Terrorism

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
>Afghanistan?

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.


Peace,

Marty Halvorson
New Mexico Supreme Court
Administrative Office of the Courts
Judicial Information Division
martyh@nmcourts.com