freedom fighter is on
> >our side. If they switch sides or win, we rehabilitate them. See the IRA 
> >and FLQ
> >for examples.
> 
> Nope, for a terrorist the battle is a violent act against unsuspecting 
> people.  A revolutionary commits a violent act against unsuspecting people 
> incidental to the battle with a recognized foe.
> 
> 
> Peace,
> 

So the difference is a declaration of war? Like the US declaration of war on 
Afghanistan? 
Obviously that's the solution - never declare war - then the terrorists can 
never be labelled "freedom fighters."

Owen