Nobody told me I couldn't call a terrorist a terrorist. Nobody even tried. What our dumbly elected officials may decide we should or should not say is irrelevant to me, and only becomes relevant when we give them the authority to go all 1984 on us. Not gonna happen. I'm too American for that.
Although in the case of Timothy McVeigh, I tend to use words I can't put on Hubpages.
Amen to saying what you mean and meaning what you say.
Modern-day "political correctness" stinks and should be exposed for its folly and aggression and tyranny, and done away with.
Who says you can't call a terrorist a terrorist? Obama? Pelosi? The rest of the liberal agenda? They may make it tough, but they don't realize who they're messing with. It's a war of words and a war about our freedoms. Worth fighting.
You don't understand Manly, according to the progressive/liberal jellied mind, the terrorist term only applies to americans who don't agree with them and american soldiers. An actual terrorist, whether they're muslim or what-have-you is a freedom fighter!!!!
Scott Roeder, murderer of high-profile abortion clinic doctor George Tiller = Terrorist
This progressive/liberal jellied mind thunk that all up on her own.
FK - This progressive/liberal is also engaged to a former soldier who survived three tours in Vietnam, a hostage rescue attempt, and several other life-endangering scenarios and he most certainly is NOT a terrorist nor are American soldiers in general.
You are are displaying incredible ignorance and are a discredit to conservatives (if that's what you call yourself) everywhere.
Terrorists are also criminals. There is no muddying of labels.
I don't personally know a single progressive/liberal who thinks people in the armed services are terrorists. Doesn't mean they don't exist, but I certainly don't think enough of them do for you to be making generalizations and expect others to just buy into it.
I didn't project it to all conservatives; I did exactly the opposite in saying that you are a discredit to conservatives.
I'm marrying a conservative and I know they're not all like you.
No, I get it, I just don't see how it pertains to anything. You're entitled to your opinion; I'm entitled to mine. SO WHAT?
No, I did not project, it's just easier for you to categorize me the way you want to by saying I did. Let me repeat myself very very clearly: YOU are not a representative of all conservatives. YOUR blatant negative stereotyping of an entire class of persons based on their political beliefs is actually embarrassing to some conservatives.
Only you can feel ashamed. I can't make you feel that way and I would never try.
Oh wrong in so many ways. You conservos have just bought so thoroughly into rebranding that you don't know our original English language. I call the new language Turdblossom after your gris eminence, Carl Rove. Some of us were educated into, you know, English. You miss the point entirely; terrorist or criminal, the creeps get the same law as any creep arrested by a law abiding government and you know, the Constitution--the one Bush called just a "F..k.ing piece of paper".
ChasingCars, Gris? As in gris gris? As in voodoo? What the hell are you talking about? And, constitutionally, enemy combatants are NOT eligible for the same protection of law as criminals. Site me a reference where Bush called the Constitution an F-ing piece of paper. Something other than Kos Kids, please.
HHHmmm...Let me see if I got this right, FK...You are a "Freedom Fighter" instead of a "Terrorist" (because that is bad)...when you take out buildings and innocent people...but if you go to a "Tea Party"...it is Ok to call you a "teabagger" or for a conservative talk show host to be called a "Neocon"...just please don't insult the "Freedom Fighter" by calling him a "Terrorist"!...
Wow...how do they keep track of who says what and why...what's OK ? That is pretty impressive. There must be someone sitting in an office somewhere...dictating what can be said that is P.C. and what is not...Otherwise...How do we really know if we are speaking the correct P.C. verbage...?
OMG...I am so afraid that I have spoken out of P.C.-ness...just now. But then...I must be a very bad un-P.C. person.
I'm wondering then: What...it will be alright to call me then...that doesn't offend the one who decides what is proper P.C....but could care less...and it certainly wouldn't then matter ...whether it offends me...or not? Perplexing...isn't it!?
In England we have a whole department for P.C. Those worthless bastards just made it so that in all legal documents you should now say Non-disabled, rather than just Normal, when in a case with a disabled person involved.
Manly, I seriously think it's the liberal/progressive bloggers who make the call. Meaning people at the daily kos or huff post and all the other hysterical chicken little bloggers. Then the lamestream media picks it up and disseminates it to the general unsuspecting population.
I guess it's a question of motive and the effect of the particular action. Was the person attempting to cause terror? Did the event cause people to be terrorized? I think it's fair to say that everyone you listed should be considered a terrorist, but why does it matter? Under this definition, a drug dealer who holds a gun to the head of another drug dealer because he was on his "turf" is also a terrorist. When we broaden the labels, we cheapen their meaning.
I find it odd that this thread includes attacks on liberals who apparently believe American soldiers are terrorists and Muslim terrorists are freedom fighters, yet the original poster's list of four terrorists includes two American soldiers.
So what's the point of all this? Trying to simplify everything by calling everyone who causes terror in others a terrorist is kind of like saying al Qaeda hates America for its freedom. It might make us feel better but it really doesn't solve anything.
Shouldn't the CEO's, of publicly held companies, that criminally mismanage their assets to the point that they loose the life savings and retirement funds of their employees, have the Feds step in and bail them out causing a global meltdown of all economies, and be directly responsible for thousands of suicides and other acts of desperation be counted as terrorist too? I think so and we should round them up and send them all to Gitmo!
Its hard to call someone a terrorist when they quote the constitution and stand up for the average tax paying American. Infact I cannot help but notice the discomfort from the media on this one, they haven't really banded around a particlar name for him at all.
Because todays terrorist becomes tomorrows Politician, on the 17th of March this year the White House will open its doors to the leader of Sinn Fein, once barred from entering America as he is a convicted terrorist......the list is long, Gadaffi, etc
For me, Osama Bin Laden of Afghanistan and Velupillai Prabhakaran of Sri Lanka are both terrorists. But for some people, one is a terrorist and the other is a rebel. For them, the governments fighting with Osama are trying to bring peace but the governments fighting with Prabhakaran are violating human rights and should therefore be taken to the International court of Justice.
This is way off topic so I do apologize. With the supreme dissapointment in Obama can anyone really say like I'am that we had it pretty damn good with Bush as president. Obama has tripled the amount of debt we had after George Bush left office, in one year. It took bush eight years to accumulate a 400 billion dollar deficit and its unbelievable America has forgotten that liberals don't solve problems they make them as far as the fiscal issue is concerned. Also I believe our wise leader used the term "man caused disasters" in lieu of terrorist.
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