“Terrorism” And “Terrorist” Defined.  Definitely.  Definitively.  Finally. (November 23, 2015)  

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?          “So if a bomb falls on a wedding party and extinguishes the ring bearer and the flower girl, is it an ‘act of terror’ and is the perpetrator/actor a ‘terrorist’?”

!          “It depends on who dropped the bomb and who the bomb was dropped on.”

?          “So there is no such thing as an inherent ‘act of terror’ apart from the identity of the perpetrator/actor?”

!          “It depends on who is good and who is bad.”

?          “So who is good and who is bad?”

!          “It depends.  Those who fight terrorism are good and those who foment terrorism are bad.”

?          “So if a bomb dropped by the Swiss falls on a wedding party and extinguishes the ring bearer and the flower girl, is it an act of terrorism?”

!          “It depends.  The good folks are good and the bad folks are bad.  The Swiss are the good folks.”

?          “So that ‘act of terror’ is not an ‘act of terror’ and thus is good?”

!          “It depends.”

. . .

?          “So if a bomb dropped by the U.S. falls on a wedding party and extinguishes the ring bearer and the flower girl, is it an ‘act of terror’ and is the perpetrator/actor a ‘terrorist’?”

!          “It depends.”

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[See the e-commentary at The Drums of War (February 20, 2012).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

It depends.

Fox shows them launching, Al Jazeera shows them landing.

“Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex.”  Frank Zappa

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