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    Re: Car bombs kill Iranian nuclear expert

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    The word terrorism has gotten stretched out a bit. I view terrorism as targeting the general population, people not directly associated with the military or some program or act which the terrorist is against, to create terror and public pressure to change things.
    I have no problem calling the unibomber a terrorist.
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    Re: Car bombs kill Iranian nuclear expert

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    The word terrorism has gotten stretched out a bit. I view terrorism as targeting the general population, people not directly associated with the military or some program or act which the terrorist is against, to create terror and public pressure to change things.
    And you think this doesn't create terror? They targeted a CIVILIAN.

    What amazes me is that if this is so right and acceptable, why hasn't the coward country that oked this come forward? Oh yeah, because they know it's wrong and illegal.

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    Re: Car bombs kill Iranian nuclear expert

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    I have no problem calling the unibomber a terrorist.
    Would you call him a terrorist if he designed and made the pipe bombs, then gave them to someone else to use?

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    Re: Car bombs kill Iranian nuclear expert

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    I have no problem calling the unibomber a terrorist.
    I would go along with that. He kind of targeted people involved in certain industries but not really what I would consider vital targets.

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    Re: Car bombs kill Iranian nuclear expert

    And you think this doesn't create terror? They targeted a CIVILIAN.
    he was involved with a government program to develop nuclear weapons. Thats not a civilian. Stop acting like this was just some random guy.

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    Re: Car bombs kill Iranian nuclear expert

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    he was involved with a government program to develop nuclear weapons. Thats not a civilian. Stop acting like this was just some random guy.
    You mean like Oppenheimer.
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    Re: Car bombs kill Iranian nuclear expert

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And you think this doesn't create terror? They targeted a CIVILIAN.

    What amazes me is that if this is so right and acceptable, why hasn't the coward country that oked this come forward? Oh yeah, because they know it's wrong and illegal.
    I don't necessarily find it acceptable but I do think this professor who may be involved very directly in a dangerous project doesn't fit the profile of what I consider terrorist activity. Technically any killing creates some kind of terror. If the CIA or some Israeli convert agents did this then of course they are not going to admit it.

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    Re: Car bombs kill Iranian nuclear expert

    This seems like a rather ineffective way to stop Iran from pursuing nuclear power. Until the guys making the decisions are the ones being targeted, I don't see Iran changing course. That western powers have stooped to killing civilians because they're afraid to tackle the real problems is truly sad.
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    Re: Car bombs kill Iranian nuclear expert

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Yet you are in complete agreement with the one who actually introduced the false concept into this thread and keeps accusing people of supporting it. It would be magnitudes less hypocritical of you if you were to take it up with him, instead.
    Now we have to define hypocrisy as well? --What is hypocritical about my posts?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't know why it's so important as to whether or not this incident qualifies as terrorism. It's close enough to terrorism for me. And probably for the family of the innocent passenger who was killed as well. There are other very successful and clandestine ways to assassinate a target. Having chosen a car bomb shows that the perpetrators were sending a message of terror to others.

    I agree: dispicable. I do wonder why you don't think the U.S. had direct involvement, though. The CIA will facilitate/arrange/support/condone anything that serves to protect the United States short of political assassination -- and I'm not even sure about [U]that. From November 11th:

    Exclusive: CIA Spies Caught, Fear Execution in Middle East - Yahoo!

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    Re: Car bombs kill Iranian nuclear expert

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    he was involved with a government program to develop nuclear weapons. Thats not a civilian. Stop acting like this was just some random guy.
    Show me the International law or even U.S. law that states a civilian working on a nuclear program can be targeted for assasination.

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