"Lone Wolf" attacks - terrorist or madman?
With the most recent atrocity in Norway which now appears to have been committed by a lone suspect ("lone wolf" attack), it brings to mind a running argument on whether this is considered an act of terrorism or an isolated incident by a deranged person. I recall a Homeland Security report sometime back causing quite a debate on the airwaves and online over the concern raised about the risks posed by "lone wolf" terrorists, especially considering that the report identified such subjects to be more likely of a neo-nazi or rightist extremist persuasion.
The government has left the operative definition of "terrorism" purposely broad. Now, you can be a terrorist without any ties to an actual terrorist organization. This way, when the police violate your Fourth Amendment right and break into your house, they can yoke you up because you have a couple guns and appear to be stockpiling. The headline will read, "Suspected terrorist captured." Every closing society has to have a label for "enemies of the state" in order to get a stranglehold on the populous. Don't forget that the label is very important. Once you become a "terrorist" you have effectively lost most of your constitutional rights, even if you are an American citizen.
Terrorist or madman. How about false flag. And also 'terrorism' is merely created to implant more fear on our society.
by shinujohn2008 9 years ago
India is on the verge of starting a war with Pakistan. The Indian Air forces are now moving towards the borders and waiting to get commands from Officials to attack Pakistan occupied kashmir and smash Terrorist camps. CNN, Times Now and Headlines have reported such moves by Indian Army.
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by Jack Lee 20 months ago
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