Marty Halvorson martyh@nmcourts.com
Thu, 10 Jan 2002 10:45:08 -0700

At 11:44 10-01-02, Owen Byrne wrote:
>So the difference is a declaration of war? Like the US declaration of war on

No.  As Alex points out, terrorists are acting to create fear and cause the 
government of those people to act to appease the terrorists.

>Obviously that's the solution - never declare war - then the terrorists can
>never be labelled "freedom fighters."

I assume this refers to fighting against a "recognized foe."  One does not 
have to declare war to recognize a foe.


Marty Halvorson
New Mexico Supreme Court
Administrative Office of the Courts
Judicial Information Division