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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Because you say so?
    Their goal is not to instill terror into another culture/mass population but rather self enrichment/cash.

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Here's the definition of a terrorist; many of you appear to be confused:

    Main Entry: terrorism !ter-ur-+i-zum
    Pronunciation: \ ˈter-ər-ˌi-zəm \
    Function: noun
    Date: 1795

    the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion

    Related Forms
    1. ter·ror·ist!ter-ur-ist \ -ər-ist \ adjective or noun
    2. ter·ror·is·tic+ter-ur-!is-tik \ ˌter-ər-ˈis-tik \ adjective


    I defy you to argue that these Somali Terrorists are indeed not terrorists.

    Why do you seem to think that in order to be a terrorist, you have to want to change a system or take over?
    That's mostly what it's in regards to. The IRA started out just the same, they used fear and terror against an entire populace to try to force a government to do what it wanted. Terrorism doesn't really seem to work in the end, mostly actions of the desperate. I don't really consider things "terrorist" less it's something along the lines of use of fear over a populace to illicit change towards a set of demands. The pirates held a crew hostage and tried to auction their lives back. It's hardly terrorism, they weren't using fear or anything like that to get what they wanted. They just took something and offered to give it back for money.
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    That is an overly broad definition of terrorist, making many if not most of us that are reading this post "terrorists" - thus robbing the word of its meaning.
    I'm not saying it's overused, but as the word stands, yes Pirates are indeed terrorists.

    I think you need to redefine your word of a terrorist, one mans revolutionary is another mans terrorist. Our founders were terrorists.
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Terrorists and Pirates share the same secret handshake.
    What a trite statement lacking in coherent intellectual thought over something as serious as a nation condoning the terrorism of shipping off their coast while the rest of the world is in denial about these facts and using the term "piracy" in order to avoid actually dealing with the REAL issue; which is the fact that Somalia emboldened by a former US Presidents and UN inaction is a terrorist nation who threatens it's neighbors and international shipping.

    Bravo!!

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Their goal is not to instill terror into another culture/mass population but rather self enrichment/cash.
    What part of the definition of terrorism are you so desperately attempting to avoid?

    Last time I looked, the Somali TERRORISTS stated that they will be specifically targeting US citizens after the killing of the terrorist pals.

    Once again, the definition of terrorism does not fit your desperate denial of what is meant by terrorism. I suggest you look it up, read it carefully and stop trying to desperately avoid the FACTS that these are indeed terrorist acts.

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Jimmy Carter was in the Navy.
    He must feel conflicted.
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That's mostly what it's in regards to. The IRA started out just the same, they used fear and terror against an entire populace to try to force a government to do what it wanted. Terrorism doesn't really seem to work in the end, mostly actions of the desperate. I don't really consider things "terrorist" less it's something along the lines of use of fear over a populace to illicit change towards a set of demands. The pirates held a crew hostage and tried to auction their lives back. It's hardly terrorism, they weren't using fear or anything like that to get what they wanted. They just took something and offered to give it back for money.
    All I can say when I read stuff like this is; you've got to be kidding me. Obviously you have never experienced terror first hand. To suggest that these people are not terrorizing using RPGs and AK-47s to commandeer shipping under the noses of their own TERRORIST like Government requires the profound suspension of disbelief.

    I had someone point a .45 automatic at me once; you would be hard pressed to convince me he was not threatening/terrorizing me.

    Carry on.


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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by thabigred View Post
    Our founders were terrorists.
    All of our founders?
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    You guys are weird.

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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    All of our founders?
    Don't listen to this ****.
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    Re: American captain rescued, pirates killed, U.S. official says

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    What part of the definition of terrorism are you so desperately attempting to avoid?
    None, I said they were pirates first terrorists second. Is a a person who holds up a 7-11 with a gun a terrorist or is he robber who uses terror?
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